International Cycling Federation (UCI) published the calendar of 2018 Mountain Bike World Cup. Big news for our part of the world: the premiere mountain bike racing series will be coming to Croatia for the first time in its history! On April 21st and 22nd the island of Lošinj will be hosting the first downhill race of the season.

This means success for the join bid of Slovenian organizers MTB Trbovlje and local club AK Lošinj, supported by Lošinj Hotels, town of Mali Lošinj and local turist organization. As expected only one of two bids from the region was successful - the other one was submitted by Graz, Austria (XCO) and Maribor, Slovenia (DHI) for a double event.

Congratulations to the hosts!

www.uci.ch/mountain-bike/calendar

2018 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup calendar

March 7-10 - Stellenbosch (RSA) XCO
April 21/22 - Lošinj (Cro) DHI
May 19/20 - Nove Mesto na Morave (Cze) XCO
May 26/27 - Albstadt (Ger) XCO
June 2/3 - Fort William (GBr) DHI
June 9/10 - Leogang (Aut) DHI
July 7/8 - Val di Sole (Ita) XCO/DHI
July 14/15 - Vallnord (And) XCO/DHI
August 11/12 - Mont-Sainte-Anne (Can) XCO/DHI
August 25/26 - La Bresse (Fra) XCO/DHI
September 4-9 - Lenzerheide (Sui) World Championships XCO/XCR/DHI

Also see
Downhill World Cup race on Croatian island?
Graz and Maribor in joint World Cup bid
Zarja takes Lošinj DH for 3rd time, 1st for Slawomir

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