Tell me about the cour­ses

All three cour­ses pass by the are­na many times per lap making them specta­tor fri­end­ly. As a rider you have mul­tip­le opport­u­nities to catch glances of the riders you’­re cha­sing — or the riders that are cha­sing you.

The short XCO race has a cour­se with natu­ral sing­le-tra­ck, some gra­vel as well as tech­ni­cal ele­ments. This will be a short, inten­se race with a lot of shoul­der-to-shoul­der chal­len­ges. The­re are seve­r­al alter­na­ti­ve lines and over­ta­king opport­u­nities.

The Eli­te cate­gory has mass start and the riders race one lap. Expect a win­ning time for Eli­te men around 15 min­utes.

The 15–16 and Junior cate­go­ries get to try a new con­cept on Fri­day. We start the riders four at a time and they race one lap. Riders are assig­ned to quar­tets based on their rank and the best ran­ked quar­tet starts last. The fas­test rider gets to rest in our finish line chair until a new rider beats her/his time.

The short cir­cuit race has a fast-paced, tech­ni­cal­ly easy cour­se that alter­na­tes among fun sing­le-tra­ck, easy ele­ments and fine gra­vel stret­ch­es. Expect shoul­der-to-shoul­der chal­len­ges in this cour­se! Here the win­ning time for Eli­te men and women is about 25 min­utes.

For cate­go­ries 15–16 and Junior the­re are “bonus seconds” for the first eight riders at each round and at the finish.

The cross-coun­try Olym­pic race has seve­r­al long stret­ch­es of natu­ral sing­le-tra­ck, shor­ter gra­vel stret­ch­es, tech­ni­cal ele­ments with alter­na­ti­ve lines, and many good over­ta­king opport­u­nities. It’s a fun cour­se to ride and a fun cour­se for specta­tors. Expect a win­ning time of about 1 hour 15 min­utes for Eli­te men.


This is a great race week­end that does­n’t totally drain you, so you can get back to tra­i­ning qui­te fast.

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