File, available for download on the organization’s website, provides all the essential details that visitors to the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series need to know

A PDF file with all the important information that the visiting public of the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series – the Araxá MTB World Cup – needs to know. This is the Spectator’s Manual, released this Wednesday (10/4) by the local organization of the event, which is scheduled for the period between April 18th and 21st, at the Grande Hotel Termas de Araxá. To access it, click here or directly at:

The Spectator Manual goes through all the points that are of interest to visitors: the process of entering the event venue with your purchased passport; how to get to the arena, located in Complexo do Barreiro; transport options to the Grande Hotel and how it works, including information about road closures there; what can and cannot be taken; summary of attractions available outside the slopes; functioning of the food card at the event; and how to twist correctly in a mountain bike race.

“The objective of our Spectator Manual is to ensure that all people who purchased their passports to watch the competition in Barreiro have the best experience possible. The Araxá World Cup will be a unique moment in the history of Latin American cycling. That’s why , it is essential that we provide as much information as possible to the visitors who will come to the event, from all over Brazil and also from different parts of the world”, says Rogério Bernardes, local organizer of the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series and also of CiMTB, a traditional race of MTB in Brazil.

Initial excerpt from the Araxá World Cup Spectator Manual (Credit: Disclosure)

Tickets for the Araxá World Cup
From the beginning of November 2023, tickets for the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series in Araxá are on sale. The passport that is purchased, personal and non-transferable, must be purchased on the website: While students, seniors (people over 60 years old) and PWD (people with disabilities) have a 50% discount when purchasing passports, the organization has prepared a super special discount of 80% for residents of the host city, Araxá (MG ). Children up to 9 years old do not pay entry, guaranteeing a 100% discount, but they must also register in the ticket sales system.

Araxá World Cup track schedule

Thursday – 18/04

11:00 – 13:00: Training – Women’s XCO Categories
13:00 – 15:00: Training – All XCO athletes
15:00 – 17:00: Training – Men’s XCO Categories

Friday – 19/04

9:00 – 10:00: Training – Women’s XCO Categories
10:00 – 11:00: Training – All XCO athletes
11:00 – 12:00: Training – Men’s XCO categories
12:45 – 13:45: Training – S23 XCC category only
14:00: Competition: Cross-Country Short Track – Women’s Category S23 XCC
2:35 pm: Competition: Cross-Country Short Track – Men’s Category S23 XCC/ then ceremonies
15:30 – 16:15: Training – All XCO athletes

Saturday – 04/20

8:30 – 10:00: Training – All XCO athletes
10:45 – 11:45: Training – Elite XCC category only
12:00: Competition: Cross-Country Short Track – XCC Female Elite Category
12:35: Competition: Cross-Country Short Track – XCC Men’s Elite Category/ then awards ceremonies for both events
13:30 – 14:15: Training – All XCO athletes
15:00: Competition: Cross-Country Olympic – Men’s Category S23 XCO/ then awards ceremony

Sunday – 04/21

8:30 – 09:30: Training – All XCO athletes
10:30: Competition: Cross-Country Olympic – Women’s Category S23 XCO/ followed by the awards ceremony
13:15: Competition: Cross-Country Olympic – XCO Female Elite Category/ then awards ceremonies
15:30: Competition: Cross-Country Olympic – Men’s Elite Category

History of CiMTB
The CiMTB organization held its first race in 1996. Since then, it has been innovating and actively contributing to the growth and strengthening of mountain biking and the bicycle market in Brazil. Counting points for the International Cycling Union (UCI) world ranking since 2004, CiMTB has been selective for the Olympic Games in the Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 cycles.

In 2022, CiMTB further increased its international relevance, with the opening stage of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz Mountain Bike World Cup, in Petrópolis. Furthermore, he was responsible for building the mountain bike track for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, considered one of the best in the history of the Games since 1996, the first year of MTB at the Olympics.

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