UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Petition Process


Due to the increased restrictions on 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup participation, USA Cycling is offering a petition process to all U.S. international license holders that are qualified to participate in a UCI World Cup cross-country (XCO) or downhill (DHI) event. Only riders that DO NOT have the required 20 UCI ranking points on the UCI published “Ranking Publication” date (posted at www.uci.ch) should petition for a national team World Cup start spot. All other riders should register using the standard USA Cycling World Cup registration form [Word doc] or, if they are a member of a UCI-registered MTB trade team, should enter via the UCI trade team registration procedures.

*Note — Junior racers (racing age 17 & 18) wishing to participate in a junior downhill World Cup event should fill out the petition form according to the listed criteria on this page. Junior downhill racers that are listed as an official member of a UCI-registered MTB trade team may enter World Cup events directly through the UCI Team World Cup entry procedures. U23-aged XCO riders who do not have the required 20 UCI points to register but are listed on the team roster of a UCI-registered MTB team may be entered directly by their MTB team for a World Cup.

Petitioning riders may be selected using USA Cycling’s Principles of Athlete Selection [PDF].

If selected, the following regulations apply:

  • Athletes selected to the national team must purchase a USA national team competition uniform and wear the national team clothing in ALL official training and racing activities at the specified World Cup competition. Failure to do so may result in disqualification and a fine levied by the UCI, which will be the responsibility of the offending rider to pay.
  • Selected riders must purchase mandatory TravMed International Health Insurance for the days they will be at the race venue.
  • USA Cycling will not provide financial, logistical, technical, or other support unless otherwise indicated. If the petition is approved, the athlete must then submit the required World Cup entry form to USA Cycling by the posted entry deadline for each World Cup or risk a late fee by the UCI and possible restriction from an event. For entry form and registration procedures visit the 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup page.

Deadlines for Petitions

2015 Dates
USA Cycling
Petition Deadline
Entry Deadline
April 11-12
Lourdes, France
March 12
March 26
May 23-24
Nové Město Na Moravě, Czech Republic
April 24
May 7
May 30-31
Albstadt, Germany
April 30
May 14
June 6-7
Fort William, United Kingdom
May 7
May 21
June 13-14
Leogang, Austria
May 14
May 28
XCO/DHI July 4-5 Lenzerheide, Switzerland June 5 June 18
August 1-2
Mont-Sainte Anne, Quebec, Canada
July 2
July 16
August 8-9
Windham, New York
July 2
July 23
August 22-23
Val di Sole, Italy
July 23
August 6

XCO = Cross-country; DHI = Downhill

Return to the 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cups page

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