Mountain Bike World Series Dates

2023 UCI Mountain Bike World Series Dates & Venues and How To Watch

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All this year’s UCI Mountain Bike World Series dates and venues in one handy place. Elite level Downhill, XC, Enduro and Marathon events.

Kicking things off is the Enduro series down under in March. Then the first XCO event is in May, followed by the opening round of the Downhill in June.

The various formats are explained beneath the Mountain Bike World Series dates and venue listings.

DHI – Dates & Venues

  • 08-11 June, Lenzerheide
  • 15-18 June, Leogang-Salzburgerland
  • 29 June-02 July, Val Di Sole Trentino
  • 24-27 August, Pal Arinsal
  • 01-03 September, Loudenville
  • 07-17 September, Les Portes Du Soleil
  • 27 September-01 October, Snowshoe
  • 05-08 October, Mont-Sainte-Anne

XCO – Dates & Venues

  • 11-14 May, Nove Mesto Na Morave
  • 08-11 June, Lenzerheide
  • 15-18 June, Leogang-Salzburgerland
  • 29 June-02 July, Val Di Sole Trentino
  • 24-27 August, Pal Arinsal
  • 07-17 September, Les Portes Du Soleil
  • 27 September-01 October, Snowshoe
  • 05-08 October, Mont-Sainte-Anne

XCC – Dates & Venues

  • 11-14 May, Nove Mesto Na Morave
  • 08-11 June, Lenzerheide
  • 15-18 June, Leogang-Salzburgerland
  • 29 June-02 July, Val Di Sole Trentino
  • 24-27 August, Pal Arinsal
  • 07-17 September, Les Portes Du Soleil
  • 27 September-01 October, Snowshoe
  • 05-08 October, Mont-Sainte-Anne

XCM – Dates & Venues

  • 11-14 May, Nove Mesto Na Morave
  • 02-04 June, Finale Outdoor Region
  • 07-17 September, Les Portes Du Soleil
  • 27 September-01 October, Snowshoe

EDR – Dates & Venues

  • 25-26 March, Maydena
  • 31 March-01 April, Derby
  • 02-04 June, Finale Outdoor Region
  • 15-18 June, Leogang-Salzburgerland
  • 24-25 June, Val Di Fassa Trentino
  • 01-03 September, Loudenville
  • 07-17 September, Les Portes Du Soleil

How To Watch The UCI Mountain Bike World Series

You can watch the UCI Mountain Bike World Series on the Eurosport App, and globally on GCN+.

UCI World Cup XCO, XCC and DHI events from the UCI Mountain Bike World Series will be available live and on-demand on discovery+ in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK and Ireland.

Additional broadcast licenses for some specific events and locations have been issued as follows. Perhaps if you have a VPN you can try accessing some of these? Head to the comments if you have any success!

EUROPE

  • Fans in Switzerland can tune into SRG SSR to follow all the live action from the UCI Cross-country World Cups throughout the 2023 season. Highlights shows will cover each round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Series, with an agreement reached enabling SRG SSR to provide Swiss natives live coverage of the country’s home event in Lenzerheide this June.
  • French sports media platform L’Equipe, will air live coverage of selected UCI Cross- country and Downhill World Cups, as well as replays for fans eager to re-live the action- packed elite racing.
  • The Val Di Sole Trentino round in June will have live coverage on RAI Italia and a post- event highlights show.
  • Servus TV in Austria will have highlights coverage of all UCI Mountain Bike World Series races, excluding Enduro and Cross-country Marathon World Cups. Servus TV will also air uninterrupted live coverage from the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Leogang.
  • RTVE, one of Spain’s largest free-to-air channels, will have live and highlights coverage from Pal Arinsal, Andorra, in August.
  • A broadcast agreement for UCI Cross-country World Cups has also been finalised with local broadcaster Czech TV, the host nation of the first UCI Cross-country World Cup of the 2023 season in May.

CHINA

  • Zhibo.TV will offer streaming broadcasts throughout the 2023 season.

LATIN AMERICA (exc. Brazil)

  • Claro Sports will offer multi-country (excluding Brazil) TV and streaming broadcasts of the the 2023 Cross-country races.

SUB SAHARAN AFRICA

  • SuperSport will provide coverage from the UCI Cross-country and Downhill World Cups.

The different World Series race formats explained

DHI – Downhill

Simple. The fastest rider to the bottom against the clock wins. Practice day, followed by qualifying day, followed by race day.

XCO – Cross Country Olympic

A mass start, racing around a set number of laps, until the finish line is crossed. The start grid order is determined by racers’ performance in the preceding XCC race (see below).

XCC – Cross Country Short Track

Takes place the day before the XCO. Reduced length laps over a reduced overall distance.

XCM – Cross Country Marathon

In a word: grueling. 100km courses, usually of one huge lap of big terrain.

EDR – Enduro

Cumulative time trial on generally descending stages. Multiple timed stages across a day (or two) with time limits in place to reach the next timed stage.

Official Site: ucimtbworldseries.com

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  • 2023 UCI Mountain Bike World Series Dates & Venues and How To Watch
  • weeksy
    Full Member

    24-17 August, Pal Arinsal

    gbozo49
    Full Member

    No Fort William?

    GavinB
    Full Member

    World Champs are there in August.

    weeksy
    Full Member

    That’s not a UCI round, it’s the world championships

    dirkpitt74
    Full Member

    Any news on how much it’s going to cost to watch on Discovery+?

    weeksy
    Full Member

    £6.99 a month. POtentially only needed for the months of racing and can cancel.

    Some Sky subscriptions may have it free, as may also BT Sport subscribers…

    dirkpitt74
    Full Member

    @weeksy thanks – will check my sky subscription to see if we get it!

    mashr
    Full Member

    weeksy
    Full Member
    £6.99 a month. POtentially only needed for the months of racing and can cancel.

    Has that actually been confirmed? I thought that was just the current Discovery+ sub. Would be very strange if it wasn’t somehow rolled (maybe 2 options I suppose) into GCN+, especially when they covered a couple of live races last year as a tester.

    dirkpitt74
    Full Member

    Looks like I’m sorted – I get free Discovery+ with my Sky Q package.
    Hopefully it includes the MTB stuff.

    Rubber_Buccaneer
    Full Member

    https://www.instagram.com/reel/CnxFgVHo_Gz/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

    Now I just have to decide whether Discovery+ or GCN+ is most likely to offer anything extra that I’ll watch.

    ericf
    Free Member

    You probably want to edit this article that mentions “Kicking things off is the Enduro series down in New Zealand in March.”. The double header in March is in Tasmania. Not sure the locals of Maydena and Derby will be too chuffed.

    arkike
    Free Member

    EDR in Derby? Where exactly?

    dirkpitt74
    Full Member

    @arkike – Tasmania….

    desperatebicycle
    Full Member

    “You can watch the UCI Mountain Bike World Series on the Eurosport App”

    Even better than that! I can watch it on the Eurosport channel on my tellybox.

    Comes included with the base Sky package, I’m pretty sure.

    weeksy
    Full Member

    Certainly comes on mine yes.

    Assuming they have the coverage right, this could be MASSIVE for the sport

    desperatebicycle
    Full Member

    XC Short track or summink live on Euro1 from 4:45pm tomorrow, so we’ll see

    suspendedanimation
    Free Member

    Downloaded to my TV, not hit subscribe, but looks like discovery is 3.99 a month. I don’t have sky or anything, that’s stand alone. Cheaper if annual up front

    docrobster
    Free Member

    £39.99 for a year of GCN+. Just subscribed this week. In time for the giro too. The player is a bit shit on my Samsung tv. Randomly stops and restarts somewhere else you’ve already watched. Did it 350 metres from the end of the stage 6 highlights tonight. Most annoying. Hope it works better on live stuff.

    ampthill
    Full Member

    I’m on GCN+ here. I’m happy at £40 a year. Mainly for the giro and other road races. Some good documentaries.

    Loads of the stuff is also on Eurosport with adverts

    hutchweb
    Full Member

    I pay for Eurosport, get all the cycling then winter sports as well. Love Biathlon. Can watch most stuff ad free, live and replay. We use a chrome cast to throw it to the TV.

    BruceWee
    Full Member

    I signed up for GCN+.

    Very disappointed so far.  The only device I can get it to work on is the Android tablet.  Trying to watch on a browser on my PCs, it stop for a second every three to four seconds.  Happened on two laptops on every browser I tried.

    Saying that, I was trying to watch the Giro the other day and the quality was terrible on the tablet.  Low resolution and kept buffering.  Not a problem with my network.

    In retrospect it was stupid to sign up for the entire year but £39.99 seemed like a good price.

    Definitely try before you buy.

    snotrag
    Full Member

    Has anyone managed to confirm whether the actual racing, works on the ‘free’ Discovery+ access that sky customers get (through Sky Q, Sky Glass, or specifically Sky Stream)?

    There was mention that you dont actually get the same level of content as a proper, standalone Discovery+ account.

    I’m strongly considering consolidating all my various subscriptions (now tv for the F1, eurosport,  Netflix etc) into one Sky Stream Account and ability to watch the MTB racing is a key factor!

     

     

    The very fact that this is the key topic of conversation is interesting – if you look at all the social feeds relating to the new season, it is the number one topic of discussion/confusion/annoyance/agression.

    This weekend will be very telling, if they dont do a superb job of the coverage after a year of mixed hype and confusion, people are going to be very upset, me included!

     

     

     

    ragsdog1
    Free Member

    i have just seen the world cup xc i say its is crap come on uci lets have world cups back on red bull tv but it do not work on discovery we are seeing only some of the xcraceing do any on agree on this

    dirkdestijl
    Free Member

    Thought in general the GCN+ coverage of the XC World Cup was excellent this weekend – plenty of live coverage of Elite and U23 – Great Camera coverage covering all the track – I even like the Rick Mac and Bart B commentary link up with Cedric Gracia popping in for a chat. Only problem was lack of coverage of those racing behind the leaders. The whole Live show set up was ok but Bart seems to be centre stage in the new coverage.

    robertajobb
    Full Member

    I’ve been using GCN+ for over a year (since it kicked off).
    I’m using it on a couple of android devices (Samsung phone and Samsung tablet).
    Not had any problems to report, whether highlights, live, or the documentaries (I got it as much as anything for the documentaries whilst on the turbo last winter, as I can’t stand zwift. Then found it was worth it just for a couple of the spring classics coverage.

    I was scrolling through the forthcoming races and the Fort Bill World Champs is not listed as far as I see (whilst all the other DHI, XC rounds of the World Cup are. So I’m now wondering if the world champs DH is actually on GCN+

    rickmeister
    Full Member

    Signed on for a year with GCN and it works perfectly streamed to a Mac Mini and the telly. Coverage was good, commentary fine and though I do miss Rob W, the current team are pretty good.

    GCN also has some good documentaries which I found were pretty watchable too.

    Overall, pretty good.

    I have tickets for Lenzerheide DH and XC weekend so I wonder what an actual event will be like without RedBull or, after seeing NM-NM, no Mercedes either.

    robertajobb
    Full Member

    I decided yesterday the annual fee was worth it just for Jens Voigt’s commentary from the back of a motor bike whilst it was piiiishing down in Italy on the shortened stage of the Giro.

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