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UCI to launch Urban Cycling World Championships

Published May 26, 2017

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The inaugural UCI Urban Cycling World Championships will be held in November in Chengdu, China. The event will include Mountain Bike Eliminator (XCE), Trials and BMX Freestyle Park competitions.

"The world's best specialists in the three disciplines will vie for the iconic rainbow jersey and the title of UCI World Champion," the organization said.

"These first ever UCI Urban World Championships signify notable progress for the disciplines' calendar and exposure and will enable our athletes to benefit from a landmark event supported by a significant effort in terms of prize money."

UCI President Brian Cookson said, "It is the UCI's mission to invest in and develop cycling disciplines that complement our traditional disciplines and help shape the future of our sport. Trials, BMX Freestyle Park and Mountain Bike Eliminator are three spectacular and already popular disciplines that adapt perfectly to urban settings and provide a thrilling show for spectators. The UCI Urban Cycling World Championships will provide them with an ideal showcase to help them grow even further and reach a still wider audience."

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