The Nissan UCI Mountain Bike World Cup heads to
Home fans will have their eyes on one man –
The Brit's 17th podium top-spot means he has beaten the previous record for the highest number of World Cup wins set by his old arch rival Nicolas Vouilloz.
Peat’s team-mate Greg Minnaar will also be one to watch. He took the win at
Mick Hannah (GT Bicycles), Sam Hill (Monster Energy/Specialized) and MBUK Eliminator dual slalom winner Gee Atherton (Animal-Commencal) will also be vying for a space at the top of the podium.
In the women’s race, Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing) will be one to watch in front of a home crowd along with Fionn Griffiths (Norco World Team), although Sabrina Jonnier (
World champion Rafael Alvarez de Lara Lucas (Specialized) will also want to put his crash at Vallnord behind him at
In the women’s four-cross, Fionn Griffiths (Norco World Team), World Cup leader Anneke Beerten (Suspension Center), US rider Jill Kintner (Red Bull/Intense) and Jana Horakova (Czech Republic) will be ones to watch.
This year’s event will feature two new crowd-pleasing elements – a cross-country sprint race and a bike demo area.
The sprint event will involve the
Mike Jardine, from event organisers Rare Management, said: “The Nissan UCI Fort William World Cup is much more than a fantastic sporting event – it’s also a great weekend away for anyone who wants to get outdoors and enjoy the thrill and buzz of the sport in a spectacular location.”
There’s plenty of great riding in the area around
For those wanting to extend their trip, VisitScotland have put together a range of offers which are only valid until the end of June, plus there’s the chance to win a Rocky Mountain Vertex 30 worth over £1,600. Go to visitscotland.com/perfectbiking.