The French region of Haute-Savoie will host the first Mountain Bike World Series Festival from September 7 to 17. The event is part of the novelties that the UCI introduced this season to restructure the World Cup; ten intense days of competition in which 20 races of the modalities of XCM, XCO, XCC, DH and Enduro will meet.

The UCI devised a facelift for the World Cup this season that served to unite all MTB under the umbrella of the UCI Mountain Bike World Series. We are already in the second part of the season and the calendar tells us that in just three days we will have an appointment with one of the most important and special moments of the year.

For the first time, the UCI Mountain Bike World Series Festival will be held: an event that will concentrate the World Cups of the most important MTB modalities in ten days and in the same area. In total there will be 20 races of the five disciplines integrated into the Mountain Bike World Series.

The alpine forests of Haute-Savoie will be the hosts of this Festival, although if we refine a little more we will see that it will take place in Chatel -Enduro-, Les Gets -DH, XXC, XCO- and Morzine-Avoriaz -XCM-.

Beyond the competition, the event also includes other activities -walks, autograph sessions, night cinema- with the aim of entertaining fans even more, who will also be able to participate in an XCM race and an Enduro race.

Mountain Bike World Series Festival Calendar

Thursday September 7

     15:45-16:00 World Cup Relegation Classification Junior Women

     16:00-17:00 World Cup Relegation Classification Junior Men

     17:30-17:52 Women’s U23 Short Track World Cup

     18:15-18:37 Men’s U23 Short Track World Cup

Friday September 8

     12:45-13:00 World Cup Final Downhill Junior Women

     13:15-13:45 World Cup Downhill Junior Men’s Final

     14:00-14:40 World Cup Relegation Elite Women’s Classification

     14:40-15:15 World Cup Relegation Men’s Elite Classification

     18:15-18:45 Women’s Elite Short Track World Cup

     19:00-19:30 Men’s Elite Short Track World Cup

Saturday September 9

     10:45-12:30 World Cup Downhill Semifinals

     13:00-15:30 World Cup Elite Final Downhill

Sunday September 9

     8:00-12:45 U23 XCO World Cup

     13:00-17:30 XCO Elite World Cup

Saturday September 16

     8:00 XCM World Cup

Sunday September 17

     9:00-17:30 Enduro World Cup

Haute-Savoie is one of the best-known destinations to enjoy cycling, as well as having been a regular venue for the World Cup with six appearances and the venue for the World Championship on two occasions.