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2020 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup to start in September

The 2020 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup season will be packed into two months of action after the UCI released a revised calendar. Here is all you need to know:

The new calendar, which will now run from September through until November, comprises of six venues, three of which will host double rounds of racing.

There will be seven rounds of downhill racing in total, with cross-country athletes now having just five rounds with the Lousã finale staying as the only new location.

Lenzerheide had previously been scheduled to run as XCO, however downhill has been added to that Swiss weekend now to launch the action on September 5-6.

Nino Schurter performs at the UCI XCO World Cup in Snowshoe, USA on September 8, 2019 // Bartek Wolinski/Red Bull Content Pool // AP-21GXH8DYS2111 // Usage for editorial use only //

The 2020 UCI MTB World Championships in Leogang, Austria will now hold the downhill and cross-country disciplines, having previously been scheduled for DH.

Amaury Pierron performs at the UCI DH World Cup in Snowshoe, USA on September 7, 2019 // Bartek Wolinski/Red Bull Content Pool //

Every round will be available to watch on Red Bull TV. At DH only rounds, finals will be Sunday. For dual rounds, DH will be on Saturday with XCO on Sunday.

The UCI Management Committee also gave its approval for the new qualification system for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, adapted following the postponement to 2021.

Revised 2020 UCI MTB World Cup calendar

September 5–6: (DH/XCO) Lenzerheide, Switzerland
September 12–13: (DH/XCO) Val di Sole, Italy
September 19–20: (DH/XCO) Les Gets, France
September 29 – October 4: (XCO) Nové Mesto, Czech Republic (Two Rounds)
October 7–11: UCI MTB World Championships – Leogang, Austria
October 15–18: (DH) Maribor, Slovenia (Two Rounds)
October 19 – November 1: (DH) Lousã, Portugal (Two Rounds)

Source: RedBull Content Pool

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