The best Chilean cyclist today, Martin Vidaurre, is publishing on his Youtube channel a series of videos where he explains in detail how his 2024 preseason is going, a period that this year will be key to arrive in the best condition to the Olympic Games in Paris in August.

In the last video Vidaurre explains in detail how is his day-to-day life during a three-week high altitude training camp, how are his strength-endurance training or what he is looking for in this first part of the year. He also takes some time to answer some of the fans’ doubts and questions, from his fat percentage or daily diet to how he sets his training zones.

Season premiere in Spain?

In 2023 Martín Vidaurre made his debut in the elite category and his performance progressively increased throughout the year until he managed to finish inside the Top 20 at the World Cup in Canada. For 2024 his consistency is expected to continue to pay off and the Paris Olympics is surely one of the Chilean’s main goals.

With his calendar still to be announced, Vidaurre could be alongside Peter Sagan and other members of Specialized Factory Racing at the Chelva Internationals and the Massi Banyoles Super Cup on February 18 and 25, respectively.

Martín Vidaurre’s calendar for the Olympic Games

The MTB circuit will begin in April with the opening of the UCI World Cups in Brazil, where the first two dates will be held.

Thus, Martin Vidaurre will have to arrive on April 12 in Mairipora, south of Sao Paulo, while the second day will be to the west, in Araxá. A circuit that the Chilean cyclist knows inside and out

Although in the framework of the UCI World Cups the aforementioned cities of Brazil will debut as venues, there is one that Martin Vidaurre knows very well. In 2023, the Chilean defied the hot Brazilian geography by winning the P1 of the Araxá Cup.

Martin Vidaurre comes from a 2023 of great moments that he hopes to repeat this year.  “Riding in Brazil is crazy,” said the cyclist after his victory in a fast and dynamic circuit.

In this way the Chilean will have to add up the last points to keep Chile among the 19 best MTB countries in the world, since the closing of the qualifiers will be on May 26.

The calendar of the 2024 UCI XCO/XCC World Cups will be as follows

April 12-14: Malripora, Sao Paulo – Brazil

April 20-21: Araxa – Brazil

May 8-12: European Championships

May 16-19: Masters World Championships – Calms – Australia

May 24-26: Nove Mestro Na Morave – Czech Republic

June 14-16: Val di Sole – Italy

June 21-23: Cras Montana – Switzerland

July 5-7: Haute Savoie – France

July 28-29: Paris Olympic Games – France

August 28-September 1: Vallnord World Championships

September 27-29: Lake Placid – USA

October 4-6: Mont Sainte Anne – Canada