UCI announce 2009 mountain bike World Cup calendar

La Bresse, France to host downhill for first time

Julien Absalon (Orbea) in first place as he crossed one of the bridges at the Bromont world cup.

The UCI have announced the details for next year’s mountain bike world cup programme which includes the cross country, downhill and 4X events.


La Bresse, France, will host the second round of the downhill World Cup on May 9-10. This is a first for La Bresse, which makes its debut on the World Cup calendar. Bromont, Canada, will host a triple UCI World Cup event on August 1-2. In 2008, Bromont returned to the World Cup Circuit after a hiatus of nine years.

The complete 2009 UCI Major Events calendar is below:

  • March 20-22: American Continental Championships, Chile
  • March 21-22: Oceania Continental Championships, Threadbo, Australia
  • April 11-12: UCI World Cup XCO 1 / DHI/4X 1, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • April 25-26: UCI World Cup XCO 2, Offenburg, Germany
  • May 2-3: UCI World Cup XCO 3 / 4X 2, Houffalize, Belgium
  • May 9-10: UCI World Cup DHI 2, La Bresse, France
  • May 16-17: UCI World Cup DHI/4X 3, Vallnord, Andorra
  • May 23-24: UCI World Cup XCO 4, MadridSpain
  • June 6-7: UCI World Cup DHI/4X 4, Fort William, Great Britain
  • June 13-14: European Championships DHI, Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
  • June 20-21: UCI World Cup DHI/4X 5, Maribor, Slovenia
  • June 27-28: European Championships 4X, Ajdovscina, Slovenia
  • July 9-12: European Championships XCO, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
  • July 10-12: African Continental Championships, Mankele, Nelsruit, South Africa
  • July 25-26: UCI World Cup XCO 5 / DHI/4X 6, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
  • August 1-2: UCI World Cup XCO 6 / DHI/4X 7, Bromont, Canada
  • August 23: UCI Marathon World Championships, Graz-Stattegg, Austria
  • August 25-30: World Masters Championships, Praloup, France
  • September 1-6: UCI XCO/DHI/4X World Championships, Canberra, Australia
  • September 12-13: UCI World Cup XCO 7, Champéry, Switzerland
  • September 19-20: UCI World Cup XCO / DHI/4X 8, Schladming, Austria
  • September 20: European Championships XCM, Tartu, Estonia