Fort William’s again: World Cup provides six new venues in 2024, whereas Vallnord to host the Worlds

Get your diary out, get up Siri and berate Alexa – the 2024 World Cup race calendar is now reside and there are some chunky adjustments afoot to downhill, enduro, e-enduro, XCO, XCC and XCM

The UCI Mountain Bike World Sequence is again for 2024, with extra race venues and international locations on the books than in 2023. Fifteen race weekends are deliberate for subsequent yr, up from 13 in 2023, and the circus is about to hit up 10 international locations throughout Europe and North and South America.

2024 calendar

  • Mairipora, Brazil April 12-14 XCO, XCC
  • Araxa, Minas Gerais, Brazil April 19-21 XCO XCC
  • Fort William, Scotland Might 3-5 DHI
  • Finale, Italy Might 10-12 EDR
  • Bielsko-Biala, Poland Might 17-19 DHI, EDR
  • Nove Mesto Na Morave Might 24-26 XCO, XCC
  • Leogang, Austria June 7-9 DHI, EDR
  • Val di Sole, Italy June 14-16 XCO, XCC, DHI
  • Crans Montana, Switzerland June 21-23 XCO, XCC
  • Les Will get, France June 28-July 7 XCO, XCC, DHI, EDR
  • Aletsch Enviornment, Bellwald, Switzerland July 12-14 EDR
  • Loudenvielle, France September 6-8 DHI, EDR
  • Mt Van Hoevenberg, US September 27-29 XCO, XCC
  • Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada October 4-6 XCO, XCC, DHI

Tom Pidcock wins the ultimate race of the XCO World Cup, in Mont Sainte Anne, a venue on the books for 2024 too // Bartek Wolinski / Purple Bull Content material Pool

The unhealthy information although is that there’s much less downhill racing scheduled for 2024, with the DHI happening over six weekends and venues, one lower than in 2023. There’s no return to Snowshoe within the US, the place Oisin O’Callaghan snatched his first World Cup win final month.

Oisin O’Callaghan wins his first ever elite World Cup, at Snowshoe, nevertheless it’s not a venue on the 2024 calendar

Vallnord in Andorra can also be out of the image, however with good motive as a result of the well-known venue will host the World Championships, between August 28 and September 1 2024.

Likewise, with simply six rounds of enduro racing in 2024 to the seven weekends in 2023, there’s much less motion to observe, and the World Sequence received’t be returning to Tasmania in 2024 and neither Australia nor New Zealand characteristic in any respect.

Charlie Hatton performs at UCI DH World Championships in Fort William, Scotland on August 05, 2023 // Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202308050380 // Usage for editorial use only //

Charlie Hatton wins the World Championships in Fort William, Scotland on August 05, 2023 // Bartek Wolinski / Purple Bull Content material Pool

The excellent news is new rounds have been added, which ought to lend some actual pleasure to cross nation, enduro and downhill in 2024. And downhill followers want solely to attend till Might 3 for racing to kick off, with Fort William again on the race calendar after lacking this yr to host the mixed World Championships. 

There’s additionally extra E-EDR or e-enduro racing coming our method, with all EDR rounds now additionally that includes pedal-assisted e-bike racing too.

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD), which runs the World Cup calendar and broadcasts the motion, has launched six new race venues, with the opening rounds happening throughout again to again weekends in Brazil. Meaning we’ll get to see World Cup XCO and XCC quick course racing at two new venues, Mairiporã and Araxá, in Minas Gerais, that are round 500km inland from Rio.

Crans Montana, Switzerland

Crans Montana and the Valais area was one among Switzerland’s finest stored secrets and techniques… not for lengthy

And there are new locations, in Poland, Switzerland and the US. Bielsko-Biala in Poland hosts a spherical of the EDR and DHI, whereas Crans-Montana within the Valais area of Swizerland is about to see XCO and XCC racing. Aletsch Enviornment in Bellwald, Switzerland can also be now and hosts a spherical of the EDR, whereas Mount Van Hoevenberg, close to Lake Placid in upstate New York, can also be internet hosting cross nation racing in 2024. The XC marathon (XCM) schedule is but to be confirmed.

The 2024 World Sequence calendar seems to be like this, with all EDR race weekends additionally together with an E-EDR spherical

We’re excited to take a look at the brand new race areas, and it’s additionally nice to see racing return to Les Will get in France in 2024, and to Val di Sole in Italy. Roll on April 12 when the racing kicks off.