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									NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, USA - XC #1 - 7/8 APRIL

Location & General Information

    The Opening Round of the 2001 Tissot-UCI World Cup will be held for the fifth consecutive year in
    the beautiful Napa Valley. For the second year running the World Cup will be hosted at the
    dramatically beautiful Domaine Chandon Sparkling Winery and Vineyards. Napa is located 45
    miles northeast of San Francisco, with the Domaine Chandon property only 9 miles north of
    downtown Napa.

    Over 10 million people live within a two-hour drive of Napa and Domaine Chandon and we will
    draw spectators from major Northern California cities such as San Francisco, San Jose,
    Berkeley, Marin, Sacramento, Santa Rosa and Lake Tahoe. Two Hundred Fifty Thousand
    (250,000) people live within a 30-minute drive of the race venue and Napa is located a mere 35
    miles from the birthplace of mountain biking, Marin County and Mount Tamalpais.

    Napa Valley is the premier wine-growing region in America and is respected around the world for
    the quality of its wine and it’s beautiful scenery. The mountains, vineyards, rolling green hills,
    old growth oak trees, and landscaping that surround Domaine Chandon create an incredible
    backdrop for this event.

    Domaine Chandon is not only world-renowned for its sparkling wine but it also boasts a visitors
    center, salon and tasting room, state-of-the-art sparkling wine making facility and a four-star
    restaurant to satisfy the most discerning of palettes. Over a million dollars has recently been
    invested in additional landscaping to this already incredible venue. Chef Robert Curry prepares
    classic French Cuisine with a California accent at the award winning Domaine Chandon
    Restaurant. Other great wineries and restaurants such as Robert Mondavi, Niebaum-Coppala,
    Markham, and the French Laundry are ready to serve and satisfy your taste buds with wonderful
    food and drink. Or you can visit quaint towns such as Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga.


    If the urban nightlife is your desire, simply jump in the car and travel about 45 minutes to
    Sausalito or San Francisco. Napa Valley, Marin and San Francisco combine to provide the top
    destination vacation area in the world.

    Many athletes and teams chose to arrive early to race the UCI and USA Cycling sanctioned
    Mercury Sea Otter Classic in gorgeous Monterey, California, scheduled for March 22-25, 2001.
    Pros from around the world annually partake in this Elite Spring MTB Stage Race, as well as,
    road events, trials, and BMX events. 6,000 amateur athletes and 45,000 spectators will enjoy the
    11th Anniversary of this world-class event known as “The Unabashed Celebration of the Bicycle”.

    This will be the second mountain bike event ever hosted at Domaine Chandon. The venue is
    only open for mountain biking once a year…for the opening round of the Tissot-UCI World Cup.
    This is a unique opportunity to share an incredible sport at a spectator-friendly venue; much like
    a country club hosting an international golf tournament. In 2000, the inaugural Napa Valley World
    Cup at Domaine Chandon attracted 1,250 amateur and professional competitors and 15,000
    spectators.

    Great cities, great food and wine, beautiful scenery, and the season opener for the 2001 UCI
    World Cup—It doesn’t get any better than this!




                                                                     [$WPM6DB3.DOC - 12/21/00]
Host Hotel
          Embassy Suites, Napa Valley

                                T: +1 707 2539540 (+1 800-EMBASSY North America only).
                                F: +1 707 2247708
                                Web Site:      www.embassynapa.com

          Embassy Suites is located 8 miles (13km) south of Domaine Chandon.

                     Single Occupancy Rate:                 $US172.00 (normally $US194.00)
                     Double Occupancy Rate:                 $US172.00 (normally $US194.00)
                     Triple Occupancy Rate:                 $US192.00 (normally $US214.00)
                     Quad Occupancy Rate :                  $US212.00

                     Note: All rooms are suites and breakfast is included in room rates. Local tax is 12%.

          Taking bikes in the room is possible but always check with the hotel before taking bikes into the
          rooms.


Lodging Options

          Condos are rare in Napa Valley. Please contact the following agency for assistance:

          Napa Valley Reservations Unlimited                Phone: 707-252-1985 or 800-251-6272

          There are over 4000 rooms available in the Napa Valley, including hotels, motels, spas and bed
          & breakfast inns.

          Napa Valley Reservations Unlimited                       same numbers as above
          Napa Valley Tourist Bureau                               Phone: 707-944-1558
          Napa Valley Conference and Visitors Bureau               Phone: 707-226-7459


Race Organisation

          The Race Director is: Rick Sutton, President, GaleForce Inc., 2608 Spring Street, Redwood
          City, CA 94063, USA. EVENT HOTLINE - +1 650 306 1414
                            T: +1 650 3677797
                            F: +1 650 3679940
                            E : info@galeforce.org
                            Web : www.galeforce.org


          Rick Sutton and his team have had considerable experience in running events, most notably the
          early season Sea Otter Classic held every year in Laguna Seca, California, and the Rocktober
          Fest. GaleForce was also responsible for last 4 Napa Valley World Cups.


Federation Contact
                                Eric Moore
                                NORBA Director of Competition
                                T: +1 719 5784842
                                F: +1 719 5784596
                                E : eMOOre@usacycling.org



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                                Web: www.usacycling.org

Transportation
          Ground transportation is by rental car or airport shuttle to the host hotel. There is no rail service
          available. For shuttle service, consider calling:

          •    Evans Transportation                  Phone: +1 707 2551557 Fax: +1 707 2550753

          All those travelling by air can fly into the following three airports:

          •    San Francisco International                  1.5 hour drive to Napa
          •    Oakland International                        1 hour drive to Napa
          •    San Jose International                       2 hour drive to Napa

          Note: San Jose International Airport is only a one (1) hour drive from the Sea Otter Classic and
          should only be considered by those arriving early to participate in the Sea Otter.

          Host Airline:         United Airlines. Please call 1-800-841-0460 for reservations.


Media Contact & Centre

          National Contact:               Patrice Quintero, USA Cycling, NORBA
                                          T : +1 719 5784867
                                          F : +1 719 5784596
                                          E : pquintero@usacycling.org

          Local Contact:                  Paul Skilbeck
                                          T : +1 650 3677797 extension 414
                                          F : +1 650 3679940
                                          E : skilbeck@pacbell.net

          As in 2000, the winery’s bottling room indoor balcony will host the media center activities. The
          room is 600 square meters and can accommodate eighty working media representatives. We
          will draw seven hard phone lines (five phone and two fax lines). Xerox will again provide two high-
          speed copiers and faxes for use by the media. Light food and beverage will be available in the
          media center, with each credentialed representative also receiving access to unique daily menus
          and hospitality in the VIP area. Additional media support will be available at the Embassy Suites
          host hotel. Media will be able to use the Embassy Suites business office for additional fax and
          copy services. All press conferences will be held at Domaine Chandon, in the media
          center/bottling room balcony.


Hot Tips - Social Activities !

          Mountain Bike enthusiasts should consider the following activities when they come to the Tissot-
          UCI Napa Valley World Cup hosted at Domaine Chandon:


          Activities :
          •      Winery Tour and Sparkling Wine Tasting at Domaine Chandon
                 Tel: 1-707-944-2280 Fax: 1-707-944-1123 Web site: www.dchandon.com

          •      Shopping at Vintage 1870 (Yountville) Tel: 1-707-944-2451

          •      Napa Valley Museum (adjacent to Domaine Chandon) Tel: 1-707-944-0500


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          •      American Center for Food and Wine (Napa) Tel: 1-707-257-3606

          •      Shopping at the Napa and the St. Helena Premium Outlets Tel: 1-707-226-9876

          •      Shopping and Restaurants at the Napa Town Center Tel: 1-707-253-9282

          •      Driving Range and Golf Course at Yountville Golf Course Tel: 1-707-944-1992

          •      The Mustard Festival is concluding the weekend of the World Cup and it includes arts,
                 wine, food tasting, a golf tournament and a full range of activities in the Napa Valley. Tel: 1-
                 707-259-9020

          •      Hot Air Balloon Rides with Balloons Above The Valley. Tel: 1-707-253-2222 or
                 1-800-GO HOT AIR

          For additional information on the following activities:

          •     Massage and Spas
          •     Glider Rides
          •     Hot Springs in Calistoga.
          •     Wine Tasting and Tours available at over 100 wineries.
          •     Mountain Bike Riding in Calistoga, Angwin, and Santa Rosa.
          •     Road Riding on the Silverado Trail

          Call the Napa Valley Conference and Visitors Center at Tel: 1-707-226-7459 or Fax: 1-707-255-
          2066.

          Food and Drink :

           •     Domaine Chandon Restaurant**** (Lunch and Dinner) Tel: 1-707-944-2892
                 Toll Free: 1-800-736-2892 Reservations recommended. Web site: www.dchandon.com
           •     French Laundry (Yountville) Tel: 1-707-944-2380 (Book early!!)
           •     Pacific Blues Café (Yountville), great breakfast and pancakes. Tel: 1-707-944-4455
           •     Compadres (Yountville), Mexican food. Tel: 1-707-944-2406
           •     Red Hen Cantina (Yountville), more good Mexican food. Tel: 1-707-255-8125
           •     The Rutherford Grill (Rutherford) Tel: 1-707-963-1792
           •     Tra Vigne (St. Helena) Tel: 1-707-963-4444
           •     Downtown Joe’s (Napa), microbrews and hearty American food. Tel: 1-707-258-2337


        Don’t forget the Napa Welcomes the World Cup Street Race and Party:
                    Friday April 6 from 7:00pm in Downtown Napa.

Race Schedule – Cross Country #1 – Napa Valley, California,
USA.
    Thursday              09h00 – 12h00                 Cross Country Course Inspection by UCI
    5th                   14h00 – 16h00                 World Cup Registration
                          14h00 – 17h00                 Course Open For Training (All Categories)
    Friday                08h00 – 12h30                 Course Open For Training (All Categories)
    6th                   09h00 – 12h00                 World Cup Registration (Final Day for Registration)
                          13h00 – 16h00                 Citizen Races
                          16h00 – 17h00                 Course Open For Training (World Cup Riders Only)
                          18h00 – 18h15                 Team Managers’ Meeting at Domaine Chandon
                          19h00 – ………                   “Napa Welcomes The World Cup” Party at Downtown Joes
    Saturday              08h00 – 12h00                 Citizen Races


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    7th                   12h30 – 13h30                 Course Open For Training (World Cup Riders Only)
                          13h30 – 15h30                 World Cup Time Trial Qualification – Women and Men
                          16h00 – 17h30                 Masters Support Cross Country Races
                          17h30 – 17h45                 Team Managers’ Meeting at Domaine Chandon
                          18h00 – 18h30                 Press Conference at Domaine Chandon
    Sunday                07h30 – 08h30                 Course Open For Training (World Cup Riders)
    8th                   08h30 – 10h00                 Junior Men’s Cross Country
                          08h35 – 10h00                 Junior Women’s Cross Country
                          10h00 – 10h15                 Awards Ceremony for Junior Support Events
                          10h30 – 12h30                 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CROSS COUNTRY
                          13h00 – 14h00                 Shimano Kid’s Clinic and Race
                          14h00 – 16h00                 MEN’S WORLD CUP CROSS COUNTRY
                          16h30 – 17h00                 Awards Ceremony For Women’s and Men’s World Cup

          IMPORTANT NOTE:
          Domaine Chandon is private property and riding on the property is only allowed in
          accordance with the World Cup training and event schedule provided herein. No
          preview rides please!

Course
          The Domaine Chandon course will be modified for 2001 based on rider, spectator, and
          officials’ feedback, as it once again will start in the visitor’s center parking lot at Domaine
          Chandon. Surrounded by majestic Oaks and a newly landscaped garden with orchids and
          expansive front lawn area, this will be a memorable start/finish. Spectators will have excellent
          viewing vantage points throughout the start/finish expo area as the course loops its’ way through
          on each lap.

          The course starts with a short pavement stretch of 0.4 km leading the riders through the Expo
          and Team Parking and Tech area, the winemaking facility and warehouse section. It then makes
          a left hand turn onto a fairly smooth dual track dirt road and follows that road through the lush
          Domaine Chandon vineyards for approximately one kilometer until beginning a gradual, then
          steep climb into the trees, woods and rocks leading to the ridgeline.

          The climb up to the ridgeline is a mix of unimproved dual track and technical single track. For
          2001, course widening will create more passing sections to avoid bunching of riders. Racers will
          climb through technical granite fields, weave through dense underbrush and cut through oaks
          dotting the trail. Additionally, some exposed rock will be removed to enhance passing and
          eliminate dismounts and bottlenecking.

          Upon hitting the crest, racers will descend through the trees and meadow sections to rejoin the
          vineyards and will be greeted by loud music and even louder fans as they travel over the
          redesigned Psychedelic Fly-Over.


          The athletes will climb up and around an open knoll (with improved passing options), then
          descend single track, returning to the familiar sounds blasting from the Fly-Over, which they will
          ride under. From here the course hits wide vineyard avenues that provide ample passing
          opportunities.

          Next are three small rises followed by a short, steep, and off-camber drop as they race back
          towards the winery. Upon entering the tech area, a small climb, which serves as the feed zone
          is presented to the riders. After the feed zone riders will approach the main start/finish expo
          area, including a very short climb that fronts the VIP area and sparkling wine tasting bar. From
          there, a winding route of dirt, pavement, and two ‘bridged creek crossings’ brings the riders back
          to start/finish line. The 2001 Domaine Chandon course will incorporate a redesigned start/finish



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          and expo area, with improved spectator flow to the expo and team truck area, enhanced finish
          photography, and lengthened ‘racers visibility time’. Course length is 6.4 kilometers with 290
          meters of climbing per lap.

          The Domaine Chandon Course is:                           1) 40% Climbing
                                                                   2) 40% Descending
                                                                   3) 60% Wide Track
                                                                   4) 40% Narrow Track
                                                                   5) 10% of Fast Downhill
                                                                   6) 10% Technical Downhill

          There are three bridges:                          1) The Psychedelic Fly-Over
                                                                    2) Creek Bridge at Expo Site # 36
                                                                    3) Creek Bridge at Expo Site # 50


Miscellaneous

             •   As it was last year, registration for World Cup Elite riders will be held in a large tent near the
                 Start/Finish and Team Parking. The same tent will be used for bike marking. Amateurs will
                 register in a separate area adjacent to World Cup registration.

             •   The Team Managers’ Meetings will be in the media center/press conference area at Domaine
                 Chandon overlooking the sparkling wine production and bottling facility.

             •   In 2000, the Napa Valley Tissot-UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Cross Country had the
                 following memorable features:

                    1)   The Domaine Chandon venue was an incredible surprise for all who attended. The
                         vineyard and winery provided breathtaking views, scenery, ambiance, and
                         photography.
                    2)   Once again, the Disco Fly-Over was a huge success. The area was electrified with a
                         huge crowd ringing cowbells, listening to music, and pinching the course like fans at
                         the Tour de France. Go-Go girls enhanced the Disco Fly-Over feeling for spectators
                         and athletes.
                    3)   The beautiful Start/Finish and Vendor area.
                    4)   Great food and sparkling wine tasting for VIPs, press, and spectators.
                    5)   An Interactive Family Play Area featuring a climbing wall, as well as, other games
                         and activities.
                    6)   A technically demanding and fun course that the most riders seemed to enjoy.
                    7)   Great performances by Mary Grigson and Bas Van Doren.
                    8)   Mountain biking’s founders such as Joe Breeze, Jacque Phelan, Gary Fisher, and
                         Tom Ritchey presenting the awards at the end of each day.




         •       For 2001 expect all of the features of the 2000 event with the following additions.

                    1)   A modified and improved course incorporating more passing opportunities, a more
                         wide-open start loop, and improved spectator flow. The technical riding demands of
                         past Napa Valley World Cups will remain, as well as, the beautiful vineyards and
                         winery grounds of Domaine Chandon.
                    2)   The Disco Fly-Over switches beat to the Psychedelic Fly-Over with Jimi Hendrix, the
                         Beatles, the Who, and Jefferson Airplane replacing the Bee Gees.



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                    3)   The addition of a Friday night party at Downtown Joe’s in Napa
                    4)   The addition of Shimano Gran Tourismo Fun Rides on Saturday and Sunday. These
                         rides will be leisurely pedals around Domaine Chandon and surrounding vineyard
                         roads. Participants will receive gifts at various stops along the way.
                    5)   The addition of a Shimano Kid’s Clinic and Race on Sunday, between the Women’s
                         and Men’s World Cup Features.

             •   Victory list from previous World Cups in Napa Valley.

                            Winning Man                     Winning Woman
             1997           Luca Bramati (ITA)              Paola Pezzo (ITA)
             1998           Rune Hoydahl (NOR)              Alison Sydor (CAN)
             1999           Miguel Martinez (FRA)           Alison Dunlap (USA)
             2000           Bas van Dooren (NED)            Mary Grigson (AUS)


         •       A waiver must be signed by all competitors. Please see the next pages. This can be copied
                 or torn out of this documents, and be signed in advance and brought to the registration room.




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          2001 USA Cycling
          Standard Athlete's Entry Blank and Release Form
          The following entry blank and release form has been approved by USA Cycling, Inc. for use when
          a rider has no entry blank for a specific race but still wants to get his name to the organizer
          before the post-entry deadline. Anyone is welcome to reproduce it. This contract must be
          reproduced in a minimum of 10 point type.

          Please accept my entry in (race)_________________________ class and
          category____________________________ on (date) __________________. Fee of
          $_______________ is enclosed.
          I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BY SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT, I AM RELEASING USA
          CYCLING, INC. (USAC), THE UNITED STATES CYCLING FEDERATION (USCF),
          NATIONAL OFF ROAD BICYCLE ASSOCIATION (NORBA), NATIONAL
          COLLEGIATE CYCLING ASSOCIATION (NCCA), AND PRO CYCLING (PRO) AND
          THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS, SPONSORS,
          PROMOTERS AND AFFILIATES (COLLECTIVELY "RELEASEES") FROM LIABILITY.
          THIS ENTRY BLANK AND RELEASE IS A CONTRACT WITH LEGAL
          CONSEQUENCES. I HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO READ IT CAREFULLY BEFORE
          SIGNING.

          In consideration of the Releasees or USAC's issuance of a license to me or the acceptance of
          my application for entry in the above event, I hereby freely agree to and make the following
          contractual representations and agreements.

          I acknowledge that cycling is an inherently dangerous sport and fully realize the dangers of
          participating in a bicycle race and FULLY ASSUME THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH
          PARTICIPATION INCLUDING, by way of example, and not limitation, the following: the dangers
          of collision with pedestrians, vehicles, other racers, and fixed or moving objects; the dangers
          arising from surface hazards, equipment failure, inadequate safety equipment, THE
          RELEASEES' OWN NEGLIGENCE, and weather conditions; and the possibility of serious
          physical and/or mental trauma or injury associated with athletic cycling competition.

          For myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, assignees, and
          successors in interest (collectively "Successors") I HEREBY WAIVE, RELEASE, DISCHARGE,
          HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE TO INDEMNIFY AND NOT TO SUE the Releasees and the
          sponsors of this event, the organizer and any promoting organizations, property owners, law
          enforcement agencies, all public entities, special districts and properties, and their respective
          agents, officials, and employees through or by which the events will be held, (the foregoing are
          also collectively deemed to be Releasees), FROM ANY and all rights and CLAIMS INCLUDING
          CLAIMS ARISING FROM THE RELEASEES' OWN NEGLIGENCE, which I have or which may
          hereafter accrue to me and from any and all damages which may be sustained by me directly or
          indirectly in connection with, or arising out of, my participation in or association with the event,
          or travel to or return from the event.

          I agree it is my sole responsibility to be familiar with the race course, the Releasee's rules, and
          any special regulations for the event. I understand and agree that situations may arise during the
          race which may be beyond the immediate control of the race officials or organizers, and I must
          continually ride so as to neither endanger myself nor others. I accept responsibility for the
          condition and adequacy of my competition equipment. I will compete wearing a helmet which
          satisfies the requirements of the Releasees Racing Rules or Regulations and that can protect
          against serious head injury, and assume all responsibility and liability for the selection of such a




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          helmet. I have no physical or medical condition which to my knowledge, would endanger myself
          or others if I participate in this event, or would interfere with my ability to participate in this event.

          I understand that drug testing may be conducted for athletes registered for this event and that
          the use of blood boosting or substances prohibited by Releasees rules would make me subject
          to penalties including, but not limited to, disqualification and suspension. I agree to be subject to
          drug testing if selected, and its penalties if I fail to comply with the testing or am found positive
          for the use of a banned substance.

          I agree, for myself and my successors, that the above representations are contractually binding,
          and are not mere recitals, and that should I or my successors assert my claim in contravention
          of this agreement, the asserting party shall be liable for the expenses (including legal fees)
          incurred by the other party or parties in defending, unless the other party or parties are finally
          adjudged liable on such claim for willful and wanton negligence. This agreement may not be
          modified orally, and a waiver of any provision shall not be construed as a modification of any
          other provision herein or as a consent to any subsequent waiver or modification.

          Every term and provision of this agreement is intended to be severable. If any one or more of
          them is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that shall not affect the other terms and provisions,
          which shall remain binding and enforceable.


          Today's date __________ Racing Age_______ Club/Team____________________________

          License No.______________ License Expiration Date ___________________________

          Name (print) __________________________________________________________

          Phone # (Hm)____________________ Phone # (Wk)_______________________

          Street _____________________________ City, State and Zip ________________________

          Who to notify in case of emergency: _________________________ Phone ______________



          Signature of entrant_________________________________________________________


          Consent and Release of Parent or Guardian

          I am the parent or guardian of _______________________________(Child). My Child is fit for
          the race, and I consent to my Child's participation. I HAVE READ AND I UNDERSTAND THE
          ATHLETE'S ENTRY FORM AND RELEASE AGREEMENT. In consideration of allowing my
          Child to participate, I consent to it and agree that ITS TERMS SHALL LIKEWISE BIND ME, MY
          CHILD, my heirs, legal representatives, and assignees. I HEREBY RELEASE AND SHALL
          DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE RELEASEES FROM EVERY CLAIM AND
          ANY LIABILITY that I or my Child may allege against the Releasees (including reasonable
          attorney's fees or costs) as a direct or indirect result of injury to me or my Child because of my
          Child's participation in the event, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE
          RELEASEES or others. I PROMISE NOT TO SUE RELEASEES on my behalf or on behalf of
          my Child regarding any claim arising from my Child's participation in the Race.

          Signature of parent or guardian:




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SARNTAL/SARENTINO, ITALY - XC #2 - 12/13 MAY

Location & General Information

          For the second year in a row, mountain bike cross country racing, at World Cup level, returns to
          this beautiful northern Italian village. Known in the German language as Sarntal, and in Italian,
          Sarentino, this village has a course that won wide acclaim last year as a real highlight on the
          circuit.

          Sarentino, a village of around 6,300 people, is situated in the picturesque South Tyrol area of
          northern Italy and is only 120km from Innsbruck in Austria and 300km from Munich, Germany.
          Over the years it has become one of the most famous venues in Italy hosting very successful
          Category E1 events in 1997, 1998 and 1999, featuring the stars of the sport. In 1996 Sarentino
          hosted the 1996 Italian National Downhill Championships as well as numerous regional events.

          The Sarntal Alps with its 140 peaks surround the small villages and remote houses at the
          bottom of the valley. The valley can be reached from Bozen in the south, and from May to the
          end of November the road from Sterzing over the Penser-Joch (2.211) can be used to reach it
          from the north. On the first look the valley seems to be enclosed and protected by a romantic
          ravine. However, the Sarntal visitor is offered lush green and extensive meadow slopes, which
          gradually become coniferous forests.

          Sarntal, with its 303 km², is the largest municipality by area in South Tyrol and includes 10
          villages which lie between 970m and 1500m above sea level.

          Over 300km very well marked hiking-paths, foot-paths in the villages, cable car in Reinswald, 4
          tennis Courts, 1 public open-air swimming Pool, 1 riding farm (Haflinger), 2 bowling alleys, public
          playgrounds, mountain bike hire and tours, hang gliding and paragliding, concerts, folkloristic
          festivities, children’s afternoons, Kneipp’s pine cure, peacock quill embroidery, artistic and
          hobby handicraft exhibitions, Durnholz Lake, rhododendron bloom on the Penser-Joch (middle of
          June to middle of July), medieval Frescoes and sacral arts, still practised traditional handicraft,
          traditional costumes and customs, Törggele (fresh roasted chestnuts and sweet wine) and
          rustically cellars, alpine shelters and traditional alpine cattle-keeping.


Host Hotel

          Pension Olympia ***             500m from the start/finish area

                                      Kellerburgweg 10
                                      I-39058 Sarnthein
                                      T: +39 0471 623213
                                      F : +39 0471 622206
                                      E : pension.olympia@rolmail.net
                                      W : www.tophotels.com/olympia


Lodging Options

          Contact person:                            Walter Perkmann
                                                     Tourist Information Office
                                                     Europastr. 15
                                                     I-39058 Sarnthein (BZ)
                                                     T : +39 0471 623091



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                                                     F : +39 0471 622350
                                                     E : wally@sarntal.com

          Booking conditions:

          A total of 1’500 beds in Sarntal are at the disposition of the athletes, officials and guests of
          honour. The prices per person and overnight stay at the different accommodations (hotel,
          boarding-house, guest-house, private room letting and farm holidays) range between:

          Bed and breakfast                                 Lit. 25.000 - 85.000             (E 12,91 - E 43,90)
          Half-board                                        Lit. 50.000 - 120.000            (E 25,82 - E 61,97)
          Holiday flats for 2 persons                       Lit. 50.000 - 100.000 a day      (E 25,82 - E 51,65)
          Holiday flats for 4 persons                       Lit. 70.000 - 150.000 a day      (E 36,15 - E 77,47)
          Holiday flats for 6 persons                       Lit. 110.000 - 170.000 a day      (E 56,81 - E 87,80)

          Nearly all accommodations have lockable store-rooms available. The mountain bikes can be
          taken into the rooms on request, if there is enough space in the rooms (the bikes must be
          clean!).

          Conference rooms or enclosed areas in the larger hotels are at disposal for teams and manager
          meetings.

          Other Hotels:                   www.mtb-sarntal.com       è        Accommodation



Transportation

          The Sarntal Valley is easily reached in 30 minutes on leaving the Brenner Motorway at the north
          or south exit. From Bozen along Cadorna Street, you enter directly the SS 508, which follows
          the River Talfer upstream through the whole valley. After several tunnels (more than 20) the valley
          widens into spacious fields which surround the main village, Sarnthein (961m aboce sea level -
          20 km from Bozen). The nearest airports are: Bozen (national at 20 km), Verona (national at 150
          km), Innsbruck (international at 120 km), and Milan and Munich (international at 300 km). The
          nearest train station is in Bozen (at 18 km).

          How you can reach the venue:

          Please find detailed information on the organiser’s homepage: www.mtb-sarntal.com

          Car Hire :

          AVIS                                     HERTZ                            MAGGIORE
          Piazza Verdi 18                          Via Garibaldi 34                 Via Garibaldi 32
          I-39100 Bolzano                          I-39100 Bolzano                  I-39100 Bolzano
          Tel. +39 0471 971467                     Tel. +39 0471 981411             Tel. +39 0471 971531
          Fax +39 0471 980276                      Fax +39 0471 981486




Hot Tips - Social Activities !
          There are plenty of Discos, typical restaurants, beer and wine bars to keep everyone
          busy outside of the bike race. The Auernhof Restaurant high in the hills is well worth a
          visit for excellent food and wine. Gisella is your sommelier. Their telephone and fax
          number is +390 471 623055



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          Additional events besides the World Cup Race:
          • VIP-Race on Saturday evening
          • Tent with live-music, food and drinks from Friday to Sunday
          • VIP Area on Saturday and Sunday
          • Children’s entertainment on Saturday and Sunday

Race Organisation

          The Race Director for this event is Mr Hermann Trojer, and he can be contacted at the following :

                              RC Sarntal
                              Griesplatz 19 Piazza Gries
                              39058 Sarentino (BZ), ITALY
                              T : +39 0471 980251
                              F : +39 0471 980253
                              E : hermann.trojer@amonn-office.com
                              W : www.mtb-sarntal.com

          Previous events organised by RC Sarntal include:

          1995       DH Regional Championships, Trentino/Alto Adige,
                     Südtirol Cup XC Finals, Board & Bike Festival
          1996       DH Italian Championships, Board & Bike Festival
          1997       XC International Race E1, Uphill Regional Championships
                     Trentino/Alto Adige, Board & Bike Festival
          1998       XC International Race E1 AIGOR CUP, Provincial Uphill

           Championships, Board & Bike Festival
          1999       XC International Race E1, XC Italian Cup, Board & Bike Festival
          2000       MTB World Cup XC #5, Uphill Regional Championships
                     Trentino/Alto Adige, Board & Bike Festival

Federation Contact

          Mr Enzo Bova
          Federazione CicIistica Italiana
          Piazza Luigi Savoia,2
          20124 Milano, ITALY
          T: + 39 02 6701464
          F: +39 02 6705364.

Media Contact & Centre
          The media contact for this event is Monika Gross who can be contacted as follows :
                                  T: +39 0471 977771
                                  F: +39 0471 977771
                                  Mobile: +39 335 6784380
                                  E: monikag@dnet.it

          Media Centre: Will be housed in the multi use structure “Sarner Bürgerhaus”, and will have an
          area of 140 m2. There will be sandwiches, soft-drinks, and water etc. free of charge, and there
          is a nearby Restaurant for meals by individual payment.

          Facilities:
                                              •    10 phone lines (free of charge for purposes of work)



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                                              •    5 fax (free of charge for purposes of work)
                                              •    3 computers and printers with modem (free of charge for
                                                   purposes of work)
                                              •    2 photocopiers RICOH
                                              •    electricity for each person
                                              •    60 working places


Race Schedule – Cross Country #2 – Sarntal/Sarentino, Italy.
    Thursday           09h00 – 12h00              Cross Country Course Inspection by UCI
    10th               14h00 – 16h00              World Cup Registration
                       15h00 – 18h00              Course Open For Training
    Friday             09h00 – 10h00              Course Open For Training (World Cup Riders)
    11th               09h00 – 10h30              Registration
                       10h00 – 16h00              Course Open For Training
                       18h00 – 18h15              Team Managers’ Meeting
                       20h00 – 24h00              World Cup Party - Radio RSW on tour in the Tent
                       20h00 – 03h00              Gala Dinner for Officials and Sponsors – Tirolean Evening
                                                  and Folk Dance in the VIP House.
                       21h00 – 22h30              Slide Show with Thilmann Waldthaler in the Expo Area –
                                                  Extreme Mountain Biking in Australia and the Himalayas.
   Saturday            09h00 – 10h30              Final Registration For Sunday Races
   12th                09h30 – 10h30              Course Open For Training (World Cup Riders)
                       10h30 – 12h30              Course Open For Training
                       13h00 – 15h00              World Cup Time Trial Qualification – Women and Men
                       16h00 – 17h30              Masters and Sports Support Cross Country Races
                       18h00 – 18h30              Awards Ceremony for Support Races
                       18h00 – 18h15              Team Managers’ Meeting
                       19h00 – 20h00              VIP Race
                       20h30 – 21h30              Opening Ceremony and Awards Ceremony for VIP Race
                       21h30 – 02h00              World Cup Party – Live Music in the Tent
    Sunday             07h30 – 08h30              Course Open For Training (World Cup Riders)
    13th               08h30 – 10h00              Junior Men’s Cross Country
                       08h35 – 10h00              Junior Women’s Cross Country
                       10h00 – 10h15              Awards Ceremony for Junior Support Events
                       10h30 – 13h00              WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CROSS COUNTRY
                       13h30 – 16h00              MEN’S WORLD CUP CROSS COUNTRY
                       16h15 – 16h30              Awards Ceremony For World Cup (In the Tent).
                       16h30 – 24h00              Farewell Party – Live Music in the Tent

Course
          The course is a technical 6.32km circuit with a height variation of 380m each lap, providing
          plenty of action for the spectators and riders alike. The course has been used on a number of
          occasions for the E1 races and tested by world class athletes. Following is a break down of
          each section:

          •    Km 0,000-0,845             Flat asphalt/Slight uphill run; field 4m wide
          •    Km 0,845-1,580             1m wide track climbing / 1.5m wide Field track/ Woods/ Gravel Track
          •    Km 1,580-16,85             DOUBLE S : Technically very demanding downhill section; Stony terrain.
          •    Km 1,685-1,910             Steep rise; Wooded terrain
          •    Km 1,910-2,100             Downhill single track, change to wide forest road, 180° turn. LOOPING
          •    Km 2,100-2,300             Technically demanding climb. Stony and wooded terrain.
          •    Km 2,330-2,640             HIGHEST POINT : Flat, then gentle downhill slope through the woods.
                                          Approach to steep and stony downhill section. HÖLLE



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          •    Km 2,640-3,060             Asphalt road crossing. Approach to flat field section.
          •    Km 3,060-3,245             JUCHITZER : Narrow downhill section; demanding narrow turns;
                                              steep stone steps; single track.
          •    Km 3,245-3,750             Flat section with short and easy climbs; field and wooded terrain.
          •    Km 3,750-3,900             Gravelled main road; short and modest climb.
          •    Km 3,900-4,295             Downhill section through woods with short short uphill.
          •    Km 4,295-6,030             Flat gravel trail.
          •    Km 6,030-6,320             Field: Asphalt approach to finish line.

          Course Statistics :
                                                     28% descending
                                                     37% climbing
                                                     20% flat
                                                     15% flat section with short uphills & downhills

For the spectators there are plenty of great viewing spots at different junctions of the course, where the
course passes near to itself on different occasions. At only 6.32km this course delivers a lot of action!

Miscellaneous

     •    As it was last year, registration for World Cup Elite riders will be held in the multi use building
          “Sarner Bürgerhaus”.

     •    The Team Managers’ Meetings will also be held in the “Sarner Bürgerhaus”. This is located at
          Runggenerstr. 11, I-39058 Sarnthein. It’s 200 m from start/finish area, directly on the course with
          a parking area for the media as well as UCI and other VIP’s.

     •    Victory list from last year’s World Cups in Sarntal/Sarentino.

                            Winning Man                         Winning Woman
           2000             Miguel Martinez (FRA)               Marga Fullana (ESP)




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HOUFFALIZE, BELGIUM - XC #3 - 19/20 MAY

Location & general information
          Winner of the prestigious UCI Rainbow Award for the World Cup Cross Country of the year in
          both 1999 and 2000, this quality event is situated in Houffalize, a typical Ardennes town situated
          in the Ourthe Valley, in the heart of the Ardennes district a few kilometres from Bastogne. The
          Ardennes is a region famous for its picturesque valleys bordered by rocky outcrops and green
          hills. The town of Houffalize is perhaps the main centre for mountain biking in Belgium, and is
          committed to the development of a large mountain bike club, the construction of permanent
          marked mountain bike circuits, the development of specific tourism information for mountain
          bikers, and the hosting of training camps for the best riders in Belgium.

          An inventory of events over the years shows a venue with a strong heritage in mountian bike
          racing:

                     1990 :     Grundig Challenge Mountain Bike World Cup
                     1992 :     Grundig UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
                     1993 :     Grundig UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
                     1994 :     Grundig UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
                                Belgian National Cross Country and Trials Championships
                     1995 :     Grundig UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
                                Final of the Belgian Championship Series of Dual Slalom
                     1996 :     Grundig UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
                     1997 :     Grundig UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
                     1998 :     12 heures VTT
                     1999 :     Diesel UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
                     2000 :     Tissot UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, with :
                                                 • 30’000 spectators.
                                                 • More than 100 journalists.
                                                 • 600 people working on the event.


Host Hotel

          The host hotel will be the Ol Fosse d'Outh. The contact details are :

                     Ariane JEANGOUT et Didier ROBERT
                     Centre de vacances
                     6660 HOUFFALIZE
                     Tel. : 32 / 61 / 28 88 01
                     Fax : 32 / 61 / 28 88 04

          It is approximately 2km from the start/finish line. Prices per room range from 1'500 to 2'500
          Belgian Francs, and it is not possible to take bikes into the rooms.



Lodging Options
          For information concerning other lodging such as : apartments, staying in private homes,
          chalets, hotels, guest houses, and camping, contact the Office of Tourism in Houffalize, open
          09h00 to 12h00 and 12h30 to 16h00.

                     Tel. : +32 61 288116.                  Fax : +32 61 289559.




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          There are many hotels in Houffalize and the region. Prices of rooms vary from 1'000 to 3'500
          Belgian francs a night. Below you’ll find a list of hotels.

Hotel                                                       Telephone          Fax
HOTEL DU COMMERCE ***                                       +32 61 288015      +32 61 288979
Rue du Pont 10, 6660 HOUFFALIZE
TEA ROOM DU BON ACCUEIL **                                  +32 61 289060
Rue du Pont 4, 6660 HOUFFALIZE
HOTEL DU BON ACCUEIL *                                      +32 61 288051
Rue du Pont 5, 6660 HOUFFALIZE
HOTEL DU CENTRE **                                          +32 61 288104
Rue de Schaerbeek 40, 6660 HOUFFALIZE
MOULIN BOCQ **                                              +32 61 288643      +32 61 288626
Rue de la Roche 51, 6660 HOUFFALIZE
HOTEL LA CLE DES CHAMPS **                                  +32 61 288044
Randoux 3, 6660 HOUFFALIZE
HOTEL LES NUTONS **                                         +32 61 288029      +32 61 289458
36 Route de la Roche, 6660 HOUFFALIZE
HOTEL L'ERMITAGE **                                         +32 61 288140      +32 61 288140
Rue de la Roche 32, 6660 HOUFFALIZE
HOTEL LE RELAX **                                           +32 61 288571      +32 61 288571
Alhoumont 8, 6662 HOUFFALIZE / TAVIGNY
HOTEL LA VALLEE DES FEES **                                 +32 61 288148
Achouffe 8, 6666 HOUFFALIZE
L'ESPINE ****                                               +32 61 288182      +32 61 289082
Achouffe 19, 6666 HOUFFALIZE
HOTEL MELBA *** (But like a 4*)                             +32 61 217778      +32 61 215568
Avenue Mathieu 49 – 51, 6600 BASTOGNE
HOTEL DU SUD ***                                            +32 61 211114      +32 61 217908
Rue de Marche 39, 6600 BASTOGNE
HOTEL LES CASSEROLES ***                                    +32 80 418808
Baraque Fraiture, 6690 VIELSALM
LA VIEILLE ECOLE - ***                                      +32 80 517588
Rue du Centre 10, 6673 CHERAIN
CENTRE DE VACANCES DE BORZEE *+**                           +32 84 411787/8    +32 84 412303
6980 LA ROCHE EN ARDENNES
HOTEL LE BELVEDERE **                                       +32 84 444131/93   +32 84 444511
6660 NADRIN-LE HEROU
HOTEL PANORAMA ***                                          +32 84 444324      +32 84 444324
6660 NADRIN
HOTEL LE CABRI ***                                          +32 84 444185
6660 NADRIN
HOTEL LES ONDES ***                                         +32 84 444111
6660 NADRIN
CHATEAU DE TAVIGNY ***                                      +32 61 288754
6662 TAVIGNY
LES MASSOTAIS - *                                           +32 80 418560
Baraque Fraiture, 6690 VIELSALM
LE GITE ARDENNAIS **                                        +32 80 418636
Baraque Fraiture, 6690 VIELSALM
LES HAUTES ARDENNES **                                      +32 80 418845
Baraque Fraiture, 6690 VIELSALM

                     * = Less expensive
                     ** = Mid range pricing
                     *** = Higher priced


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                     **** = Top level


          Camping :             Le Viaduc, Houffalize : +32 61 289067
                                Moulin de Rensiwez, sur la route Houffalize - La Roche : +32 61 289027
                                Chasse et Pêche, route de La Roche, Houffalize : +32 61 288314
                                Belle Meuse, Nadrin : +32 84 444442
                                Au Bout du Monde, Engreux : +32 61 288355

Transportation
          By road head on the E25 highway Liege - Arlon - Luxembourg. Take exit N° 51 to town centre.
          By train take the principal line Brussels - Arlon - Luxembourg - Suisse - Italie. Get off at
          Libramont. Take the secondary line Libramont - Bastogne. Bastogne is the station closest to
          Houffalize at 15km. There is a bus that goes from Bastogne to Houffalize.
          By air, Brussells Airport is 180km (approximately 1 hour 50 minutes drive). Luxembourg Airport
          is 100km (approximately 1 hour drive). Both airports have all major car rental facilities.


Media Contact & Centre
          The media contact is André Gerard. Tel +32 83 216221 & Fax +32 83 215093
          The Media Centre (100 m2) will be in the Sports Centre of Houffalize, which will be clearly sign
          posted from the main road. The Media Centre will be equipped with 12 telephones, compatible
          for modems, 3 fax lines, 2 photocopiers and 20 power points. There will drinks supplied in the
          Media Centre, however, all journalists are welcome to the VIP hospitality area adjacent to the
          Media Centre where drinks and a buffet service is provided during the event. This event usually
          attracts the highest number of journalists (more than 100) - probably due to its central European
          position and the high standing of cycling as a sport in the Benelux countries and France.


Federation Contact
          The Federation contact is Arthur Jordens, who can be contacted at :
          Royal Ligue Velocipedique Belge, Avenue du Globe 49, 1190 Brussels, Belgium, or :
                         T : +32 2 3491927
                         F : +32 2 3431256
                         E : info@kbwb-rlvb.be

RaceOrganisation
          The Organiser of this event is André Gérard,
          Maverick Event Promotions, Avenue d'Huart 83, 5590 Ciney, Belgium.
          T: +32 83 21 62 21, F: +32 83 21 50 93
          E: andre.gerard@pi.be
          The race headquarters is in the Houffalize Sports Centre, which is sign posted from the main
          road through the town.


Hot Tips - Social Activities !
          In Houffalize there are many friendly and welcoming cafes and restaurants. The choice of
          restaurant is only as limited as your budget! There is something for everyone. HOUTOPIA is an
          excellent recreational and educational facility for children and the family. An ideal entertainment
          for young children during the weekend of racing as it’s very close to the start/finish area. Tel :
          +32 61 289205.



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          La Chouffe, excellent special beer (8%), brown or blonde, brewed at Achouffe, just a few
          kilometers from Houffalize. Tours and tastings available by phoning +32 61 288147. Enjoy the
          famous beer of Houffalize.
          Liège (approximately 70km from Houffalize) is the closest major city to Houffalize. Here there are
          many business, great walkways along the edge of the Meuse river, and a night life that will
          satisfy all the party animals !
          At Marche-en-Famenne (approximately 60km from Houffalize) there is go karting, bowling and
          night clubs.
          In Vielsalm (approximately 25km from Houffalize) there is wave pool centre with jet pools and
          toboggans etc.


Race Schedule – Cross Country #3 – Houffalize, Belgium.
    Thursday           09h00 – 12h00             Cross Country Course Inspection by UCI
    17th               14h00 – 16h00             World Cup Registration
                       15h00 – 18h00             Course Open For Training (All Categories)
    Friday             09h00 – 12h00             World Cup Registration
    18th               14h00 – 16h30             Course Open For Training (World Cup Riders Only)
                       16h00 – 20h00             Registration for Citizen, Juniors, Masters Races.
                       18h00 – 18h15             Team Managers’ Meeting
                       20h00 – 01h00             World Cup Party
    Saturday           07h30 – 09h00             Final Registration for Citizen, Juniors, Masters Races.
    19th               08h30 – 09h30             Course Open For Training (World Cup Riders Only)
                       09h00 – 10h30             Final World Cup Registration
                       10h00 – 12h00             Citizen Races
                       12h15 – 14h15             Junior Men’s Cross Country
                       12h20 – 14h15             Masters Men’s Cross Country
                       12h25 – 14h15             Junior Women’s Cross Country
                       12h30 – 14h15             Masters Women’s Cross Country
                       14h30 – 17h30             World Cup Time Trial Qualification – Women and Men
                       17h30 – 18h00             Awards Ceremony for Time Trial, Juniors, Masters,
                                                 Citizens.
                       18h00 – 18h15             Team Managers’ Meeting
                       18h00 – 20h30             Pasta Party
                       20h30 – 01h30             Concert
    Sunday             07h30 – 08h30             Course Open For Training (World Cup Riders)
    20th               10h30 – 12h30             WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CROSS COUNTRY
                       13h30 – 16h00             MEN’S WORLD CUP CROSS COUNTRY
                       16h00 – 16h30             Awards Ceremony For Women’s and Men’s World Cup


Course
          For 2001 the course will become even shorter and more entertaining, being reduced from 9.6km
          to 8km. As usual, the course starts right in the centre of Houffalize.
          Houffalize as a town has the great advantage of hills and trails which completely surround it. The
          town lies at the bottom of the valley and the course follows a clover leaf shape around the town,
          amongst the forest and hill trails. The transfer from the centre of the town onto the trails is very
          quick.
          The Houffalize course is well known and has been used successfully for many seasons with
          minor improvements each year. The course will be 8km long with a height gain and loss of
          335m. There is a maximum of 1km on tarmac, approximately 2.5km of climbing per lap, and




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          approximately 1km of single track descent per lap. The rest of the course is either undulating or
          descending on dirt trails, 600m of technical descents and 1.5km of fast descents.
          The course is easy to follow as a spectator because a minimum of movement around the course
          is required to see riders several times each lap. If spectators go to the highest point of the
          course, they will see the riders at four of five different parts of the course. There are two wooden
          bridges on the course.




Miscellaneous
          •    Registration will take place in the Centre Sportif.

          •    The Team Managers Meeting will be in the multimedia room of Houtopia close to the
               Start/Finish area, as it was in 1999.
          •    Victory List from previous World Cups in Houffalize.

                            Winning Man                     Winning Woman
           1992             John Tomac (USA)                Alison Sydor (CAN)
           1993             Mike Kluge (GER)                Juli Furtado (USA)
           1994             Henrik Djernis (DEN)            Juli Furtado (USA)
           1995             Rune Hoydahl (NOR)              Paola Pezzo (ITA)
           1996             Christophe Dupouey (FRA)        Alison Sydor (CAN)
           1997             Miguel Martinez (FRA)           Paola Pezzo (ITA)
           1999             Christophe Dupouey (FRA)        Marga Fullana (ESP)
           2000             Filip Meirhaeghe (BEL)          Marga Fullana (ESP)




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MARIBOR, SLOVENIA - DH/DL #1 - 9/10 JUNE

Location & General Information
          The Tissot-UCI World Cup series makes the 2001 season opening with the event in Maribor,
          which promises yet again to provide an excellent course with mixed terrain, and a very
          welcoming public.

          The course is located in a ski resort on the mountain Pohorje in the suburbs of Maribor,
          Slovenia's second largest city with a population of 150,000. The same venue is used for the
          classic women's Alpine Ski World Cup slalom and giant slalom events. The finish area is only
          6km (10 minute drive) from downtown Maribor.

          The finish area is in the Snow Stadium which features Hotel Arena, a chairlift and a parking lot.
          Some 200m from the Snow Stadium is a city bus line, a gondola to the top of the mountain,
          more parking lots and Hotel Habakuk, a new high class hotel. The mountain is a favourite
          recreational and sports facility for the people in the region.

          The beautiful historic downtown is 6km from the finish area, on the banks of the Drava river.
          Maribor is a major tourist location thanks to the magnificent views of the mountains and the well
          preserved historic downtown. Maribor is host to thousands of winter sports enthusiasts, who
          come for the excellent ski and snowboard runs in the local mountains. Located in Lent, the
          riverside district of Maribor has an extensive cafe life, where you can relax with tea and chat with
          friends.

          Maribor is very well located. Munich (Germany) is a 5 hour drive, Venice (Italy) is only 4 and half
          hours, Vienna (Austria) is a short 2 hour drive, Zagreb (Croatia) is only 1 and half hours, and
          Ljubljana (the capital of Slovenia) is only an hour away.

          Access to the finish area from the bus station in downtown Maribor is easy by public
          transportation, simply take bus #6. The ride is approximately 20 minutes.

          Downtown is about a 10 minute drive from the finish, but several restaurants, discos, theatres,
          shops and other services are within 3 km of the finish area. The city nightlife is active, plus there
          are many restaurants, movie theatres, concert halls, dance clubs and other cultural activities
          that provide a welcome opportunity for athletes and sports fans to enjoy. The finish area and
          stadium offers a perfect location, especially from the perspective of the press, TV, organisers,
          teams and most importantly, the spectators.

Mountain bike history of the area
          Maribor has been one of the fortresses of mountain biking in Slovenia for 10 years now. It is
          home to one of the first mtb clubs, MTB Team Stajerska, and to Slovenian Team GT. Also the
          hometown of the national XC legend Marjan Jauk, his protegee Jure Golcer (Team GT Europe in
          2000) and some junior national XC champions. Dual riders from wider Maribor area scored all top
          three spots in 2000 National Dual Series.

          Mountain bike events were first organised on the mountain Pohorje 10 years ago by the MTB
          Team Stajerska. Later a number of XC and hillclimb events were held on Pohorje, including
          National XC Championships with a first ever dual slalom in Slovenia in 1993.

          Hooks for transporting bikes on gondola were made already in 1992! The main purpose was to
          bring the bikes up to the flatter top of the mountain where trails were already marked, but some
          wilder riders soon found a better use for this invention and started practicing downhill.




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Host Hotel
          The Host Hotel is the Hotel Arena, which is located in the Snow Stadium, adjacent to the finish
          area. The price of a single room is 9,900 SIT (90 DEM or 70 CHF) and for a double it’s 14,300
          SIT (130 DEM or 100 CHF). It’s not possible to take bikes into the rooms, but a secure storage
          room or container will be provided in the hotel.

          Booking or contact details are directly through the hotel:

                                Tel: +386 2 6140950
                                Fax: +386 2 6140979

          or through the official booking office for the event which is at Sport Center Pohorje, Mrs Jelka
          Roskar :

                                Tel: +386 2 220 8841
                                Fax: +386 2 220 8849
                                Email: jelka.roskar@sc-pohorje.si

          Sportni Center Pohorje provides 4 star apartment rentals in the new chalet villages Martin
          an Bolfenk above start of the DH course. Ask for the suitable apartment in the central booking
          office.

Lodging Options
          There are several small family hotels near the finish area (with about 100 rooms) that may be
          able to offer apartment-like rentals. There is a variety of hotels and pensions in and around
          Maribor

          In addition to the official hotel (Arena), there are several hotels very close to the finish area. Hotel
          Habakuk is a 5 star luxury hotel with swimming pool, tennis courts and 200 rooms only 300m
          from the finish (the hotel also has a heliport and a medical station). Downtown Maribor is 6 km
          from the finish area/ski lift, and there are several major hotels located there, including Hotel Orel
          with 200 beds (100 to 136 DM) and Hotel Slavija, 200 beds (110 to 150 DM) as well as hundreds
          of rooms in smaller hotels.

Transportation
          1) By plane: Maribor has an international airport, but it's used only for private planes, charter
             flights, cargo, etc. The nearest airport is Graz/Austria, only 50km away or
             Ljubljana/Slovenia, 130km away.

          2) By train: The train station is 6km from the venue. City bus #6 goes directly to the venue.

          3) By car:

          •     From Italy: via Ferntici to Ljubljana (SLO); E57 to Maribor...When entering the town (5th
                traffic lights) turn left direction Pohorje and look for signs “Hotel Arena” or “Hotel Habakuk”

          •     From Austria: Via Graz to Maribor...Stay on the main road over the brigde across river Drava
                than go direction Pohorje and look for signs “Hotel Arena” or “Hotel Habakuk”

          Rental cars in Maribor:
          Avis tel.: (386) 2 228 7910, fax: (3860 2 2340648
          National tel.: (386) 2 2340870

          Rental cars at Ljubljana Airport:
          Avis tel.: (386) 4 236 5000, fax: (386) 4 2365001
          Budget tel.: (386) 4 2365300, fax: (386) 4 2365301


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          Kompas Hertz tel.: (386) 4 2023366, fax: (386) 4 2061667
          National tel.: (386) 4 2023400, fax: (386) 4 2023400




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Race Organisation

          The Race Director for this event is Marko Rataj, and he can be contacted at the following :

          Marko Rataj
          Sportni Center Pohorje – SK Branik
          Mladinska 29
          2000 Maribor
          SLOVENIA
          T: +386 2 220 88 42
          F: +386 2 220 88 49
          M: +386 41 65 56 65
          E: mtbworldcup@sc-pohorje.si


Tech and ExpoArea Booking
          For Tech and Expo Area booking please contact Ms. Vesna Ujcic at:
          Ms. Vesna Ujcic
          T: +386 2 220 88 42
          F: +386 2 220 88 49
          E: vesna.ujcic@sc-pohorje.si

Federation Contact
          The Federation contact for the event is Mrs. Marusa Komac, Mountain Bike Secretary who can
          be contacted at the following:
          T: +386 1 431 33 58
          F: +386 1 433 53 62
          E: kzs@kolesarska-zveza.si

Media Contact & Centre
          The media contact for this event is Mr. "Flash" Gordan Cuka (same guy, different last name) who
          can be contacted as follows:
          T : +386 41 705 149
          F : +386 2 220 8849
          E: flashpress@sc-pohorje.si

          The Media Centre is in the Hotel Arena. This building is located 100m from the finish line and
          houses not only the Media Centre, but also registration, administration and the VIP area. The
          press room is on the lower floor of the hotel, and is 126 square meters. There is an additional 45
          square meters available for storage or similar use. Cold beverages and coffee will be provided in
          the media centre. Food will be available in the VIP area upstairs. The VIP area will be open to
          journalist from 9.00am to 6.00pm on both Friday and Saturday.



Hot Tips - Social activities!
          Downtown is about a 10 minute drive from the finish, but several restaurants, discos, theatres,
          shops and other services are within 3 km of the finish area.

          The city nightlife is active, plus there are many restaurants, movie theatres, concert halls, dance
          clubs and other cultural activities that provide a welcome opportunity for athletes and sports fans
          to enjoy. The place to be is the old riverside district (Lent) with restaurants, cafes and various
          shops.




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                              Recommended:

                        •     Tako's (Mexican food during the day, party in the evening).
                        •     Verdi (great Pizza).
                        •     Grill Ranca.

                              Elsewhere in Maribor:

                        •     San Remo, Villa Rustica (in Tabor, both great pasta and salad bar).
                        •     Astoria (downtown, international cuisine).
                        •     Crna kuhinja (Slovenian cuisine).
                        •     Galeb (Mexican in Bresternica).
                        •     Sidro (best pizza and salad bar, also in Bresternica).
                        •     Zlata skoljka (seafood in Limbus).

                              Fun:

                        •     Pekarna (Bakery, underground).
                        •     Sachmo (jazz).
                        •     4 movie theatres downtown.
                        •     Disco: - STUK (student club).

                              A social programme will be prepared.




Race Schedule* – Downhill/Dual #1 – Maribor, Slovenia.
     Thursday               09h00 – 11h00            Downhill Course Inspection by UCI
     7th                    13h00 – 16h00            On Foot Downhill Course Inspection - Riders/Teams
                            16h00 – 17h00            Dual Course Test Ride by UCI appointed riders.
                            16h00 – 18h00            Registration
      Friday                10h00 – 12h00            Registration – Final
      8th                   11h00 – 16h00            Downhill Course Open For Training
                            16h00 – 17h00            Downhill Training For Top 80 Men & Top 30 Women (No
                                                     Stopping on course)
                            17h00 – 17h30            Dual Course Test Ride by UCI appointed riders.
                            18h00 – 18h15            Team Managers’ Meeting
                            18h15 – 18h30            UCI/MBPA – Press Briefing
      Saturday              10h00 – 13h00            Downhill Course Open For Training
      9th                   13h00 – 14h00            Downhill Training For Top 80 Men & Top 30 Women (No
                                                     Stopping on course) – Timed Session
                            14h30 – 14h45            Team Managers’ Meeting
                            16h45 – 18h15            Dual Course Training
                            18h30 – 19h30            Dual Qualification
                            20h00 – 21h00            WORLD CUP DUAL FINALS
                            21h15 – 21h30            Awards Ceremony for Dual World Cup
      Sunday                09h00 – 10h30            Downhill Course Open For Training
      10th                  11h00 – 13h00            WORLD CUP DOWNHILL SEMI FINALS
                            14h00 – 16h30            WORLD CUP DOWNHILL FINALS
                            16h45 – 17h00            Awards Ceremony For World Cup Downhill
          *Schedule is subject to Live TV




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Other events
          A triple national event (XC, DH, DL), including citizen XC events, is planned for the weekend
          before the World Cup (June 2/3), but is yet to be confirmed by the National Federation.

Course
          Downhill:
          Following the trend, the 2001 course will be shorter. The start will be at the elevation of 785 m
          above sea level (old start 895 m) at the "Blueberry hill", the mountain hut restaurant the riders
          were passing at the end of the dirt road under the "Fliper" * jump and the tabletop jump. The new
          start offers the comfort of a restaurant and a large terrace to the riders and spectators. Drinks,
          snacks, blueberry schnaps, tables, toilets, level terrain for warm-up and so on….

          The course now starts by carving the ski slope and soon hits a jump, very similar to the now
          legendary "Fliper" jump that we lost by cutting the top part. After a spacious landing and after
          killing the speed in a right turn, the course enters the first forest section some 50m lower than
          last year. There are some minor changes possible lower down on the course. The length of the
          course is now 2090m, the elevation difference 455 m and the time will be getting close to 3
          minutes. The 20 minute chairlift ride will remain the main rider and bike transport to the start
          which will be now 400m below the top station of the second chairlift.

          * Fliper – Everybody thinks this is named after Flipper the dolphin. It isn’t, Fliper is actually a
          pinball machine in Maribor. Maribor Course Statistics:
                                           100% descending
                                           50% wide track
                                           50% narrow track
                                           70% fast downhill
                                           30% slow technical section
           Dual: New possibilities are being considered to make the course longer according to the new
          UCI guidelines and rules.


Miscellaneous
          •     Registration will take place in Hotel Arena, on the lower floor in the back. The entrance is
                from the rear hotel parking lot.

          •    Team Manager Meetings will also take place in Hotel Arena, on Friday in the hotel restaurant
               (VIP area) and on Saturday on the lower floor in the back (registration area).

          •    Trucks carrying bikes are strongly recommended to have an ATA carnet when entering
               Slovenia! The organiser will not warrant for customs for any team's equipment!

          •    Check with your rental car company if the car is allowed to go to Slovenia.

          •    New access road from the main road Ljubljana-Maribor to the venue. Turn left before entering
               the town (Direction POHORJE).

          •    All entrants must sign a mandatory waiver document, which is on the next page. Make
               copies in advance and have them ready for to give at the registration office.

          •    Winners from 1999 and 2000 World Cup in Maribor.

                     Winning Man DH                               Winning Woman DH
  1999               Nicolas Vouilloz (FRA)                       Anne-Caroline Chausson (FRA)
  2000               Nicolas Vouilloz (FRA)                       Leigh Donovan (USA)




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                     Winning Man DL                         Winning Woman DL
  1999               Karim Amour (FRA)                      Katrina Miller (AUS)
  2000               Brian Lopes (USA)                      Anne-Caroline Chausson (FRA)




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           Waiver for Maribor World Cup


          I, __________________________________________________, the undersigned
          acknowledge that the sport of mountain bike racing is potentially hazardous and
          dangerous and accidents may result in injury to my person, another person or
          persons and equipment. By entering this race and in consideration of my being able to
          race, I am personally responsible for my own safety and well being and assume all
          risk and accept complete responsibility for any and all damages or injury of any kind,
          including death, regardless of how caused which may result from using this facility.
          This will also include any injury but not limited to the organizer, owner, operators, staff,
          volunteers, sponsors and sport governing bodies and any other competitors.

          The undersigned hereby releases, and forever discharges the organizer, owner,
          operators, staff, volunteers, sponsors and sport governing bodies and any other
          competitors and directors, officers, employees, partners, servants and consultants of
          the organizer, of and from any and all manner of action and actions, cause and
          causes of actions, suits, debts, dues, sums of money, accounts, reckonings, bonds,
          bills, specialties, covenants, contracts, controversies, agreements, promises,
          variances, trespasses, damages, judgments, extents, executions, claims and
          demands whatsoever, which against the organizer, owner, operators, staff,
          volunteers, sponsors and sport governing bodies and any other competitors and
          directors, officers, employees, partners, servants and consultants of the organizer, it's
          respective heirs, representatives, successors and assigns ever had, now have or
          which they or any of them hereafter can, shall or may have for, upon or by reason of
          any matter, case or thing whatsoever.

          I have fully read the above and I fully understand it's content.



          __________________________                        __________________________
          Print Name Signature


          Signature of Parent or Guardian if the competitor is under 18 years of age.



          __________________________                        __________________________
          Print Name Signature




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VARS, FRANCE - DH/DL #2 - 16/17 JUNE

Location & General Information

          Vars is located between the “Dauphiné”, Provence and Italy. Occupying a privileged spot in the
          very heart of the “Hautes-Alpes“, Vars dominates 3 valleys. Thanks to the climatic conditions,
          Vars benefits from an enviable position. The high altitude and geographical situation provide the
          resort with a weather and light that is almost Mediterranean.
          Vars distinguishes itself by the quality of its installation, equipment and an easy access by any
          means of transport. 1 hour journey from Italy, 15 minutes from the closest railway station, and 2
          ½hours from the Marseille Provence airport. Vars can be accessed by any means of transport.
          Vars has played host to the 1999 Franch National Championships where the dramatic, short and
          fast course was televised and seen by many for the first time. This year, the course was only
          changed slightly, and the venue this time hosted the European Downhill and Dual Slalom
          Championships.
          The organisers are planning a wide range of events, and the site should prove a welcome new
          addition to the Tissot-UCI Mountain Bike World Cup circuit.


Host Hotel
          The Host Hotel of the event is the 3 star “le Caribou”.

                                      Tel : +33 4 92 46 50 43
                                      Fax : +33 4 92 46 59 92

          This hotel is 600m up the road from the arrival area. The price for a single room in this hotel is :
          360 FF + 45 FF for the breakfast. It’s not possible to bring bikes into the rooms but the hotel has
          a locked room where they can be stored.

Lodging Options

          To help you in your search for accommodation, you can ask the central reservations office :

          Muriel Ielasi
          T : +33 4 92 46 63 72
          F : +33 4 92 46 56 54
          E : muriel.ielasi@pacwan.fr

          or

          Christelle Meissimilly
          T : +33 4 92 46 69 24
          F : +33 4 92 46 56 54
          E : vars.ot@pacwan.fr

          There is an enormous range of hotels and private residences to choose from. Be aware that
          there are villages just 2 and 3km from the race village that also have an excellent choice. We
          haven‘t been able to list every one of the establishments provided to us by the organiser, but we
          have listed most. If there is nothing on the next few pages that interests you, don‘t forget you
          can always call the central reservations number above to find your suitable accommodation for
          the event.




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          Hotels :

             AREA                                               Hotel Name and Details
             Vars les Claux (Centre of the resort)              L’Ecureuil ** (19 rooms)
                                                                Mr. Raymond Rolland
                                                                Tel : +33 4 92 46 50 72
                                                                Fax : +33 4 92 46 62 51
                                                                Les Escondus ** (22 rooms)
                                                                Tel : +33 4 92 46 67 00
                                                                Fax : +33 4 92 46 50 47
                                                                Les Lores ** (10 rooms)
                                                                Mr. Bruno Etevenon
                                                                Tel : +33 4 92 46 51 06
                                                                Fax : +33 4 92 46 64 83
                                                                L’Escapade (20 rooms) - Inn
                                                                Sandra and Philippe
                                                                Tel : +33 4 92 46 50 49
                                                                Fax : +33 4 92 46 64 06
             Vars Ste Marie (2 km from the heart of             Alpage le Logis ** (17 rooms)
             the resort)                                        Mrs Marie-Pierre Risoul
                                                                Tel : +33 4 92 46 50 52
                                                                Fax : +33 4 92 46 64 23
                                                                L’Edelweiss ** (19 rooms)
                                                                Mr. Jean Reynaud
                                                                Tel : +33 4 92 46 50 51
                                                                Fax : +33 4 92 46 54 16
                                                                Le Lièvre Blanc ** (15 rooms)
                                                                Mrs Josette Dominique
                                                                Tel : +33 4 92 46 50 25
                                                                Fax : +33 4 92 46 65 43
                                                                Le Vallon ** (34 rooms)
                                                                Mr. Denis Rostollan
                                                                Tel : +33 4 92 46 54 72
                                                                Fax : +33 4 92 46 61 62
                                                                La Vieille Auberge ** (20 rooms)
                                                                Mr. Jean Reissent
                                                                Tel : +33 4 92 46 53 19
                                                                Fax : +33 4 92 46 66 07
                                                                Le Chamois (15 rooms)
                                                                Tel : +33 4 92 46 50 20
                                                                Fax : +33 4 92 46 50 98
             Vars Ste Catherine (3 km from the heart            La Coulette (7 rooms + 1 dormitory) – Inn
             of the resort)                                     Mr. Gérard Bonnabel
                                                                Tel / Fax : +33 4 92 46 63 13
             Vars Napoléon (3 km from the heart of              Le Refuge Napoléon (6 rooms + 2
             the resort)                                        dormitories)
                                                                Mrs Nadège Courtin
                                                                Tel / Fax : +33 4 92 46 50 00

          CLUBHÔTEL , APARTMENT HOTEL

          Olympique – Clubhôtel                             Maeva – Apartment hotel
          Mr. Marc Gueydon                                  Tel : +33 4 92 44 60 00
          Tel : +33 4 92 46 51 02                           Fax : +33 4 92 44 60 99
          Fax : +33 4 92 46 60 29




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          Le Bouquetin – Apartment hotel
          Tel : +33 4 92 45 09 46
          Fax : +33 4 92 45 01 09

          HOLIDAY CENTRES , VACATION HOMES

          Le Chatelret (85 beds)                            La Mourée (30 beds) - Mountain Guest House
          Vars Ste Marie                                    Vars St Marcellin
          Tel : +33 4 92 46 53 82                           Tel : +33 4 92 46 57 98
          Fax : +33 4 92 46 53 85                                    Fax : +33 4 92 46 56 35

          Les Amis du Chalet (70 beds)                      L’Orange Bleue (90 beds)
          Vars Ste Catherine                                Vars Ste Catherine
          Tel : +33 4 92 465027 / 92466178                  Tel : +33 4 42 83 09 26
          Fax : +33 4 92 46 65 41                                   Fax : +33 4 42 83 09 26

          Le Cuzco (70 beds)
          Vars Ste Catherine
          Tel : +33 4 92 46 58 20

          VARS has a great number of apartments available with more than a hundred of private owners
          and 4 estate agencies :

          Arnaud Résidences Montagne                        Elzéard Immobilier
          Tel : +33 4 92 46 51 49                           Tel : +33 4 92 46 54 65
          Fax : +33 4 92 46 59 88                                    Fax : +33 4 92 46 64 65

          Immo Dauphin                                              Vars Immobilier
          Tel : +33 4 92 46 59 35                           Tel : +33 4 92 46 53 23
          Fax : +33 4 92 46 57 56                                    Fax : +33 4 92 46 52 92


                                                        PRIVATE OWNERS

ADDRESS                          OWNER                      TELEPHONE              AREA M2     NO. OF PEOPLE
Chalet Caingorm***               Arthur Groves              +33 4 9246 6572          175             17
Allée de Rosnay
Vars Les Claux
Chalet Croc Blanc***             André Boulon               +33 4 9406 0494           95            10
Allée Girol                                                 +33 6 1138 0605
Vars Les Claux
Chalet Tom Pouce***              Boulon Jean-Marie          +33 4 9494 4814           75             6
Allée Dumas                                                 +33 6 1244 7302
Vars Les Claux
L’Outagno***                     Drouot Monique             +33 3 2380 1881           33             4
Allée Kischka
Vars Les Claux
Chalet Le Dahu***                Gamalero Marius            +33 4 9494 3036           95            10
Allée Girol                                                 +33 6 8044 7415
Vars Les Claux
La Font Sancte***                Roury Bernard              +33 4 7860 6773           50             6
Allée Zendel
Vars Les Claux
Le Seignon***                    Vippens Monique            +33 4 9421 4061           56             6
Cours Fontanarosa
Vars Les Claux



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L’épervier**                     André Edmond               +33 4 9220 9395   48    6
Cours Brayer
Vars Les Claux
L’Eyrette**                      Balu Paul                  +33 4 4258 7426   67    6
Allée Navarre                                               +33 4 9246 5111
Vars Les Claux
Le Sandrina**                    Cayrol Marie               +33 4 4207 1450   50    6
Allée Mancini                                               +33 6 1307 9081
Vars Les Claux
Le bal des neiges**              Chapelon Marcel            +33 4 9246 5153   65    6
Allée Dumas                                                                   45    5
Vars Les Claux
Chalet Les Ecrins **             De Vaumas Mireille         +33 1 3951 0427   194   16
Allée Navarre
Vars Les Claux
Chalet La Marmotte**             Egger Nicole               +33 4 9125 3244   85    8
Allée de Rosnay
Vars Les Claux
Chalet Christine**               Eghian Christiane          +33 4 9494 8737   80    7
Allée Bret
Vars Les Claux
Le plein soleil**                Farnaud Jeanine            +33 4 9246 5380   27    4
Allée Peynet                                                +33 6 6182 7515   43    6
Vars Les Claux                                                                50    6
Chalet Le Dahu**                 Gamalero Marius            +33 4 9494 3036   42    4
Allée Girol                                                 +33 6 8044 7415
Vars Les Claux
Les Alpages**                    Gues Cyrille               +33 4 9442 4094   79    6
Allée Charlot
Vars Les Claux
Le Kytan**                       Guillemin Ghislaine        +33 4 9243 4228   50     6
Allée Mancini                                               +33 4 9246 5340   30     4
Vars Les Claux                                                                20    2/3
Le Pelvoux II**                  Hamelet Hubert             +33 4 9246 5505   45     6
Allée Martial                                               +33 6 0847 1482
Vars Les Claux
Centre Vars**                    Hugues Lucien              +33 4 6639 0011   32    4
Cours Fontanarosa                                           +33 4 6639 5012
Vars Les Claux
Le Forest**                      Jalin René                 +33 1 4735 1643   50    6
Allée Clamens                                               +33 1 6993 6320
Vars Les Claux
Ski Soleil**                     Kersebet Florence          +33 4 9466 5952   19    4
Espace Despierre
Vars Les Claux
La Cavale**                      Lallez Dominique           +33 4 9246 5394   24    4
Allée Mancini                                               +33 4 9246 5212   32    5
Vars Les Claux
Le Seignon**                     Matheron Yvonne            +33 4 9243 1535   22    4
Cours Fontanarosa                                           +33 6 8127 9572
Vars Les Claux
Chalet La paoute**               Maurel Eugène              +33 4 9245 2440   72    6
Cours Humblot
Vars Les Claux
Chalet U Coulumbu**              Michel Alain               +33 4 9246 5088   20    4
Allée Nègre                                                 +33 6 0790 2394   40    6
Vars Les Claux


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Neige et Soleil**                Milhaud Bernard            +33 4 7843 4687   48                5
Cours Brayer
Vars Les Claux
Les Alpages**                    Peschet J-Louis            +33 4 4222 4827   37                6
Allée Charlot
Vars Les Claux
Les Gentianes**                  Philippe Jean-Marie        +33 4 9246 5395   45               4/5
Cours Brayer                                                +33 4 9246 5007
Vars Les Claux
Les Fibières**                   Prost Janine               +33 1 4288 3426   38                4
Allée Clamens                                                                 23               2/4
Vars Les Claux
Les verseaux                     Puimi André                +33 4 9246 5095   45                6
enneigés**                                                  +33 6 0834 5718   34                5
Allée Bret                                                                    23                4
Vars Les Claux
Helsinki**                       Rey Louis                  +33 4 9246 5015   29               2/4
Cours Rhoner                                                +33 4 6645 6663
Vars Les Claux
Le Lauzet**                      Rigot Robert               +33 1 4683 0493   25                4
Cours Séradour
Vars Les Claux
Les six copains**                Scatena Jeanine            +33 4 9494 0131   40                4
Cours humblot
Vars Les Claux
Les Escreins**                   Vilcoq Philippe            +33 4 9122 2661   55                6
Allée Nègre
Vars Les Claux
Le Chardon Bleu**                Volfin Michel              +33 4 9097 9070   50                6
Cours Brayer                                                +33 6 8173 5763
Vars Les Claux
Résidence Napoléon**             Duhamel Jacques            +33 3 2291 2275   25               4/5
Vars Napoleon                                                                 65                8
Le Grand Chalet**                Matrone Rosemonde +33 4 4278 6457            45                5
Vars Napoleon
Les Aspaturas***                 Olivier Lenoir             +33 4 9262 4754   140               11
Vars Ste Catherine
Les crêtes**                     Benoit Bernard             +33 4 9246 5195   35                4
Vars Ste Catherine
Lou Prinas**                     Benoit Joëlle              +33 6 8200 6603   70                4
Vars Ste Catherine
Chalet Lou Grepoun**             Michel Maryse              +33 4 9246 5392   100               8
Vars Ste Catherine                                                            40                4
Private**                        Amiel Marie-Josée          +33 4 4209 7929   45                4
Vars Ste Marcellin                                          +33 4 9246 6059

Transportation
          By Road:

          From Marseille (Marseille – Provence airport) : by motorway A51 to La Saulce then direction
          Tallard - Embrun - Guillestre - Vars (follow the direction of Briançon). About 2hrs 30min driving.

          From Lyon : (St Exupéry Airport) : by motorway A43 then A48 towards Grenoble. Then direction
          Briançon by the “col du Lautaret”. Follow Guillestre – Vars.




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          From Grenoble (St Geoirs airport ) : Follow Briançon by the “col du Lautaret” or Gap by the “col
          Bayard”. Then follow Guillestre – Vars. About 2hrs 15mins driving.

          From Turin (Italy) : Reach the frontier at Montgenèvre, then direction Briançon - Guillestre -
          Vars. About 2 hours driving.

          From Geneva (Switzerland) : By motorway A41 Genève – Chambéry, then follow St Jean de
          Maurienne by motorway A43. Take Fréjus tunnel (exit “Oulx”). Then follow “col du Montgenèvre”
          – Briançon – Vars. About 3hrs 30mins driving.
          From Paris : by motorway A6 to Lyon then by motorway A43 to Grenoble then direction
          Briançon by the “col du Lautaret” or Gap by the “col Bayard” - Guillestre - Vars. About 7hrs
          driving.

          By train:

          Montdauphin-Guillestre railway station (15 km from Vars)
          Tel. : +33 4 92 45 07 05
          Information and booking : +33 8 36 35 35 35 or www.sncf.fr
          - Paris/Briançon, direct train + couchette train link TGV Valence or Grenoble/Paris
          - Marseille/Briançon, daily trains


          Train connections
          Between Montdauphin railway station and Vars
          Autocars IMBERT - Tél. : +33 4 92 45 18 11 / Fax : +33 4 92 45 17 30
          Daily connections during the two summer months
          By plane
          Q       Turin airport (Italy) : 2hrs from Vars :Tel : +39 115 676 361
          Q       Cunéo-Lévaldigi airport (Italy) : 1h30 from Vars : Tel : +39 172 374 374
          Q       Marseille-Provence airport : 2h30 from Vars : Tel : +33 4 42 14 14 14
          Q       Grenoble-St Geoirs airport : 2h15 from Vars : Tel : +33 4 76 65 48 48
          Q       Lyon St Exupéry airport : 3h30 from Vars : Tel : +33 4 72 22 72 21
          Q       St Crépin aerodrome : 15km from Vars : Tel : + 33 4 92 45 02 95
          Q       Vars Heliport : Information : Tourism Office : Tel +33 4 9246 5131
          The official flying agency of the event is “Air France”. Information & booking : +33 820 820 820 or
          visit www.airfrance.fr. All the airports mentioned above offer car rental services :

          Marseille Provence :
          Europcar : +33 4 42 14 24 75
          Hertz : +33 4 42 14 32 70
          Avis : +33 4 42 14 21 67

          Lyon St Exupéry :

          Europcar : +33 4 72 22 75 28
          Hertz : +33 4 72 22 74 51
          Avis : +33 4 72 22 75 25
          The car rental agency closest to Vars is Europcar (at the railway station : Montdauphin
          Guillestre).


Federation Contact
          The person from the French Cycling Federation in charge of the event at Vars will be :
          Régis Alexandre
          Fédération Française de Cyclisme
          5, rue de Rome
          Bâtiment Jean Monnet


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          93 561 Rosny sous Bois – cedex - France
          T : +33 1 49 35 69 49
          F : +33 1 49 36 69 92
          E : ffc.alexandre@free.fr


Race Organisation
          For Vars, the people in charge of the event will be :

          Thierry AUZET
          Office du Tourisme
          Cours Fontanarosa
          05 560 Vars les Claux – France
          T : +33 4 92 46 69 20
          F : +33 4 92 46 56 54
          E : thierry.auzet@pacwan.fr

          And

          Laëtitia Roussin
          Office du Tourisme
          05 560 Vars les Claux – France
          T : +33 4 92 46 69 23
          F : +33 4 92 46 56 54
          E : laetitia.roussin@pacwan.fr


Media Contact & Centre
          The person in charge of communication and press relations within Vars Tourism Office is Nicole
          Gaillan
          T : +33 4 92 46 69 21
          F : +33 4 92 46 56 54
          E : nicole.gaillan@pacwan.fr

          The press contact at the French Cycling Federation Sylvie Scavini

          T : +33 1 49 35 69 45
          F : +33 1 48 94 87 15
          E : ffc.pasqualin@free.fr

          For this event, the press centre will be located in a building near the finish of the downhill and
          dual slalom races. The room will have a surface of 140 square metres and will be equipped
          according to the needs of the journalists (enough for about 50 people).

          Vthe organisers in Vars have commit themselves to welcoming the journalists warmly and
          making their stay as comfortable as possible, offering in the press room hot drinks (coffee, tea),
          cold drinks (fruit juices, sodas), and snacks (fruits, cereals bars…).

          The press room will be equipped with as many phone lines as necessary as well as faxes and
          modem lines and so on.



History of Mountain Biking
          The department of the “Hautes-Alpes” is now firmly committed to the development of mountain
          biking. It is an ideal spot for the addicts of mountain biking with numerous tracks of all levels, as


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          well as for professionals with the organisation of many competitions. Vars has distinguished
          itself in the MTB world with the organisation of many national and international competitions.
          Most notably:

                •    July 26th to 30th, 2000 : MTB European Championship (Downhill and Dual Slalom)
                •    July 16th to 19th, 1999 : MTB France Championship
                                Disciplines :                       -  Dual Slalom
                                                            -   Downhill
                                                            -   Cross Country
                                                            -   Trials
                                                            -   MTB rides (mass event)

                •    July 3rd to 5th, 1998 : MTB Provence Championship
                     Disciplines :                      - Downhill
                                                        - Cross Country
                                                        - Dual Slalom
                     Ä   1st Internationaux de France in downhill
                     Ä   Avalanche Cup
                     Ä   World record or World championship of bike speed in 1993, 94, 95, 96, 98 et 99
                     Ä   1st MTB France Championship in 1992.



Hot Tips - Social activities!
          Beside mountain biking, VARS offers you many subsidiary activities and pastimes.

          Indiana Forest : “Obstacle course” in the forest. Indiana Forest offers 2 hours of adventure at the
          heart of the Escondus forest and the discovery of new sensations on 5 agility courses and 90
          “testing points” : la tyrolienne infernale, les étriers d’Alien, le pont népalais, la passerelle des
          anges, l’échelle du trappeur…Tel : +33 6 09 52 35 62

          Horse riding centre : Tel : +33 6 14 51 16 27

          Tennis : 4 tennis courts are available in Vars les Claux.
          Tel : +33 6 81 51 73 80 / +33 1 30 82 79 12

          Archery : Initiation and improving with Stephane
          Information : Tourism Office Tel: +33 4 92 46 51 31

          Paragliding: First flight with a qualified instructor
          Tête en l’Air : Tel : +33 4 92 45 04 60 / +33 6 87 35 60 82

          Rafting, Kayak, Hydrospeed, Canyoning.
          Adelante: Tel / fax : +33 4 92 45 40 54 / +33 6 03 99 63 00
          Avag Sport Aventure : Tel : +33 4 92 45 22 93 / +33 6 81 32 06 06

          Fun Spots
          Piano Bar le “Gruate” (at the Hotel “Les Escondus”)
          Great atmosphere in this bar where you can listen to live music. It also has billiard tables,
          squash courst etc.…Tel : +33 4 92 46 67 00

          Restaurant « la Cabane » (Vars Ste Marie)
          Rod and Lydie welcome you in a rustic setting and propose many mountain specialities and
          particularly the speciality of Vars : the “crousetons”.
          Tel : +33 4 92 46 59 85
          « Chez Plumot » Restaurant
          Featured in all the gastronomic guides.


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          Discothèque le Lem
          To finish the night dancing and having fun, everybody will gather in this discotheque!!

          Cinema Cine Alpes le Mélèze
          2 screens : Tel : +33 4 92 46 51 67

Race Schedule – Downhill/Dual #2 – Vars, France.
     Thursday             09h00 – 11h00              Downhill Course Inspection by UCI
     14th                 13h00 – 16h00              On Foot Downhill Course Inspection - Riders/Teams
                          16h00 – 17h00              Dual Course Test Ride by UCI appointed riders.
                          16h00 – 18h00              Registration
     Friday               10h00 – 12h00              Registration – Final
     15th                 11h00 – 16h00              Downhill Course Open For Training
                          16h00 – 17h00              Downhill Training For Top 80 Men & Top 30 Women
                                                     (No Stopping on course)
                          17h00 – 17h30              Dual Course Test Ride by UCI appointed riders.
                          18h00 – 18h15              Team Managers’ Meeting
                          18h15 – 18h30              UCI/MBPA – Press Briefing
                          19h00 – ……...              VIP and Riders’ Pasta Party – Dainese Truck
     Saturday             10h00 – 13h00              Downhill Course Open For Training
     16th                 10h00 – 12h00              Col de Vars Mass Participation Climb, Open Event
                          13h00 – 14h00              Downhill Training For Top 80 Men & Top 30 Women
                                                     (No Stopping on course) – Timed Session
                          14h00 – 15h00              Street Sprint Races, World Cup Riders and Citizens
                          14h00 – 15h00              Autograph Session
                          14h30 – 14h45              Team Managers’ Meeting
                          14h45 – 16h15              Dual Course Training
                          16h30 – 17h30              Dual Qualification
                          18h00 – 19h00              WORLD CUP DUAL FINALS
                          19h15 – 19h30              Awards Ceremony for Dual World Cup
     Sunday               09h00 – 10h30              Downhill Course Open For Training
     17th                 11h00 – 13h00              WORLD CUP DOWNHILL SEMI FINALS
                          13h00 – 14h00              Trials Show, Live Music.
                          14h00 – 16h30              WORLD CUP DOWNHILL FINALS
                          16h45 – 17h00              Awards Ceremony For World Cup Downhill

Courses
          Downhill Course :
          Start : Top of « Chabrières » cable car – 2240 m
          Finish : Heart of the resort – 1850 m
          Vertical drop : 390 m
          Length of the course : 2,1 km

          The course starts with a natural acceleration. The first part is totally on open ground with a few
          jumps and quick turns before entering the woods by a narrow and rocky track through a very fast
          section. Then, it crosses a wooden bridge before taking banked, rocky and technical sections. A
          very quick section follows before sharp and technical turns which leads to a big tabletop jump.
          The course goes on with a wide section and another big jump. The last part of the course is a
          banked section very technical with a very impressive finish wall and jump.



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                                Downhill course statistics:

                                Descending:                           100%
                                Wide track:                           46%
                                Narrow track:                         54%
                                Fast downhill sections:               64%
                                Slow technical downhill sections:     35%

          Spectators can access the start area by the “Chabrières” cable car and can follow the whole
          downhill course by a forest track parallel to the competition track.


          Dual Course:

          The Dual course starts in the middle of the « Adroit » slope with a flat section that forces the
          riders to start quickly. 2 jumps and banked turns follow. Then the riders clear a jump before
          entering 2 quick banked turns. 3 jumps follow before a steep turn along the face of the slope
          which throw the riders back into a series of fast tight turns.
          Next comes a tabletop followed by the last banked turned before the huge finishing jump.
          The whole course is visible from the finish area and spectators can stay all along the track
          without disturbing the race.

                                Dual course statistics:

                     Departure altitude: 1940 m
                     Arrival altitude: 1850 m
                     Difference in level : 90 m
                     Length of the course : 260 m

Miscellaneous
          •    Registration will be located in the Ski School near the race finish area.

          •    The Team Managers’ Meetings will be held in the Vars Tourism Office, very close to the finish
               area. It is located in the very heart of the resort, near the main road through Vars and is very
               easy to find.

          •    The room of Vars Sports club will be the Commissaries’ Office.

          •    An apartment located a few metres from the Vars Tourism Office, and clearly sign posted,
               will be the Anti Doping room and facilities.




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 GROUSE MOUNTAIN, (B.-C.) CANADA – XC #4 / DH/DL #3 – July 7-8

Location & General Information
     Grouse Mountain is internationally known as “THE PEAK OF VANCOUVER”, because everything
     that makes Vancouver such a great city comes together at Grouse Mountain. This wilderness
     paradise is just a pleasant 40 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes drive from downtown,
     through Stanley Park and across the Lion’s Gate bridge.

     Then the adventure begins… The aerial Skyride will take riders, spectators and any other related
     race people on a 4 to 8 minute journey high above the second growth forests and between the
     mountain peaks. This is the location of the World Cup Race Village at 1100m. The views are
     breathtaking – the city skyline, ships in the harbour, the glittering Strait of Georgia, and far off
     Vancouver Island…

     Grouse Mountain is more than just a tourist attraction. It is a true mountain destination, the
     alpine playground of Vancouver, which is known as the city that lives to play. Why do you think
     that athletes like Alison Sydor, Lesley Tomlison, Andreas Hestler, Andrew Shandrow, Elladee
     Brown and many other top athletes had chosen this area to live and develop the skills we all know
     them for. It is a pure mountain bike paradise!!!


Host Hotel
     The host hotel of the event is …

             HOLIDAY INN Hotel & Suite
             700, Old Lillooet Road
             North Vancouver (British Columbia) V7J 2H5

             Tel.:   (604) 985-3111
                     (877) 985-3111 (North America toll free number)
             Fax.:   (604) 985-0857
             Web:    www.hinorthvancouver.com

     The hotel will offer a special price for all Mountain Bike World Cup guests. Please make sure to
     ask for the World Cup price upon reservation to get the best price.

     This hotel is located an easy 10 minute drive the race site. All rooms have microwave and fridge
     and 73 rooms have kitchenette. In the hotel, there is a restaurant, massage centre, indoor pool,
     Jacuzzi and sauna, Lounge, fitness centre, etc.

     Note: Make sure to mention you call for the World Cup if you want a special price!!!


Other Lodging Options
     Lodging options are not a problem in the Grouse Mountain area! Many possibilities are available:
     motel, hotels, chalets, bed & breakfasts, etc. The site being at 15 minutes from downtown
     Vancouver, you can even stay in the centre of the city if you prefer!!!
     Some of these establishments (listed and described in the following list) are encouraging the
     event by providing some services to the organisation. So please… let’s all encourage those
     who believe in our sport.

     You can also visit the following web sites to get further information on lodging and on the site:

     www.tourismvancouver.com
     www.grousemountain.com


Best lodging options
     •   EAGLES NEST ACCOMMODATION (Vacation Houses and Condos)
            Contact: Eve Meli
            Tel.: (604) 921-8174
            Courriel : eagleaccom@home.com
     •   CANYON COURT : (604) 988-3181 (kitchens available)
     •   GROUSE INN : (604) 988-7101 (kitchens available)

Transportation
     By plane: The Vancouver airport is located 40 minute drive from Grouse Mountain, 30 minutes
     from the Official Hotel and 15 minutes from downtown. All major car rental companies are
     represented there. The OC does not have any airline affiliated to the event yet (as of March 12).
     The OC also offers a complimentary shuttle service (if possible) for athletes, journalists and team
     staff upon previous arrangements. Unfortunately, the OC cannot pick up a whole team at no cost,
     but for individuals who really need it (i.e. an athlete who doesn’t arrive at the same time as his/her
     team members, a journalist, etc.) Just contact Gestev office for further information on this matter.

     By car (from airport): As soon as you go out of the airport area, you will cross Arthur Laing bridge.
     Right after the bridge, take exit “Marine Drive South East” (toward Burnaby). About 10km later, at
     a major traffic light, you turn left on Boundary (North). Another 10km later, take the exit for the
     Highway Trans-Canada #1 (West direction). On this highway, the Exit 14 will bring you straight to
     the Official Hotel and Exit 22, will bring you to Grouse Mountain.

     By bus: Translink, Vancouver’s regional transportation network, also offers service to the base of
     the mountain. For additional information call (604) 521-0400.


Media Contact & Centre
     Before the event the media contact will be Chantal Lachance at Gestev and during the event, go
     to the press room to meet the person in charge of the press room. See further for contacts
     numbers of Gestev.

     The Media Centre is located in the World Cup Race Village (up the Skyride) in a building called
     “Tyee Ski Club Building”. This place is 30 m to the XC start/finish line, 300m from the Dual finish
     line, 100m from the Dual start, 2,5km from the DH finish line and 800m from the DH start line.

     The Media Centre will offer the minimum equipment / services for the press:

             •   8 modem lines
             •   4-6 phones
             •   2 photocopiers
             •   3 faxes
             •   20-25 electrical outlets
             •   1 computer with internet access
             •   snacks & beverage (access to the VIP lounge)
             •   lunches available upon previous arrangement

Race Organisation
     This event is organised by Gestev inc., more specifically by Patrice Drouin, Chantal Lachance and
     their team.

             GESTEV INC.
             1000, boul. Beau-Pré #7106
             Beaupré (Québec) G0A 1E0
             Tél.: (418) 827-1122
             Fax: (418) 827-4550
             E-mail: gestev@videotron.ca
             Web Site: www.gestev.com

     Of course, one of the main organisation partner for this event is grouse Mountain resort.

Federation Contact
     The Federation contact is Patrick Healy, administrator director.

             CANADIAN CYCLING ASSOCIATION
             Tel:    +1 613 248 1353
             Fax:    +1 613 248 9311
             E-mail: events@canadian-cycling.com

Hot Tips – Social activities !
     A huge range of fun activities are available in the region of Grouse Mountain and Vancouver. The
     OC will also ensure that there is a lot to do on site so be sure to request the program of social
     activities when you arrive on site.

     Here is a list of restaurants and hang-out recommendations by locals (including our top Canadian
     athletes!!!) mainly in the grouse Mountain area:

     Favourite OC restaurants (Grouse Mountain area)

     The Observatory: Definitely a restaurant you will keep on the top of you “best Restaurant” list for
                      the rest of your life!!! At the top of Grouse Mountain, with this breathtaking
                      view, is this Award Winning restaurant. Don’t miss it! Reserve in advance and
                      ask for a window table. Soooo worth it!!!… (Charly, Captain 23 and the rest of
                      the Gastronomy Club… make your booking!!!) 604.521.0400

     Fine Dinning:         Two other fine restaurants at less than 8km from the resort: “Beach Side Cafe”
                           (1265 Marine Dr West Vancouver) and “Moustache Cafe” (1362 Marine Dr
                           North Vancouver).

     The Beach House: Want to impress your sponsors (if no place at The Observatory!!!)? Big Patio!
                      An incredible spot as well on Dunderave in West Vancouver.
Sushi / Thai:      Cheap and sooo good sushi! (Ya! Believe it!) KOKORO (on Lonsdale – Exit 18
                           th                                           nd
                   – and 14 street) and GEN SUSHI (Lonsdale and 22 street). You prefer
                                                     th
                   Thai… KRUA THAI (Lonsdale and 14 Street)
                                                         th
Greek:             ANATOLI SOUVLAKI (Lonsdale and 5 street) or KYPRIAKI TAVERNA (1356
                   Marine Drive North Vancouver)

Deserts?           Savoury Island Pie Company… What about that? (on Dundarave in West
                   Vancouver)

Other…             EARLS (303 Marine Drive West Vancouver) and MILESTONES (1096 Park
                   Royal West Vancouver) if you look for a busy atmosphere restaurant.

MOUNTAIN BIKER PUBS

Maplewood Pub:     En route to Deep Cove. Not far from Official Hotel. 9 Cottage Brews.

Queens Cross:      On Queens Ave & Lonsdale

The Raven:         Great entertainment in Deep Cove.

COFFEE HANGOUTS

Many of them…      Delaneys in Edgemont Village Off Capilano Road East (2km from Tram) /
                   Starbucks in Edgemont (the corner across from the Bucks) / Bean Around the
                   World Marine Dr and 14th(by the Seawall) 6 km from the Tram / Starbucks
                   Lynn Valley Mountain Hwy and Lynn Valley midway between the Holiday Inn
                   and Grouse

FOOD STORES & HEALTH FOOD

•   Lonsdale Quay Market offers a huge range of shops and fresh food market.
•   Capers Market (Dunderace West Vancouver at 15 minute drive from Grouse)
•   Queensdale Organic Produce (Lonsdale & Queens)
•   Save on Foods (Park and Tilford Center, 2 km from Official Hotel)
•   Super Valu
•   Great Canadian Super Store

OTHER ACTIVITIES…

•   Movie Theatres (Park and Tilford) and Esplanade (at the foot of Lonsdale)
•   Golf courses (many possibilities: Seymour, Northlands and others)
•   Sailing, diving, etc. on the Coast (drive to the Coast toward Squamish/Whistler on the Sea to
    Sky Hwy)
•   Hang out by the water… at Ambleside or any local West Vancouver beaches
•   Visit Vancouver Cross on the Seabus (from Lonsdale Quay) to Downtown Robson Street
    people watch!!!
•   Yaletown, Stanley Park, Beaches, Aquarium, Planetarium, Galleries, Museums, Granville
    isaland Market………………….. NAME IT WE GOT IT!!!
Race Schedule ***
Wednesday          09h00 – 11h00         Downhill Course Inspection by UCI
                   11h00 – 14h00         Cross Country Course Inspection by UCI
                   14h00 – 16h00         On Foot Downhill Course Inspection – Riders/Teams
                   15h00 – 17h00         Cross Country course open for training
                   15h00 – 18h00         Registration
                   16h00 – 17h00         Dual Course Test Ride by UCI appointed riders.
Thursday           09h00 – 12h00         Registration
                   10h00 – 16h00         Downhill Course Open For Training
                   10h00 – 16h00         Cross Country Course Open For Training
                   16h00 – 17h00         Downhill Training For Top 80 Men & Top 30 Women (No Stopping
                                         on course)
                   17h00 – 17h30         Dual Course Test Ride by UCI appointed riders
                   20h00 – 22h00         Social Activity (TBC)
Friday             09h00 – 11h00         Cross Country Course Open for Training (World Cup Riders Only)
                   09h00 – 12h00         Final Registration for Saturday Races
                   10h00 – 13h00         Downhill Course Open For Training
                   13h00 – 14h00         Downhill Training For Top 80 Men & Top 30 Women (No Stopping
                                         on course) – Timed Session
                   14h30 – 16h00         Cross Country Course Open For Training
                   14h30 – 16h00         Dual Course Training
                   16h15 – 17h15         Dual Qualification
                   18h00 – 18h15         Team Managers’ Meeting
                   18h15 – 18h30         UCI/MBPA – Press Briefing
                   21h00 - …             First World Cup Party…
Saturday           09h00 – 10h30         Downhill Course Open For Training
                   10h30 – 11h30         Final Registration for Sunday Races
                   12h00 – 14h00         Cross Country Course Open For Training
                   11h00 – 13h00         WORLD CUP DOWNHILL SEMI FINALS
                   14h00 – 16h30         WORLD CUP DOWNHILL FINALS
                   16h45 – 17h00         Awards ceremony For World Cup Downhill
                   17h00 – 17h45         Dual Course Training
                   18h00 – 19h00         DUAL WORLD CUP FINALS
                   19h15 – 19h30         Award Ceremony for World Cup Dual
                   19h30 – 19h45         Team Managers’Meeting
                   21h00 - …             Downhill/Dual World Cup Party…
Sunday             07h00 – 08h15         Cross Country Course Open For Training
                   08h15 – 10h00         Junior Men’s Cross Country World Cup Support Race
                   08h20 – 10h00         Junior Women’s Cross Country World Cup Support Race
                   10h00 – 10h15         Award Ceremony for Junior World Cup Support Races
                   10h30 – 13h00         WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CROSS COUNTRY
                   13h30 – 16h00         MEN’S WORLD CUP CROSS COUNTRY
                   16h15 – 16h30         Awards ceremony For World Cup Cross Country
                   19h00 - …             Final World Cup Party


Courses
         Please note that all courses are located at the top of the mountain.

         The Downhill course will be short (2,1 km) but technical. Also… watch out at the start, riders may
         loose their concentration due to the panoramic view from the start. Ouf! The downhill course starts
         at 1115m and finish at 88m, with a vertical drop of approximately 235 m. 80% of the course is
         technical. The pitch is variable and the slope is 20 %.
    NEW DOWNHILL!!! This is a new downhill on the circuit. Constructions are still to be made. The
    OC, as well as local world class downhillers, are very confident to offer a challenging and weel-
    balenced course.



            Actual Downhill course statistics:

            Descending:                              100%
            Wide track:                              20%
            Narrow track:                            30%
            Fast downhill sections:                  10%
            Slow technical downhill sections:        40%

    The Dual course will be about 300m long. It will start at approximately 1115m. All the place is
    there to offer a great show to all spectators who will come to cheer the athletes.

    The Cross Country course is 5 km long. The highest point is at 1100 m and the lowest at 975m.
    Approximate total climb per lap of 265 m. The cross country course will feature many short
    technical sections. The start loop will be 800m long (20% on asphalt).

Miscellaneous

    •   The Race Office will be located at the top of the Skyride (top of the mountain), so will be the
        Race Village (start/finish areas, expo, press room, etc.). This 4 to 8 minute journey offers you
        a breath-taking view of Vancouver. Enjoy!!!
    •   The registration room will be located in the World Cup Race Village (at the top of the Skyride)
        in a place call “Outpost building”.
    •   There will be a World Cup Welcome Centre at the base of the mountain (close to the Skyride
        entrance)
    •   The Team Managers’ meeting room will be determined on a later date. Please get the
        information at the Registration Office or the race Office.
    •   Don’t forget to request our social program upon arrival. Grouse Mountain wants to celebrate
        its introduction on the World Cup Calendar!!!
DURANGO, COLORADO, USA – XC #5 & DH/DL #4, – 14/15 JULY


Location & General Information
          Durango is centrally located from three major cities, namely Albuquerque, New Mexico is 3.5
          hours by car, Denver, Colorado is 6 hours by car, and Phoenix, Arizona is 8 hours by car

          Durango, where the Cross Country event will take place, has a year round population of 15,000
          people, with a base of 500,000 people within a 3.5 hour drive. The event will draw spectators
          from Denver, Albuquerque, and Phoenix.

          Durango has been called the mountain biking “mecca” of the United States and was the site of
          the first UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in 1990. There are numerous past and
          present World and National Champions that call Durango home. The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic
          is one of the longest continuous running races in the United States, with a consistent participant
          number of 2’000, and in 2001 will be the 30th anniversary. The altitude of 6’500 feet, along with
          varying terrain and geography, allow for a variety of training options, be it through pine, aspen,
          and scrub oak forests, or high desert sandstone.

          There are 50 restaurants in Durango, from fast food to specialty high-end fare.            There are
          numerous local brew pubs and bars to choose from for nightlife options.

          La Plata County Airport is approximately 20 minutes from Durango, with van transportation
          through lodging properties or rental cars available. Durango Mountain Resort, where the Downhill
          and Dual will take place, is 25 miles to the north of Durango in the breathtaking San Juan
          Mountains. Durango Mountain Resort was voted #2 in scenery by readers of Ski Magazine.
          With the combination of scenery, location, and hospitality, the Tissot-UCI World Cup in Durango
          will certainly be one event, and weekend, to remember!

Host Hotel
          The Host Hotel of the event is the Purgatory Village Hotel.

                                      Tel : +1 970 3852100 (Toll free in North America +1 800 9826103)
                                      Fax : +1 970 3822107

          This hotel is about 100m from the Downhill and Dual finish bowl. The price for a single room in
          this hotel is $85, and a single bedroom condo is $120. It’s possible to bring bikes into the
          rooms.

Lodging Options
          There are numerous condos on the mountain, from one bedroom to three bedrooms, very
          spacious, and the contact number is the same. There is a central accommodations phone
          number for the Durango area which is :

                                                     +1 800 9826103.

          If you cannot access this number from outside North America, simply contact the organiser who
          will assist.

          There are approximately 3200 rooms in Durango and the immediate area, including hotels,
          motels, condos, and bed and breakfast inns.




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Transportation

          Ground transportation is by rental car, hotel van, or taxi service:

                                Durango LIFT
                                Public transit on trolleys and minibuses.
                                (970) 259-LIFT.

                                Durango Transportation
                                 24-hour taxi, airport shuttle, ski shuttle, charter bus, tours and delivery.
                                (970) 259-4818 or (800) 626-2066.

                                Timberline Depot - taxi
                                Phone-(970) 247-9261
                                24 hours-(970) 749-5125
                                Fax Service-(970) 259-3407

          All those traveling by air can fly into the following airports:

          Denver International Airport                      7 hour drive to Durango
          Albuquerque International Airport                 3.5 hour drive to Durango
          Durango – La Plata County Airport                 20 minute drive to Durango

Media Contact & Centre

          The Media Contact for the event is Patti Zink who can be contacted at :

                                T : +1 970 2470312
                                F : +1 970 3857884
                                E : ihbc@frontier.net

          There will be two media work centers:

          1) The media center for Durango Mountain Resort at the Dual and Downhill will be located
             approximately 150m from the finish bowl in an existing restaurant with a conference room
             available for press conferences. The media center at Durango Mountain Resort is
             approximately 650 square meters with an adjacent 550 square meter press conference
             room.

          2) The media center for the downtown Durango area and the Cross Country race is still under
             negotiation.

          At minimum, both centers will serve continental breakfast with juices, water, coffee, and tea in
          the morning. A variety of menu choices will be available throughout the day.


Race Organisation
          The Race Director is: Duffy Wilson, who can be contacted at :


                                Durango World Cup
                                P.O. Box 1389
                                Durango, Colorado, 81302.
                                USA
                                T : +1 970 2594621
                                F : +1 970 2596663


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                                E : ihbc@frontier.net

Federation Contact
                                Eric Moore
                                NORBA Director of Competition
                                T: +1 719 5784842
                                F: +1 719 5784596
                                E : eMOOre@usacycling.org
                                Web: www.usacycling.org

Race Schedule – Triple World Cup XC/DH/DL #7 – Durango, USA.
  Wednesday               09h00 – 11h00              Downhill Course Inspection by UCI
  11th                    11h00 – 14h00              Cross Country Course Inspection by UCI
                          14h00 – 16h00              On Foot Downhill Course Inspection – Riders/Teams
                          15h00 – 18h00              Cross Country course open for training
                          15h00 – 18h00              Registration
                          16h00 – 17h00              Dual Course Test Ride by UCI appointed riders.
  Thursday                10h00 – 12h00              Registration
  12th                    10h00 – 16h00              Cross Country Course Open For Training
                          11h00 – 16h00              Downhill Course Open For Training
                          16h00 – 17h00              Downhill Training For Top 80 Men & Top 30 Women (No
                                                     Stopping on course)
                          17h00 – 17h30              Dual Course Test Ride by UCI appointed riders.
  Friday                  09h00 – 11h00              Final Registration for Saturday Races
  13th                    09h00 – 12h00              Downhill Course Open For Training
                          12h00 – 13h00              Downhill Training For Top 80 Men & Top 30 Women
                                                     (No Stopping on course) – Timed Session
                          13h30 – 15h30              Course Open For Training (World Cup Riders Only)
                          13h15 – 14h45              Dual Course Training
                          15h00 – 16h00              Dual Qualification
                          16h15 – 16h30              Team Managers’ Meeting
                          17h30 – 17h55              Town Team Relay Race
                          18h00 – 19h30              Time Trial E2 event – Durango Downtown
                          19h45 – 20h00              Time Trial Awards
                          20h15 – 23h00              Street Party/Opening Ceremonies
  Saturday                09h00 – 10h30              Downhill Course Open For Training
  14th                    10h30 – 11h00              Citizen Dual Races
                          10h30 – 11h30              Final Registration for Sunday Races
                          11h00 – 13h00              WORLD CUP DOWNHILL SEMI FINALS
                          12h30 – 14h00              Cross Country Course Open For Training (World Cup)
                          14h00 – 16h30              WORLD CUP DOWNHILL FINALS
                          16h45 – 17h00              Awards Ceremony For World Cup Downhill
                          17h00 – 17h15              Team Managers’ Meeting
                          17h00 – 17h45              Dual Course Training
                          18h00 – 19h00              WORLD CUP DUAL FINALS
                          19h15 – 19h30              Awards Ceremony For World Cup Dual
                          20h15 – ………                Bar-B-Q and Rodeo at Fairground
                          20h30 – ………                Concert
    Sunday                08h30 – 10h00              Citizens’ Cross Country Races (including Juniors).
    15th                  09h00 – 11h00              Cowboy Breakfast/Bloody Mary’s Breakfast
                          10h30 – 13h00              WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CROSS COUNTRY
                          11h00 – 11h30              Freestyle Exhibition



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                          13h30 – 16h00              MEN’S WORLD CUP CROSS COUNTRY
                          16h30 – 16h45              Awards Ceremony For World Cup Cross Country


Hot Tips - Social Activities !
                Mountain biking has a long history in Durango, starting with the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic
                being held every year for the past 30 years. NORBA Nationals have taken place in Durango
                in 1986, ’87, 89, and ’92. The first ever World Championships were held in Durango in 1990.
                The Collegiate National Championships have been an event in ’98 and the road portion in ’96
                as well.

                Legends like Ned Overend, John Tomac, Bob Roll, Greg Herbold, Ruthie Matthes, Missy
                Giove, Ranjeet Grewal and current World Champion Myles Rockwell call Durango home.
                Other legends and outstanding racers like Juli Furtado, Marc Gullickson, and Travis Brown
                have recently lived and trained here. Durango’s Fort Lewis College has been the national
                collegiate off-road champions twice.

                Ed Zink, Chairman of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic and Durango World Cup steering
                committee member, has been an international official, and has experience officiating at the
                World Cup level.

                Mountain bike enthusiasts and tourists can enjoy a variety of activities while in Durango:

                     Activities:
                            • Mountain Bike riding on any of the numerous trails directly around Durango.
                            • River rafting on the acclaimed Animas River.
                            • Horseback riding with a variety of outfitters.
                            • Tour Mesa Verde National Park where ancient Anasazi Indians built elaborate
                                 cities into cliffs.
                            • Fly-fishing on gold medal waters.
                            • Off-road 4-wheel driving on jeep roads.
                            • Scenic tours.
                            • Ride on the historical and spectacular Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge
                                 Railroad.
                            • Visit Trimble Hot Springs.
                            • Glider rides.
                            • Alpine Slide.

                     Food and Drink:
                           •         Durango has over 50 restaurants with every kind of fare.
                           •         There are 5 local brew pubs.

Courses
          Cross Country:

                     The cross country course is located in the high desert surrounding Durango. Dry
                     terrain, sparse vegetation, and rocky sandstone soil constitute the course. The event
                     will take place on steep escarpments, with the start area on a beautiful small college
                     campus with a plethora of facilities to manage logistics.

                     The course is located at the edge of Durango and quickly leaves the urban setting on an
                     extended doubletrack course which allows for easy passing for the first 3.5km and goes
                     to the backcountry where it winds and climbs steeply over rocky terrain to a high ridge
                     vista. Then the course quickly descends into 1km of technical singletrack. The course
                     traverses along the side of a ridge with gentle climbs and descents, alternating wide and
                     narrow track, before plunging down a steep 1.5km singletrack descent.



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                     The cross country course regains altitude of the start/finish at which time, after crossing
                     an artificial crossover, again plunges down 500m of technical descent. Then the racers
                     once again will come back to the start/finish elevation via a narrow technical climb with
                     alternating sections of wide and narrow track.

                     With numerous laps on the course, competitors will enjoy an ever-changing pace of
                     climbing and descending with appropriately placed areas of gentle grades to allow them
                     to rest momentarily before the next section.

                     The course is very accessible to spectators and we will capitalize on this by placing a
                     tent party at the crossover. Although the sandy nature of the soil is very water tolerant
                     and the probability of significant rainfall is slight, there are shortcuts in case of foul
                     weather.

                     Course Statistics :

                     1)    Climbing – 33.3%
                     2)    Descending – 33.3%
                     3)    Flat – 33.3%
                     4)    Wide track – 66.6%
                     5)    Narrow track – 33.3%
                     6)    Fast downhill – 1km
                     7)    Technical downhill – 1km

                     Downhill:
                     The elevation drop of the downhill course is 1509 feet, and length is approximately 1.5
                     miles. This course is entirely designed by the first World Champion Greg Herbold and
                     the current World Champion Myles Rockwell for this event.

                     The downhill follows the fall line of the mountain which is relatively direct from top to
                     bottom. The terrain is a series of steep drops and gentle shelves which will allow the
                     riders to momentarily regain their composure in preparation for the next challenging
                     obstacle.

                     For the most part, the course is located within cleared vegetation under a 6-person
                     chairlift so competitors are highly visible to both in-air and on-ground spectators with
                     only a couple short sections through spruce and aspen-wooded terrain. In each case
                     where there is a steep technical drop there is an alternative longer line that will safely
                     accommodate the range of skill levels throughout the competitors.

                     The bottom third of the downhill is visible from the finish area, making for an extremely
                     spectacular and dynamic course for spectators.

                     Course Statistics :

                     1) Descending – 100%
                     2) Narrow track – 100%
                     3) Fast downhill – 66.6%
                     4) Technical downhill – 33.3%

                     Dual course is not yet designed.

Miscellaneous
         •     Registration will take place at Durango Mountain Resort in the Village Center.




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         •     The Team Managers’ Meetings will take place at Durango Mountain Resort in the Village
               Center.
         •     (All locations will be well-marked and information guides will be provided to help all
               participants).

         •     A waiver must be signed by all competitors. Please see the next pages. This can be copied
               or torn out of this documents, and be signed in advance and brought to the registration room.




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          2001 USA Cycling
          Standard Athlete's Entry Blank and Release Form
          The following entry blank and release form has been approved by USA Cycling, Inc. for use when
          a rider has no entry blank for a specific race but still wants to get his name to the organizer
          before the post-entry deadline. Anyone is welcome to reproduce it. This contract must be
          reproduced in a minimum of 10 point type.

          Please accept my entry in (race)_________________________ class and
          category____________________________ on (date) __________________. Fee of
          $_______________ is enclosed.
          I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BY SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT, I AM RELEASING USA
          CYCLING, INC. (USAC), THE UNITED STATES CYCLING FEDERATION (USCF),
          NATIONAL OFF ROAD BICYCLE ASSOCIATION (NORBA), NATIONAL
          COLLEGIATE CYCLING ASSOCIATION (NCCA), AND PRO CYCLING (PRO) AND
          THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS, SPONSORS,
          PROMOTERS AND AFFILIATES (COLLECTIVELY "RELEASEES") FROM LIABILITY.
          THIS ENTRY BLANK AND RELEASE IS A CONTRACT WITH LEGAL
          CONSEQUENCES. I HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO READ IT CAREFULLY BEFORE
          SIGNING.

          In consideration of the Releasees or USAC's issuance of a license to me or the acceptance of
          my application for entry in the above event, I hereby freely agree to and make the following
          contractual representations and agreements.

          I acknowledge that cycling is an inherently dangerous sport and fully realize the dangers of
          participating in a bicycle race and FULLY ASSUME THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH
          PARTICIPATION INCLUDING, by way of example, and not limitation, the following: the dangers
          of collision with pedestrians, vehicles, other racers, and fixed or moving objects; the dangers
          arising from surface hazards, equipment failure, inadequate safety equipment, THE
          RELEASEES' OWN NEGLIGENCE, and weather conditions; and the possibility of serious
          physical and/or mental trauma or injury associated with athletic cycling competition.

          For myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, assignees, and
          successors in interest (collectively "Successors") I HEREBY WAIVE, RELEASE, DISCHARGE,
          HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE TO INDEMNIFY AND NOT TO SUE the Releasees and the
          sponsors of this event, the organizer and any promoting organizations, property owners, law
          enforcement agencies, all public entities, special districts and properties, and their respective
          agents, officials, and employees through or by which the events will be held, (the foregoing are
          also collectively deemed to be Releasees), FROM ANY and all rights and CLAIMS INCLUDING
          CLAIMS ARISING FROM THE RELEASEES' OWN NEGLIGENCE, which I have or which may
          hereafter accrue to me and from any and all damages which may be sustained by me directly or
          indirectly in connection with, or arising out of, my participation in or association with the event,
          or travel to or return from the event.

          I agree it is my sole responsibility to be familiar with the race course, the Releasee's rules, and
          any special regulations for the event. I understand and agree that situations may arise during the
          race which may be beyond the immediate control of the race officials or organizers, and I must
          continually ride so as to neither endanger myself nor others. I accept responsibility for the
          condition and adequacy of my competition equipment. I will compete wearing a helmet which
          satisfies the requirements of the Releasees Racing Rules or Regulations and that can protect
          against serious head injury, and assume all responsibility and liability for the selection of such a
          helmet. I have no physical or medical condition which to my knowledge, would endanger myself
          or others if I participate in this event, or would interfere with my ability to participate in this event.



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          I understand that drug testing may be conducted for athletes registered for this event and that
          the use of blood boosting or substances prohibited by Releasees rules would make me subject
          to penalties including, but not limited to, disqualification and suspension. I agree to be subject to
          drug testing if selected, and its penalties if I fail to comply with the testing or am found positive
          for the use of a banned substance.

          I agree, for myself and my successors, that the above representations are contractually binding,
          and are not mere recitals, and that should I or my successors assert my claim in contravention
          of this agreement, the asserting party shall be liable for the expenses (including legal fees)
          incurred by the other party or parties in defending, unless the other party or parties are finally
          adjudged liable on such claim for willful and wanton negligence. This agreement may not be
          modified orally, and a waiver of any provision shall not be construed as a modification of any
          other provision herein or as a consent to any subsequent waiver or modification.

          Every term and provision of this agreement is intended to be severable. If any one or more of
          them is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that shall not affect the other terms and provisions,
          which shall remain binding and enforceable.


          Today's date __________ Racing Age_______ Club/Team____________________________

          License No.______________ License Expiration Date ___________________________

          Name (print) __________________________________________________________

          Phone # (Hm)____________________ Phone # (Wk)_______________________

          Street _____________________________ City, State and Zip ________________________

          Who to notify in case of emergency: _________________________ Phone ______________



          Signature of entrant_________________________________________________________


          Consent and Release of Parent or Guardian

                    I am the parent or guardian of _______________________________(Child). My Child is
          fit for the race, and I consent to my Child's participation. I HAVE READ AND I UNDERSTAND
          THE ATHLETE'S ENTRY FORM AND RELEASE AGREEMENT. In consideration of allowing my
          Child to participate, I consent to it and agree that ITS TERMS SHALL LIKEWISE BIND ME, MY
          CHILD, my heirs, legal representatives, and assignees.
          I HEREBY RELEASE AND SHALL DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE
          RELEASEES FROM EVERY CLAIM AND ANY LIABILITY that I or my Child may allege against
          the Releasees (including reasonable attorney's fees or costs) as a direct or indirect result of
          injury to me or my Child because of my Child's participation in the event, WHETHER CAUSED
          BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others. I PROMISE NOT TO SUE
          RELEASEES on my behalf or on behalf of my Child regarding any claim arising from my Child's
          participation in the Race.

          Signature of parent or guardian:




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 ARAI MOUNTAIN, JAPAN - DH/DL #5 – 28/29 JULY

Location & General Information
          Winner of the prestigious UCI Rainbow Award for the World Cup Downhill/Dual events in both
          1998 and 2000, Arai Mountain is located about 200km north of Tokyo, and is approximately one
          hour north east of Nagano City, the site of the 1998 Winter Olympic Games. Arai is in the center
          of the Niigata Prefecture, known for its many ancient castle towns, and as a commercial region
          where many fishing ports flourished. The central province of the prefecture is called Minami-
          Echigo, and is blessed with rich produce of both mountain and sea, owing greatly to the diversity
          of the environment. The province is also famous for its rice production and many unique local
          produces including some of the best Sake in Japan!
          The Arai Mountain & Snow Park is a winter resort known for its rich quantity of snow and famous
          hot springs. Arai, the nearby city, is very old and close by is the famous Takada Park, which is
          known for its Cherry Blossom Festival. There are also many prestigious shrines and temples in
          the area.
          Arai is approximately 4 hours from the Tokyo Narita International Airport (3 hours from Tokyo).
          For the week of the World Cup the organiser will be supplying free shuttle buses between the
          airport and Arai for all teams. There is a form to complete in the following pages, which you must
          fax if you want to be transported by the World Cup shuttle bus.
          This region is also known as a field for winter sports, and is visited by many skiers and
          snowboarders every year. Arai Mountain & Snow Park is a major resort within the City, playing
          an important role in their local tourism. Arai Mountain & Snow Park hosts events ranging from
          annual cultural forums to sports competitions throughout the year. Various sports competitions
          are held to encourage sports - ski, snowboard events in the white season and mountain bike
          events during the green season. Arai Mountain & Snow Park’s mission is to become one of the
          leading resorts in Japan, and they continue their development via enlargement of courses and
          lodging facilities.


Transportation
          Transportation from the airport to Arai, and return, as well as shuttle services from some hotels
          to the site, will be provided by the Organising Committee. Please complete the appropriate form
          in the coming pages and send to the Organising Committee.
          The provision of this service will eliminate complicated language and directional problems, as
          well as provide easy transport for the bikes.
          Those who want to catch a train will find this relatively easy. Simply catch the train from Narita
          to Tokyo, then change for Nagano, and then change in Nagano for Arai. The trains are extremely
          efficient and fast, and take only 3 hours from the airport to Arai. Directions for both car and train
          are on the next page :
          Train:     1) Narita to Tokyo.
                     2) Then from Tokyo take the Nagano Shinkansen line.
                     3) Change at Nagano and take the Shinetsu Honsen Line to Arai. (Total 4 hours).
                     4) Allow approximately 13,500 yen for train tickets.


          By Car: 1) Use the Kanetsu Route from Tokyo until Fujioka Junction.
                     2) Take the Joshinetsu Expressway until Nakago Interchange.
                     3) Use State Route 18 until Arai Mountain & Snow Park. (Total approx. 3.5 hours).
                     4) Note: Allow approximately 8,050 yen for toll charges along the way.




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Host Hotel
          The official Host Hotel is Hotel Inn at Arai which is located 500 metres from the finish area.
          Single use of a standard twin room start from 15,000 Japanese Yen and go up to 22,000 JPY.
          However, please note that the hotel does not offer single rooms. The room charges for 2 persons
          in a twin start from 12,000 Japanese Yen and go up to 16,000 JPY. These prices include service
          charges but not tax. The hotel contains three dining facilities, and is completely equipped with
          indoor and outdoor swimming pools, jacuzzi and hot spring bathing facilities.
          There will be bike storage available at the Gondola Station. Also, the storage space will be
          adjusted depending on the number of registering athletes and Trade Teams.


Lodging Options
          All lodging inquiries are to be forwarded to the central accommodation booking tourist office (to
          be confirmed). The designated travel agency is Kintetsu International and the contact is Takuya
          Okamoto who can be contacted on T:+81 3 3263 5581, F:+81 3 32635961. Email : velo@knt-
          tokyo.gr.jp


      Ø     PRINCIPAL ACCOMMODATIONS

            ²      INN AT ARAI (OFFICIAL HOTEL)

                   l     NUMBER OF ROOMS: 148
                   l     CAPACITY: 389 GUESTS
                   l     LOCATION: WITHIN THE PREMISES
            ²      MYOKO PINE VALLEY PRINCE HOTEL (ANNEX)

                   l     NUMBER OF ROOMS: 87
                   l     CAPACITY: 264 GUESTS
                   l     LOCATION: 25 MINUTE DRIVE FROM THE VENUE



      Ø     OTHER OPTIONS

            ²      IN THE PROXIMITY OF ARAI STATION:

                   l     NUMBER OF HOTELS: 7
                   l     CAPACITY: APPROX. 170 GUESTS
                   l     LOCATION: ALL WITHIN 10 MINUTE DRIVE FROM THE VENUE
            ²      AROUND JOETSU STATION:

                   l     NUMBER OF HOTELS: 10
                   l     CAPACITY: APPROX. 900 GUESTS
                   l     LOCATION: ALL WITHIN 30 MINUTE DRIVE FROM THE VENUE



Media Contact & Centre
                                               Assistant Manager, Arai Resort Inc.) and his contact
          The media contact is Mr Satoshi Ohno (
          numbers are :
          Telephone : +81 255 701541 and Fax +81 255 701522




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          The Media Centre will be located at Hotel The Club. The size of Media Centre is 70 square
          meters. The catering will include light snacks such as sandwiches, ham & cheese, soft drinks,
          mineral water, coffee, tea and fruit juice.




Federation Contact
          The Federation representative is Mr Hisao Suzuki, Secretary General of the Japan Cycling
          Federation, who can be contacted at :

                     Daytime phone number: +81 3 35823713

                     Daytime fax number: +81 3 55610508


Race Organisation
          The event is being organised by Event Director Mr Masanori Yamada, Manager of Arai Resort
          Inc. The main contact is :
                     Daytime phone number: +81 255 701569

                     Daytime fax number: +81 255 701522




Race Schedule – Downhill/Dual #5 – Arai Mountain, Japan.
 Thursday                 09h00 – 11h00              Downhill Course Inspection by UCI
 26th                     13h00 – 16h00              On Foot Downhill Course Inspection - Riders/Teams
                          16h00 – 17h00              Dual Course Test Ride by UCI appointed riders.
                          16h00 – 18h00              Registration
 Friday                   10h00 – 12h00              Registration – Final
 27th                     11h00 – 16h00              Downhill Course Open For Training
                          16h00 – 17h00              Downhill Training For Top 80 Men & Top 30 Women
                                                     (No Stopping on course)
                          17h00 – 17h30              Dual Course Test Ride by UCI appointed riders.
                          18h00 – 18h15              Team Managers’ Meeting
 Saturday                 10h00 – 13h00              Downhill Course Open For Training
 28th                     13h00 – 14h00              Downhill Training For Top 80 Men & Top 30 Women
                                                     (No Stopping on course) – Timed Session
                          14h30 – 14h45              Team Managers’ Meeting
                          17h30 – 18h30              Dual Course Training
                          18h45 – 19h45              Dual Qualification
                          20h15 – 21h15              WORLD CUP DUAL FINALS
                          21h30 – 21h45              Awards Ceremony for Dual World Cup
                          21h30 – 23h00              Rider’s Party
 Sunday                   09h00 – 10h30              Downhill Course Open For Training
 29th                     11h00 – 13h00              WORLD CUP DOWNHILL SEMI FINALS
                          14h00 – 16h30              WORLD CUP DOWNHILL FINALS
                          16h45 – 17h00              Awards Ceremony For World Cup Downhill



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Course
     The downhill course, will start a little lower in 2001, where the course begins its first true single track
     section, or at least 50-100m before that, on the open section adjacent to the road. Some other
     sections may be slightly modified but essentially it will be very much the same as the 2000. The first
     technical section begins at the top of a cliff, so the spectators will not be allowed to enter. There are
     many slippery tree roots and drops. The bank is used in the second half of the downhill course
     resembling a giant slalom ski course. Once this point is cleared, there is a jump (drop-off) utilising
     the lift landing. Then after riding through the technically stimulating single track, the course enters
     the ski slope. The switch back of the ski slope also has a drop, making it a difficult section.

     Athletes must almost jump twice in a row, before a sort of reverse camber bank in which one has to
     go against the bank. Then the course leads into a washboard-type trail called the “Wave”. Speed
     increases when the athletes’ field of vision clears as they near the finish line.


     Course percentage of each section:

      Ø       Wide track: 55%
      Ø       Single track: 45%
      Ø       High Speed Track 40%
      Ø       Technical Track 60%


     Within Arai’s downhill course, there are 3 exciting and challenging artificial bridges. The first two
     bridges are 2.5m and 4m long and are in the upper, straight part of the course. They are designed so
     that the athletes can easily balance through the section. The last bridge is up at the top of the ski
     station. The athletes go over a small concrete ramp and a big ramp (2 curved sections).

     Arai Mountain & Snow Park’s mountain has good dark soil with a clay base covered by sand and
     gravel. When the fibrous tree roots become wet and slippery, this soil covers them. In some of the
     sections, there are large roots that are like rocks. Gravel has been added to parts of the course to
     prepare for bad weather and create better conditions, which makes it possible to ride.



Miscellaneous
          •    Registration will be held inside the Gondola Station Building, where it was in 2000, and right
               beside the planned new Expo and Tech area.
          •    The Team Managers’ Meetings will take place in a private room in the 2nd floor of the
               restaurant adjacent to the Gondola Station.
          •    Victory List from previous World Cups at Arai Mountain.

                            Winning Man DH                  Winning Woman DH
           1998             Nicolas Vouilloz (FRA)          Anne-Caroline Chausson (FRA)
           2000             Nicolas Vouilloz (FRA)          Anne-Caroline Chausson (FRA)


                            Winning Man DL                  Winning Woman DL
           1998             Brian Lopes (USA)               Katrina Miller (AUS)
           2000             Brian Lopes (USA)               Anne-Caroline Chausson (FRA)




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        TRANSPORT SHUTTLE FORM
      UCI WORLD CUP – ARAI MOUNTAIN
NAME OF TEAM

NAME OF TEAM LEADER

NAMES OF TEAM MEMBERS
TO TRAVEL ON SHUTTLE




BAGGAGE LIST                                  BIKE BAGS                    BIKE BOXES

                                              PERSONAL BAGES/MECHANIC BOXES ETC



FLIGHT ARRIVAL DETAILS                        ARRIVAL DATE                 FLIGHT NO.

                                              ARRIVAL FROM                 ARRIVAL TIME

FLIGHT DEPARTURE DETAILS                      DEPART DATE                  FLIGHT NO.

                                              DEPARTING TO                 DEPART TIME



YOUR CONTACT DETAILS                          TELEPHONE

                                              FAX


          Please use separate forms if you have different flight details for different members of your team.
          Please fax forms to Masanori Yamada: +81 255 701522.
          Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to Arai Mountain, Japan!




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LEYSIN, SWITZERLAND – DH/DL/XC #6 – 4/5 AUGUST

Location & general information
          The village of Leysin is very proud and happy to be part of the circuit for the year 2001, and is
          looking forward to welcoming the TISSOT/UCI WORLD CUP, once again.

          Leysin is a young and exciting village, located at an altitude of 1300m. The village itself has been
          built on the south face of the of the mountain, facing an open valley. The resort is at a 50
          minutes drive from Lausanne, and at a two hours from Geneva airport. It is fortunate to be in the
          proximity (10 minutes) of the UCI’s future Cycling World Center, which will open in 2002, in
          Aigle.

          Leysin offers a large selection of hotels, chalets and apartments and not to forget, its revolving
          restaurant on the top of the mountain (2’048m), with a panoramic view of the Pre-Alps, the Mont-
          Blanc and the Lake of Geneva. The village is also the home of many sunny terrasses, shops and
          four international schools.

          Leysin, with its many indoor sports facilities, ice-skating rink, curling, swimming-pool, squash,
          tennis, fitness can offer you the sport you are looking for. For those looking for outdoor events,
          Leysin offers mountain bike trails, 60 km ski runs, cross-country skiing, climbing and much
          more.


Host Hotel
          The Host Hotel for the event is the Classic Hôtel ****, which is only 300m from the finish area and
          can be contacted via the following:

                                      T : +41 24 4930606
                                      F : +41 24 4930693
                                      E : reception@classic-hotel.ch
                                      Website : http://www.leysin.ch

          The price for a single room in the main wing, facing south is 150 Sfr, and for a single room in the
          main wing facing north is 130 Sfr. Bikes are not permitted in the rooms but a special room will be
          made available.

Lodging Options
          There is a wide range of alternative accommodation, anything from 4 star to camping. It’s
          recommended that you contact Leyson Tourism for reservation inquiries.

                                      Tel. +41 24 4942244
                                      Fax : +41 24 4941616
                                      E-mail : tourism@leysin.ch
                                      Website : http://www.leysin.ch

Transportation
          Leysin is centrally located. It’s twenty minutes drive from a main European highway, about two
          hours by car or train from the Geneva International airport, where there are various possibilities
          for renting a car. The spectators arriving by car or train can use the free shuttle, running through
          the village all day long, for the whole summer.
                                      Alamo :               +41 22 7984405
                                      Avis :                +41 22 7982300
                                      Budget :              +41 22 7982253
                                      Europcar :            +41 22 7981110


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                                      Hertz :               +41 22 7982202


Media Contact & Centre
          The media contact is Thierry Jeanningros, who is the Tourism Office Director. Her contact details
          are:
                                      T: +41 24 4942244
                                      F: +41 24 4941616
                                      E: info@mtb-leysin-2000.ch

          The media centre has an area of 540m2 and is located next to the race office, in the Tourist
          Office building, which is situated 50m from the gondola. A place will be reserved for a snack-bar
          (coffee, tea, sandwiches, etc.) The technical installations for the media center are as follows:

                §    3 faxes
                §    4 – 6 phones
                §    4 – 6 modem lines
                §    3 computer with Internet access
                §    3 Photocopy machines
                §    10 – 15 electrical outlets
                §    Food & beverage

Race Organisation
          The Organising Committee of this event is based in Leysin, headed up by Jean-Marc Udriot,
          (President), Serge Veuthey, (Race Director) and Sandrine Mermod (Coordinator-Secretary):

                                      MTB LEYSIN 2001
                                      Case Postale 62
                                      1854 LEYSIN
                                      Switzerland
                                      T: +41 79 3324758
                                      F: +41 24 4941616
                                      E: info@mtb-leysin-2000.ch
                                      + Cc: jmudriot@bluewin.ch and sandrine@mtb-leysin-2000.ch
                                      Website: www.mtb-leysin-2000.ch

Federation Contact
          The Federation contact is Alex Suter from the Swiss Cycling Federation’s Mountain Bike
          Commission, who can be contacted at :
                                Tel. : +41 71 8446634
                                Mobile : +41 79 4684778
                                Fax : +41 71 8446666
                                E-mail : alex.suter@goldach.ch


Extra Entertainment
          •     Wednesday 1st August: There will be a foot race Hill Climb on the Aigle-Aï -Leysin route.
                Contact the organising committee for more information.
          •     Wednesday 1st August: Swiss National Day, fire works, special entertainment.
          •     Saturday and Sunday: Kids entertainment, climbing wall, mule rides, live music etc.




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Race Schedule: World Cup XC/DH/DL #6: Leysin, Switzerland.
 Wednesday                06h00 – 12h00              Hill Climb : Aigle – Aï – Leysin : Foot Race
 1st                      09h00 – 11h00              Downhill Course Inspection by UCI
                          11h00 – 14h00              Cross Country Course Inspection by UCI
                          14h00 – 16h00              On Foot Downhill Course Inspection – Riders/Teams
                          15h00 – 18h00              Cross Country course open for training
                          15h00 – 18h00              Registration
                          16h00 – 17h00              Dual Course Test Ride by UCI appointed riders.
                          17h00 – ……..               Swiss National Day : Fire Works
 Thursday                 10h00 – 12h00              Registration
 2nd                      10h00 – 16h00              Cross Country Course Open For Training
                          11h00 – 16h00              Downhill Course Open For Training
                          16h00 – 17h00              Downhill Training For Top 80 Men & Top 30 Women (No
                                                     Stopping on course)
                          17h00 – 17h30              Dual Course Test Ride by UCI appointed riders.
 Friday                   10h00 – 12h00              Final Registration for Saturday Races
 3rd                      10h00 – 13h00              Downhill Course Open For Training
                          13h00 – 14h00              Downhill Training For Top 80 Men & Top 30 Women
                                                     (No Stopping on course) – Timed Session
                          14h30 – 16h30              Time Trial
                          14h45 – 16h15              Dual Course Training
                          16h30 – 17h30              Dual Qualification
                          18h00 – 18h15              Team Managers’ Meeting
                          18h00 – ……..               Music, Entertainment.
 Saturday                 08h30 – 10h00              Citizen cross-country race: time trial
 4th                      09h00 – 10h30              Downhill Course Open For Training
                          10h30 – 11h30              Final Registration for Sunday Races
                          11h00 – 13h00              WORLD CUP DOWNHILL SEMI FINALS
                          12h30 – 14h00              Cross Country Course Open For Training (World Cup)
                          14h00 – 16h30              WORLD CUP DOWNHILL FINALS
                          16h45 – 17h00              Awards Ceremony For World Cup Downhill
                          17h00 – 17h15              Team Managers’ Meeting
                          17h00 – 17h45              Dual Course Training
                          18h00 – 19h00              WORLD CUP DUAL FINALS
                          19h15 – 19h30              Awards Ceremony For World Cup Dual
                          20h00 – ……..               Live Music
 Sunday                   08h30 – 10h00              Junior Men’s Cross Country World Cup Support Race
 5th                      08h35 – 10h00              Junior Women’s Cross Country World Cup Support Race
                          10h00 – 10h15              Awards for Junior Cross Country Races
                          10h30 – 13h00              WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CROSS COUNTRY
                          13h30 – 16h00              MEN’S WORLD CUP CROSS COUNTRY
                          16h30 – 16h45              Awards Ceremony For World Cup Cross Country

Courses
          Downhill:
          The course will be mainly the same as 2000, but start a little lower adjacent to the top lake area.
          The man made jump more than half way down will be made more natural. Some of the grass
          sections, off camber, will also be improved.
          -          Straight ahead, 300m. Very fast speed.
          -          Large path ways, 50m, tight corners.


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          -          Large pasture, entrance to a slower rocky area, return to pasture, long and fast turns,
                     jump across mountain road, 400m.
          -          Landing in another pasture, then 3 turns, return to singletrack, earth, narrow, technical,
                     rocky, medium speed, 150m.
          -          Enter forest, earth, roots, traverse a path, narrow path, 50m.
          -          Enter another forest, narrow singletrack with technical turns on rocks and roots, between
                     trees, slow speed, 300m.
          -          « Viper Drop » jump, return to rocky pathway, wide path, fast speed, 100m.
          -          Opening on to large descent « Tréssailaire », followed by large wide turns on earthy
                     surface, and entrance to the forest « Le Bosquet » technical method between trees,
                     rocks, roots, slow speed, 100m.
          -          Return to main path, large pasture, large jump « Le très célèbre », fast speed, 50m.
          -          Singletrack in the forest, narrow, roots and rocks, arriving at very technical passage,
                     descent in the rocks, « Le Tobbogan », slalom between trees and turns on the earthy
                     surface, slow speed, 200m.
          -          Exit forest to small pasture, fast speed, 20m.
          -          Jump and return to a large pathway, fast speed, 200m.
          -          Lefthand turn to pasture, slalom with sloped turns, traversing a 8m large covered bridge,
                     fast speed, 100m, finish in sight.
          -          Pasture with last sloped turn, and….Finish

          Course statistics for Leysin Downhill:

                     1.    Downhill                                   100%
                     2.    Wide Track                                  65%
                     3.    Single Track                                35%
                     4.    High speed downhill                         60%
                     5.    Slow or technical downhill                  40%

          Dual

          The Dual will take place at the same spot then last year. The course will be significantly
          reshaped and made longer.

          Cross Country

          The start and finish lines will be by the downhill finish area. After 970 meters through open fields,
          the the course will mainly take place by the ice-rink stadium, through the woods. The course is
          6.62km long. (See graph on the next page).


Miscellaneous
          •    The Registration will take place in the Leysin Tourism Office which is situated in the middle of
               the village of Leysin, just 150m from the finish area.
          •    The Team Managers Meeting will be in located in the Classic Hotel which is situated at 2
               minutes from the Leysin Tourist Office.
          •    Lock up security will be provided for the bikes.
          •    Here’s the victory list from the previous World Cup race in Leysin.

                            Winning Man DH                  Winning Woman DH
              2000          Cédric Gracia (FRA)             Anne-Caroline Chausson (FRA)


                            Winning Man DL                  Winning Woman DL
              2000          Brian Lopes (USA)               Anne-Caroline Chausson (FRA)




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KAPRUN, AUSTRIA - DH/DL/XC #7 - 11/12 AUGUST

Location & General Information
          Kaprun-Zell am See will host the prestigious UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, including
          Trials, for the period from 7-15 September, 2002. The Tissot-UCI Mountain Bike World Cup 2001
          will be presented as the Pre World Championships.

          Kaprun has been organising Downhill races for more than a decade now and belongs in most
          people´s opinions to the most traditional and attractive racing sites in Europe. The Kaprun World
          Cup event taking place virtually in the heart of Europe, has helped to establish and further
          develop a positive image of mountain biking.

          Kaprun-Zell am See - located in the middle of Austria – is a well known and popular resort for
          both summer and winter offering a wide variety (more than 40) of sports and recreation activities
          all year round. There are approximately 20’000 guest beds of different categories available in this
          famous tourist area. Kaprun-Zell am See has not only organised mountain bike events since
          1988 but it has also hosted National Team training camps. By the year 2001 Kaprun-Zell am
          See will have hosted 9 UCI World Cups (4 of which will have been finals), and 5 other major
          races attracting more than 20,000 spactators each. The Pre Worlds will be the 13th major race at
          this famous site.

Host Hotel
          The official host hotel for the event is the Hotel Steigenberger Avance which is located at :

                                           Schloßstraße 751
                                           5710 Kaprun
                                           T : + 43 6547 7647
                                           F :+ 43 6547 7680
                                           E: steigenberger.kaprun@netway.at

          The Hotel is situated about 300 meters from the central finishing area; rate for a single room
          ATS 1000 (SFR 120). Refrain from taking the bikes to the rooms, as bike storage is available in
          the Hotel.

Lodging Options
          There are condos available with prices ranging from ATS 300 to ATS 800. Please note, that there
          is a booking hotline offered by the Tourist Office, Salzburger Platz 601, A-5710 Kaprun.

                                           T: +43 6547 8080
                                           F: +43 6547 8192
                                           E: kaprun@gold.at

          For Tissot-UCI Mountain Bike World Cup reservations. Please ask Alexandra Duffek for special
          rates. For visa invitations please contact the travel agency :

                                                     Vorderegger
                                                     Gletschermoosstrasse 14
                                                     A-5700 Zell am See
                                                     T: +43 6542 5499
                                                     F: +43 6542 5499-29
                                                     E: incoming1@vorderegger.at




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          The possibility for bike storage exists in most of the accommodations, conference facilities are
          also available free of charge.

Transportation
          The nearest train station can be found in Zell am See (6 km), the closest airports are Salzburg
          (80 km), Innsbruck (150 km) and Munich/Franz Josef Strauss (220 km); car rental: Europcar
          (phone Europcar Austria: +43 1 740504000, E-mail: europcar.sales@denzel.co.at, web for
          international reservations: www.europcar.at

          Travel time to Salzburg is approximately 1 hour, to Innsbruck approximately 2 hours and to
          Munich approximately 2 ½ hours.

          Directions:
          From Salzburg Airport take highway A10 (E55) until you see the sign leading to “Bischofshofen
          / St. Johann / Gasteinertal / Zell am See“, follow route 311 to Kaprun-Zell am See.

          From Innsbruck Airport take highway A12 (E45) to „Wörgl“ and follow route 312 to „Kitzbühel –
          Mittersill“ and then route 168 to Kaprun-Zell am See.

          From Munich Airport take highway E45 to „Wörgl“ and follow route 312 to „Kitzbühel – Mittersill“
          and then route 168 to Kaprun-Zell am See.

          The official airlines are the Star Alliance airlines. For special rates world wide please contact the
          official travel agency of the Austrian Olympic Commitee, please contact:

                                                     Wolfgang Weiss
                                                     Tel.: ++43 676 513 88 97
                                                     E-mail: w.weiss@gmx.at

Media Centre & contact
          The local media contact person is Monika Eder at the Tourist office in Kaprun.

                                                     Salzburger Platz 601
                                                     A-5710 Kaprun
                                                     T: +43 6547 8643 14
                                                     F: +43 6547 8643 43
                                                     E: m.eder@kaprun.net

          The Media Centre (2 rooms with approximately 90 + 75 m²) is likely to be located at the Hotel
          Steigenberger Avance, the Host Hotel of the event. It will provide the media with all the facilities
          they need. The following facitlities will be installed:

          9 phone lines (ISDN tone and pulse dial, plug type Austrian Standard TAF N/F Western), 9 fax
          lines and machines (Gestetner), 3 high-speed photocopiers, one with collating function
          (Gestetner), space for 40 media representatives in two rooms, 40 electrical outlets, security
          lock-up for media-equipment next to the Media Centre, web access. No problems should arise
          when using modems although a technical trouble shooter will be on hand just in case.

          Coffee, tea and soft drinks will be served 5 days a week. A buffet with snacks and a „media
          menue“ will be served during the day.

          Please note: Access to the race courses is only permitted for MBPA Press members.
          Credentials for the VIP tents, and the VIP sections as well as free entrance to the recreation
          centre „Optimum“ will be reserved in advance for MBPA Press. They will be handed out in the
          Media Centre on arrival. Photographers and journalists will receive armbands together with their
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          A Media Shuttle service will be provided to the start area of the downhill race. The central pick-up
          area is in front of the Media Centre at Avance Hotel Steigenberger Kaprun.

Race Schedule – Triple World Cup XC/DH/DL #7 – Kaprun,
Austria.
  Wednesday               09h00 – 11h00            Downhill Course Inspection by UCI
  8th                     11h00 – 14h00            Cross Country Course Inspection by UCI
                          14h00 – 16h00            On Foot Downhill Course Inspection – Riders/Teams
                          15h00 – 18h00            Cross Country course open for training
                          15h00 – 18h00            Registration and Accreditation at Kaprun Town Hall
                          16h00 – 17h00            Dual Course Test Ride by UCI appointed riders.
                          19h00 – 23h00            Riders’ Party at the “Baum Bar”.
  Thursday                10h00 – 12h00            Registration and Accreditation at Kaprun Town Hall
  9th                     10h00 – 16h00            Cross Country Course Open For Training
                          11h00 – 16h00            Downhill Course Open For Training
                          16h00 – 17h00            Downhill Training For Top 80 Men & Top 30 Women (No
                                                   Stopping on course)
                          17h00 – 17h30            Dual Course Test Ride by UCI appointed riders.
                          17h45 – 18h00            Team Managers’ Meeting, Seminar Room at the “Optimum”
                          18h00 – 19h00            Official Press Conference
                          19h00 – 23h00            “Worlds Party” in the Mountain Bike Village
  Friday                  10h00 – 12h00            Final Registration for World Cup at Kaprun Town Hall
  10th                    10h00 – 13h00            Downhill Course Open For Training
                          13h00 – 14h00            Downhill Training For Top 80 Men & Top 30 Women
                                                   (No Stopping on course) – Timed Session
                          14h30 – 17h00            World Cup Time Trial Qualification – Women and Men
                          15h00 – 17h00            Dual Course Training
                          17h30 – 18h30            Dual Qualification
                          18h30 – 21h00            Public Dual Exhibition
                          18h45 – 19h00            Team Managers’ Meeting, Seminar Room at the “Optimum”
                          21h00 – 23h00            “Expo Party”
  Saturday                09h00 – 10h30            Downhill Course Open For Training
  11th                    11h00 – 13h00            WORLD CUP DOWNHILL SEMI FINALS
                          12h30 – 14h00            Cross Country Course Open For Training (World Cup
                                                   Riders)
                          14h00 – 16h30            WORLD CUP DOWNHILL FINALS
                          16h45 – 17h00            Awards Ceremony For World Cup Downhill
                          17h00 – 18h00            Autograph Session in the Expo/Tech Area – all Teams
                          18h00 – 18h15            Team Managers’ Meeting, Seminar Room at the “Optimum”
                          19h00 – 19h45            Dual Course Training
                          20h00 – 21h00            WORLD CUP DUAL FINALS
                          21h15 – 21h30            Awards Ceremony For World Cup Dual
                          21h30………                 Downhill/Dual World Cup Party in Kaprun Village
                          ….
  Sunday                  08h30 – 10h00            Junior Men’s Cross Country World Cup Support Race
  12th                    08h35 – 10h00            Junior Women’s Cross Country World Cup Support Race
                          10h30 – 13h00            WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CROSS COUNTRY
                          13h30 – 16h00            MEN’S WORLD CUP CROSS COUNTRY
                          16h30 – 16h45            Awards Ceremony For World Cup Cross Country




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Federation Contact
          The federation contact is the Austrian Cycling Federation (Österreichischer Radsportverband) –
          Mountain Bike Commission – Wolfgang Weiss, Kaiser Ebersdorfer Str. 46b, A-1110 Wien.

                     T: +43 1 768 16 91
                     F: +43 1 768 16 76
                     E: oerv@aon.at or oerv-mtb@gmx.at
                     Web Site: www.asn.or.at/oerv

Race Organisation
          The event is organised by the Organisation Committee of the Worlds 2002. Concerning
          marketing, press and financial aspects please contact the General Secretary Hans Wallner. As
          far as sport, federation, teams or races are concerned please contact Wolfgang Weiss.

                     Hans Wallner                                  Wolfgang Weiss
                     Event Director                                Race Director
                     Salzburger Platz 601                          Salzachweg 3
                     A-5710 Kaprun                                 A-5730 Mittersill
                     T: +43 6547 8643                              T: +43 676 513 88 97
                     F: +43 6547 7552                              F: +43 6562 4142 4
                     E: h.wallner@kaprun.net                       E: w.weiss@gmx.at



Hot Tips - Social Activities !

           „World Cup Party“: A festival with music, beer and food that takes place in Kaprun are the
          World Cup weekend, offering a wide range of various entertainment without having to leave the
          village. There are many restaurants and bars open at this time of the year, and of course, there´s
          always the Baum Bar, right next door to the new Expo and Tech area.

          The Organisation and Host Federation will send the official race manual for Team managers to all
          UCI National Federations and UCI Trade Teams. Further information on facilities and organising
          details can be found in the race manual. MBPA Press members will receive further information
          on this event and the Worlds 2002 regularly !

          Free entrance to the recreation centre (indoor pool, sauna, outdoor pool, fitness club)
          „Optiumum“ in Kaprun for MBPA, Rainbow pass holders and organisation credentialled persons.
          The Team Managers´ office will provide all informations for the Teams.

Courses
          Dual:

          To offer the media, spectators and the TV consumers a big show and the riders a lot of fun,
          Kaprun will organise a night Dual race. The dual course starts on a platform next to the
          farmhouse of „Unteraigen“. Side by side for the first 150m the course will follow the track of the
          downhill course. The course will be double the length than the year before and will take almost
          35 to 40 seconds each run. Using the natural obstacles, the course will be designed by Eric
          Carter for the Tissot World Cup 2001. Big jumps and berms will be an attraction for spectators
          as well as riders.

          Downhill:

          The course of 2000 won further acclaim , but with only one concern, the middle section of the
          course. Different options for the middle section in Kaprun were inspected by UCI athletes’
          representative, Bas the Bever. The solution found meets all the requirements set by the UCI, the



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          riders, the organisers, and importantly, as well as the landowners. It has been integrated in to
          the course description which follows.

          The start will be placed at the top of the Maiskogel (1.545m), adjacent to a restaurant building
          which can be used in summer to provide enough shelter tor the riders in spells of bad weather
          conditions. The warm up area for 30-40 riders is built on the platform next to the station of the
          chairlift. The organisation provides a warm up tent. The shuttle system for 2001 will be the same
          as in the year 2000. Shuttle service for all riders, media and spectators will be provided by the
          organisation from the central shuttle parking area after the tunnel (next to the schools of Kaprun)
          up to the Almlift. UCI Trade teams can take their riders up to the chairlift station with the own
          team buses. The chairlift has to be used by all athletes. Service for handling the bikes from/to
          the shuttle cars and the chairlift will be offered by the organisation.

          After the start, competitors cross the chairlift clearing and then ride at fairly high speed into an
          exciting section of forest with challenging rocks and tree roots. After the steep forest section
          (1,500m) the course runs next to the road. Then a big but safe jump over a fireroad takes the
          riders to the chairlift-station where they reach the classical section of former Kaprun downhills,
          the „Wiesengrad“ or as some call it „Pinball Alley“. This important section will not be changed
          from the year 2000 for 2001.

          After riding almost the full length of the Wiesengrad the course follows the 1998 section straight
          on to the the rocky part called „S.P. crash“ leading left to the farmhouse of the „Plattenbauer“.
          Crossing the farmyard on asphalt (80m) as well as the „Schaufelbergstrasse and shuttle way“
          the riders move on to the bumpy section called „hell“ (in 2000 it was the section that was made
          straight without the switchbacks), leaving through wood sections followed by the ski piste track
          of the old T-bar lift.

          Keeping straight and fast the riders come to a tight and technical descent leading to the
          „Gasthof Unteraigen“. The vertical drop from „Unteraigen“ to the finish area is approximately
          200m containing 3 big jumps, spots where more than 20,000 spectators will be waiting for the
          riders. The finish bowl will be moved a little bit up in the direction to the last jump and will be
          placed approximately 50m after it, creating a dramatic finish. The character of Kaprun should be
          kept with 40% technical forest section, 30% Wiesengrad and fast downhill and 30% track with
          jumps and fast downhill for spectators and downhill sport marketing on TV.

          Course details:
                                1. Descending               100%    3.600m
                                2. Wide track               23%        800m
                                4. Narrow track             67%     2.400m
                                5. Fast downhill sections    60%    2.150m
                                6. Slow downhill sections    40%    1.450m

                                Finish altitude                       770m
                                Start altitude                      1.545m
                                Elevation:                            775m
                                Forest tracks:              44%     1.600m
                                Grass and dirt:             26%       920m
          Cross Country:

          The course starts in the central „Mountainbike village“ of Kaprun. For the first time in history,
          cross country trails surrounding the whole village of Kaprun will be offered to the participants.
          The length of the Cross Country course is close to 7km, taking the riders back to the finish area
          for two times. The design of the race course represents the interests of media, sponsors and
          spectators. Former World Champion Michael Rasmussen (DEN) and Austrian international Peter
          Presslauer lent a helping hand on designing the XC track.

          The course starts on an asphalt road (start loop for approximately 600m on asphalt, all other
          loops passing a bridge, moving into a gravel path stuffed with hand built obstacles in flat sections



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          for approximately 800m) on an open wide mountain bike track to the „Burg Kaprun“. The first
          Feed Zone will be placed in this section. After arriving at the „Burg Kaprun“, a short climb of
          approximately 300m brings the riders through a technical wood and water sections to a small
          platform. Running on grass and in open technical sections, the riders will cross a small brook
          and will move into a gravel path, passing a small creek again and developing into a steep climb
          (250m length) with single tracks on gravel subsoil taking the athletes up to the „Guesthouse
          Guggenbichl“.

          The course, constantly changing types of ground, becomes a technical and narrow track on
          grass and dirt for approximately 250m. It crosses the small creek again, joins a forest road on a
          climb for a about 1km, leading the participants partly in single trail sections, with roots, to
          narrow bends and back again to the main natural forest soil and gravel road. The course
          reaches the highest elevation after 3.8km, abruplty changing into a steep downhill next to the
          „Lederer creek“, crossing this brook again, the course will take the riders on steep single and
          double tracks back to Kaprun village. Passing the „Gasthof Mühle“ and under the
          „Umfahrungstrasse“ through a small subway, a flat section will start on dirt and gravel – improved
          with a few hand built obstacles - along the old finish area of Kaprun. Moving under the
          „Umfahrungsstrasse“ by an underpass again the track is keeping straight on the way to the
          „Schulsportanlage“ (second Feed Zone), where on mineral and gravel soil different big obstacles
          and bumpy sections are erected to be done by the athletes. The course remains flat and
          welcomes the riders to „the Baum-Bar Disco tunnel“ just before the the finish area of the
          Downhill and Dual. The cross country track passes along next to the finish bowl of the Downhill
          and Dual competitions to be continued on an ascent of approximately 250m on the ski T-bar lift
          runs and moving to the right into forest and technical single track. Coming out of the forest the
          track turns right, most of the time the „Einödweg“ (asphalt) once and again interrupted by single
          trails in dirt and mud on the forest border will take the riders back to the start and finish line.
          Welcome in Kaprun „Mountainbike centre“ for the next loop !

          Course details:

                            1. Climbing                     45%   3.150m
                            2. Descending                   15%   1.070m
                            3. Wide track                   58%   4.100m
                            4. Narrow track                 42%   2.900m
                            5. Fast downhill sections        8%     530m
                            6. Slow downhill sections        7%     440m
                            Total length                          7.000m

          Hand built obstacles of the Cross country course:
          Big rocks will be moved into the track after the start, where the riders have to move around and
          along. The second hand made section with obstacles is built from the „Sporthotel“ to the
          „Schulsportanlage“ for a length of approximately 500m.

          Water crossings:
          There are 5 water crossings on this course. The first will be next to the „Burg Kaprun“, passing a
          small creek (1m wide) under a bridge, the second crossing will be just before moving into the
          steep ascent to „Guggenbichl“ where the third water crossing will be done on the climb, the
          fourth creek will be passed approximately 250m after the „Gasthof Guggenbichl“ and the last one
          just after the downhill moving to the „Winkldörfl“.




Miscellaneous

          •    The „Permanence“ will be in the townhall of Kaprun situated, in the centre of Kaprun village.
               Coming to Kaprun you turn left, cross the bridge and turn right in front of Hotel



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               Steigenberger. Stay on W. Fazokas Street for approximately 150m and you will be directly in
               front of the „Permanence“. In this building of the „Permanence“ the registration and the
               accreditation will be placed.


          •    The Team Managers´ Meetings will take place in the conference room at the „Optimum“
               recreation centre. This centre is situated in the park just behind the Avance Hotel
               Steigenberger. Central parking spaces can be found if you take the Schlosstrasse in front of
               Avance Hotel Steigenberger, turning right at Gasthof Mitteregger and moving into
               „Neustrasse“. Or take the „W.Fazokas street“ and turn left directly to the „Optimum“. The
               conference room for Team Managers´ Meetings is marked all over Kaprun village. The „Team
               manager´s office“ is situated near the Finish area. All informations for Teams will be provided
               in this office.
          •    See the next page for the new layout of the Kaprun Finish Area.


          •    Victory List from previous World Cups in Kapun.

                            Winning Man DH                  Winning Woman DH
           1993             Jürgen Beneke (GER)             Regina Stiefl (GER)
           1994             François Gachet (FRA)           Regina Stiefl (GER)
           1995             Myles Rockwell (USA)            Regina Stiefl (GER)
           1996             Rob Warner (GBR)                Missy Giove (USA)
           1997             John Tomac (USA)                Missy Giove (USA)
           1998             Nicolas Vouilloz (FRA)          Anne Caroline Chausson (FRA)
           1999             Gerwin Peters (NED)             Anne Caroline Chausson (FRA)
           2000             Nicolas Vouilloz (FRA)          Anne Caroline Chausson (FRA)

                            Winning Man DL                  Winning Woman DL
           1997*            Shaun Palmer (USA)              Katrina Miller (AUS)
           1998             Eric Carter (USA)               Katrina Miller (AUS)
           1999             Eric Carter (USA)               Katrina Miller (AUS)
           2000             Brian Lopes (USA)               Anne Caroline Chausson (FRA)

          * Demonstration Dual Slalom, not a World Cup




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MONT-SAINTE-ANNE, CANADA – XC/DH/DL #8 - 25/26 AUGUST

Location & General Information

          Mont-Sainte-Anne is the only resort to have host one (or two) World Cup stage every year since
          its debut in 1991, except for 1998 because they organised the World Championships. This
          represents 8 cross-country, 7 downhill and 2 dual World Cups.

          Mont-Sainte-Anne is also a well-known for its extra-curricular program, and mostly for its now
          famous Sunday night rider’s banquet (Theme nights to remember: Awards, Elvis, Disco, James
          Bond, Drag Queen & Divas, Chinese shadows… just to name a few).

          Mont-Sainte-Anne is situated at the cross roads of the Quebec / Charlevoix tourist regions. The
          resort is a half hour drive from Quebec City and forty minutes from the Quebec airport.

          It is definitely one of the best place in eastern Canada to ride a mountain bike. The mountain is
          situated at 800 metres of altitude, with a vertical drop of 650 metres and with more 200 km of
          mountain bike trails. There are numerous other outdoor activities available: 2 golf courses,
          wonderful waterfalls, horseback riding, paragliding, etc.

          The view from the top of the mountain is a panorama including Cap Tourmente, l'île d'Orleans
          and as far as Quebec City itself. Parc Mont Sainte Anne is a 77km2 nature park and in the
          winter it’s eastern Canada's largest ski area. It is well known for its 55 alpine ski trails and its
          250km of cross country trails.

Host Hotel
                                   H
          The host hotel is the 4½ Chateau Mont-Sainte-Anne. The hotel offers a special price at $99
          Cdn / night (single or double). This hotel is located right on the site, have kitchenettes in each
          room, great restaurants, massage centre, indoor/outdoor pools, etc. It is a perfect location.


          Note: Make sure to mention the UCI World Cup if you want the 99$/night price.


                     HOTEL CHÂTEAU MONT-SAINE-ANNE
                     500, boul. Beau-Pré
                     Beaupré, Quebec, G0A 1E0

                     Tel +1 418 827 5211 or +1 800 4634467 (North America only, toll free)
                     Fax +1 418 8275072
                     Web: www.quebecweb.com/hcmsa

Lodging Options

          Lodging options are definitely not a problem at Mont-Sainte-Anne! Many possibilities are
          available: auberge, hotels, condominiums, bed & breakfasts, etc.

          Some of these establishments are encouraging the event by providing some services to the
          organisation. So please, contact Gestev to enquire which ones are helping the event and
          encourage those who support our sport.


          You can check lodging possibilities on: www.mont-sainte-anne.com




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Best Lodging Options

 OFFICIAL HOTEL                                             CHALETS VILLAGE (0.8 km) 10 chalets
 CHÂTEAU MONT-SAINTE-ANNE (on site)                         C.P. 275, Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré, GOA 3CO
 236 rooms                                                  Tel. : (418) 650-2030 Fax : (418) 650-2030
 500, Boul. Beau-Pré, Beaupré GOA 1EO                       Tel. : 1 800 461-2030 (CAN & USA)
 Tel. : (418) 827-5211 Fax : (418) 827-5072                 Web Site : www.chalet-village.qc.ca
 Tel. : 1 888-824-2832 (CAN & USA)
 E-mail : hcmsa@total.net                                   Houses for rent of 4 to 14 bedrooms, 2 to 5 bathrooms.
                                                            Located at 0.8 km from the mountain base. Sauna ,hot
 Located on site, with its new 4 stars ‘’Polo Country’’     tub and kitchen fully equipped.
 style, we offer indoor and outdoor pool, sauna,
 exercise room, massotherapy, service game room             DOMAINE VAL DES NEIGES (1 km) 51 condos
 for kids and great dining.                                 203, Val des Neiges, Beaupré GOA 1EO
                                                            Tel. : (418) 827-5721 Fax : (418) 827-5991
 AU PIED DU MONT CONDO (1km) 71 condos                      Tel. : 1 800 463-2625 (CAN & USA)
 2, rue Bélanger, Beaupré GOA 1EO                           1 to 2 rooms & 34 units (4 to 6 persons).
 Tel. : (418) 827-5235 Fax : (418) 827-4756
 Tel. : 1 800 463-1870 (CAN)                                Little village of touristic furnished houses. Fully
 E-mail : lmichaud @intertour.com                           equipped with kitchen and fireplace. Access to the
                                                            sport complex, nautilus, pool, sauna, hot tub, 2 tennis, 2
 Comfortable lodging, fully equipped condos, free           badminton, arcade and pool room.
 access to 5 outdoor swimming pools, one indoor pool.
 Near two golf courses, horseback riding, parapente, 1      HÔTEL VAL DES NEIGES (1 km) 110 rooms
 km from the mountain.                                      201, Val-des-Neiges, Beaupré GOA 1EO
                                                            Tel. : (418) 827-5711 Fax : (418) 827-5997
                                                            Tel. : 1 800 463-5250 (CAN & USA)
 LE SCANDINAVE CONDO-HOTEL (0,8 km)
                                                            Web Site: www.familledufour.com
 32 condos
 110, rue de la Tourbe,
                                                              Located right at the bottom of the mountain this hotel
 St-Férréol-les-Neiges, G0A 3R0
                                                               offers a choice of 110 luxury rooms. Some of them
 Tel. : (418) 826-3006 Fax : (418) 826-0513
                                                            equipped with whirlpool, mezzanine and fireplace. Dining
 Tel. : 1 800 995-3006(CAN)
                                                            room, bars, indoor swimming pool with outdoor terrasse,
 Web Site: www.quebecweb.com/scandinave
                                                              sauna and whirlpool. Outdoor tennis and biking trails.
 Modern studios with kitchenette and some fireplace.
                                                            REFUGE DU FAUBOURG (1 km) 27 rooms
 Comfortable and fully equipped chalets from 2 to 3
                                                            1910, bl. les Neiges, St-Ferréol GOA 3RO
 bedrooms.
                                                            Tel. : (418) 826-2869 Fax : (418) 826-0822
                                                            Tel. : 1 800 463-5752 (CAN & USA)
 CHALETS MONT-SAINTE-ANNE (on site)
                                                            Rooms with 1 to 3 beds.
 36 condos
 1, Beau Soleil, C.P. 288, Beaupré GOA 1EO
                                                            Located next to the Mont-Sainte-Anne, we offer a cosy
 Tel. : 827-5776 Fax : (418) 827-5984
                                                            place. With our rooms and bar, we offer a cheerful and
 Tel. : 1 800 463-4395 (CAN & USA)
                                                            relaxing atmosphere. Pool, volleyball etc....
 Web Site : sin.qc.ca./hotels/chalets mont ste anne
              3 to 5 rooms & 1 to 3 bathrooms.
                                                            VILLAGE TOURISTIQUE MONT-SAINTE-ANNE
  Located directly on the Mountain Bike World Cup site.     (on site) 49 condos - 1 to 3 rooms.
            Spacious condos fully equipped.                 1000, Boul. Beau-Pré, Beaupré, GOA 1EO
                                                            Tel. : (418) 827-2002 Fax : (418) 827-6666
 CHALETS MONTMORENCY (1 km) 43 condos                       Tel. : 1 800 463-7775 (CAN & USA)
 1768, ave Royale, St-Ferréol GOA 3RO                       Web Site: www.villagetouristique.com
 Tel. : (418) 826-2600 Fax : (418) 826-1123
 Tel. : 1 800 463-2612 (CAN & USA)                          For a family vacation or a friendly get-together, we offer all
 Web Site: www.fortune1000.ca/cm                            the comfort and facilities of a four-season resort. Our
 1 à 5 rooms.                                               air-conditioned units are equipped with kitchen, fireplace



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                                                            and some with whirlpool bath.
 Europe’s world charm comes alive at Chalets
 Montmorency at the foot of the mountain. Vacation          CAMPING MONT-SAINTE-ANNE (7 km) - 166 spaces
 village having six Swiss-style buildings.                  C.P. 400, Beaupré GOA 1EO
                                                            Tel. : (418) 826-2323 or 827-4561

                                                            Fully equipped camping


Transportation

          By plane: The Quebec airport is located a 40 minute drive from Mont-Sainte-Anne. All major car
          rental companies are represented there. Gestev offers a complimentary shuttle service for
          athletes, journalists and team staff upon previous arrangements. Just contact the Gestev office
          for further information on this matter.

          By bus / train: You can get to Quebec by train or bus (via Montreal). Inform Gestev of your
          itinerary and someone from the Organising Committee will pick you up at your arrival in Quebec.


Media Contact & Centre

          Before the event the media contact will be Chantal Lachance and during the event it will be
          Suzanne Roy. The contact numbers are :

          The media Centre is located in the Official Hotel and will offer the folowing as the
          minimum equipment / services for the press:

          •          8 modem lines
          •          4-6 phones
          •          2 XEROX photocopiers
          •          3 XEROX faxes
          •          20-25 electrical outlets
          •          1 computer with internet access
          •          snacks & beverage, lunches available upon previous arrangement


Race Organisation
          This event is organised by Gestev inc., more specifically by Patrice Drouin, Chantal Lachance
          and their team.

                              GESTEV INC.
                              1000, boul. Beau-Pré #7106
                              Beaupré (Québec) G0A 1E0
                            Tél.:     (418) 827-1122
                            Fax:      (418) 827-4550
                              E-mail: gestev@videotron.ca
                              Web Site: www.gestev.com

Federation Contact
          The Federation contact is Patrick Healy, administrator director.

                                CANADIAN CYCLING ASSOCIATION



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                                Tel:    +1 613 248 1353
                                Fax:    +1 613 248 9311
                                E-mail: events@canadian-cycling.com

Hot Tips - Social Activities !

          A huge range of fun activities are available in the region of Mont-Sainte-Anne and in Quebec.
          Gestev also ensure that there is a lot to do on site so be sure to request the program of social
          activities when you arrive on site (and require in advance about the Sunday night theme party!!!
          So you can get prepared!).

          Here is a list of restaurants and hang-out recommendations:

                     Favourite OC restaurants (in Mont-Sainte-Anne area)
                     La Camarine:    The ultimate! In the top 10 of Canadian restaurants. Definitely worth a
                                     visit, but be prepared to spend up big! Ask Martin Whiteley and Charlie
                                     Livermore about the foie gras!!! They would do “almost” anything for a
                                     bite! ($$$$$)
                     L’Aventure:     Great place for pizza, pasta and some other cool stuff. Nice outdoor
                                     pool and terrace. ($$$)
                     Pub St-Bernard: Another great place for pasta and pizza. Also burgers, steaks and other
                                     kinds of bites. The owner is a great mountain bike rider. He just loves it!
                                     ($$)
                     Café Suisse:    Feel like having a fondue (meat or cheese) a raclette or some other
                                     Swiss specialities? That’s the place. ($$$)
                     Vivano:         Great quality/price ratio. All kind of food… thai, vegetarian, french,
                                     italian. May look weird, but it is a nice place to eat. ($$$)
                     Chez Colette: Small and cute restaurant. Game food and French cuisine. Nice
                                     ambience, great service and good food. ($$$$)

                     Favourite OC choices (in Quebec City)
                     Cosmos Cafe: Nice trendy cafe. Lots of nice looking people, young and great music.
                                     THE place to eat a bite, take a starter and then… go out right above the
                                     Cosmos (at Chez Maurice or Chez Charlotte). Good pattern!!! ($$)
                     Metropolitain:  Best sushi place in town, but… don’t forget to reserv or you will be
                                     doing some fishing OUTSIDE only!!! ($$$$)
                     Porto Fino:     Best italian in town. Reservation is better there as well. Great
                                     atmosphere and nice owners. ($$$)
                     Laurie Raphael: Again… ask Martin Whiteley and Charlie Livermore!!! They didn’t brush
                                     their teeth for weeks after eaiting there last year… hoping to still find
                                     some morsels of that food days later!!! REALLY REALLY good! The
                                     chef is well-known around the world. ($$$$$)
                     Bars / Disco:                                                       on
                                     The best bet is Chez Maurice / Chez Charlotte ( Grande-Allée). In
                                     this building, you have everything: cigar lounge, disco, Japanese bar…
                                     and lots of nice looking people and great music.
                                     For a more underground hang-out… go to Kasmir (on St-Jean street). A
                                     real local bar. Often featuring Live bands on week-end.

Race Schedule – Triple World Cup XC/DH/DL #8– Mont-Sainte-
Anne.
   Wednesday              09h00 – 11h00              Downhill Course Inspection by UCI
   22nd                   11h00 – 14h00              Cross Country Course Inspection by UCI
                          14h00 – 16h00              On Foot Downhill Course Inspection – Riders/Teams
                          15h00 – 18h00              Cross Country course open for training
                          15h00 – 18h00              Registration


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                          16h00 – 17h00              Dual Course Test Ride by UCI appointed riders
                          18h00 – 19h30              Quebec City Promotional Race
   Thursday               10h00 – 12h00              Registration
   23rd                   10h00 – 16h00              Cross Country Course Open For Training
                          11h00 – 16h00              Downhill Course Open For Training
                          16h00 – 17h00              Downhill Training For Top 80 Men & Top 30 Women (No
                                                     Stopping on course)
                          17h00 – 17h30              Dual Course Test Ride by UCI appointed riders
                          19h00 – 22h00              The 1st Mont-Sainte-Anne Karting Challenge
   Friday                 08h00 – 18h00              Citizen Cross Country Races
   24th                   10h00 – 12h00              Final Registration for Saturday Races
                          10h00 – 13h00              Downhill Course Open For Training
                          13h00 – 14h00              Downhill Training For Top 80 Men & Top 30 Women (No
                                                     Stopping on course) – Timed Session
                          18h30 – 19h00              Award Ceremony for Citizen Cross Country
                          14h45 – 16h15              Dual Course Training
                          16h30 – 17h30              Dual Qualification
                          18h00 – 18h15              Team Managers’ Meeting – Château Mont-Sainte-Anne
                          21h00 - …                  World Cup Party – Chouette Bar
   Saturday               09h00 – 10h30              Downhill Course Open For Training
   25th                   09h00 – 10h00              Kid’s Race
                          10h30 – 11h30              Final Registration for Sunday Races
                          11h00 – 13h00              WORLD CUP DOWNHILL SEMI FINALS
                          12h30 – 14h00              Cross Country Course Open For Training (World Cup
                                                     Riders)
                          14h00 – 16h30              WORLD CUP DOWNHILL FINALS
                          16h45 – 17h00              Awards ceremony For World Cup Downhill
                          17h00 – 17h15              Team Managers’ Meeting
                          17h00 – 17h45              Dual Course Training
                          18h00 – 19h00              DUAL WORLD CUP FINALS
                          19h15 – 19h30              Award Ceremony for World Cup Dual
                          21h00 - …                  Downhill/Dual World Cup Party… Chouette Bar
   Sunday                 08h30 – 10h00              Junior Men’s Cross Country World Cup Support Race
   26th                   08h35 – 10h00              Junior Women’s Cross Country World Cup Support Race
                          10h00 – 10h15              Award Ceremony for Junior World Cup Support Races
                          10h30 – 13h00              WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CROSS COUNTRY
                          13h30 – 16h00              MEN’S WORLD CUP CROSS COUNTRY
                          16h30 – 16h45              Awards ceremony For World Cup Cross Country
                          19h00 - …                  Final World Cup Cocktail / Dinner / Party (Theme- TBC!!)

Courses
          The Downhill course “may” be the same as the previous. This course is considered to be very
          challenging. The downhill course is approximately 2,75m long, with a vertical drop of
          approximately 584 m. 52% of the course is technical. The pitch is 11.6 and the gradient is
          21,5%.

          NEW DOWNHILL!!! The organisers are considering to change the course for next year
          depending on financial situation.

                                Actual Downhill course statistics:

                                Descending:                              100%
                                Wide track:                              48%
                                Narrow track:                            52%


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                                Fast downhill sections:               48%
                                Slow technical downhill sections:     52%

          The Dual course will be pretty similar to the one used in 2000, a course that offered a very great
          show to the great number of spectators who will be there to cheer for them.

          The Cross Country course is similar to the one of last, but a bit shorter loop (max 6km). The
          organisers will reshape some of the new sections that were added last year. The start/finish area
          will be reorganised, but will still be the same for the three disciplines.


Miscellaneous
          •    Registration will be located at the Official Hotel.

          •    The Team Manager Meetings will also take place is also located in the Official Hotel.

          •    Don’t forget to request what the theme is for the Sunday night party before you get to Mont-
               Sainte-Anne!!!

          •    Victory List from previous World Cups in Mont-Sainte-Anne.

                            Winning Man DH                  Winning Woman DH
           1993             John Tomac (USA)                Missy Giove (USA)
           1994             Jürgen Beneke (GER)             Elke Brutsaert (USA)
           1995             Franck Roman (FRA)              Nolvenn Le Caer (FRA)
           1996             Tomas Misser (ESP)              Leigh Donovan (USA)
           1997             Corrado Herin (ITA)             Missy Giove (USA)
           1998*            Nicolas Vouilloz (FRA)          Anne Caroline Chausson (FRA)
           1999             Steve Peat (GBR)                Anne Caroline Chausson (FRA)
           2000             Fabien Barel (FRA)              Missy Giove (USA)

          * World Championships

                            Winning Man DL                  Winning Woman DL
           1996**           Brian Lopes (USA)               Leigh Donovan (USA)
           1997**           Pete Loncarevich (USA)          Katrina Miller (AUS)
           1998*            Brian Lopes (USA)               Tara Llanes (USA)
           1999             Eric Carter (USA)               Katrina Miller (AUS)
           2000             Cédric Gracia (FRA)             Anne Caroline Chausson (FRA)

          * World Championships Demonstrate Dual
          ** Support Dual Slalom, not a World Cup


                            Winning Man XC                  Winning Woman XC
           1991             Daryl Price (USA)               Sara Ballantyne (USA)
           1992             Thomas Frischknecht (SUI)       Juli Furtado (USA)
           1993             Tinker Juarez (USA)             Juli Furtado (USA)
           1994             Thomas Frischknecht (SUI)       Juli Furtado (USA)
           1995             Rune Hoydahl (NOR)              Juli Furtado (USA)
           1996             Christophe Dupouey (FRA)        Alison Sydor (CAN)
           1997             Miguel Martinez (FRA)           Paola Pezzo (ITA)
           1998*            Christophe Dupouey (FRA)        Laurence Leboucher (FRA)
           2000             Cadel Evans (AUS)               Barbara Blatter (SUI)




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          * World Championships




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            2001 UCI World Mountain Bike Championships


 VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO, USA – SEPTEMBER 8 TO 16
     INCLUDING THE UCI WORLD TRIALS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Location & General Information
           The Vail Valley is located 161 kilometres west of Denver, Colorado. An easy 2 ½hour drive on
           Interstate I-70 from Denver's International Airport. North America's largest ski resort in the winter,
           Vail has quickly earned an international reputation for outstanding mountain bike terrain. Vail
           mountain alone features an extensive network of trails, including the grand traverse, an 11 mile
           loop that begins at the top of the Lionshead Gondola and consists of rolling terrain and views of
           Vail's famous back bowls. Site of the 1992 UCI World Cup finals, World Cups in 1993 and 1995,
           and of course the 1994 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships.

Host Hotel
          The Lodge at Vail, located in Vail Village, will be the host hotel for the 2001 UCI Mountain Bike
          World Championships. The Lodge at Vail is adjacent to the finish of the Downhill and Cross
          Country. The hotel has provisions for storing or locking bikes.

                                Tel : +1 970 4765011 & Fax :+1 970 4767425

Lodging Options
          Lodging will be organised in conjunction with the Vail Valley Tourism and Convention Bureau
          (VVTCB), which represents the largest selection of lodging accommodations in the Vail Valley.
          With over 100 properties to choose from, ranging from unique Bavarian lodges renowned
          worldwide to complete condominiums; from family-owned hotels to bed and breakfast inns. The
          VVTCB has a convenient 800 toll-free number for easy lodging reservations. That number is +1
          800 5253875. The VVCTB may also be reached by dialing +1 970 4761000.

          LODGING PROPERTIES AND CONTACTS OFFERED BY VVTCB :
   ANTLERS AT VAIL                             APOLLO PARK LODGE             BEAVER CREEK WEST
   Rob Levine                                  John blazofsky                Michelle Page
   680 Lionshead Place                         422 S. Frontage Road E.       360 Benchmark Rd
   Vail, CO 81657                              P.O. Box 2157                 P.O. Box 5290
   Phone 970-476-2471                          Vail, CO 81657                Avon, CO 81620
   Fax 970-476-4146                            Phone 970-476-5881            Phone 970-949-4840
                                               Fax 970-476-7986              Fax 970-949-4391
   BEST WESTERN VAILGLO                        BIGHORN RENTALS               BLACK BEAR INN
   LODGE                                       Joe Raila                     David and Jessie Edeen
   Craig Holtzfaster                           3971 Bighorn Road             2405 Elliott Road
   701 W. Lionshead Circle                     Vail, CO 81657                Vail, CO 81657
   Vail, CO 81657                              Phone 970-476-6636            Phone 970-476-1304
   Phone 970-476-5506                          Fax 970-476-6007              Fax 970-476-0433
   Fax 970-476-3926
   BORDERS LODGE                               BRANDESS-CADMUS REALTY        CAMAS RENTAL MGMT FOR
   Perry Churchill                             Marta Cadmus                  WESTWIND
   1120 Village Road, Beaver Creek             281 Bridge Street             Paula Denissen
   P.O. Box 36                                 Vail, CO 81657                1031 S. Frontage Rd. West
   Avon, CO 81620                              Phone 970-476-1450            Vail, CO 81657




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   Phone 970-845-7911                          Fax 970-476-3188                  Phone 970-476-5031
   Fax 970-845-5895                                                              Fax 970-476-9152
   CHRISTIANIA, INC.                           CHRISTIE LODGE                    COMFORT INN
   Paul and Sally Hohnston                     Lisa Siegert-Free                 Dave Nelson
   356 E. Hanson Ranch Rd                      47 E. Beaver Creek Blvd.          161 W. Beaver Creek Blvd
   Vail, CO 81657                              Avon, CO 81620                    Avon, CO 81620
   Phone 970-476-5641                          Phone 970-949-7700                Phone 970-949-5511
                                               Fax 970-949-7765                  Fax 970-949-7762
   CROSSRADS REALTY LTD.                       EAGLE RIVER INN                   DESTINATION RESORTS
   William Sargent                             Patty Bidez                       Jodi Jacobson
   143 E. Meadow Drive                         P.O. Box 100                      610 W. Lionshead Circle
   Vail, CO 81658                              Minturn, CO 81645                 Vail, CO 81657
   Phone 970-476-4300                          Phone 970-827-5761                Phone 970-476-1350
   Fax 970-476-9534                            Fax 970-827-4020                  Fax 970-476-1617
   BEAVER CREEK LODGE                          EAST WEST RESORTS                 ENCORE MTN. PROPERTIES,
   Ted Mosher                                  John Evans                        INC.
   16 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek              15 Highlands Ln., Beaver Creek    Kathy King
   Avon, CO 81620                              Avon, CO 81620                    Avon, CO 81620
   Phone 970-845-9800                          Phone 970-949-5071                Phone 970-926-6118
   Fax 970-845-8242                            Fax 970-949-5526                  Fax 970-926-6120
   EVERGREEN LODGE                             FALLRIDGE AT VAIL                 GALATYN LODGE
   250 S. Frontage Rd West                     Tania McBride                     Carol Alleman
   Vail, CO 81657                              1650 E. Vail Valley Drive         365 Vail Valley Drive
   Phone 970-476-7810                          Vail, CO 81657                    Vail, CO 81657
   Fax 970-476-4504                            Phone 970-476-1163                Phone 970-479-2418
                                               Fax 970-479-0562                  Fax 970-479-0102
   GASTHOF GRAMSHAMMER                         GLOBAL HOSPITALITY INC            GORE CREEK PROPERTIES
   Susan Steinhardt                            (VAIL RUN RESORT)                 Heidi Hanneman
   231 E. Gore Creek Drive                     1000 Lionsridge Loop              1650 E. Vail Valley Drive Ste C-3
   Vail, CO 81657                              Vail, CO 81657                    Vail, CO 81657
   Phone 970-476-5626                          Phone 970-476-1500                Phone 970-479-2858
   Fax 970-476-8816                            Fax 970-476-4763                  Fax 970-479-2839
   HALSTEAD & ASSCOCIATES                      HOLIDAY INN-CHATEAU VAIL          HOMESTAKE CONDOMINIUMS
   Mark Halstead                               Werner Bruggemann                 Dave and Patty Hackman
   963 Lionsridge Loop, # 514                  13 Vail Rd                        1081 Vail View Dirve
   Vail, CO 81657                              Vail, CO 81657                    Vail, CO 81657
   Phone 970-476-6450                          Phone 970-476-5631                Phone 970-476-3950
   Fax 970-476-7076                            Fax 970-476-2508                  Fax 970-476-7588
   HYATT REGENCY-BEAVER                        INN AT BEAVER CREEK               INN AT RIVERWALK
   CREEK                                       Kathy Allen                       Camille Davis-Webb
   Robert Dallain                              10 Elk Track Road, Beaver Creek   P.O. Box 1154
   50 W. Thomas Pl., Beaver Creek              P.O. Box 36                       Edwards, CO 81632
   Avon, CO 81620                              Avon, CO 81620                    Phone 970-949-1743
   Phone 970-949-1234                          Phone 970-845-7800                Fax 970-949-4851
   Fax 970-845-8312                            Fax 970-845-5279
   KIVA AT BEAVER CREEK                        LIFTHOUSE LODGE                   LION SQUARE LODGE
   135 Offerson Rd, Beaver Creek               555 E. Lionshead Circle           660 W. Lionshead Place
   Avon, CO 81620                              Vail, CO 81657                    Vail, CO 81657
   Phone 970-949-5474                          Phone 970-476-2430                Phone 970-476-2281
   Fax 970-949-5735                            Fax 970-476-9303                  Fax 970-476-7423
   LODGE AT AVON CENTER                        LODGE AT CORDILLERA               LODGE AT LIONSHEAD
   Bob Roman                                   W. Cary Brent, Jr.                Jeff Bailey
   100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd                    2205 Cordillera Way               380 E. Lionshead Circle
   Avon, CO 81620                              Edwards, CO 81632                 Vail, CO 81657
   Phone 970-949-6202                          Phone 970-926-2200                Phone 970-476-2700
   Fax 970-949-7757                            Fax 970-926-2486                  Fax 970-476-9536
   LODGE AT VAIL                               LODGE TOWER                       MANOR VAIL LODGE
   174 E. Gore Creek Drive                     200 Vail Road                     595 E. Vail Valley Drive
   Vail, CO 81657                              Vail, CO 81657                    Vail, CO 81657
   Phone 970-476-5011                          Phone 970-476-9530                Phone 970-476-5651
   Fax 970-476-7425                            Fax 970-476-4093                  Fax 970-476-4982



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   MARRIOTS MOUNTAIN RESORT                    MARRIOTT’S STREAMSIDE AT            MINTURN INN
   AT VAIL                                     VAIL                                Thomas Sullivan
   Marc Hoffman                                Dana Anselm                         442 Main Street
   715 W. Lionshead Circle                     2264 S. Frontage Rd. W.             P.O. Box 186
   Vail, CO 81657                              Vail, CO 81657                      Minturn, CO 81645
   Phone 970-476-4444                          Phone 970-476-6000                  Phone 970-827-9647
   Fax 970-476-1647                            Fax 970-476-4463                    Fax 970-827-5590

   MINTURN REALTY COMPANY,                     MONTANEROS                          MOUNTAIN HAUS
   INC.                                        Will Miller                         Sandra Grey
   Chad Hatlestad                              641 W. Lionshead Circle             292 E. Meadow Drive
   P.O. Box 130                                Vail, CO 81657                      Vail, CO 81657
   Minturn, CO 81645                           Phone 970-476-2491                  Phone 970-476-2434
   Phone 970-827-4019                          Fax 970-476-2494                    Fax 970-476-3007
   Fax 970 827-9341
   OXFORD COURT                                PINES LODGE                         PINNACLE MANAGEMENT
   Beth Chabot                                 Peter Struve                        HOLIDAY HOUSE
   31 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek              141 Scott Hill Road, Beaver Creek   Bruce Gillie
   P.O. box 36                                 P.O. Box 36                         P.O. Box 2992
   Avon, CO 81620                              Avon, CO 81620                      Vail, CO 81658
   Phone 970-845-5561                          Phone 970-845-7900                  Phone 970-845-7100
   Fax 970-845-5564                            Fax 970-845-7809                    Fax 970-827-4003
   PRUDENTIAL GORE RANGE                       PTARMIGAN MANAGEMENT                RAMSHORN LODGE CONDOS
   PROPERTIES                                  Tom Saalfeld                        John and Diane Milligan
   Cindy Gilbert                               P.O. Box 832                        416 Vail Valley Drive
   2077 N. Frontage Rd. West                   Vail, CO 81658                      Vail, CO 81657
   Vail, CO 81657                              Phone 970-476-3328                  Phone 970-476-5646
   Phone 970-476-3800                          Fax 970-476-5803                    Fax 970-476-0301
   Fax 970-476-1383
   ROOST LODGE                                 SANDSTONE CREEK CLUB                SIMBA RUN
   Clint Roszel                                Ann Sullivan                        Don Hancock
   1783 N. Frontage Rd. W.                     1020 Vail View Drive                1100 N. Frontage Rd. W.
   Vail, CO 81657                              Vail, CO 81657                      Vail, CO 81657
   Phone 970-476-5451                          Phone 970-476-4405                  Phone 970-476-0344
   Fax 970-476-9148                            Fax 970-476-8225                    Fax 970-476-0888
   SITZMARK AT VAIL                            SONNENALP HOTEL                     ST. JAMES PLACE
   Jerry Anderson                              Johannes Faessler                   Greg Yack
   183 Gore Creek Drive                        20 Vail Road                        P.O. Box 1512
   Vail, CO 81657                              Vail, CO 81657                      Avon, CO 81620
   Phone 970-476-5001                          Phone 970-476-5656                  Phone 970-845-9300
   Fax 970-476-8702                            Fax 970-476-1639                    Fax 970-845-0099
   TIMBERFALLS MANAGEMENT                      TIVOLI LODGE                        TOP THE ROCKIES OF VAIL
   4496 E. Meadow Drive                        386 Hanson Ranch Road               P.O. Box 2018
   Vail, CO 81657                              Vail, CO 81657                      Vail, CO 81658
   Phone 970-476-2522                          Phone 970-476-5615                  Phone 970-949-4232
   Fax 970-476-3509                            Fax 970-476-6601                    Fax 970-949-4191
   TOWNSEND PLACE                              VAIL ATHLETIC CLUB HOTEL AND        VAIL BEAVER CREEK RESORT
   Perry Churchill                             SPA                                 PROP
   1270 Village Road, Beaver Creek             Jeff Mikelson                       P.O. Box 36
   P.O. Box 36                                 352 E. Meadow Drive                 Avon, CO 81620
   Avon, CO 81620                              Vail, CO 81657                      Phone 970-845-5990
   Phone 970-845-7911                          Phone 970-476-0700                  Fax 970-845-6204
   Fax 970-845-5895                            Fax 970-476-6451
   VAIL CASCADE HOTEL&CLUB                     VAIL HOME RENTALS, INC.             VAIL INTERNATIONAL
   Chris Hanen                                 Larry Barnes                        Snowden Smith
   1300 Westhaven Drive                        143 E. Meadow Drive #397            300 E. Lionshead Circle
   Vail, CO 81657                              Vail, CO 81657                      Vail, CO 81658
   Phone 970-476-7111                          Phone 970-476-2221                  Phone 970-476-5200
   Fax 970-479-7050                            Fax 970-476-2684                    Fax 970-4764427
   VAIL MANAGEMENT CO                          VAIL PROPERTY SALES &               VAIL RACQUETCLUB CONDOS
   Steve McSpadden                             MANAGEMENT                          Matt Ivy



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   201 Gore Creek Drive                        P.O. Box 1218                  4690 Vail Racquet Club Drive
   Vail, CO 81657                              Avon, CO 81620                 Vail, CO 81657
   Phone 970-476-4262                          Phone 970 926-5252             Phone 970-476-4840
   Fax 970-476-9624                            Fax 970-926-5211               Fax 970-476-4890
   VAIL REALTY AND RENTAL                      VAIL RESORT RENTALS            VAIL SPA CONDOMINIUM ASS.
   302 Hanson Ranch Road                       605 N. Frontage Rd. W. # 14A   710 W. Lionshead Circle
   Vail, CO 81657                              Vail, CO 81657                 Vail, CO 81657
   Phone 970-476-8800                          Phone 970-476-0906             Phone 970-476-0882
   Fax 970-476-8671                            Fax 970-476-5026               Fax 970-476-5548
   VAIL VALLEY REAL ESTATE                     VAIL VILLAGE INN               WEST VAIL LODGE
   228 Bridge Street                           100 E. Meadow Drive            2211 N. Frontage Rd. W.
   Vail, CO 81657                              Vail, CO 81657                 Vail, CO 81657
   Phone 970-476-8250                          Phone 970-476-5622             Phone 970-476-3890
   Fax 970-476-8263                            Fax 970-476-4661               Fax 970-476-6089


Transportation
          Transportation from the airport to Vail includes scheduled shuttle van services, bus service and
          all major rental car agencies. The Eagle County airport is located on Highway 6 about 30 miles
          west of Vail and is available only during summer and autumn months.


Media Contact
          Media contact is John Dakin and his contact details are as follows :

                                Tel : +1 970 9491999
                                Fax : +1 970 9499265

Race Organisation
          The Vail Valley Foundation has been organising mountain bike events since 1991, including
          many World Cups, the UCI World Championships in 1994, and is the first venue to be awarded
          the Worlds for a second time, in 2001. The Event Director is Cecelia Folz who can be contacted
          through the following details :

                                Cecilia Folz
                                PO Box 309
                                Vail, CO 81658, USA
                                T : +1 970 9491999
                                F : +1 970 9499265
                                E: cfolz@vvf.org

Federation Contact
                                Eric Moore
                                NORBA Director of Competition
                                T: +1 719 5784842
                                F: +1 719 5784596
                                E : eMOOre@usacycling.org
                                Web: www.usacycling.org

Hot Tips - Social Activities !
          The Vail Valley has an abundance of outdoor activities. Besides Mountain Biking we suggest
          you try whitewater rafting , flyfishing or golfing on one of the valley’s seven award-winning
          courses.

          There are numerous restaurants and bars in Vail. A few we especially recommend are La
          Bottega for Italian, Michaels for steaks and good wine, and Pazzos for pizza and other pasta
          dishes. The Daily Grind and Covered Bridge coffee, both located on Bridge Street, are the places


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          to go to get your java fix. At night, especially Friday nights, Bridge Street comes alive as
          partygoers hop from bar to bar and enjoy drinks, dancing and the cool night air.

Courses
          THE CROSS COUNTRY COURSE:
          The course is made of three loops, not including the start loop, (which forms part of one of the
          three loops). The course was originally over 13km in length and has been reduced now to 11.9
          km, with an altitude gain of 440m per lap. Having explored all the options for cutting down the
          course in order to make it even more attractive for the spectators, since it is not the most
          optimal length of course that we would like to have, we arrived at this length. However, the
          combination of loops, and their return to the main village area, makes for an entertaining layout
          and allows for a variation of loops to give the exact required race lengths to suit all the World
          Championship categories.


          The different lengths of the loops are as follows:

                                Start loop: 1.6 km

                                Village loop: 5.5km

                                Golden Peak loop: 2.0 km

                                Lionshead loop : 4.4 km

          The course consists of single track climbs, technical single track descents, dirt road climbs,
          some pavement sections, and forest sections.

          There will be 2 feed zones. The first one will be located on the Village loop which is located
          300m from the finish line and the second zone will be located on the Golden Peak loop also
          within 100m from the finish line. Feeders will be able to feed in both zones in each lap since both
          zones will be at the maximum 300m away from each other.


          TEAM RELAY

          The Team Relay exchange zone will be run parallel to the start/finish line. The exchange area
          will be located right in the start/finish area which will give some great viewing entertainment for
          the spectators. Behind the boxes a team preparation area will be well fenced off and will need to
          be provided for the riders who will be waiting to start their leg of the relay.

          THE DOWNHILL COURSE:

          The downhill course shares nothing in common with the Worlds course of 1994. The newly
          designed course was used with considerable success during the 2000 World Cup. For the
          Worlds it will be slightly shorter at 1.6 miles (instead of 1.67 miles) and drops 1,800 feet from
          start house to finish line.

          Access to the start area is good, using a high speed chairlift with bike hooks on each. The trip
          up is between 10 and 15 minutes. The riders must then proceed along a neutral road for a little
          less than one kilometre to reach the start area. Mechanics will have transport provided by the
          organisers to reach the start area from the chairlift arrival, for Seeding Run Thursday and Finals
          Saturday.


          While in principle the course was accepted during the 2000 event, there will be some
          improvements for the 2001 event.



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          Overall the course will be fast and demanding, with a winning time around 4 minutes for the men
          and 4 minutes 30secs for the women. The new finish near the village will certainly provide
          entertainment for the public and great challenge for the riders.

          THE DUAL COURSE:

          The Dual course will be located at the exact same site as it was for the 2000 UCI World Cup and
          will be made longer (around 40 seconds compared to the World Cup course of 24 seconds). It
          will be made 30 - 50% wider.




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                        2001 Mountain Bike World Championships Specific Procedures


          • Vail/Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA, September 8th to 16th, 2001.
          • To be followed by UCI Member Federations


1. ENTRIES

          A) For the World Championships, no entries will be accepted on site. In addition,
             National Federations must ensure that the list of all their National Team
             competitors is received by the UCI office in Lausanne before midnight, Central
             European Time, on Sunday, September 2 nd , 2001.
          B) For each category entered by a Federation, it will be possible to name up to
             two reserves on official entry forms, before the deadline. These reserves can
             be elevated to the official list only by the Team Manager, and no later than 48
             hours before the relevant event.
          C) National Team entries must be sent to the UCI office in Lausanne using the
             Official Form which will be provided to each Federation by the UCI. Forms
             may be sent by either mail or fax before the deadline. Each National
             Federation must submit to the UCI their National Team members by category,
             listed in order of ability within each category.
          D) For the Team Relay, there will be no specific entry form. Team Managers must
             provide the names of the riders to the Chief Commissaire at the Team
             Managers’ Meeting the night before the race. These riders must have already
             been registered on site. These riders must have already been submitted on
             the official entry forms for Cross Country or Downhill submitted to UCI by
             September 2 nd. The names may be either confirmed competitors or reserve
             competitors on those official entry forms.
          E) The quota system at Annex A will be used for Elite and Junior Men’s World
             Championship cross country and downhill events, including Under 23 Men's
             Cross Country. If any further categories are deemed subject to the UCI quota
             system, all National Federations will be notified by the UCI within two months
             after the 2000 World Championships (August 12, 2000).
          F) National Team Managers may register their teams and collect their number
             plates as one collective group, at the race registration office, provided all
             entries have been validated and all forms have been completed and signed.
             Managers must have at least a photocopy of each rider’s passport, and the
             corresponding UCI licences.
          G) Riders may also pick up their numbers and packets with a licence and
             passport. If a rider is not able to be present to pick up his/her packet, the
             Team Manager will be able to pick up the packet with a photocopy of the
             rider’s license and passport.
          H) All competitors must have their licenses checked at registration by the
             Secretary of the College of Commissaires, or by an authorised UCI assistant


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               to the Secretary. The license check will confirm the competitor’s participation
               in the event. Failure to present a valid license will disqualify the rider from
               starting a competition.
          I) Rider numbers must be collected no later than 36 hours prior to the rider’s first
             competition (this includes seeding runs). Numbers for the Team Relay will be
             given out by the College of Commissaires at the Team Managers’ Meeting the
             night before the race
          J) Lists of National Team members’ names sent by the National Federations,
             which have been validated and entered, will be passed out to Team Managers
             at the race office for verification. Any changes to this list must be made at least
             48 hours before the start of the relevant competition. Replacement riders may
             only be chosen from the two reserves nominated in the validated lists already
             submitted by their Federations.
          K) The Team Manager may change the start order of his team members within a
             specific event and category up to 48 hours before the start of that event.
             (Except for Team Relay, the start order is given at the Team Managers’
             Meeting the night before the race).
          L) Any requests to change the start order of team members less than 48 hours
             before the start of a specific event must have the consent of the Chief
             Commissaire and the UCI Technical Delegate. (Start orders for Cross Country
             Finals in Elite Men, Under 23 Men and Elite Women are determined by UCI
             World Rankings, and cannot be changed).
          M) Each competitor will receive a packet containing the following materials: back,
             shoulder and bike numbers (one of each), maps and profiles of the courses,
             organisation procedures, detailed schedules and various other informational
             and promotional items.
          N) For identification purposes, each competitor will be issued a credential, which
             will provide priority access to the chairlift for downhillers and to competition
             venues and the parking lots. Competitors must carry this credential at all times
             while at the race site. This credential may be revoked at any time as deemed
             necessary at the discretion of the College of Commissaires.
          O) In conformity with UCI General Regulation 1.1.006, each entered rider must be
             adequately insured against accidents and for third party liability whilst
             competing or training in the USA.
          P) Team Managers who wish to acquire a number plate so they can access the
             Cross Country course may request one from the Chief Commissaire at the
             Team Manager Meetings. This plate will be of a unique colour or design.


2. TRAINING PERIODS

          2.1. Course Inspection (Downhill and Cross Country)
          A) The Cross Country course will be open for training on Monday, September 10,
             and the Downhill course for competitor walking inspection on Tuesday,
             September 11.


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          2.2. Official Training (Downhill) September 12 - 15
          A) During these periods, full security will be in place and the course will be
             considered as being under race conditions. During official training runs, riders
             may only start at the command of the starter.
          B) As per UCI Rules each competitor must complete a minimum of 2 runs.
          C) Bike plate numbers must be used at all times when racing or training.
          D) Other than Official Training periods and designated inspection times, the
             Organising Committee will accept no responsibility for the safety of the riders
             on the course. It is forbidden to access the course outside of official training
             periods and designated inspection times.
          E) Failure to comply with the training schedule found at Annex C may result the
             rider’s disqualification from the event.
          F) During training it is possible for riders to inspect the course by foot, but they
             must walk outside the course markings and not inside the course. It is possible
             to walk inside Zone B if permitted by the Technical Delegate.


3. OFFICIAL DOWNHILL SEEDING RUN

          A) The Official Downhill Seeding run is mandatory for all riders. It will be
             scheduled for Thursday, September 13, commencing at 12h30.
          B) The start order is as follows:
                                i)         Junior Women
                                ii)        Junior Men
                                iii)       Elite Women
                                iv)        Elite Men
          C) The order within each category will be by using the sequential order of the
             number plates, lowest number going first. For Elite Men and Elite Women the
             riders will be given number plates in order of their UCI World Rankings as
             determined at September 1, 2001. The riders who do not have UCI World
             Rankings will be given numbers based upon order of entry with the UCI. For
             the Junior Categories number plates will be awarded in order based on order
             nations listed at Annex B. Any current World Champions in any category will
             automatically receive number 1.
          D) There will be at least a 30 second interval between riders and at least a 5
             minute interval between categories. The start lists will be available at the Team
             Managers’ Meeting on Wednesday September 12th.
          E) The Official Downhill Seeding Run will determine the start order for the
             Downhill World Championships. Only the riders who complete their race and
             cross the finish line within 30 minutes of their start of the Downhill Seeding Run
             will qualify for the Downhill World Championships.




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4. UCI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DOWNHILL

          A) The maximum number of competitors permitted in the World Championships
             Downhill in each category has been established as 200.
          B) The start order of the riders will be determined by the results of the Official
             Downhill Seeding Run.
          C) For the downhill final, riders will be started in reverse order with the fastest
             rider from the Official Downhill Seeding Run going last. The 10 slowest riders
             will be reversed at the front of the field so that the 10th slowest goes first, and
             the slowest rider goes 10th. (If the total field of riders is 20 or less, the 5
             slowest riders will be reversed at the front of the field so that the 5th slowest
             goes first, and the slowest rider goes 5th).
          D) Each rider will start at 30 second intervals, with the exception of the fastest 20
             Elite Women and fastest 50 Elite Men, who will start at least at 1 minute
             intervals. There will be at least a 5 minute break between categories.


5. UCI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM RELAY

          A) There is no limit to the number of nations which may enter a complete team. A
             Team must be complete to enter.
          B) Bike Marking for all participants will take place 90 minutes before the start of
             the event, and conclude 30 minutes before the start of the event.
          C) The winning team must lead their nation, which will be the first nation to enter
             the parade of nations in the Opening Ceremony of the World Championships.
             They must wear their Rainbow Jersey throughout the Opening Ceremony.
             Where the winning nation is the host nation, this team will be the last to appear
             in the parade of nations.


6. UCI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CROSS COUNTRY

          A) For the World Championship Cross Country competitions, scheduled for
             Friday, September 14, and Sunday, September 16, the maximum number of
             participants for each category has been established by the UCI as 200.
          B) The number of riders each nation is permitted to enter has been determined
             by the UCI quota system (Annex A) in these procedures.


7. STAGING

          A) A staging area will be provided close to the start line and reserved exclusively
             for riders awaiting their start. This area will be accessible by one entry through
             which each rider must pass to verify bike marking.
          B) Riders will be called to staging 30 minutes prior to the start of each race to
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               enough for the riders to continue their warm up. Riders must proceed
               immediately to the staging area once the call-up starts.
          C) For the World Championships Cross Country race, riders will be called to the
             starting grid from the staging area, beginning 15-20 minutes (20-25 minutes
             for full fields of 200) prior to the start of the race.
          D) The first rider to be called to the line will be the current World Champion, if
             he/she is entered in the race. The current World Champion must wear the
             National Team jersey of his/her country. Following that, the next rider called to
             the line will be the highest ranked rider on the UCI World Rankings as
             determined at September 1, 2001. Riders will then be called in order of their
             UCI World Rankings (except Juniors). The riders who do not have UCI World
             Rankings will be called up by nation, according to the order in the quota
             system found in Annex B. This will apply to all categories, even if quotas
             themselves have not been put in place. The best rider of each country (not
             called by UCI World Ranking) as nominated by the nation on its entry form, will
             be called first followed by the second best remaining rider of each country and
             so on.
          E) The order of the call-up for nations which are not listed in specific events in
             Annex B will be done by UCI with a random draw.


8. COMPETITION

          A) Riders of each National Team must wear their registered national jersey and
             shorts in all competitions. These must be presented to the Technical Delegate
             prior to the relevant competition.
          B) Once the first 30 riders of any cross country race have finished, and cleared
             bike check, they will proceed to a media area. All remaining riders must be
             given a different exit after the bike marking has been completed.


9. TEAM MANAGER MEETINGS

          A) Each evening, beginning Sunday, September 9, a meeting room will be
             designated for the National Team Managers to hold their daily meeting with
             the College of Commissaires and Technical Delegate.
          B) Upon application and approval by the Technical Delegate, UCI Registered
             Trade Team Managers may be allowed access to the daily Team Manager
             meetings as observers.
          C) As soon as the National Team Managers arrive in Vail/Beaver Creek and
             check into registration, they will be given a packet containing all necessary
             items, including UCI regulations, their complete team list, organisation
             procedures, details of the different races, schedules, maps of the courses,
             accreditation(s) and other details.
          D) At least one member of the Organising Committee will also be present at
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               from each nation, either the National Team Manager, Coach or an appointed
               proxy, will be allowed access at each Team Managers meeting. If translation
               services are not provided by the Organising Committee, a translator will be
               permitted for nations who do not speak either English or French. There will be
               a sign-in sheet each night. The meetings may be held in the official languages
               of the UCI: English and French.


10. ANTI-DOPING CONTROL

          A) There will be Anti-Doping Control at the World Championships as per UCI
             regulations.


11. PRESENTATION CEREMONIES PROTOCOL

          A) There will be only one Presentation Ceremony per final.
          B) Presentation Ceremonies will always be held at the same location in Vail,
             except for those events awarded before Wednesday the 12th, which will be in
             Beaver Creek.
          C) All riders (top 3 places only) involved in Presentation Ceremonies must arrive
             at the scheduled time.
          D) Riders must be presented in their National Team clothing.




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12. ANNEX A - EXPLANATION OF QUOTA SYSTEM FOR MOUNTAIN BIKE
CROSS COUNTRY AND DOWNHILL

    The top 24 nations (scoring the results of each nations top 3 finishers)
    in the previous year’s World Championships receive a quota of National
    Team places as follows:
    Top 6 teams:                                                                      7 riders each
    Teams 7-12:                                                                       6 riders each
    Teams 13-18:                                                                      5 riders each
    Teams 19-24:                                                                      4 riders each
    Sub total:                                                                        132 riders1
    Note: If a National Team entry includes the current World Champion in
    the particular discipline, he/she will be considered an automatic qualifier
    and not be included in the quota count.
    Then (on the basis of a total number of 55 nations being represented)
    the next 31 nations are each represented by 2 riders.
    Sub total (31 nations x 2 riders each):                                           62 riders
    Note: The figure of 55 is considered the maximum realistic number of
    nations at the 2001 World Championships.
    Total (plus/minus depending on Nations entered):                                  132 + 62 =
                                                                                      194
    Any new nation may be represented by a maximum of 2 team members
    in any category and discipline.
    The points system is a simple sliding scale considering the maximum
    field entry : If the field is 200, 1st place gets 200 points and so on to 200th
    place who gets 1 point.
    The number of starters will determine the points the winner receives, if
    the finishers of a start field of 175 only number 130 (i.e. 45 riders failed
    to finish), the last rider to finish will still receive 46 points.
    Should lapped riders not be recorded accurately in their finish order,
    they will be listed in the results as 1 lap down, 2 laps down, etc. All
    riders in each group will receive points for placing, but, they will be
    determined by an average. That is, should there be 15 riders who have
    been given «1 lap down» and they are in position 100-114, the pts for
    those 15 positions will be added, then divided by 15, so all riders in that
    group will receive the same points.




1
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13. ANNEX B - LIST OF 2000 RESULTS BY NATION 2

           13.1. Elite Men
                          Elite Men’s Cross Country                             Elite Men’s Downhill

                1               FRANCE *                    287 points   1        FRANCE               291 points

                2                  ITALY                    266 points   2         USA *               290 points

                3                CANADA                     256 points   3       AUSTRALIA             267 points

                4              AUSTRALIA                    248 points   4     GREAT BRITAIN           262 points

                5           NETHERLANDS                     245 points   5         SPAIN               251 points

                6                   USA                     231 points   6     NETHERLANDS             249 points

                7                 SPAIN                     223 points   7     SWITZERLAND             223 points

                8               GERMANY                     207 points   8         ITALY               209 points

                9            SWITZERLAND                    204 points   9       GERMANY               201 points

               10               BELGIUM                     183 points   10   CZECH REPUBLIC           172 points

               11               SLOVENIA                    179 points   11       CANADA               163 points

               12               NORWAY                      145 points   12    SOUTH AFRICA            137 points

               13                MEXICO                     117 points   13      SWEDEN                136 points

               14               SLOVAKIA                    115 points   14       IRELAND              135 points

               15           GREAT BRITAIN                   103 points   15        CHILE               110 points

               16               IRELAND                     97 points    16      BELGIUM               104 points

               17         CZECH REPUBLIC                    97 points    17        JAPAN               99 points

               18               DENMARK                     96 points    18        BRAZIL              94 points

               19              COLOMBIA                     95 points    19       FINLAND              92 points

               20                RUSSIA                     84 points    20       AUSTRIA              85 points

               21                POLAND                     75 points    21      SLOVENIA              69 points

               22           SOUTH AFRICA                    65 points    22    NEW ZEALAND             57 points

               23             COSTA RICA                    65 points    23     ARGENTINA              48 points

               24                GREECE                     59 points    24     PORTUGAL               34 points




2
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          13.2. Men Under 23
                           Men U/23 Cross Country

                1                SPAIN *                    240 points

                2                FRANCE                     230 points

                3                  ITALY                    221 points

                4               GERMANY                     182 points

                5                CANADA                     162 points

                6              AUSTRALIA                    160 points

                7               SLOVENIA                    147 points

                8                   USA                     134 points

                9            SWITZERLAND                    130 points

               10                 BRAZIL                    128 points

               11                POLAND                     125 points

               12           GREAT BRITAIN                   102 points

               13         CZECH REPUBLIC                    99 points

               14               DENMARK                     97 points

               15           NETHERLANDS                     93 points

               16            NEW ZEALAND                    83 points

               17               BELGIUM                     82 points

               18                 JAPAN                     81 points

               19               UKRAINE                     78 points

               20                AUSTRIA                    76 points

               21             COSTA RICA                    75 points

               22               NORWAY                      73 points

               23                RUSSIA                     73 points

               24              COLOMBIA                     63 points




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          13.3. Junior Men
                         Junior Men’s Cross Country                            Junior Men’s Downhill

                1            SWITZERLAND                    210 points   1       FRANCE *              205 points

                2                FRANCE                     195 points   2       AUSTRALIA             190 points

                3                 SPAIN                     178 points   3           USA               167 points

                4               BELGIUM                     166 points   4     GREAT BRITAIN           167 points

                5                  USA *                    145 points   5        FINLAND              146 points

                6         CZECH REPUBLIC                    140 points   6     SWITZERLAND             118 points

                7               GERMANY                     136 points   7          SPAIN              115 points

                8                AUSTRIA                    134 points   8     SOUTH AFRICA            111 points

                9                CANADA                     132 points   9       SLOVAKIA              109 points

               10               SLOVENIA                    126 points   10   CZECH REPUBLIC           95 points

               11                  ITALY                    105 points   11       CANADA               95 points

               12                RUSSIA                     94 points    12        JAPAN               86 points

               13              PORTUGAL                     81 points    13      GERMANY               74 points

               14           NETHERLANDS                     79 points    14      BELGIUM               52 points

               15              ARGENTINA                    72 points    15         CHILE              49 points

               16           GREAT BRITAIN                   71 points    16      ECUADOR               48 points

               17              AUSTRALIA                    66 points    17       IRELAND              46 points

               18             COSTA RICA                    63 points    18        BRAZIL              28 points

               19                 CHILE                     62 points    19         ITALY              19 points

               20              COLOMBIA                     62 points    20     -----------------        ------

               21                 BRAZIL                    61 points    21     -----------------        ------

               22           SOUTH AFRICA                    59 points    22     -----------------        ------

               23                POLAND                     43 points    23     -----------------        ------

               24                GREECE                     26 points    24     -----------------        ------




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          13.4. Note
          The following categories are not subject to quotas in 2001, however, the following nation placing will be used for
          the start order for the respective events at the 2001 World Championships.

          13.5. Elite Women
                        Elite Women’s Cross Country                             Elite Women’s Downhill

                1                CANADA                     163 points   1           FRANCE *                    110

                                                                                                               points

                2                   USA                     152 points   2               USA                     107

                                                                                                               points

                3                  ITALY                    141 points   3        SWITZERLAND                 90 points

                4            SWITZERLAND                    138 points   4       GREAT BRITAIN                58 points

                5                SPAIN *                    134 points   5            FINLAND                 46 points

                6              AUSTRALIA                    122 points   6            CANADA                  41 points

                7               GERMANY                     122 points   7              SPAIN                 35 points

                8                FRANCE                     117 points   8             JAPAN                  30 points

                9                RUSSIA                     109 points   9          AUSTRALIA                 28 points

               10           SOUTH AFRICA                    69 points    10          SWEDEN                   28 points

               11           NETHERLANDS                     63 points    11       NEW ZEALAND                 25 points

               12              ARGENTINA                    54 points    12          GERMANY                  21 points

               13                 JAPAN                     49 points    13            BRAZIL                 20 points

               14              COLOMBIA                     39 points    14           AUSTRIA                 18 points

               15               BELGIUM                     37 points    15     CZECH REPUBLIC                13 points

               16                POLAND                     32 points    16         ARGENTINA                 10 points

               17            NEW ZEALAND                    30 points    17          HUNGARY                  9 points

               18                MEXICO                     29 points    18         -----------------           ------

               19                 BRAZIL                    21 points    19         -----------------           ------

               20               IRELAND                     20 points    20         -----------------           ------

               21                AUSTRIA                    19 points    21         -----------------           ------

               22               SLOVENIA                    18 points    22         -----------------           ------

               23         CZECH REPUBLIC                    15 points    23         -----------------           ------

               24               UKRAINE                      8 points    24         -----------------           ------




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          13.6. Junior Women
             Junior Women Cross Country                                 Junior Women Downhill

                1                CANADA                     49 points   1              USA *           33 points

                2           SWITZERLAND *                   49 points   2         GREAT BRITAIN        27 points

                3                FRANCE                     36 points   3         SWITZERLAND          14 points

                4           GREAT BRITAIN                   31 points   4            FRANCE            12 points

                5                  ITALY                    27 points   5             JAPAN            11 points

                6         CZECH REPUBLIC                    27 points   6         NETHERLANDS          7 points

                7                POLAND                     25 points   7            CANADA            6 points

                8              AUSTRALIA                    20 points   8              SPAIN           5 points

                9               COLOMBIA                    19 points   9           ECUADOR            4 points

               10                  SPAIN                    15 points   10         -----------------     ------

               11               GERMANY                     14 points   11         -----------------     ------

               12                 MEXICO                    13 points   12         -----------------     ------

               13                   USA                     12 points   13         -----------------     ------

               14                UKRAINE                    8 points    14         -----------------     ------

               15           SOUTH AFRICA                    3 points    15         -----------------     ------

               16              -----------------              ------    16         -----------------     ------

               17              -----------------              ------    17         -----------------     ------

               18              -----------------              ------    18         -----------------     ------

               19              -----------------              ------    19         -----------------     ------

               20              -----------------              ------    20         -----------------     ------

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               23              -----------------              ------    23         -----------------     ------

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          13.7. Dual
                                    Men’s Dual                                   Women’s Dual

                1                   USA                     85 points   1           USA            38 points

                2                FRANCE                     74 points   2       FRANCE *           30 points

                3             AUSTRALIA *                   67 points   3     SWITZERLAND          21 points

                4           GREAT BRITAIN                   63 points   4         JAPAN            16 points

                5         CZECH REPUBLIC                    45 points   5     NEW ZEALAND          10 points

                6                SWEDEN                     26 points   6    CZECH REPUBLIC        6 points

                7               GERMANY                     26 points   7     GREAT BRITAIN        5 points

                8               SLOVAKIA                    22 points   8       SWEDEN             5 points

                9           SOUTH AFRICA                    13 points   9        CANADA            4 points

               10            SWITZERLAND                    10 points   10     -----------------     ------

               11           NETHERLANDS                     11 points   11     -----------------     ------

               12                BELGIUM                    4 points    12     -----------------     ------

               13                IRELAND                    3 points    13     -----------------     ------

               14              -----------------              ------    14     -----------------     ------

               15              -----------------              ------    15     -----------------     ------

               16              -----------------              ------    16     -----------------     ------

               17              -----------------              ------    17     -----------------     ------

               18              -----------------              ------    18     -----------------     ------

               19              -----------------              ------    19     -----------------     ------

               20              -----------------              ------    20     -----------------     ------

               21              -----------------              ------    21     -----------------     ------

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14. ANNEX C - SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)


 Wednesday, September 5
                                0800 – 1700 Trials – Registration and Credentials Office Open
 Thursday, September 6
                                0800 – 1700 Trials – Registration and Credentials Office Open
                                0900 – 1300 Trials – Qualification for Junior 20”
                                1400 – 1800 Trials – Qualification for Elite 20"
 Friday, September 7
                                1000 – 1800 Trials – Training Sections Open for Practice
 Saturday, September 8
                                0900 – 1300 Trials – Qualifications for Junior 26"
                                1400 – 1800 Trials – Qualification for Elite 26"
                                1900 – 2100 High Jump Competition/UCI World Record Attempt
 Sunday, September 9
                                0900 – 1700 UCI Mountain Bike Course Inspections
                        Trials World Championship – Finals

                                0900 – 1100 Trials – Finals for Women
                                1130 – 1230 Trials – Finals for Junior 20"
                                1300 – 1400 Trials – Finals for Elite 20"
                                1430 – 1530 Trials – Finals for Junior 26"
                                1600 – 1700 Trials – Finals for Elite 26"
                                1715 – 1730 Presentation Ceremony for Trials
                                1300 – 1800 MTB – Registration and Credentials Office Open
                                1700 – 1800 UCI and Organisers’ Meeting
                                1800 – 1830 1st Team Managers Meeting – Mountain Bike
 Monday, September 10
                                1000 – 1700 Cross Country Course Training
                                1800 – 1830 Team Managers Meeting (Downhill/Dual)




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 Tuesday, September 11
                                1000 – 1400 Downhill Course Orientation (walking)
                                1000 – 1700 Cross Country Course Training
                                1800 – 1830 Team Managers Meeting (Cross Country/Team Relay)
 Wednesday, September 12
                                0900 – 1200 Cross Country Course Training
                                1000 – 1600 Downhill Training
             Team Relay World Championships – Finals:
                                1300 – 1530 All Teams in Final          4 Laps
                                1600 – 1630 Presentation Ceremony
                                1800 – 1830 Team Managers Meeting (Downhill/Dual)
                                1900 – 2100 Opening Ceremony
            Thursday, September 13

                                0800 – 1200 Downhill Training
                                1000 – 1700 Cross Country Course Training
             Downhill Seeding Run

                                1230 – 1530 All Categories
                                1615 – 1715 Dual Course Training
                                1730 – 1830 Dual Competition (Qualifications)
                                1800 – 1830 Team Managers Meeting (Cross Country)
 Friday, September 14
             World Championship Cross Country Finals for Juniors and U/23
                                0800 – 0900 Cross Country Course Training
                                0900 – 1500 Downhill Training
                                0930 – 1100 Junior Women Cross Country           1 hour 30 mins
                                1130 – 1330 Junior Men Cross Country             1 hour 45 mins
                                1400 – 1600 Men Under 23 Cross Country           2 hours
                                1630 – 1700 Presentation Ceremony
                                1800 – 1830 Team Managers Meeting (Downhill)




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 Saturday, September 15
                                0800 – 0900 Junior Downhill Training
                                0900 – 1000 Elite Downhill Training
             World Championship Downhill and Dual Finals
                                1030 – 1600 Junior Women
                                                    Junior Men
                                                    Elite Women
                                                    Elite Men
                                1615 – 1645 Presentation Ceremony
                                1000 – 1700 Cross Country Course Training
                                1730 – 1830 Dual Course Training
                                1800 – 1830 Final Team Managers Meeting (Cross Country)
                                1900 – 2000 Dual Finals - Elite Men and Elite Women
                                2015 – 2045 Presentation Ceremony
 Sunday, September 16
             World Championship Cross Country Finals
                                0830 – 0930 Cross Country Course Training
                                1030 – 1230 Elite Women Cross Country       2 hours
                                1330 – 1530 Elite Men Cross Country         2 hours
                                1600 – 1630 Presentation Ceremony
                                1645 – 1700 Closing Ceremony




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             Championnats du monde de Mountain Bike 2001 - Règlement spécifique


          • Vail/Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA, 8-16 septembre 2001
          • Devant être respecté par les fédérations membres de l’UCI


1. INSCRIPTIONS

          A) Aucune inscription à ces Championnats du monde ne sera acceptée sur
             place. Les fédérations nationales veilleront d’autre part à ce que la liste
             comprenant les noms de coureurs membres de leur équipe nationale
             parvienne a la siège de l’UCI avant le dimanche 2 septembre 2001 à minuit
             (heure de Suisse).
          B) Chaque fédération nationale aura la possibilité d'inscrire deux athlètes de
             réserve pour chaque catégorie, dans chaque formulaire d’inscription. Ces
             réserves pourront être ajoutées à la liste officielle seulement par le Chef
             d'équipe, et ce, pas plus tard que 48 heures avant la compétition concernée.
          C) Les inscriptions des équipes nationales seront envoyées au Comité
             d’Organisation sur le formulaire d'inscription officiel qui sera remis à chaque
             fédération par l’UCI. Les formulaires d’inscription pourront être retournés par
             poste ou par télécopie. Chaque fédération national fera en sorte de remettre
             au Comité d’organisation la liste complète des membres de son équipe
             nationale qui seront répertoriés par catégories dans l’ordre de leurs
             performances.
          D) Il n’y aucun bulletin d’engagement spécifique à compléter pour le relais par
             équipe. Les Chefs d’équipes devront fournir les noms des coureurs au
             Commissaire en Chef lors de la réunion des Chefs d’équipe à la veille de
             l’épreuve. Les coureurs devront déjà avoir été inscrit sur place. Ces coureurs
             doivent impérativement figurer sur les bulletins d’engagements de Cross-
             Country ou de Descente ayant été soumis à l’UCI avant le 2 septembre 2001.
             Ces noms peuvent aussi bien être des titulaires que des réserves figurant sur
             lesdits bulletins d’engagements.
          E) Le système d’attribution de quotas, défini en détail à l’Annexe A du présent
             document, sera appliqué aux épreuves officielles de cross-country et de
             descente des catégories élites et juniors hommes, ainsi que pour l'épreuve de
             cross-country des moins de 23 ans. Si l’UCI juge bon d'utiliser ce système
             pour d’autres catégories, les fédérations nationales en seront dûment averties
             par l’UCI dans les deux mois qui suivent la fin des Championnats du monde
             2000 (12 août, 2000).
          F) Les Chefs d’équipes nationales pourront enregistrer leurs équipes et prendre
             possession des numéros d’identification de leurs coureurs (numéros de


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               dossard) au bureau d'enregistrement de la course lorsque toutes les
               inscriptions auront été validées et que tous les formulaires utiles auront été
               remplis et dûment signés. Pour ce faire, les Chefs d'équipe devront avoir en
               leur possession une photocopie du passeport et de la licence UCI de chacun
               de leurs coureurs.
          G) Les coureurs sont également autorisés à prendre eux-mêmes possession de
             leur enveloppe et de leurs numéros d'identification en présentant leur licence
             et leur passeport. Si l'athlète n'est pas en mesure de prendre possession de
             son enveloppe et de ses numéros, son Chef d'équipe pourra le faire en
             présentant une photocopie du passeport et de la licence UCI de l'athlète.
          H) Afin de légaliser leur participation aux épreuves des Championnats du
             monde, tous les coureurs doivent faire vérifier leur licence par le Secrétaire du
             Collège des Commissaires, ou par l’un de ses adjoints reconnu par l’UCI, lors
             de l’enregistrement. La non-présentation d’une licence valable entraînerait une
             interdiction de prendre part aux compétitions.
          I) Les numéros d’identification des coureurs doivent être retirés 36 heures
             précédants la première compétition du coureur (incluant les descentes de
             classement). Les numéros pour le relais par équipe seront donnés lors de la
             réunion des Chefs d’équipe à la veille de l’épreuve.
          J) Les listes comportant les noms des membres des équipes nationales
             préalablement envoyées par les fédérations nationales et dûment validées,
             seront remises aux Chefs d’équipes par le bureau de course afin qu’ils
             puissent les vérifier une dernière fois. Les modifications qui seraient
             apportées à ces listes devront être annoncées 48 heures avant le début de
             l'épreuve concernée. Les coureurs remplaçants seront obligatoirement
             sélectionnés parmi les deux réserves inscrites sur leur formulaire d'inscription
             déjà remises par leurs fédérations.
          K) Le Chef d’équipe peut modifier l’ordre des départs au sein de son équipe
             pour une épreuve spécifique dans les 48 heures qui précèdent le début de la
             course concernée. (Sauf pour le relais par équipe, où l’ordre de départ est
             donné lors de la réunion des chefs d’équipe à la veille de l’épreuve).
          L) Toute demande de modification de l'ordre des départs au sein des équipes
             intervenant moins de 48 heures avant le départ d'une épreuve donnée doit
             être approuvée par le Commissaire en chef et le délégué technique de l'UCI.
             (L'ordre des listes de départ pour les finales de cross-country des catégories
             élites hommes, élite femmes et moins de 23 ans hommes, est uniquement
             déterminé selon le Classement général de l'UCI, et ne peut être changé).
          M) Chaque coureur recevra le matériel suivant dans une enveloppe: un numéro
             de dossard, un brassard numéroté et une plaque numérotée, les cartes et
             profiles des parcours, les règles d’organisation, des programmes détaillés,
             ainsi que divers autres documents d’information et articles promotionnels.
          N) Afin d'être aisément identifiables, les coureurs recevront une accréditation
             personnelle (avec photo) qui leur donnera prioritairement accès au télésiège
             (pour la descente), aux différents sites de compétitions et stationnements. Ils
             veilleront à porter cette accréditation en permanence sur les lieux de


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               l'événement. Le Collège des Commissaires peut retirer cette accréditation à
               tout moment s'il estime que cela est nécessaire.
          O) Conformément à la disposition 1.1.006 du Règlement général de l'UCI,
             chaque coureur inscrit doit être assuré de manière adéquate contre les
             accidents et en responsabilité civile pour les compétitions ou les
             entraînements qui se déroulent aux Etats Unis.
          P) Les Chefs d'équipes qui souhaitent obtenir un numéro d'identification (une
             plaque numérotée) pour accéder au(x) parcours peuvent faire une demande à
             cet effet auprès du Commissaire en chef pendant les réunions des Chefs
             d'équipes. La couleur ou l'apparence de cette plaque sera distincte.


2. ENTRAINEMENTS

          2.1. Reconnaissance des parcours (descente et cross-country)
          A) Le parcours de cross-country sera ouvert pour l'entraînement lundi, le 10
             septembre, et le parcours de descente sera ouvert pour l'inspection à la
             marche mardi le 11 septembre.
          2.2. Entraînements (descente) 12-15 septembre
          A) Les entraînements officiels seront encadrés par un dispositif de sécurité
             maximum, comme celui mis en place pour les courses. Les compétiteurs ne
             seront autorisés à s’élancer sur le parcours que sur ordre du juge au départ et
             seront tenus de respecter toute liste des départs éventuelle.
          B) Conformément à la réglementation de l'UCI, chaque coureur doit réaliser au
             moins deux descentes d'entraînement sur le parcours.
          C) Les plaques à vélo numérotées devront être portées en permanence lors des
             compétitions et des entraînements.
          D) Le Comité d'organisation tient à se libérer de toute responsabilité quant à la
             sécurité des coureurs sur le parcours en dehors des périodes de
             reconnaissance et d'entraînement expressément définies comme telles. Il est
             interdit d'accéder aux parcours à l'extérieur des périodes officielles
             d'entraînement et de compétition.
          E) Le non-respect du programme en annexe C pourra résulter en une
             disqualification au(x) coureur(s) concerné(s).
          F) Durant l'entraînement, il est possible pour les athlètes de reconnaître le
             parcours à pieds, mais ils doivent demeurer à l'extérieur des marques du
             parcours, et non à l'intérieur du parcours. Il sera possible pour l'athlète de
             marcher à l'intérieur de la Zone B s'il obtient la permission du délégué
             technique.


3. DESCENTE DE CLASSEMENT OFFICIELLE

          A) La descente de classement officielle est obligatoire pour tous les coureurs.
             Cette descente est prévue le jeudi 13 septembre à 12h30.


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          B) L’ordre des départs est:
                     i)         Juniors femmes
                     ii)        Juniors hommes
                     iii)       Elites femmes
                     iv)        Elites hommes
          C) L'ordre des départs à l'intérieur de chaque catégorie sera établie selon l'ordre
             ascendant des plaques numérotés; le numéro le plus bas partant en premier.
             Les élites hommes et femmes se verront émettre un numéro correspondant à
             leur classement général UCI en date de la 1 er septembre 2001. Les coureurs
             qui n'ont pas de points au classement général UCI se verront émettre un
             numéro basé selon l'ordre de leur inscription. Les juniors recevront également
             un numéro basé selon l'ordre de nations défini en détail à l’Annexe B. Les
             Champions du monde en titre se verront automatiquement remettre le numéro
             1.
          D) Les coureurs partiront toutes les 30 secondes et une pause de 5 minutes sera
             prévue entre les catégories. Les listes de départs seront disponibles à la
             réunion des chefs d’équipes du mercredi 12 septembre.
          E) La descente de classement officielle permettra de fixer l’ordre des départs
             pour les finales des Championnats du monde. Seuls les coureurs ayant
             terminé la descente de classement officielle, et franchi la ligne d’arrivée dans
             les 30 minutes qui suivent leur départ, seront autorisés à prendre part à ces
             finales.


4. CHAMPIONNATS DU MONDE DE DESCENTE DE L'UCI

          A) Le nombre maximum de coureurs (par catégorie) autorisés à participer à la
             descente de ces Championnats du monde a été fixé par l’UCI à 200.
          B) L’ordre des départs sera établi sur la base des résultats obtenus au cours de
             la descente de classement officielle.
          C) Pour l'épreuve finale de descente, les coureurs partiront dans l'ordre inverse
             de leur classement, le premier de la descente de classement officielle
             s'élançant en dernier. Les 10 derniers s'élanceront les premiers, dans l'ordre
             inverse de leur classement. Le coureur le moins rapide partira en 10éme
             position, et le 10e moins rapide partira en première position. (S’il y a moins de
             20 coureurs en totale, les 5 derniers s'élanceront les premiers, dans l'ordre
             inverse de leur classement. Le coureur le moins rapide partira en 5éme
             position, et le 5 e moins rapide partira en première position.)
          D) Les coureurs partiront toutes les 30 secondes, à l'exception des 20 premières
             élites femmes et des 50 premiers élites hommes qui partiront au minimum
             avec 1 minute d'intervalle. Une pause de 5 minutes est prévue entre les
             catégories.




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5. CHAMPIONNATS DU MONDE DE RELAIS PAR EQUIPES

          A) Il n y’a pas de limitation du nombre des nations pouvant participer. Chaque
             équipe devra être complète.
          B) Le marquage des vélos pour tous les participants commencera 90 minutes
             avant le départ de l’épreuve, et se terminera 30 minutes avant le départ de
             l’épreuve.
          C) L'équipe gagnante mènera son équipe nationale à la tête des nations lors de
             la parade de la Cérémonie d'ouverture officielle. les coureurs membres de
             l'équipe gagnante devront porter le maillot de Champion du monde lors de la
             cérémonie.        Si la nation gagnante est également la nation hôte, l’équipe
             sera la dernière à défiler dans la parade des nations.


6. CHAMPIONNATS DU MONDE DE CROSS-COUNTRY DE L'UCI

          A) Les finales des Championnats du monde de cross-country se dérouleront le
             vendredi 14 et le dimanche 16 septembre. Le nombre maximum de coureurs
             (par catégorie) autorisés à participer à ces épreuves a été fixé par l’UCI à
             200.
          B) Le nombre maximum de coureurs que chaque nation est autorisée à inscrire a
             été déterminé par le système d’attribution des quotas de l’UCI (décrit en détail
             dans l’Annexe A du présent document).


7. PREPARATION AU DEPART

          A) Une zone de préparation au départ sera aménagée près de la ligne de départ
             et exclusivement réservée aux coureurs s’apprêtant à prendre part à une
             épreuve. Ces derniers y accéderont par une entrée unique qui, au passage,
             permettra de procéder à la vérification du marquage des vélos.
          B) L'invitation aux coureurs à se rendre dans l'aire de préparation aura lieu 30
             minutes avant le départ de chaque course. Cette dernière sera suffisamment
             vaste pour permettre aux coureurs de poursuivre leur échauffement. Les
             compétiteurs doivent être tous dans la zone de préparation lorsque l'appel
             des coureurs débute.
          C) En ce qui concerne les finales de cross-country des Championnats du monde,
             les coureurs seront appelés à se rendre à leur case de départ à partir de la
             zone de préparation, 15-20 minutes (20-25 minutes pour les départs complet
             de 200 coureurs) avant le début de la course.
          D) Le premier coureur à être appelé à la ligne de départ sera le Champion du
             monde en titre de la catégorie concernée, s’il participe aux Championnats du
             monde. Il est tenu de porter le maillot de son équipe nationale. Le prochain
             coureur a être appelé à la ligne sera celui détenant le plus de points au
             classement général UCI en date de la 1 er septembre 2001. Ensuite les
             coureurs seront appelés au départ selon leur position au classement général
             UCI (sauf les juniors). Les coureurs n’apparaissant pas au classement général


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               UCI seront ensuite appelés au départ par pays selon l’ordre du système de
               quotas présenté à l’annexe B, et ce pour toutes les catégories, quand bien
               même le système n’aurait pas été appliqué pour une ou plusieurs catégories
               données. Le meilleur coureur de chaque pays (n'ayant pas été appelé à la
               ligne par le biais du classement général UCI) sera invité en premier, suivi du
               deuxième meilleur coureur de chaque pays et ainsi de suite.
          E) Les pays qui ne feraient pas partie de l'Annexe B pour une discipline et une
             catégorie données seront appelés au départ par tirage au sort effectué par
             l’UCI.


8. COMPETITIONS

          A) Les coureurs des équipes nationales devront porter le maillot et le cuissard
             officiels de l'équipe qui auront préalablement été déposés officiellement
             auprès de l'UCI pour les compétitions officielles. Ces vêtements devront être
             présentés au Délégué Technique avant l’épreuve concernée.
          B) Les 30 premiers coureurs d’une épreuve de cross-country ayant franchi la
             ligne d’arrivée passeront le contrôle des vélos et se dirigeront vers une zone
             réservée aux médias. Les autres coureurs, aussitôt après avoir fait vérifier le
             marquage de leurs vélos, quitteront la course par une autre issue.


9. REUNIONS DES CHEFS D’EQUIPES

          A) A partir du dimanche 9 septembre, une salle sera mise chaque soir à la
             disposition des Chefs d’équipes, du Collège des Commissaires et du
             délégué technique, qui s'y réuniront à chaque soir.
          B) Sur demande et avec l'accord du délégué technique, les directeurs des
             groupes sportifs inscrits officiellement à l'UCI seront autorisés à participer aux
             réunions quotidiennes des Chefs d'équipes.
          C) Dès leur arrivée au Vail/Beaver Creek, les Chefs d'équipes se rendront à
             l’enregistrement et recevront tout le matériel qui leur sera nécessaire, y
             compris les règlements de l'UCI, la liste des coureurs inscrits dans leur
             équipe, les dispositions relatives à l'organisation, les informations relatives
             aux différentes épreuves, le programme de l'événement, les cartes des
             parcours, une ou plusieurs accréditations et tout autre élément d'information
             utile.
          D) Au moins un membre du Comité d’organisation participera à ces réunions
             afin de pouvoir régler les problèmes d'organisation qui peuvent se poser. Un
             seul représentant par pays (le Chef d’équipe ou son suppléant) sera autorisé
             à participer à chacune de ces réunions. Si le Comité d’organisation n’a pas
             prévu de service d'interprétation, un interprète pourra accompagner les
             délégués des pays qui ne parleraient ni l’anglais ni le français. Une liste de
             présence devra être signée à chaque réunion. Les langues officielles des
             réunions de Chefs d'équipes sont celles de l'UCI, à savoir l'anglais et le
             français.


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10. CONTROLE ANTIDOPAGE

          A) Un contrôle antidopage sera mis en place pour les Championnats du monde,
             selon la réglementation de l’UCI.


11. CEREMONIES DE REMISE DES PRIX

          A) Il n’y aura qu’une seule cérémonie par finale.
          B) Les cérémonies auront toujours lieu au même endroit dans Vail, sauf les
             cérémonies des épreuves ayant lieu avant le mercredi 12, qui se dérouleront
             à Beaver Creek.
          C) Les trois premiers coureurs (équipes) devront être présents au podium avant
             le début de la cérémonie.
          D) Les coureurs devront porter les vêtements officiel de leur pays.




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12. ANNEXE A – EXPLICATION DU SYSTEME DE QUOTAS POUR CROSS-
COUNTRY ET DESCENTE

    Les 24 meilleures nations classées aux Championnats du monde de
    l’année précédente (selon les 3 meilleurs coureurs de chaque pays) se
    voient attribuer un quota de places en équipe nationale selon le modèle
    suivant:
    Les 6 premières équipes                                                         7 coureurs
    Équipes 7 à 12                                                                  6 coureurs
    Équipes 13 à 18                                                                 5 coureurs
    Équipes 19 à 24                                                                 4 coureurs
    Sous-total:                                                                     132 coureurs3
    Remarque: le Champion du monde en titre étant automatiquement
    qualifié, il n’en sera pas tenu compte dans le calcul des quotas. L’équipe
    nationale dont il pourrait faire partie disposerait par conséquent d’un
    coureur supplémentaire.
    Les 31 pays suivants sont représentés par 2 coureurs (sur la base d’un
    total de 55 pays engagés).
    Sous-total (31 pays x 2 coureurs):                                              62 coureurs
    Remarque: Le nombre de 55 nations correspond à une participation qui
    doit être considérée comme moyenne et réaliste pour les Championnats
    du Monde 2001.
    Total (+/- selon le nombre de pays inscrits):                                   132+62 = 194
    Le pays qui participe pour la première fois aux Championnats du monde
    pourra être représenté par un maximum de 2 membres d’équipe
    nationale pour chaque catégorie.
    Le système d’attribution des points se base sur un barème élémentaire
    qui tient compte du nombre de coureurs qui prennent part à une course.
    Ainsi, si 200 concurrents prennent le départ, le coureur se classant à la
    première place se verra-t-il attribuer 200 points, et ainsi de suite jusqu’au
    dernier qui récoltera un point.
    Le nombre de partants déterminera donc le nombre de points attribués
    au vainqueur; et si, sur 175 coureurs au départ, seuls 130 franchissent
    la ligne d’arrivée (45 ne l’ont pas ralliée), le dernier à terminer l’épreuve
    récoltera encore 46 points.
    Les coureurs qui seraient doublés et qui ne seraient pas enregistrés au
    classement final dans l’ordre exact de leur arrivée, seront spécialement
    signalés sur les feuilles de résultats par les mentions “ un tour de
    retard ”, “ deux tours de retard ”, etc. Les coureurs d’un même groupe
    d’attardés récolteront évidemment des points qui seront toutefois
    calculés sur la base d’une moyenne. Ainsi, les 15 coureurs classés aux
    places 100 à 114, avec la mention “ un tour de retard ”, obtiendront-ils
    tous le même nombre de points pour leur pays; ce nombre sera
    simplement calculé en additionnant les points attribués à ces 15 places
    et en divisant la somme obtenue par 15.




3
    Ce nombre reste constant.


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13. ANNEXE B - LISTE DES RESULTATS DE 2000 PAR PAYS 4

          13.1. Elites hommes
                        Cross-country – Élites hommes                     Descente – Élites hommes
                 1             FRANCE *             287              1           FRANCE               291

                                                            points                                   points

                 2                  ITALIE                   266     2            USA *               290

                                                            points                                   points

                 3                 CANADA                    256     3         AUSTRALIE              267

                                                            points                                   points

                 4               AUSTRALIE                   248     4     GRANDE BRETAGNE            262

                                                            points                                   points

                 5                PAYS-BAS                   245     5          ESPAGNE               251

                                                            points                                   points

                 6                    USA                    231     6          PAYS-BAS              249

                                                            points                                   points

                 7                ESPAGNE                    223     7           SUISSE               223

                                                            points                                   points

                 8              ALLEMAGNE                    207     8            ITALIE              209

                                                            points                                   points

                 9                  SUISSE                   204     9         ALLEMAGNE              201

                                                            points                                   points

                10               BELGIQUE                    183     10       REP. TCHEQUE            172

                                                            points                                   points

                11                SLOVENIE                   179     11          CANADA               163

                                                            points                                   points

                12                NORVEGE                    145     12      AFRIQUE DU SUD           137

                                                            points                                   points




4
  Listes permettant de fixer un quota de coureurs par pays.
* = Comprend le champion du monde en titre de la catégorie.




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                13                MEXIQUE                     117       13        SUEDE           136

                                                             points                              points

                14               SLOVAQUIE                    115       14       IRLANDE          135

                                                             points                              points

                15         GRANDE BRETAGNE                    103       15        CHILI           110

                                                             points                              points

                16                 IRLANDE                  97 points   16      BELGIQUE          104

                                                                                                 points

                17            REP. TCHEQUE                  97 points   17        JAPON         99 points

                18               DANEMARK                   96 points   18        BRESIL        94 points

                19               COLOMBIE                   95 points   19       FINLANDE       92 points

                20                 RUSSIE                   84 points   20      AUTRICHE        85 points

                21                POLOGNE                   75 points   21       SLOVENIE       69 points

                22           AFRIQUE DU SUD                 65 points   22   NOUVELLE ZELANDE   57 points

                23              COSTA RICA                  65 points   23      ARGENTINE       48 points

                24                  GRECE                   59 points   24      PORTUGAL        34 points




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          13.2. Hommes moins de 23 ans
                    Hommes moins 23 ans Cross Country

                1              ESPAGNE *                    240 points

                2                FRANCE                     230 points

                3                 ITALIE                    221 points

                4             ALLEMAGNE                     182 points

                5                CANADA                     162 points

                6              AUSTRALIE                    160 points

                7               SLOVENIE                    147 points

                8                   USA                     134 points

                9                SUISSE                     130 points

               10                BRESIL                     128 points

               11               POLOGNE                     125 points

               12        GRANDE BRETAGNE                    102 points

               13           REP. TCHEQUE                    99 points

               14              DANEMARK                     97 points

               15               PAYS-BAS                    93 points

               16       NOUVELLE ZELANDE                    83 points

               17              BELGIQUE                     82 points

               18                 JAPON                     81 points

               19               UKRAINE                     78 points

               20              AUTRICHE                     76 points

               21             COSTA RICA                    75 points

               22               NORVEGE                     73 points

               23                RUSSIE                     73 points

               24              COLOMBIE                     63 points




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          13.3. Juniors hommes
                       Cross-country – Juniors hommes                         Descente – Juniors hommes
                1             SUISSE             210 points              1         FRANCE *             205

                                                                                                       points

                2                FRANCE                     195 points   2         AUSTRALIE            190

                                                                                                       points

                3               ESPAGNE                     178 points   3             USA              167

                                                                                                       points

                4              BELGIQUE                     166 points   4    GRANDE BRETAGNE           167

                                                                                                       points

                5                  USA *                    145 points   5         FINLANDE             146

                                                                                                       points

                6           REP. TCHEQUE                    140 points   6           SUISSE             118

                                                                                                       points

                7             ALLEMAGNE                     136 points   7         ESPAGNE              115

                                                                                                       points

                8              AUTRICHE                     134 points   8      AFRIQUE DU SUD          111

                                                                                                       points

                9                CANADA                     132 points   9        SLOVAQUIE             109

                                                                                                       points

               10               SLOVENIE                    126 points   10      REP. TCHEQUE         95 points

               11                 ITALIE                    105 points   11         CANADA            95 points

               12                RUSSIE                     94 points    12          JAPON            86 points

               13              PORTUGAL                     81 points    13       ALLEMAGNE           74 points

               14               PAYS-BAS                    79 points    14        BELGIQUE           52 points

               15              ARGENTINE                    72 points    15           CHILI           49 points

               16        GRANDE BRETAGNE                    71 points    16       EQUATEUR            48 points

               17              AUSTRALIE                    66 points    17         IRLANDE           46 points

               18             COSTA RICA                    63 points    18          BRESIL           28 points

               19                  CHILI                    62 points    19           ITALIE          19 points

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               21                BRESIL                     61 points   21   -----------------   ------

               22          AFRIQUE DU SUD                   59 points   22   -----------------   ------

               23               POLOGNE                     43 points   23   -----------------   ------

               24                GRECE                      26 points   24   -----------------   ------




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          13.4. Remarque
          Les catégories suivantes ne sont pas sujettes au système de quotas en 2001, par contre, le
          classement par pays suivant sera utilisé pour déterminer l'ordre des départs pour les compétitions
          concernées lors des Championnats du Monde 2001.

          13.5. Elites femmes
                        Cross-country – Élites femmes                         Descente – Élites femmes
                1             CANADA              163 points             1         FRANCE *                110

                                                                                                          points

                2                   USA                     152 points   2             USA                 107

                                                                                                          points

                3                 ITALIE                    141 points   3           SUISSE              90 points

                4                SUISSE                     138 points   4    GRANDE BRETAGNE            58 points

                5              ESPAGNE *                    134 points   5         FINLANDE              46 points

                6              AUSTRALIE                    122 points   6          CANADA               41 points

                7             ALLEMAGNE                     122 points   7         ESPAGNE               35 points

                8                FRANCE                     117 points   8           JAPON               30 points

                9                RUSSIE                     109 points   9        AUSTRALIE              28 points

               10          AFRIQUE DU SUD                   69 points    10          SUEDE               28 points

               11               PAYS-BAS                    63 points    11   NOUVELLE ZELANDE           25 points

               12              ARGENTINE                    54 points    12       ALLEMAGNE              21 points

               13                 JAPON                     49 points    13          BRESIL              20 points

               14              COLOMBIE                     39 points    14        AUTRICHE              18 points

               15              BELGIQUE                     37 points    15     REP. TCHEQUE             13 points

               16               POLOGNE                     32 points    16       ARGENTINE              10 points

               17       NOUVELLE ZELANDE                    30 points    17        HONGRIE               9 points

               18               MEXIQUE                     29 points    18       -----------------        ------

               19                BRESIL                     21 points    19       -----------------        ------

               20               IRLANDE                     20 points    20       -----------------        ------

               21              AUTRICHE                     19 points    21       -----------------        ------

               22               SLOVENIE                    18 points    22       -----------------        ------

               23           REP. TCHEQUE                    15 points    23       -----------------        ------

               24               UKRAINE                      8 points    24       -----------------        ------




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          13.6. Juniors femmes
                        Cross-country – Juniors femmes                       Descente – Juniors femmes
                1               CANADA               49 points          1         USA *             33 points

                2                  SUISSE *                 49 points   2    GRANDE BRETAGNE        27 points

                3                  FRANCE                   36 points   3          SUISSE           14 points

                4          GRANDE BRETAGNE                  31 points   4         FRANCE            12 points

                5                    ITALIE                 27 points   5          JAPON            11 points

                6              REP. TCHEQUE                 27 points   6        PAYS-BAS            7 points

                7                 POLOGNE                   25 points   7         CANADA             6 points

                8                AUSTRALIE                  20 points   8        ESPAGNE             5 points

                9                 COLOMBIE                  19 points   9       EQUATEUR             4 points

               10                 ESPAGNE                   15 points   10      -----------------     ------

               11                ALLEMAGNE                  14 points   11      -----------------     ------

               12                  MEXIQUE                  13 points   12      -----------------     ------

               13                     USA                   12 points   13      -----------------     ------

               14                  UKRAINE                  8 points    14      -----------------     ------

               15            AFRIQUE DU SUD                 3 points    15      -----------------     ------

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          13.7. Dual

                        Dual – Hommes                                        Dual – Femmes
                1               USA                         85 points   1            USA             38 points

                2                FRANCE                     74 points   2         FRANCE *           30 points

                3             AUSTRALIE *                   67 points   3           SUISSE           21 points

                4        GRANDE BRETAGNE                    63 points   4           JAPON            16 points

                5           REP. TCHEQUE                    45 points   5    NOUVELLE ZELANDE        10 points

                6                 SUEDE                     26 points   6      REP. TCHEQUE          6 points

                7             ALLEMAGNE                     26 points   7    GRANDE BRETAGNE         5 points

                8              SLOVAQUIE                    22 points   8           SUEDE            5 points

                9          AFRIQUE DU SUD                   13 points   9          CANADA            4 points

               10                 SUISSE                    10 points   10       -----------------     ------

               11               PAYS-BAS                    11 points   11       -----------------     ------

               12               BELGIQUE                    4 points    12       -----------------     ------

               13                IRLANDE                    3 points    13       -----------------     ------

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14. ANNEXE C - PROGRAMME PRELIMINAIRE



 Mercredi, 5 septembre
                                0800 – 1700 Trial - Ouverture de bureau des inscriptions et accréditations
 Jeudi, 6 septembre
                                0800 – 1700 Trial - Ouverture de bureau des inscriptions et accréditations
                                0900 – 1300 Trial – Qualifications pour les juniors 20"
                                1400 – 1800 Trial – Qualifications pour les élites 20"
 Vendredi, 7 septembre
                                0800 – 1900 Trial – Ouverture des sections d’entraînement
 Samedi, 8 septembre
                                0900 – 1300 Trial – Qualifications pour les juniors 26"
                                1400 – 1800 Trial – Qualifications pour les élites 26"
                                1900 – 2100 Trial – Compétition de saut en hauteur/Tentative de Raccord du Mon
 Dimanche, 9 septembre
                                0900 – 1700 Inspection des parcours (MTB) par l'UCI
                        Championnats du Monde de Trial – Finales

                                0900 – 1100 Trial – Finales, Femmes
                                1130 – 1230 Trial - Finales, juniors 20"
                                1300 – 1400 Trial - Finales, élites 20"
                                1430 – 1530 Trial - Finales, juniors 26"
                                1600 – 1700 Trial - Finales, élites 26"
                                1715 – 1730 Cérémonie protocolaire – Trial
                                1300 – 1800 Ouverture de bureau des inscriptions et accréditations, MTB (tous les jou
                                1700 – 1800 Réunion entre l'UCI et les organisateurs
                                1800 – 1830 1ére réunion des Chefs d'équipes – Mountain Bike.
 Lundi, 10 septembre
                                1000 – 1700 Entraînement de cross-country
                                1800 – 1830 Réunion des Chefs d'équipes (descente/dual)




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 Mardi, 11 septembre
                                1000 – 1400 Reconnaissance du parcours de la descente (à pied)
                                1000 – 1700 Entraînement de cross-country
                                1800 – 1830 Réunion des Chefs d'équipes (cross-country/relais par équipes)
 Mercredi, 12 septembre
                                0900 – 1200 Entraînement de cross-country
                                1000 – 1600 Entraînement de descente
             Championnats du Monde de relais par équipes - Finales :
                                1300 – 1530 Toutes les équipes          4 tours
                                1600 – 1630 Cérémonie protocolaire
                                1800 – 1830 Réunion des Chefs d'équipes (descente/dual)
                                1900 – 2100 Cérémonie d'ouverture
 Jeudi, 13 septembre
                                0800 – 1200 Entraînement de descente
                                1000 – 1700 Entraînement de cross-country
             Descente de classement
                                1230 – 1530 Toutes les catégories
                                1615 – 1715 Entraînement de Dual
                                1730 – 1830 Compétition de Dual (qualifications)
                                1800 – 1830 Réunion des Chefs d'équipes (cross-country)
 Vendredi, 14 septembre
             Championnats du Monde de cross-country – Finales pour les juniors et U/23
                                0800 – 0900 Entraînement de cross-country
                                0900 – 1500 Entraînement de descente:
                                0930 – 1100 Juniors femmes, Cross-country          1 heure 30 minutes
                                1130 – 1330 Juniors hommes, Cross-country          1 heure 45 minutes
                                1400 – 1615 Hommes moins de 23 ans, Cross-         2 heures
                                            country
                                1630 – 1700 Cérémonie protocolaire
                                1800 – 1830 Réunion des Chefs d'équipes (descente)




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 Samedi, 15 septembre
                                0800 – 0900 Entraînement de descente: juniors
                                0900 – 1000 Entraînement de descente: élites
             Championnats du Monde de descente et dual – Finales
                                1030 – 1600 Juniors femmes
                                                    Juniors hommes
                                                    Élites femmes
                                                    Élites hommes
                                1615 – 1645 Cérémonie protocolaire
                                1000 – 1700 Entraînement de cross-country

                                1730 – 1830 Entraînement de Dual
                                1800 – 1830 Dernière réunion des Chefs d'équipes (cross-country)
                                1900 – 2000 Compétition de Dual (finales)
                                2015 – 2045 Cérémonie protocolaire


 Dimanche, 16 septembre
             Championnats du Monde de cross-country – Finales
                                0830 – 0930 Entraînement de cross-country
                                1030 – 1230 Élites femmes Cross-country         2 heures
                                1330 – 1530 Élites hommes Cross-country         2 heures
                                1600 – 1630 Cérémonie protocolaire
                                1645 – 1700 Cérémonie de clôture




 2001 UCI World Masters Mountain Bike Championships


  BROMONT, QUEBEC, CANADA – AUGUST 29 TO SEPTEMBER 2

Location & General Information
          Bromont hosted these Championships in 1999 and 2000, and the event is showing excellent
          growth, and in 2001 the organisers are expecting even more growth as word of mouth takes
          effect from the first 2 events. Bromont also hosted the 3rd UCI World Mountain Bike




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          Championships in 1992 and has also been home to a World Cup Cross Country on a number of
          occasions, the most recent being the Finals in 1998, as well as Downhill/Dual in 1999.
          Bromont is located about 1 hour from Montreal. The town is well known in the Province of
          Quebec for the numerous International Events it has hosted (skiing World Cups, Equestrian
          World Cups, site of the Montreal Olympic Equestrian events, major pro golf tournaments, etc.).
          Bromont is a four seasons sports resort with 4 golf courses, equestrian facilities, great mountain
          bike trails, water slides, alpine and cross country skiing infrastructures, etc.
          Bromont is located on the western edge of the Eastern Township south-west of Montreal. This
          municipality is exceptionally attractive by its physical environment which gives it the opportunity
          of being selected to hold many international competitions. the beautiful and enchanting town of
          Bromont has been greatly appreciated by many athletes of all disciplines such as mountain
          bike, road race bike, skiing, equestrian events.

          Bromont offers numerous possibilities of restaurants and accommodations and this, to the
          satisfaction of tourists and sportsmen of all level and sports. This, of course, without mentioning
          other activities available in Bromont.

Lodging Options
          Bromont is a four season destination, also considered as a choice holiday destination, a natural
          jewel at the gateway to the Eastern Townships. Bromont is hosting vacationers and sportsmen
          with lodging possibilities such as hotels, restaurants, camping sites, recreational centres, Bed &
          Breakfast and chalet rentals.

          There is a huge range of accommodation to choose from in the area. For all information on other
          options contact the central reservations at Club Sportif Bromont on :

                                           Tel :     +1 514 5342453
                                           Fax:      +1 514 5341832

Transportation
          Bromont is a municipality situated in the Eastern Townships region about 45 minutes drive from
          Montreal and Sherbrooke. There is a direct access to the autoroute and from Bromont you can
          easily reach various important Canadian and American centers.

          Montreal has two majors airports, Dorval and Mirabel, with direct connections with important
          international centres such as Europe, USA, the Orient, Latin America and Oceania.

          The Eastern Townships’ airport is situated in Bromont and can be accessible to Challenger Dash
          8, DC-9 and Boeing 737. The airport his also equipped to direct navigation and offers custom
          services.




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                  2001 Mountain Bike World Masters Championships Specific Procedures


          • Bromont, Quebec, August 29th to September 2 nd, 2001.
          • To be followed by all participants.


1. ENTRIES

          A) For the World Masters Championships, entry is by the Official Entry Form as
             distributed by the Organising Committee. Entries close at midnight, Quebec
             Time, on August 14th, 2001. Late entries will be accepted on site up to 48
             hours before the relevant event, but only with a late entry penalty of $20
             Canadian.
          B) There is no maximum entry limit for any category, nor will there be a minimum
             entry limit for a category to achieve World Championship status.
          C) All entries must be sent to the Organising Committee on the Official Entry
             Form and not to the UCI. The form will include a space for sponsor names
             beside the rider’s name. Forms may be sent by either mail or fax before the
             deadline. It is not necessary for the National Federation to enter or endorse
             the entries for riders from their country.
          D) It is not necessary for the riders to wear the national jersey of their nation
             during training or competitions. However each rider must wear the national
             flag of his or her country on their helmet or jersey.
          E) There is no limit to the number of different events any one rider may enter. It
             will be possible to indicate the various events on the one Official Entry Form. It
             will not be necessary to send one form for each event.
          F) Prior to collecting their numbers, riders must sign any necessary waivers
             provided by the organiser. Riders must pick up their numbers and packets
             with a licence and passport (or another form of formal identification such as a
             driver's licence/birth certificate). If a rider is not able to be present to pick up
             his/her packet, someone designated by the rider will be able to pick up the
             packet with a photocopy of the rider’s license and passport.
          G) All competitors must have a UCI licence issued by their relevant member
             National Federation. Their licenses will checked at registration by the
             Secretary of the College of Commissaires, or by an authorised UCI assistant
             to the Secretary. The license check will confirm the competitor’s participation
             in the event. Failure to present a valid license will disqualify the rider from
             starting in the competition.
          H) In accordance with UCI Mountain Bike Regulation 1.1.8., riders cannot enter
             the World Masters Championships if they have competed as elite riders in the
             UCI Mountain Bike World Cup of the same year. This only applies to Downhill
             and Cross Country World Cup events.
          I) All rider numbers must be collected no later than 24 hours prior to the rider’s
             first competition (this includes seeding runs).


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          J) Each competitor will receive a packet containing the following materials:
             back, shoulder and bike numbers (one of each), maps and profiles of the
             courses, organisation procedures, detailed schedules and various other
             informational and promotional items.
          K) For identification purposes, each competitor will be issued a credential,
             which will provide priority access to the chairlift for downhillers and to
             competition venues and the parking lots. Competitors must carry this
             credential at all times while at the race site. This credential may be revoked at
             any time as deemed necessary at the discretion of the College of
             Commissaires. Number plates must be used for all training on courses.
          L) In conformity with UCI General Regulation 1.1.006, each entered rider must
             be adequately insured against accidents and for third party liability whilst
             competing or training in Canada.
          M) The World Masters Championships will be considered to have started with
             the commencement of the first organised training session (Wednesday,
             August 29th at 09h00, Quebec time).
          N) If one or more riders in a category completes the final, a World Championship
             title will be awarded.


2. TRAINING PERIODS

          2.1. Course Inspection (Downhill)
          A) The Downhill course will be open for competitor walking inspection on
              Tuesday, August 28th at 14h00.
          2.2. Official Training (Downhill) August 29 to September 1
          B) During these periods, full security will be in place and the course will be
              considered as being under race conditions.
          C) As per UCI Rules each competitor must complete a minimum of 2 runs.
          D) Other than Official Training periods and designated inspection times, the
             Organising Committee will accept no responsibility for the safety of the riders
             on the course. It is forbidden to access the course outside of official training
             periods and designated inspection times.
          E) Failure to comply with the training schedule found at Annex C may result in the
             rider’s disqualification from the event.
          F) During training it is possible for riders to inspect the course by foot, but they
             must walk outside the course markings and not inside the course.


3. OFFICIAL DOWNHILL SEEDING RUN

          A) The Official Downhill Seeding run is mandatory for all riders. It will be
             scheduled for Friday, August 31, commencing 09h00.




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          3.1. Start Order
          A) The start order is as follows:


                                                     Masters Women 30 – 34
                                                     Masters Women 35 – 39
                                                     Masters Women 40 – 44
                                                     Masters Women 45 – 49
                                                     Masters Women 50 – 55
                                                     Masters Women 55 – 59
                                                     Masters Women 60 and over.
                                                     Masters Men 30 – 34
                                                     Masters Men 35 – 39
                                                     Masters Men 40 – 44
                                                     Masters Men 45 – 49
                                                     Masters Men 50 – 55
                                                     Masters Men 55 – 59
                                                     Masters Men 60 and over.


          B) The current World Masters Champion, in the respective category, if he/she is
             entered in the race, will receive the lowest number in that category. The
             current World Masters Champion must not wear the World Masters
             Champion jersey.
          C) The order within each category will be by using the sequential order of the
             number plates, lowest number going first. The number plates will be issued in
             the same order that the riders entered with the Organising Committee. First
             rider entered gets the lowest number plate.
          D) There will be at least a 30 second interval between riders and at least a 5
             minute interval between categories. The start lists will be posted 24 hours
             prior to the first start time.
          E) The Official Downhill Seeding Run will determine the start order for the
             Downhill World Masters Championships. Only the riders who complete their
             race and cross the finish line within 30 minutes of their start of the Downhill
             Seeding Run will qualify for the Downhill World Masters Championships.


4. UCI WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP DOWNHILL

          A) The maximum number of competitors permitted in the World Championships
             Downhill in each category has been established as 175. Should this number
             be exceeded in any category the Technical Delegate may decide to hold a


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                qualification race. The details of which to be advised by the Technical
                Delegate by posting a communiqué at least 24 hours before the qualification
                event.
          E) For the downhill final, riders will be started in reverse order with the fastest
             rider from the Official Downhill Seeding Run going last.
          F) Each rider will start at a minimum of 30 second intervals. There will be at least
             a 5 minute break between categories.


5. UCI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CROSS COUNTRY

          A) For the World Masters Championship Cross Country competitions,
             scheduled for Saturday, September 1, the maximum number of participants
             for each category has been established by the UCI as 175. Should this
             number be exceeded in any category the Technical Delegate may decide to
             hold a qualification race. The details of which to be advised by the Technical
             Delegate by posting a communiqué at least 24 hours before the qualification
             event.


6. CROSS COUNTRY STAGING

          A) A staging area will be provided close to the start line and reserved exclusively
             for riders awaiting their start. This area will be accessible by one entry through
             which each rider must pass to verify bike marking.
          B) Riders will be called to staging 30 minutes prior to the start of each race to
             allow enough time for everyone to enter the staging area which will be large
             enough for the riders to continue their warm up. Riders must proceed
             immediately to the staging area once the call-up starts. The entry point to the
             staging area will be closed once the introductions start.
          C) For the World Masters Championships Cross Country race, riders will be
             called to the starting grid from the staging area, beginning 15-20 minutes (20-
             25 minutes for full fields of 175) prior to the start of the race. This will allow
             each rider enough time to take up his/her position on the start grid.
          D) The first rider to be called to the line will be the current World Masters
             Champion, if he/she is entered in the race. The current World Masters
             Champion must not wear the World Masters Champion jersey. Riders will
             then be called in order of their number plates, which are issued based on the
             order of placings from the previous World Masters Championships.
          E) For the riders who did not place at the previous year’s World Masters
             Championships, the number plates will be issued in the same order that the
             riders entered with the Organising Committee. First rider entered gets the
             lowest number plate.




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7. COMMUNICATION

          A) There must be at least 3 highly visible notice boards in the race village area,
             where all communiqués, results lists, start lists and notifications must be
             posted in the official languages of the UCI.


8. ANTI-DOPING CONTROL

          A) Anti-Doping Control at the World Masters Championships will be as per the
             UCI regulations.


9. PRESENTATION CEREMONIES PROTOCOL

          A) There will be only one Presentation Ceremony per final.
          B) Presentation Ceremonies will always be held at the same location.
          C) All riders (top 3 places only) involved in Presentation Ceremonies must arrive
             at the scheduled time.




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10. ANNEX C - SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)


 Tuesday, August 28

                                0900 – 1200 UCI Downhill Course Inspection
                                1300 – 1700 UCI Cross Country Course Inspection
                                1400 – 1700 Riders’ Downhill Course Orientation (walking)
                                1800 – 1900 UCI and Organisers Meeting
 Wednesday, August 29
                                0800 – 1200 Registration Office Open
                                0900 – 1700 Credentials Office Open
                                0900 – 1700 Cross Country Course Training
                                0900 – 1700 Downhill Course Training
 Thursday, August 30
                                0800 – 1500 Registration Office Open (Final Registration for XC)
                                0900 – 1700 Credentials Office Open
                                0900 – 1700 Cross Country Training
                                0900 – 1700 Downhill Course Training
                                1800 – 2000 Opening Ceremony
 Friday, August 31
                                0900 – 1330 Registration Office Open (Final Registration for DH)
                                0900 – 1700 Credentials Office Open
                                0900 – 1700 Cross Country Training
                                0900 – 1600 Downhill Seeding Runs – All Categories
                                1800 – 1830 Riders’ Meeting
 Saturday, September 1
                                0900 – 1300 Downhill Course Training (Masters Only)
                                1300 – 1800 Downhill Course Training (Masters and Quebec Cup)
             World Masters Championship Cross Country Finals
                                0800 – 0900 Women 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+.        1 hour
                                0915 – 1045 Women 30-34, 35-39, 40-44.             1 hour 30mins
                                1100 – 1300 Men 30-34, 35-39.                      2 hours
                                1315 – 1445 Men 40-44, 45-49.                      1 hour 30mins



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                                1500 – 1600 Men 50-54, 55-59, 60+.                 1 hour
                                1600 – 1700 Presentation Ceremonies for Cross Country.
                                1700 – 1730 Riders’ Meeting
 Sunday, September 2
                                1200 – 1400 Downhill Course Training (Masters Only)
             World Masters Championship Downhill Finals
                                1415 – 1615 Masters Women
                                                    Masters Men
                                1700 – 1800 Presentation Ceremonies for Downhill
                                2000 – 2400 Closing Party




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       Championnats masters mondiaux de mountain bike 2001 - Règlement spécifique


          • Bromont, Québec, Canada, le 29 août au 2 septembre 2001
          • Conditions obligatoires pour tous les participants


1. INSCRIPTIONS


          A) Pour les Championnats masters mondiaux, l'inscription se fait via le
             formulaire d'inscription officiel distribué par le Comité d'organisation. Les
             inscriptions sont closes à minuit, heure de Québec, le 14 août 2001. Les
             inscriptions tardives sont acceptées sur le site jusqu'à 48 heures avant
             l’épreuve considérée, mais moyennant obligatoirement une pénalité de retard
             à l’inscription de 20 dollars canadiens.
          B) Il n'y a ni limite d’inscription maximum quelle que soit la catégorie, ni limite
             d’inscription minimum correspondant à un seuil pour championnats du
             monde, quelle que soit la catégorie.
          C) Toutes les inscriptions doivent parvenir au Comité d'organisation, via le
             formulaire d'inscription officiel, et non pas à l'UCI. Ledit formulaire comporte
             un espace pour le nom des sponsors, derrière le nom du coureur. Les
             formulaires peuvent être envoyés par courrier ou par télécopie, moyennant le
             respect du délai fixé. Les fédérations nationales ne sont tenues ni d’inscrire
             leurs coureurs ni d’appuyer leur inscription.
          D) Bien que les coureurs ne soient pas tenus de porter leur maillot national à
             l’entraînement ou en compétition, le drapeau des pays respectifs doit figurer
             sur le casque ou le maillot.
          E) Le nombre d’inscriptions d’un même coureur à différentes épreuves n’est pas
             limité. L’indication des diverses inscriptions peut se faire sur le formulaire
             d’inscription officiel. Il n’est pas nécessaire de remplir un formulaire par
             épreuve.
          F) Avant de recueillir leurs numéros d’identification, les coureurs doivent signer
             toute clause dérogatoire établie par les organisateurs. Les coureurs doivent
             recueillir numéros d’identification et enveloppes de matériel sur présentation
             de la licence et du passeport (ou une autre document officiel, comme permis
             de conduire, certificat naissance etc.). Si un coureur ne se présente pas
             personnellement, une personne désignée par ses soins peut le faire à sa
             place, sur présentation d’une photocopie de la licence et du passeport du
             coureur.
          G) Tous les concurrents doivent posséder une licence UCI délivrée par leurs
             fédérations nationales respectives. Les licences sont vérifiées à l’inscription
             par le secrétaire du Collège des commissaires, ou bien par un assistant du
             secrétaire habilité par l’UCI. La vérification en question tient lieu de



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                confirmation de la participation du coureur à la manifestation. La non-
                présentation d’une licence valable entraîne la disqualification du coureur.
          H) Conformément au § 1.1.8. du Règlement mountain bike de l’UCI, un coureur
             ayant participé la même année à la Coupe du monde de mountain bike en
             élite ne peut pas s’inscrire aux Championnats masters mondiaux. Cela
             s'applique uniquement aux épreuves de descente et de cross-country de la
             Coupe du monde.
          I) Les numéros d’identification des coureurs doivent être retirés au plus tard 24
             heures avant la première compétition du coureur (y compris les descentes de
             classement).
          J) Chaque coureur reçoit le matériel suivant dans une enveloppe : numéro de
             dossard, brassard numéroté et plaque numérotée, cartes et profils des
             parcours, dispositions relatives à l’organisation, programmes détaillés,
             autres documents d’information et articles de promotion.
          K) Afin d'être aisément identifiables, les coureurs reçoivent une accréditation
             personnelle qui leur donne un accès prioritaire au télésiège (pour la
             descente) ainsi qu’aux différents sites de compétition et parcs de
             stationnement. Les coureurs doivent porter cette accréditation en
             permanence sur le site de course. Le Collège des commissaires peut retirer
             ladite accréditation à tout moment si cela lui paraît nécessaire. Les plaques
             de cadre numérotées doivent être portées en permanence lors des
             compétitions et des entraînements.
          L) Conformément à la disposition 1.1.006 du Règlement général de l'UCI,
             chaque coureur inscrit doit être assuré de manière adéquate contre les
             accidents et en responsabilité civile pour les compétitions ou les
             entraînements qui se déroulent au Canada.
          M) Les Championnats masters mondiaux seront réputés avoir commencé au
             début de la première séance d’entraînement (mercredi le 29 août à 9 heures,
             heure de Québec).
          N) Si un ou plusieurs coureurs dans une catégorie terminent la finale, un titre de
             Champion du Monde sera attribué.


2. ENTRAINEMENTS

          2.1. Reconnaissance du parcours (descente)
          A) Le parcours de descente sera disponible pour l'inspection à pied le mardi 28
             août à 14 heures.
          2.2. Entraînements officiels (descente) le 29 août au 1 septembre
          B) Les entraînements officiels sont encadrés par un dispositif de sécurité
             maximum, comme celui mis en place pour les courses. Les coureurs sont
             autorisés à s’élancer sur le parcours uniquement au signal du juge de départ.
          C) Conformément à la réglementation de l'UCI, chaque coureur doit réaliser au
             moins deux descentes d'entraînement sur le parcours.


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          D) Le Comité d'organisation se dégage de toute responsabilité quant à la
             sécurité des coureurs sur le parcours, en dehors des périodes d'entraînement
             et de reconnaissance expressément définies. Il est interdit d'accéder au
             parcours en dehors des périodes d'entraînement et de reconnaissance
             officielles.
          E) L’inobservation du programme repris dans l’annexe C peut valoir une amende
             aux coureurs la disqualification des coureurs concernés.
          F) Durant l'entraînement, les athlètes peuvent reconnaître le parcours à pied,
             mais ils doivent rester à l'extérieur des balisages de parcours, avec
             interdiction de passer à l’intérieur.


3. DESCENTE DE CLASSEMENT OFFICIELLE

          A) La descente de classement officielle est obligatoire pour tous les coureurs.
             Cette descente est prévue le vendredi 31 août à 9 heures.
          3.1. Ordre des départs
          L’ordre des départs est le suivant :


                                                     Femmes masters 30 –34
                                                     Femmes masters 35 –39
                                                     Femmes masters 40 –44
                                                     Femmes masters 45 –49
                                                     Femmes masters 50 –55
                                                     Femmes masters 55 –59
                                                     Femmes masters 60 et plus.
                                                     Hommes masters 30 –34
                                                     Hommes masters 35 –39
                                                     Hommes masters 40 –44
                                                     Hommes masters 45 –49
                                                     Hommes masters 50 –55
                                                     Hommes masters 55 –59
                                                     Hommes masters 60 et plus.
          B) Dans chaque catégorie, le coureur champion du monde masters en titre,
             dûment inscrit, reçoit le numéro le plus bas de la catégorie. Ce coureur n’est
             pas tenu de porter le maillot du titre.
          C) L'ordre des départs à l'intérieur de chaque catégorie est établi selon l'ordre
             ascendant des plaques numérotées, le numéro le plus bas partant en
             premier. Les numéros de plaque sont attribués selon l'ordre d’inscription. Le
             coureur inscrit en premier reçoit le numéro le plus bas.


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          D) Les coureurs partiront toutes les 30 secondes au moins, et une pause d’au
             moins 5 minutes sera prévue entre les catégories. Les listes de départ
             seront affichées 24 heures avant le premier départ.
          E) La descente de classement officielle permet de fixer l’ordre des départs pour
             les finales des Championnats masters mondiaux. Seuls les coureurs ayant
             terminé la descente de classement officielle, et franchi la ligne d’arrivée dans
             les 30 minutes qui suivent leur départ, sont autorisés à prendre part à ces
             finales.


4. CHAMPIONNATS MASTERS MONDIAUX DE DESCENTE DE L'UCI

          A) Le nombre maximum des concurrents autorisés à participer aux
             Championnats masters mondiaux de descente dans chaque catégorie a été
             fixé à 175. Si ce nombre est dépassé dans une catégorie quelconque, le
             délégué technique peut décider d’organiser une épreuve de qualification. Les
             détails sont alors présentés par le délégué technique via un communiqué
             établi au moins 24 heures avant ladite épreuve de qualification.
          B) Pour l'épreuve finale de descente, les coureurs partent dans l'ordre inverse
             de leur classement, le premier de la descente de classement officielle
             s'élançant en dernier.
          C) Les coureurs partent toutes les 30 secondes au moins. Une pause d’au
             moins 5 minutes est prévue entre les catégories.


5. CHAMPIONNATS MASTERS MONDIAUX DE CROSS-COUNTRY DE L'UCI

          A) Le nombre maximum des concurrents autorisés à participer aux
             Championnats masters mondiaux de cross-country (samedi 1 ère septembre)
             dans chaque catégorie a été fixé à 175. Si ce nombre est dépassé dans une
             catégorie quelconque, le délégué technique peut décider d’organiser une
             épreuve de qualification. Les détails sont alors présentés par le délégué
             technique via un communiqué établi au moins 24 heures avant ladite épreuve
             de qualification.


6. PREPARATION AU DEPART EN CROSS-COUNTRY

          A) Une zone de préparation au départ est aménagée près de la ligne de départ,
             exclusivement réservée aux coureurs s’apprêtant à prendre part à une
             épreuve. Ces derniers y accèdent par une entrée unique qui, au passage,
             permet de procéder à la vérification du marquage des vélos.
          B) L'invitation aux coureurs à se rendre dans l'aire de préparation a lieu 30
             minutes avant le départ de chaque course. Cette dernière est suffisamment
             vaste pour permettre aux coureurs de poursuivre leur échauffement. Les
             compétiteurs doivent tous être dans la zone de préparation lorsque l'appel
             des coureurs débute. L'accès à cette zone est fermé lorsque l'appel des
             coureurs à la ligne de départ débute.


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          C) Pour la compétition de cross-country des Championnats masters mondiaux,
             les coureurs sont appelés à se rendre à leur case de départ à partir de la
             zone de préparation, 15-20 minutes (20-25 minutes pour les départs
             complets de 175 coureurs) avant le début de la course. Cela laisse le temps
             nécessaire à chaque coureur pour prendre position sur la grille de départ.
          D) Le premier coureur à être appelé à la ligne de départ est le champion du
             monde en titre de la catégorie concernée, s’il est dûment inscrit aux
             Championnats masters mondiaux. Il n’est pas tenu de porter le maillot du titre.
             Viennent ensuite les autres coureurs, appelés dans l’ordre des numéros de
             plaque, lesquels sont attribués en fonction du classement de l’édition
             précédente des Championnats masters mondiaux.
          E) Pour les coureurs non classés aux Championnats masters mondiaux en
             1998, les numéros de plaque sont attribués dans l’ordre des inscriptions, le
             premier coureur inscrit ayant le numéro le plus bas.


7. COMMUNICATION

          A) Il faut prévoir au moins 3 panneaux d’affichage nettement visibles dans le
             secteur de course du village, pour l’affichage de l’ensemble des
             communiqués, listes de résultats, listes de départ et autres avis, dans les
             langues officielles de l'UCI.


8. CONTROLE ANTIDOPAGE

          A) Un contrôle antidopage est mis en place pour les Championnats masters
             mondiaux, selon la réglementation de l’UCI.


9. CEREMONIES DE REMISE DES PRIX

          A) Il n’est prévu d’organiser qu’une seule cérémonie par finale.
          B) Les cérémonies se déroulent toujours au même endroit.
          C)Tous les coureurs (trois premières places uniquement) concernés par lesdites
            cérémonies se présentent dans les délais requis.




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10. ANNEXE C – PROGRAMME DES EPREUVES (SOUS RESERVE DE
MODIFICATIONS)



 Mardi, 28 août

                  0900 –1200 Inspection du parcours de descente UCI
                  1300 –1700 Inspection du parcours de cross-country UCI
                  1400 –1700 Orientation des coureurs sur le parcours de descente (à pied)
                  1800 –1900 Réunion UCI/Organisateurs
 Mercredi, 29 août
                  0800 –1200 Ouverture du bureau des inscriptions
                  0900 –1700 Ouverture du bureau des accréditations
                  0900 –1700 Entraînement sur le parcours de cross-country
                  0900 –1700 Entraînement sur le parcours de descente
 Jeudi, 30 août
                  0800 –1500 Ouverture du bureau des inscriptions (Fins des inscriptions XC)
                  0900 –1700 Ouverture du bureau des accréditations
                  0900 –1700 Entraînement de cross-country
                  0900 –1700 Entraînement sur le parcours de descente
                 1800 – 2000 Célébrations d’ouverture des Championnats
 Vendredi, 31 août
                  0900 –1330 Ouverture du bureau des inscriptions (Fins des inscriptions DH)
                  0900 –1700 Ouverture du bureau des accréditations
                  0900 –1700d Entraînement de cross-country
                  0900 –1600 Courses de qualification en descente –Toutes catégories
                 1800 – 1830 Réunion des coureurs
 Samedi, 1 er septembre
                  0900 –1300 Entraînement de descente (Masters exclusivement)
                  1300 –1800 Entraînement de descente (Masters et CQ)
             Finales des Championnats masters mondiaux de cross-country



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                  0800 –0900 Femmes 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+.         1 heure
                  0915 –1045 Femmes 30-34, 35-39, 40-44.              1 heure 30mins
                  1100 –1300 Hommes 30-34, 35-39.                     2 heures
                  1315 –1445 Hommes 40-44, 45-49.                     1 heure 30mins
                  1500 –1600 Hommes 50-54, 55-59, 60+.                1 heure
                  1600 –1700 Cérémonies protocolaires pour le cross-country
                 1700 – 1730 Réunion des coureurs
 Dimanche, 2 septembre
                  1200 –1400 Entraînement de descente (Masters exclusivement)
             Finales des Championnats masters mondiaux de descente
                               1415 –1615 Femmes masters
                                                    Hommes masters
                               1700 –1800 Cérémonies protocolaires pour la descente
                               2000 –2400 Réception de clôture




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