Quaker Cannondale Cups step up in UCI rankings

Chilean mountain bike races set for 2013

The Quaker-Cannondale Cups in Chile have been assigned new UCI categories for their 2013 editions. The cross country and downhill cup held in the mountains of Nevados de Chillán will be a category 1 race while the marathon in the small town of Puchuncaví will be part of the UCI Marathon Series.

After three years of being a category 2 race, the Nevados de Chillán Quaker Cannondale Cup is stepping up a notch. In past editions, the race has been attended by top racers. This year, Rubens Valeriano (Brasil), Fabio Catañeda (Colombia), Luciano Caracioli (Argentina), Javier Pûschel (Chile), Cristóbal Silva (Chile) and Alex Grant and Tinker Juárez (both United States) were at the start line. The next Nevados de Chillán Quaker Cannondale Cup will be held on March 23-24, 2013.

The Puchuncaví Rally Quaker Cannondale Cup marathon is well known for its difficulty both on the steep uphills and technical descents. Pros and amateurs, men and women take the challenge on the first Sunday of October each year. In 2013, this new stop on the world marathon series will happen on October 6.

For more information visit, www.copaquakercannondale.cl.

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