UCI MARATHON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

CyclingSA MTB Commission is excited to announce the following riders will represent South Africa at the upcoming UCI XCM World Championships on 2 October 2021.

🇿🇦 Elite Women
Robyn de Groot
Sarah Hill
Theresa Ralph
Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio

🇿🇦  Elite Men
Matthys Beukes
Gert Heyns
Robert Hobson
Kabelo Tshukudu
Tlotlo Selala

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, current e-Sports World Champion and ranked 14th in the UCI Road rankings, has been extended a wildcard entry for this year’s Championships. Ashleigh is no stranger to mountain-biking, having competed at many local stage MTB events around the country. Due to the mountainous terrain, the route aligns with her climbing abilities positioning Moolman-Pasio as an exciting addition to the team.

UCI XCM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS COURSE

The newly designed Monte Calamita track on the island’s southeast region promises a healthy mix of ⛰️ steep climbs, technical single tracks, fast firebreaks, old mule tracks and dirt roads.

Elite Women
📍Distance: 80km (2 laps)
📈 Ascent: 3100m

Elite Men
📍 Distance: 115km  (3 laps)
📈 Ascent: 4500m

For more information, visit elbaisland2021.org

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