October 15th, 2020

Countdown To Mountain Bike Worlds

Mountain bike marathon world champions will be decided in Sakarya. The race on October 25th will be timed by Depar Timing.

Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships, one of the most significant global events in mountain bike racing since its inauguration in 2003 by UCI (World Cycling Union), will be hosted in the Turkish city of Sakarya this year. Men will be racing over a distance of 110km while women pedal 80.9km in the event that will be staged at the Ayçiçeği Cycling Valley. The winners of the compelling challenge will not only be crowned the World Champions, but also will be entitled to wear the rainbow jersey, one of the most prestigious jerseys of the cycling world, until next year’s championships.

The strong field of bikers in Sakarya will include the reigning champion Hector Leonardo Paez Leon. The 38-year old Colombian had won the very first gold medal for his country in the championships history. On the women’s side, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot of France was victorious in the 2019 edition of the event held in Grachen, Switzerland.

Timing services at the 2020 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships will be provided by the multinational Depar Timing team.