UCI Mountain Bike World Championships And UCI Masters Championships


August 21 to September 1st, 2019

First time in the history of the sport this prestigious event has been awarded three times to the same mountain and the same organizers.

The cream of the crop in world mountain biking is coming to Mont-Sainte-Anne, as the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships and Masters Championships prepare to roll out the red carpet for today’s elite and yesterday’s pioneers and crown the ultimate downhill and cross-country champions as part of an action-packed festival of fun on two wheels!

And what’s even more exciting is that 2019 will mark the 30th anniversary of the UCI World Championships in this discipline. Don’t miss out on this historic happening.

50 000 visitors
2 disciplines : Downhill (DH) and cross-country (XCO)
2 weekends

  • 30th

    edition

  • 50

    countries

  • 14

    days of action

  • 700

    elites athletes

The World Championshipsover the years

The inaugural World Championships were held
in 1990 in Durango, Colorado.

1998 Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN)
1999 Are (SWE)
2000 Sierra Nevada (ESP)
2001 Vail (USA)
2002 Kaprun (AUT)
2003 Lugana (SUI)
2004 Les Gets (FRA)
2005 Livigno
2006 Rotorua (NZL)
2007 Fort William (GBR)
2008 Val di Sole (ITA)
2009 Conberra (AUS)
2010 Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN)
2011 Champery (SUI)
2012 Leogang-Saalfelden (AUT)
2013 Pietermaritzburg (RSA)
2014 Lillehammer (NOR)
2015 Vallnord (AND)
2016 Val Di Sole (ITA) & Nové Mesto (CZE)
2017 Cairns (AUS)
2018 Lenzerheide (SUI)
2019 Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN)

UCI World Cup vs
UCI World Championships

 
UCI World Cup
UCI World Championships
World Cup circuit features 6 to 7 stops
Only once a year
27 events at MSA since 1991
Celebrating 30 years in 2019
N / A
3rd time hosted at MSA (1998, 2010)
Athletes are riding for their sponsor's team
Athletes are riding for their country
$2.7 million budget
$7 million budget
375 elites athletes
700 elites athletes
30 countries
50 countries
100 journalists
150 journalists
Attracts 800 amateur riders
Attracts 1,500 amateur riders
5 days of action (1 weekend)
14 days of action (2 weekends)
30 000 visiteurs
50 000 visiteurs (2 weekends)
6-month marketing plan ($200,000 value)
18-month marketing plan ($800,000 value)

UCI Masters
World Championships

August 21 to 23, 2019

Open to all

There are two disciplines in the UCI Masters World Championships: Olympic Cross-Country (XCO) and Downhill (DH). The Championships are open to all athletes who do not hold an Elite licence and who have not scored any points in the UCI rankings, as well as to amateurs (since 2016). The winners in each age category get to take home a World Champion rainbow jersey.

The Masters were part of the World Championships from the early

1990s through to 1999, when they became a separate event (with some rare exceptions, like at Mont-Sainte-Anne in 2019).
The courses used can either be the same as for the Elite World Championships or vary in some sections.

Registration will be open at the beginning of 2019.

* Each participant must have a valid UCI license or the equivalent of a national federation