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2013 UCI MTB and Trials World Champs

2013 UCI MTB and Trials World Champs

There are now only six days to go before the biggest and most prestigious mountain bike event of the year takes place in Pietermaritzburg. Final preparations are being made to the event site and the courses are all ready to be ridden by the world’s best.

The event is bound to be world class and is situated at an amazing venue, Cascades which has been the venue for 3 x UCI MTB World Cup events already. This 12 hectare piece of land boasts competition ready Cross Country and Downhill courses that were all utilized at the previous editions of the MTB World Cup events as well as the new Cross County Eliminator and Trials competition venues. 

The Burry Stander Memorial Garden has been added to the venue, this will be dedicated at a short ceremony on Thursday 29th August at 4.30pm.

Event Website

For more comprehensive information about the event and the linked entities, the official event website is now live and fully operational and can be viewed at www.mtbworldchamps.co.za.


Ticket must be booked for Friday 30 August, Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September. Admission on all other days of competition is free. Book your tickets online here

Single Entry (Online) R 80 + vendor service fee 1 x Entry
Single Entry (At Event) R 110.00 1 x Entry
Family Pack, 1 Day Package (Online) R 350 + vendor service fee 4 x Entry
2 x Event Programme
Family Pack, 1 Day Package (At Event) R 400.00 4 x Entry
2 x Event Programme
Family Pack, 2 day Package (Online) R 690 + vendor service fee 8 x Entry
2 x Event Programme
Family Pack, 2 day Package (At Event) R 780.00 8 x Entry
2 x Event Programme
Family Pack, 3 day Package (Online) R 1000 + vendor service fee 12 x Entry
3 x Event Programme
Family Pack, 3 day Package (At Event) R 1100.00 12 x Entry
3 x Event Programme
Single Entry, 3 Day Deluxe Package (Online Only) R 1000 + vendor service fee 3 x Entry
1 x Event Programme
3 x VIP Pass*
Single entry, 1 day VIP Ticket* R550,00 One day
Single entry, 2 day VIP Ticket* R825,00 Two day
*This includes entrance to the venue and access to the VIP tent/the assigned area free lunch  from 12-2 and free snacks all day.   VIP tent is located at the bottom of the downhill track, near the XC track and finish line.To purchase a VIP ticket, you must contact CRA World Events at chris@craevents.comwww.craevents.com or call 031 570 7500.

Top 5 – Crashes and Best Moments – Redbull Rampage

Red Bull Rampage is one of the toughest physical downhill mountain bike events on the planet. We found the roughest and hardest crashes from past events, including some gnarly falls from Josh Bender, Lance Canfield, Garrett Buehler and Cam McCaul, who show us how difficult and physical Red Bull Rampage really is. Watch some of the winning runs from over the years, including Tyler Klassen back in 2002, Cedric Gracia in ’03 and Kyle Strait in ’04, plus epic moves from Gee Atherton and Cam Zink in 2010.

Want to know more about the event? Check out http://www.redbullusa.com/rampage

Forum Dual Mall 2013

Freeriding through a Mall, looks like fun…

Liberec again experienced race in the shopping mall. This time it was not a DH race but the new format of the two riders side by side, Dual Mall!

After small modifications to the track after the training sessions could 16 riders take elimination heats. To this race I arrived at the last minute from the U.S. so thru the race I have struggled with jetlag.

In the final heats I competed agains Slavik. A few hundredths I ended on 2nd place.

The event was successful and I think the fans enjoyed every second.

taken from prokoplive.com

Harties Cableway DH track

This looks like an awesome initiative and a solid move forward for all the local Downhill guys, keep your eyes out for new developments. It is only by prior arrangement at the moment, so dont go cock it up with a kak attitude and bugger up 2 years of hard work. It is still apparently a bit of a sensitive issue, lets rather nurture this into a sustainable addition to the DH scene.


This taken from http://www.nsrmtb.co.za

“It’s been two years in the making and a labor of love by a handful of Gauteng DH riders and track builders, but the wait is finally over and South Africa once again has a downhill track with cable car uplift. We must emphasize that the track and use of the venue for DH riding is by appointment and prior arrangement only at this stage. But rest assured that NSRMTB will keep you updated on the future developments at the Harties Cableway DH track and we hope to see riders from all over the country come share in the fun of this spectacular venue.”

UCI MTB World Cup, Next leg kicks off tomorrow

The next event in the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup is upon us. Taking place in the picturesque Val Di Sol, in Italy.
Be sure to keep your eyes on Greg Minnaar (RSA) and Tracey Hannah (Aus) who will be defending their first round win, from Pietermaritzburg earlier this year. But lets not forget the Atherton’s and the likes of Sam Hill, who will be sure to chase those seconds as they head down the course. Continue reading UCI MTB World Cup, Next leg kicks off tomorrow