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MTB World Cup Cross Country #1 & Downhill #1 - Pietermaritzburg 2012

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March 16-18, 2012

The 2012 UCI World Cup opens in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa in mid-March. Racers and fans have been waiting months to find out who is the fastest after a long off-season. This World Cup is one of the first four, which will play a crucial role in qualifications of nations and individuals for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Pietermaritzburg has previously hosted the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and will host the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in 2013.

In 2012, the World Cup round will include cross country and downhill events.

2011 UCI World Cup in Pietermaritzburg | Start list | Preview

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Races

  1. Tracey Hannah (Aus) Hutchinson United Ride set the best time by over 3 seconds
    Downhill qualifyingFriday, March 16 2012
  2. Hayley Smith overcame all odds to claim victory in the junior women's race
    Junior women cross countrySaturday, March 17 2012
  3. South Africa's Candice Neethling claimed eleventh in the under 23 women's cross country
    Under 23 women cross countrySaturday, March 17 2012
  4. Alexander Gehbauer wins the U23 cross country race in Pietermaritzburg
    Under 23 men cross countrySaturday, March 17 2012
  5. Maja Wloszczowska (CCC Polkowice) wins the opening World Cup in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
    Elite women cross countrySaturday, March 17 2012
  6. Nino Schurter (Scott - Swisspower MTB Racing Team) wins the opening World Cup in Pietermaritzburg
    Elite men cross countrySaturday, March 17 2012
  7. Anton Cooper (Trek World Racing) wins in Pietermaritzburg
    Junior men cross countrySunday, March 18 2012
  8. Tracey Hannah (Hutchinson United Ride) on her wining ride
    Elite women downhillSunday, March 18 2012
  9. Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate) on his way to winning
    Elite men downhillSunday, March 18 2012
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