On 3 & 4 June the world of gravity mountain biking descends on its spiritual home – Fort William in the Scottish Highlands.
With the two reigning UCI Downhill World Champions, Danny Hart and Rachel Atherton, both Brits, Fort William 2017 will most definitely be the Home of the Brave.
Danny launches 2017
Danny Hart (MS Mondraker Team) ended the 2016 World Cup season in dominating form – with three World Cup wins and a second UCI World Championship title. But, he has yet to take the win in Fort William. Could this be the year?
He recently took a break from training to help launch Fort William 2017 – complete with sword, non-UCI approved helmet and piper. A morning spent clambering over rocks in Edinburgh delivered some great shots for the papers as well as highlighting one of the major stars coming to Fort William this June.
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2017 Tickets are selling fast. The only way to guarantee your ticket is to book in advance.
Please note the organisers reserve the right to restrict ticket sales based on venue capacity.
World Cup starts in 10 days
The 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup season hits the dirt and steeps of Lourdes in under 2 weeks. That’s when we’ll see how the team changes, new equipment and off-season training affects the results. The ebb and flow of performances amongst the top riders is what makes all sport exciting and there is no doubt there is another very exciting season ahead of us.
All World Cups will be shown live on Red Bull TV, but to get you in the mood, Red Bull have released a number of videos highlighting the season to come. Book your seat in front of your TV or web friendly device now.
Nevis Range open for biking
A particularly mild winter in Scotland was tough for skiers and snowboarders – but has benefited mountain biking. Nevis Range is opening the World Cup Downhill and Red Giant XC trails 3 weeks earlier than usual. For full details go to bike.nevisrange.co.uk.
Nevis Range World Cup Downhill and gondola uplift open for Easter. Photo phunkt.com.
Slavik takes 1st 4X pro Tour
The 2017 4X pro Tour got underway at the Azur Bike Park, Roquebrune on the French Riviera last weekend.
2016 Fort William BUFFÂ© 4X Pro Tour winner, Tomas Slavik (CZE) took the win ahead of Quentin Derbier (FRA), with Scott Beaumont (GBR) in 4th.
Sabrina Jonnier (FRA) a 2 times Downhill winner at Fort William, scored her first 4X victory followed by Fiona Ourdouillie(FRA), with Natasha Bradley (GBR) 3rd.
Tomas Slavik, Fort William BUFFÂ© 4X Pro Tour winner in 2016. Photo phunkt.com.
2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Calendar
|29-30 April||Lourdes||FRA||DHI 1|
|20-21 May||Nove Mesto na Morave||CZE||XCO 1|
|27-28 May||Albstadt||GER||XCO 2|
|3-4 June||Fort William||GBR||DHI 2|
|10-11 June||Leogang||AUT||DHI 3|
|1-2 July||Vallnord||AND||DHI 4, XCO 3|
|8-9 July||Lenzerheide||SUI||DHI 5, XCO 4|
|5-6 August||Mont-Sainte-Anne||CAN||DHI 6, XCO 5|
|24-25 August||Val di Sole||ITA||4X World Champs|
|26-27 August||Val di Sole||ITA||DHI 7, XCO 6|
|5-10 Sept.||Cairns||AUS||World Championships|
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