UCI 2017 Mountain Bike World Championships


The official competition schedule for the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Cairns has been released and tickets will be on sale from Tuesday 4 April 2017.


The 2017 event will feature over 300 riders from 35 countries competing in the Cross Country (XCO) and Downhill (DHI) disciplines.


The event will be held at Smithfield Regional Park, James Cook University from the 5 – 10 September 2017and features six days of action.


The most notable change to the schedule is the shift of the two disciplines from last year’s World Cup format. This year the Cross Country (XCO) competition will be contested on Saturday 9 September while the Downhill (DHI) event will take place on Sunday 10 September.


With over 20,000 spectators expected to attend the event, a special ‘locals’ pricing structure has been introduced to invite fans from 208 postcodes within the Cairns region to experience mountain biking’s pinnacle event and world class action.


Travel packages are now on sale from Flight Centre for those looking to travel to Cairns for the event -http://fcsportsandevents.com.au/package/2017-uci-mtb-world-championships-cairns/


Cycling Australia CEO Nick Green OAM, said today that the release of the official competition schedule meant that fans could begin to map out their event experience over the six days.


“With just under six months until the event kicks off in Cairns, the release of the competition schedule gives fans plenty of time to plan their full Mountain Bike World Championships experience. The revised competition format, with the switch of the XCO and DHI finals, means that spectators are in for a fantastic finish to this very special event.”


The event will have significant TV and digital viewing presence including the distribution of television broadcast to a cumulative audience in excess of 6.13 million globally across 18 different nations.


Domestically SBS and Fox Sports will carry the broadcast.


The Queensland Government is proud to support the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships Cairns through Tourism and Events Queensland as part of the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar. Queensland, just the place to experience Australia’s best live events.


Tickets will be available from Ticketek on Tuesday 4 April 2017.


For further information visit www.mtbworldscairns.com.au, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @UCIMTBAustralia or join in the conversation with #mtbworldscairns


In 2013 Cycling Australia was awarded the right to host the 2017 UCI World Mountain Bike Championships, along with the 2014 and 2016 UCI MTB World Cups. Cycling Australia secured the events with the support of the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing, in partnership with Cairns Regional Council, James Cook University and Tourism Tropical North Queensland.