Qualifying procedures for Masters MTB Worlds

Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 7, 2006)Qualification procedures are now available for the 2006 UCI Mountain Bike Masters World Championships at Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia Aug. 30-Sept. 3.

The top-five finishers in each of the master age classes in expert cross country and expert downhill events at each of the 2006 National Mountain Bike Series events and the 2006 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships brought to you by X-Fusion will be named to the team as qualified riders.

Qualified riders will receive an official letter from USA Cycling along with an order form to purchase an official Team USA jersey. A list of automatic qualifiers will also be announced on www.usacycling.org.

Any rider is eligible to compete in the UCI Masters Mountain Bike World Championships provided that his or her racing age is 30 or older and he or she holds a USA Cycling international license.

Any pro or semi-pro cross country and downhill riders age 30 or older will automatically be named to the team should he or she choose. Pro riders who compete at the 2006 UCI Masters Mountain Bike World Championships will no longer be eligible to compete in the elite events at any UCI World Cup during the same calendar year. Semi-pro and pro riders will not be required to race down categories at the qualifying events in order to automatically qualify.

For more information, click here to view the Team USA Qualification Procedures or contact USA Cycling National Events Manager Jennifer Keurulainen at jkeurulainen@usacycling.org.

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