Three weeks until the UCI 2020 Mountain Bike World Championship in Saalfelden Leogang kick off and preparations are in full swing. From October 7 to 11, the world’s best Cross-Country, Downhill, E-MTB and Cross-Country Relay riders will compete for World Championship medals in 13 competitions. The circumstances are a particular challenge, but World Championships organizer and CEO of Saalfelden Leogang Touristik, Marco Pointner, is looking forward to the World Champs: “We want to organize a great and successful event, and everyone has to make their contribution,” says Pointner.
For the first time since 2012, UCI Cross-Country races will be held in Saalfelden Leogang. In addition to a new section for the Downhill track, a completely new Cross- Country course is currently being built and partly shared with the second UCI E-Mountain Bike World Championships, which will take place on a slightly modified Cross-Country route.
“Unfortunately, we have to do it without our numerous mountain bike enthusiasts, but we respect the decision of the authorities. The health of everyone involved and the implementation of the event are clearly in the foreground. In addition, we are in contact with TV broadcasters and streaming providers worldwide so that mountain bike
fans can follow the action as it unfolds, from the comfort of their own homes. In
Austria, for example, the races will be broadcasted on ORF Sport+ and on Red Bull
TV”, says Pointner.
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Photos by Moritz Ablinger.