The European Cycling Union (UEC) approved the European BMX race championship on October 2-4. The competition was postponed to October due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament will be held in the Belgian Dessel, the press service of the organization reports. The European mountain bike championship in the cross-country discipline is planned to be held from October 15 to 18, and the search for tournament organizers is underway. The European youth mountain bike championship in Pila (Italy), scheduled for July 28 – August 1, was canceled.
UCI announced new dates for the 2020 world Cup and mountain bike World Cup
The international Cycling Union (UCI) published on its website new dates for the world Cup and mountain bike world Cup, which were changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The cross-country mountain bike world championship was originally scheduled to take place in June in Albstadt, but will eventually take place in Leogang, Austria, from October 5 to 11. Cross-country disciplines and electric mountain bike events will be added to the previously planned downhill start program. The world Cup stages will take place on September 5-6 in Lenzerheide (Switzerland), September 12-13 in Val di sole (Italy), September 19-20 in Lesa (France), September 29-October 4 in Nove Mesto na Morava (Czech Republic), October 15-18 in Maribor (Slovenia), October 29-November 1 in Lausanne (Portugal).
UCI and IOC agreed on the rules of qualification for the Olympics in a pandemic
The international Cycling Union (UCI) and the international Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed on rules for qualifying for the Tokyo Games, the process of which was interrupted in a number of disciplines due to the coronavirus pandemic. In road Cycling and track Cycling, the qualifying period was completed before the pandemic and quotas were already confirmed. In mountain bike and BMX, the rating was closed with data from March 3, 2020, and a number of key starts that could have made changes to the rating were canceled or postponed. The UCI press service reported that the earlier decision on the rating was approved by the IOC, and the UCI also allows you to” get ” points in BMX-race, BMX-freestyle and mountain bike due to two starts in the 2021 season, the time and place of which will be announced later.