Local organization (CIMTB) has already confirmed more than 100 foreign athletes who will come to the event, between April 18 and 21, at the Grande Hotel Termas de Araxá

Owner of the most traditional mountain bike track in Latin America, the city of Araxá, in Minas Gerais, will experience a historic moment between the 18th and 21st of April in Complexo do Barreiro. More than 40 countries will be represented in the unprecedented stage of the UCI MTB World Cup, with more than 100 foreign athletes already confirmed so far. The stage will be the Grande Hotel Termas de Araxá, a place that has become accustomed to receiving the best cyclists in the world over the last two decades.

“Since the confirmation of the return of the World Cup to Brazil was made in October, with one of the stages in Araxá, we have had athletes from almost 40 countries confirmed for the competition”, says Rogério Bernardes, organizer of CIMTB. “At the time, we blocked more than 90% of the city’s beds, so that teams and athletes from Brazil and around the world would have reservation priority. This priority goes until December 15th, when we will release these hotel vacancies to the general public”, he explains.

Last edition of the World Cup in Brazil, in Petrópolis (Credit: Cesar Delong)

Some of the world’s top cyclists in the male and female elites are among those confirmed by the organization in the city’s hotels. In addition to the best Brazilian athletes in the sport, representatives from South Africa, Germany, Australia, Austria, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Chile, Denmark, United States, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Ecuador, France, Great Britain are confirmed. Brittany, Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Switzerland, Sweden and Ukraine.

Hotel Blockade
At the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, hotels in Araxá are temporarily blocked to accommodate athletes and teams. However, from 12/15/2023, the doors will open to the general public. Furthermore, the organization is putting together a list of houses, apartments, farms, farms and farms for rent, ensuring that everyone going to the World Cup in Araxá has a variety of accommodation options. For CIMTB, held the following week, all hotels are open for reservations to be made.

Ticket sales open
Tickets for the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Araxá have been on sale since the beginning of November. The passport that is purchased, personal and non-transferable, can last from 1 to 4 days and the values ​​vary between R$ 150 (1 day) to R$ 300 (4 days), plus the value of the convenience fee (10%). To make the purchase, simply access: https://www.ticketsports.com.br/e/uci-mountain-bike-world-series-arax-37338.

While students and seniors (people over 60 years old) will have a 50% discount on the purchase of 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 local organization
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 2003, the CIMTB has been selective for the Olympic Games since the cycles of Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020 and now for the Paris 2024 competition.

In 2022, CIMTB further increased its international relevance, with the opening stage of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz Mountain Bike World Cup, in Petrópolis (RJ). 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.

More information about CIMTB:

Site: https://www.cimtb.com.br
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/cimtb
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cimtb/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cimtb_oficial

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