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Inaugural urban cycling world championships to be held in China

Josh Cunningham
26 May 2017

Mountain bike eliminator, BMX freestyle park and trials disciplines to be crowned with a world champion

The UCI has announced plans to hold an urban cycling world championships, which will be held in Chengdu, China, from 8th-12th November.

The event will consist of three disciplines; mountain bike eliminator, trials and BMX freestyle, giving new riders the chance to wear the famous rainbow stripes. 

The mountain bike eliminator (XCE) takes elements of cross-country mountain biking for the style of course, and elements of four-cross for the racing format, for a high-octane racing spectacle, while both the freestyle BMX and trials are scored and won on points. 

'Trials, BMX Freestyle Park and Mountain Bike Eliminator are three spectacular and already popular disciplines that adapt perfectly to urban settings and provide a thrilling show for spectators,' said UCI president Brian Cookson. 'The UCI Urban Cycling World Championships will provide them with an ideal showcase to help them grow even further and reach a still wider audience.'

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