Get Ready for UCI World Cup 2017: Lourdes

Get Ready for UCI World Cup 2017: Lourdes

The 2017 Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup season has arrived! This weekend the most exciting style of bicycle racing action you will ever see gets underway from beautiful Lourdes, France at the foothills of the majestic Pyrenees Mountain range.

 

What to expect

The track at Lourdes is known for brutal rock sections, tricky woods sections with some big jumps and the legendary steep wall section at the top. This year may see the added excitement of a wet and slippery course as it snowed on the trails earlier today. The latest reports show skies clearing and the track drying so if the weather holds it should be a fast and rough race – either way it should be an amazing start to the 2017 season…one you surely won’t want to miss!

 

The Fox Team

This year the Fox Downhill MTB team is loaded with an amazing mix of young talent including 2015 World Champ Loic Bruni; Long time Fox team riders Connor Fearon and Tahnee Seagrave and young guns Loris Vergier, Magnus Manson, Josh Button and Laurie Greenland. The Junior team is led by current Junior World Champion Finn Iles and includes up and coming riders Anthony Poulson, Joe Parfitt, Kaos Seagrave and the always fast Tegan Molloy!

 

Where to watch

The racing begins at 4:00 am Pacific Daylight Time this Sunday.

 

Season Schedule

Lourdes is the first of 7 stops leading in to the World championships in Cairns, Australia in September. We’ll keep you posted on all the happenings throughout the season.

  • April 29-30: (DHI) Lourdes, France
  • June 3-4: (DHI) Fort William, Scotland
  • June 10-11: (DHI) Leogang, Austria
  • July 8-9: (XCO/DHI) Lenzerheide, Switzerland
  • August 5-6: (XCO/DHI) Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
  • August 26-27: (XCO/DHI) Val di Sole, Italy
  • September 5-10: (XCO/DHI) UCI World Championships, Cairns, Australia

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