The sixth round of the 2010 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup will now take place in Leogang (Salzburger Land), another Austrian resort. This was originally scheduled in Schladming, Austria. However, the scheduled date which is June 19-20 still remains the same.
Since 2004, Schladming is on the World Cup calendar. It has been voted as the best place for the event because of its downhill track that is being enjoyed by the aficionados. This popular resort was awarded the 2013 Ski World Championships. As such, it is presently undergoing a facelift which makes it impossible for organizers to showcase mountain bike competition and exhibition.
Schladming is set to be substituted for another venue as aired by the International Cycling Union. The most likely candidate is Leogang which has conceded to stage the sixth round of the World cup that will highlight a double event; downhill and the four-cross. Leogang is duly registered with the UCI and is set to present the much awaited mountain bike events for all the fans of the sports.
The International Cycling Union is pleased with the turn of events as Leogang appears to be the perfect replacement on the same date that of Schladming, which eventually eliminates apprehensions from sport fans, riders, teams and the media covering the event.
There are nine events showcasing the 2010 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup that kicks off with an Olympic cross-country race on the 24th and 25th of April at Yorkshire Dalby Forest, (GBR) and will wind up with a triple event on the 28th and 29th of August in Windham, USA.
More data on with regards to the 2010 Mountain Bike World Cup can be found at bikepark-leogang.com.