Cancellation of 2020 UCI Mountain Bike Cross-country World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz in Albstadt (Germany)


In the context of the current pandemic (Covid-19) linked to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), Albstadt, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and Bund Deutscher Radfahrer (BDR) regret having to announce that the 2020 UCI Mountain Bike Cross-country World Championships presented by Mercedes Benz due to take place in Albstadt (Germany) from 25 to 28 June, are cancelled.

History will be written in 2020

For the first time in 25 years, the World Championships in the Olympic discipline Cross-Country will once again take place in Germany. It is absolutely fantastic that the highlight of the mountain bike scene will be hosted by Albstadt. The town in the heart of the Swabian Alb joins the ranks of known host cities around the world. Be there and experience up close the day when the best mountain bikers in the world will fight for the world championship title in front of 30,000 spectators in the “witch’s cauldron Bullentäle”.

The hardest course in the World Cup circus.

BART BRENTJENES, 1. MTB Olympic Champion

The best World Cup ever.

MANUEL FUMIC, National Champion MTB (XCO)

The best audience in the world.

SABINE SPITZ, MTB Olympic Champion (XCO)

the MTB paradise
in the Swabian Alb region

Nature has been generous with Albstadt! Due to its excellent location the town is in the lucky position of offering the best conditions for mountain bikers right at its doorstep. The courses around the center impress with their natural beauty and fulfill the highest sportive standards. Albstadt evokes a sense of home and brings together what belongs together: people, nature, sports and warm hospitality.
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  • since 1995

    Albstadt Bike Marathon

  • 2005 – 2006

    German Championship
    Olympic Discipline XCO + Team Relay

  • 2007

    International MTB Bundesliga
    Olympic Discipline XCO
    – Honor Status HC –

  • 2008

    European Championship
    MTB Marathon XCM

  • 2009

    International MTB Bundesliga
    Olympic Discipline
    – Honor Status HC –

  • 2013 – 2019

    UCI MTB World Cup
    in the Olympic Discipline XCO
    The race format Shortrace XCC makes its debut at the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup 2018 in Albstadt

  • 2020

    UCI MTB World Champion­ships

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