Posted by Editor on 10/12/05
2006 Mountain Bike World Cup Calendar
The UCI has released the 2006 World Cup calendar. As expected, there are 6 events for cross country, downhill and 4-cross, and 5 marathon events (the first event on the Marathon calendar is not yet announced). The cross country circuit starts earlier than normal in a new location - the Caribbean island of Curaçao. The series then takes a break of over a month before moving to Europe for three consecutive weekends (Spa (Belgium), Madrid and Fort William (Scotland) ). Another break of nearly a month, and then Mont Ste Anne, Quebec. The Worlds take place earlier than normal in Rotorua, New Zealand before heading back to Europe for the World Cup Final in mid-September at Schladming, Austria. There are three triples - Fort William, Mont Ste Anne and Schladming.
The Downhill/4-cross series begins in May, in Vigo (Spain), with a break of two weeks to the next in Fort William, followed by Willingen (Germany). Then Mont Ste Anne and Balneorio Camboriu (Brazil) before the Worlds and finally Schladming.
April 1-2 - XC #1 Curaçao (AHO - Dutch Antilles)
May 6-7 - DH #1 Vigo (Esp)
May 6-7 - Marathon #2 Naoussia (Gre)
May 13-14 - XC #2 Spa Francorchamps (Bel)
May 20-21 - XC #3 Madrid (Esp)
May 27-28 - XC #4, DH/4X #2 Fort William (GBr)
June 3-4 - DH/4X #3 Willingen (Ger)
June 17-18 - Marathon #3 Mont-Sainte-Anne (Can)
June 24-25 - XC #5, DH/4X #4 Mont-Sainte-Anne (Can)
July 1-2 - DH/4X #5 Balneorio Camboriu (Bra)
July 8-9 - Marathon #4 Villabassa (Ita)
July 15-16 - National Championships XC, DH, 4X
July 29-30 - Marathon #5 Bikepark (Sui)
August 13 - Marathon World Championships Oisans (Fra)
August 22-27 - World Championships, XC, DH, 4X Rotorua (NZl)
September 9-10 - XC #6, DH/4X #6 Schladming (Aut)
September 23-24 - National Championships Marathon
Herald Sun Tour - Australia
Stage 3 - Bendigo to Shepparton 153km
1 Simon Gerrans (Aus) AG2r Prevoyance 3:16:10
2 Brett Lancaster (Aus) VIS Jayco at 0:02
3 David McKenzie (Aus) HLP/Superstore
4 Sean Sullivan (Aus) Savings and Loans
5 Henk Vogels (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto all s.t.
10 Dominique Perras (Can) HLP/Superstore 0:05
Stage 4 - Mitchelton Winery to Marysville 173 km
1 Baden Cooke (Aus) Francaise des Jeux 4:16:04
2 Artur Krsezowiec (Pol) Amore & Vita
3 Karl Menzies (Aus) HLP/Superstore
4 Simon Clarke (Aus) VIS Jayco
5 David McCann (Irl) Ireland
38 Dominique Perras (Can) HLP/Superstore all s.t.
1 Sean Sullivan (Aus) Savings and Loans 10:58:43
2 Joshua Collingwood (Aus) Savings and Loans
3 Russell Van Hout (Aus) Savings and Loans both s.t.
4 Simon Gerrans (Aus) AG2r Prevoyance at 0:01
5 David McKenzie (Aus) HLP/Superstore 0:05
6 Dominique Perras (Can) HLP/Superstore s.t.
WADA Online Doping Quiz
WADA has developed an online quiz for athletes to test their knowledge of anti-doping. To try it, go to www.wada-ama.org and click on the Doping Quiz link.
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