UCI Mountain Bike Teams

Welcome to the information page for the 2018 UCI mountain bike teams. On here you will find all the available information regarding registering MTB teams. 

If you need assistance with any aspect of your team process, please contact Justin Evans at Jevans@usacycling.org or 719-434-4263.

Team Composition

UCI mountain bike teams can be classified as being strictly for a particular discipline — cross-country or gravity — or can be a combination of the two. If it is strictly a gravity team, then the team must have a minimum of two riders and up to a maximum of 10 riders. If the team is a cross-country or of combined disciplines, it must have a minimum of three riders and a maximum of 10 riders.

A rider may not be the team manager or any other team staff member. There must be a team manager listed for the team. 

To register as a UCI MTB team, the following must be met: 

Endurance Teams can apply for a registration only if the team is ranked with at least 75 points in the UCI endurance team ranking. This is by determined by the riders individual UCI points in the UCI individual ranking of 31 December calculated as per article 4.7.006.  

Gravity teams can apply for a registration only if the team is ranked with at least 1 point in the gravity team ranking. This is determined by the final individual world cup standings of the previous year and the world championships results by attributing points as per the table in article 4.7.006. 

Registration Fees

There is a registration fee payable to the UCI of 2,500 Euros, which must be paid by January 15, 2018The fee payable to USA Cycling is $250. The USA Cycling fee is due no later than January 31, 2018. The information for wiring the UCI fee is shown below:

Name of BankUBS Deutschland AG
BeneficiaryUnion Cycliste Internationale 1860 - Aigle / Suisse
AddressBockenheimer Landstrasse 2-4 D-60306 Franfurt am Main Deutschland
Swift CodeSMHBDEFFXXX
Payment in EuroAccount #: 309.288.70D IBAN: DE27 5022 0085 1020 400012 BIC: SMHBDEFFXXX
IMPORTANT: PLEASE GIVE THE EXACT TEAM NAME ON THE PAYMENT DETAILS TO YOUR BANK 

Key Dates for Registration

The application must be made to the UCI by January 15, 2018. All materials are due on that day. If your team is accepted as a UCI Elite MTB team, an additional payment of 1,000 Euros will be due to the UCI no later than February 16, 2018. Also, the rider's transfer period has been set for July 16 - 20, 2017.

Materials Needed for Registration

To register a mountain bike team with the UCI, you need to submit several documents as listed below:

  • A letter of approval from USA Cycling (Word doc). Please adapt this template to your team and email it to Jevans@usacycling.org. We will then sign and stamp it and get it back to you for submission.
  • UCI  MTB Team Registration Form (Excel)
  • A colour graphic design of the teams jersey with the logos of the sponsors in JPEG or PDF format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. 
  • A copy of each rider’s contract. Per UCI rule (article 4.10.024), the model contract (Word doc) between a rider and a UCI MTB team must be used. Contract for junior riders must be signed also by the legal representative of the rider. 

USA Cycling also needs an electronic copy of your UCI registration form once you have it all filled out.

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