Mont-Ste-Anne Awarded 2019 MTB Worlds

Masters MTB World Cham­pi­onships In­cluded

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The 2019 UCI Moun­tain Bike World Cham­pi­onships will be held at Mont-Ste-Anne, Que. Al­ready a clas­sic on the World Cup cal­en­dar, Mont-Ste-Anne has been host­ing UCI (Union Cy­cliste In­ter­na­tionale) events since 1991. The 2016 edition was the 24th time that a World Cup has been hosted at the venue.

The move is part of UCI's on­go­ing bid to con­tinue the glob­al­iza­tion of the sport. Eleven coun­tries have been awarded 15 World Cham­pi­onship events across seven cycling dis­ci­plines up to 2020.

“We were es­pe­cially im­pressed by the strength of in­ter­est in host­ing our flag­ship events, as demon­strated by the sheer num­ber and cal­i­bre of the bids we re­ceived. The UCI is com­mit­ted to ex­pand­ing the reach of cycling world­wide and en­sur­ing the sport con­tin­ues to grow in both es­tab­lished and emerg­ing mar­kets,” stated Brian Cook­son, UCI pres­i­dent.

The 2019 UCI Moun­tain Bike World Cham­pi­onships will also in­clude the Masters Moun­tain Bike World Cham­pi­onships within the pro­gram.

“Cycling Canada is thrilled to part­ner with the Cor­po­ra­tion Événe­ments d'été de Québec in the host­ing of the 2019 UCI Moun­tain Bike World Cham­pi­onships in Mont-Ste-Anne, Canada,” stated John Tolkamp, pres­i­dent of Cycling Canada.

The 2019 edition will be the third time that Mont-Ste-Anne will host the UCI Moun­tain Bike World Cham­pi­onships and the fourth time in Cana­dian his­tory. Bromont, Que. first held the event in 1992.

Leg­endary MSA will host the Mont-Ste-Anne Worlds for the third time in 2019.

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