Stellenbosch will host the opening leg of the 2018 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup series on 10 March. The seven-event series is the annual pinnacle of international cross-country racing, with the world’s best elite and under-23 riders competing on 5-7 laps of an intense, testing 4.5km course in an event that has been described as Formula One on mountain bikes.
The Western Cape is regarded as having some of the best mountain biking routes in the world.
The Stellenbosch race will be held on the iconic trails around the Coetzenburg mountain used by the University of Stellenbosch. It is organised by Grandstand Management, the team behind the Absa Cape Epic, bringing the World Cup series back to the city over 20 years after it was last held there.
Where: University of Stellenbosch – Coetzenberg Track
When: Saturday, 10th March 2018
Time: U23 Women: 08h30
U23 Men: 10h45
Elite Women: 13h00 (followed by prize giving for U23 and Elite Women)
Elite Men: 15h30 (followed by Elite Men’s prize giving)
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