Major players including organizers, sponsors, commissaires acting as Presidents of the Commissaires' Panel as well as its Secretaries and Technical Delegates of the 2008 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup attended a two-day seminar at the UCI headquarters in Aigle, Switzerland, last week according to a UCI press release.
Attendees discussed practical aspects of the mountain bike sport as well as the new regulations for 2008 and each organizer introduced his event before tackling the theme "sports, organization and marketing."
UCI President Pat McQuaid presented the trophies for the best events of the 2007 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup to Mr. John Lindstad of Houffalize, Belgium, for the best cross country event and to Mr Werner Madlencnik of Schladming Planai, Austria, for the best downhill/4-cross event.
The 2008 World Cup features 12 events and begins on March 16 in Manavgat, Turkey, with a cross-country marathon. It then moves to Houffalize on April 19-20 for a cross-country round.