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Fort William World Cup wins 3-year contract

Fort William World Cup wins 3-year contract

As the dust finally settles on yet another thrilling UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Fort William, event organisers Rare Management is proud to announce that the award-winning event is set to stay in Lochaber for another two years.

Mountain Biking’s governing body, the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale), confirmed the agreement, which will guarantee the event stays in Fort William until at least 2013.

This welcome news comes as around 20,000 fans descended on the Nevis Range over the weekend to witness what was one of the best mountain biking competitions in the event’s ten-year history. Two World Cup events, 4-cross and Downhill, for both men and women, featured 300 riders from more than 25 countries in what was the one of the best competitions in the event’s history.

Mike Jardine from event organisers Rare Management, comments: “The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Fort William has undergone some amazing changes in the past ten years and is now firmly established as one of the premier events on the international circuit as well as being one of the biggest sporting events in the Highlands. We’re delighted that the UCI has continued to recognise the classic status of Fort William by awarding a round of the World Cup for the next two years.

The dates for the 2012 round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Fort William are 9 -10 June 2012.