Come previsto, il misterioso sito Rockyroads non è più main sponsor della coppa del mondo di MTB 2013, anche se il contratto prevedeva altre due stagioni, oltre alla 2012. Le gare cominciano a maggio, con il XC di Albstadt in Germania, e l’UCI per ora ha solo Shimano come co-sponsor.
The International Cycling Union (UCI) is looking for a title sponsor for the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano, which gets under way in Albstadt (GER) in May.
The UCI will not be continuing its contract with RockyRoads.net, which was title sponsor for the World Cup series in 2012. Discussions are already under way with other parties with a view to different partnership packages including naming rights, on-site visibility and promotional opportunities across the disciplines XCO, DHI and XCE.
Meanwhile, long-standing presenting sponsor Shimano continues its partnership with the Mountain Bike World Cup for another four years.
The 2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano will include eight rounds in eight different countries, finishing with the Downhill final in Leogang (AUT) in September.