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UCI 2012 Mountain Bike World Cup Race Schedule and 2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Championship Awarded to South Africa

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The 2012 mountain bike World Cup series calendar has been set.  The racers will see three continents, nine countries, and compete in 10 events.

2012 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Calendar
March 17-18: Cross country #1, Downhill #1 & Four cross #1, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
April 14-15: Cross country #1 (with Eliminator), Houffalize, Belgium
May 12-13: Cross country #3 (with Eliminator), Nove Mesto Na Morave, Czech
June 2-3: Downhill #2 & Four cross #2, Val di Sole, Italy
June 9-10: Downhill #3 & Four cross #3, Fort William, Great Britain
June 23-24: Cross country #5, Downhill #4 & Four Cross #4, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
June 30-July 1: Cross country #6, Downhill #5 & Four cross #5, TBD in America
July 28-29: Cross country #7, Downhill #6 & Four cross #6, Val d’Isere, France
September 15-16: Downhill #7 & Four cross #7, Hafjell, Norway

Olympic Games
August 11-12: London, Great Britain

World championships
August 31 – September 2: Downhill & Four cross, Leogang, Austria
September 5 – September 9: Cross country & eliminator, Saalfelden, Austria
September 22-23: Marathon, Ornans, France

National championships weekends
July 21-22: Cross country, Downhill & Four cross, worldwide
September 22-23: Marathon, worldwide

In other news, the UCI Management Committee has awarded the 2013 Mountain Bike World Championships to Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.  Pietermaritzburg has previously hosted two rounds of the UCI World Cup in 2009 and again in 2011.   The 2012 season opener will be held in Pietermaritzburg as well.


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