UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Lenzerheide

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Press releases (German only)

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    28 September 2018

    Lenzerheide weiterhin auf dem Weltcup Kalender der Mountainbiker

    Nach langer Ungewissheit ist endlich klar: Die internationale Mountainbike Elite kehrt im Sommer 2019 und 2020 nach Lenzerheide zurück. Während die Bündner Ferienregion im UCI Weltcup Kalender 2019 sowohl Austragungsort von Cross Country und Downhill Rennen ist, gastiert ein Jahr später, im August 2020, nur der Cross Country Tross in Lenzerheide. Wie bei den diesjährigen Weltmeisterschaften wollen die Organisatoren auch in Zukunft mit attraktiven Side Events ein einzigartiges Bike Festival schaffen.
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    9 September 2018

    Gold for Austria, Great Britain and France

    The final day of the 2018 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz once again saw twenty thousand spectators heading to Lenzerheide, raising the total number of fans attending the races to 65,000. Following the Cross-Country races of the previous days, Sunday was all about Downhill and track that challenged the riders with dusty, slippery and loose conditions.
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    8 September 2018

    First Cross-Country gold in 17 years for the USA, home-town hero defends title

    The fourth day of racing at the 2018 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz in Lenzerheide saw the Cross-Country Elite Men and Women battling it out for the title. Following a cloudy and cold day, the Women’s and Men’s races went ahead under the brilliant late summer sun of the Swiss Alps with nothing but rainbows in the forecast. The 24,000 Swiss fans who made the pilgrimage to the shore of picturesque Lake Heidsee in Lenzerheide, were hoping for another successful day after three days of racing that all saw Team Switzerland winning gold. In the end Kate Courtney took the first Cross-Country gold medal for the USA since 2001 and local hero Nino Schurter (SUI) made history by winning on home soil to take his 7th UCI World Championship individual title in a close fight with Italian Gerhard Kerschbaumer.
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    7 September 2018

    Switzerland continues to dominate, South Africa wins first XCO gold since 2009

    Following nightly rainfall, the third day of racing at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz got under way beneath a moody sky. Low hanging clouds kept the already difficult Cross-Country track from drying up, providing the U23 Cross-Country racers with difficult and slippery conditions. As a result, the thousands of spectators lining the course were treated to spectacular racing, that once again saw a dominant performance by the Swiss team.
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    6 September 2018

    Young Austrian dominates, Switzerland takes second gold

    Following the exciting and action packed first day of racing that saw Switzerland defending its Team Relay UCI World Championship title on home soil, it was time for the Women and Men Juniors to battle it out for the UCI Rainbow Jersey. After a beautiful, sunny morning the weather was to change come race time, but luckily didn’t affect the races.
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    5 September 2018

    Switzerland wins first gold on home soil

    The 2018 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes Benz got off to a great start for the host nation as Switzerland took gold in the Cross-Country Team Relay, followed by Germany in second and Denmark in third place. The Parade of Flags featuring the 57 participating nations officially kicked off the biggest mountain bike event of the year. Shortly after the opening ceremony, the first medal race, the Cross-Country Team Relay, got underway in the glorious late summer sun of the Swiss Alps. The thousands of fans lining the cross-country track were especially excited to cheer on their own team, as Switzerland stood to defend their 2017 UCI World Champion title.
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    29 August 2018

    Demanding Tracks, Gold Rush and Rainbow Stripes

    The 2018 Mountain Bike World Cup might already be history, but the battle for glory in Downhill and Cross Country is about to reach another level! The world’s best mountain bike athletes and the rising stars of the future generation will be competing for gold medals and rainbow stripes during the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz from September 5-9 in Lenzerheide. 10 athletes and one national team will be crowned as World Champions in front of tens of thousands of supporters. First though athletes in both disciplines will have to overcome the demanding tracks. Tickets for the whole week or single days are available at
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    7 August 2018

    Lenzerheide presents first-class bike festival

    The Lenzerheide holiday region will host the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships 2018 from 5 to 9 September 2018. In addition to the cross country and downhill races, mountain bike fans on site can look forward to a varied supporting programme. The show at Switzerland's first and biggest Whip Off Contest will be particularly exciting. In addition to professional athletes and members of the Flying Metal crew, «Local Heros» can also take part. The application phase for the wildcards is already underway.