After battling it out in the humid heat of Cairns last year, the Mountain Bike World Championships are returning to Europe this autumn! The world’s best Cross-Country and Downhill athletes visited Lenzerheide for three MTB World Cups in the past three years and will come back to the Rothornbahn in East Switzerland for the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz from September 5-9, 2018. Undoubtedly the riders will be giving it their all in preparation for the hunt for the coveted rainbow stripes. However, a prestigious event like this also requires the fans and spectators to put in the work, so they can support their favorite stars, pushing both themselves and the athletes to the limit, in hope of being able to celebrate with champagne and gold medals. The Swiss hosts are already at it: lenzerheide2018.com
Chainsaws and cowbells: Preparation is key for fans as well.
The anticipation is mounting for the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz. With the World Cup already underway, the Swiss supporters just can’t wait to welcome last year’s World Cup winners Greg Minnaar (RSA), Myriam Nicole (FRA), Annie Last (GBR) and Nino Schurter (SUI) back to Lenzerheide.
In order to be able to give the superstars of Downhill and Cross-Country mountain biking the welcome and support they deserve, the hosts have already started to lay the groundwork to be the best supporters the world of biking has ever seen: Chainsaw training, beer hacks and the art of choosing the right cowbell – the Swiss are going into the greatest of detail when it comes to the perfect preparation for the World Championshps this September. Will you be joining them at the side of the tracks and get your favorite athletes pumped and psyched for a medal-winning run? Everyone who books their ticket on www.lenzerheide2018.com by June 30 receives a 20% Earlybird discount. Tickets are available for singular days or the whole week.
Photos: Sven Martin