XCO

2020 Western Cape XCO Series Dates:

Haul out your diaries:   Herewith the Dates for the 2020 XCO Series:

XCO#1  – 8 February, Venue Bloemendal

XCO#2 – 14 March, Venue Rhebokskloof

XCO#3 – 2 May, Venue Slanghoek – See Announcement below

XCO#4 – 30 May, Venue Paul Cluver – See Announcement below

ANNOUNCEMENT

As a result of the extended lockdown, WC XCO#3 will no longer take place at Slanghoek on 2 May 2020. We will do our utmost to find an alternative date for this event.

WC XCO#4 is scheduled for 30 May 2020 and while it has not been cancelled, it is unlikely to take place.

We are currently awaiting clarification on the expected relaxation of lockdown regulations before we can commit to any future dates. The WPMTBC is still committed to completing the WC XCO Series and we are also committed to hosting the WC and SA Championship races.

Please stay fit and motivated and most importantly, healthy! Hopefully we will be back to some form of new normal soon!

 

 

2019 Western Cape XCO Series Dates:

2 February 2019 (Saturday) – Bloemendal (Durbanville) – WC XCO Series Cup #1

  • This is 3 events in one and to enter, go to www.cyclingsa.com and enter the 2 Feb race titled: SA XCO CUP SERIES # 1 (UCI CAT 1) & JUNIOR WORLD SERIES

16 March 2019 (Saturday) – Rhebokskloof – WC XCO Series Cup #2.   Entries via this website

27 April 2019 (Saturday) – TBA – WC XCO Series Cup #3.   Entries via this website

18 May 2019 (Saturday) –  TBA (provisionally Rhebokskloof)  – WC XCO Series Cup #4 & WC XCO Champs.  Entries via this website

 

XCO Information:

Cross-Country (XC) cycling is the most common form of mountain biking.   It is defined by the terrain on which it is performed.   XC courses consist of a mix of rough forest paths, single-track, smooth fire roads and even paved paths connecting other trails.   Within Cross-Country cycling there are some racing disciplines, such as XCE (Cross-Country Eliminator), XCO  (Cross-Country Olympic), XCM (Cross-Country Marathon),  Gravity Downhill and Enduro racing.

The Olympic Cross-Country (XCO) discipline of mountain bike racing consists of lap racing around a short circuit.  It became an Olympic Sport in 1996 and requires high levels of mountain biking skills and high levels of fitness.

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