The main event, that annual gathering of the world’s top mountain bikers, is about to start again. This year, the line-up is looking good for UK female favourite Rachel Atherton and US high-flyer Gwinn. But with a few surprises lined up with tricky tracks, who knows who we’ll see take the podium at each race.
Here it is then, the 2016 UCI MTB World Cup calendar:
April 9-10: (DHI) Lourdes, France
April 23-24: (DHI/XCO) Cairns, Australia
May 21-22: (XCO) Albstadt, Germany
May 28-29: (XCO) La Bresse, France
June 4-5: (DHI) Fort William, Scotland
June 11-12: (DHI) Leogang, Austria
June 28-July 3: (XCO/XCE) UCI World Championships, Nové Mesto, Czech Republic
July 9-10: (DHI) Lenzerheide, Switzerland
August 6-7: (XCO/DHI) Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
August 20-21 (XCO) Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
September 3-4 (DHI) Vallnord, Andorra
September 6-11: (DHI/4X) UCI World Championships, Val di Sole, Italy
Don’t forget to check out Red Bull TV for all the action streaming live, and follow the UCI Mountain Biking World Cup on Facebook to keep up with latest news.