Mont-Ste-Anne Awarded 2019 MTB Worlds
Masters MTB World Championships Included
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.