German Bundesliga International series set for 2010

Lisi Osl wins a Bundesliga round in Bad Salzdetfurth

Lisi Osl wins a Bundesliga round in Bad Salzdetfurth (Image credit: Erhard Goller)

The Bundesliga International mountain bike series will return to Germany in 2010 with six full events plus one Under 23-only event. Münsingen, Heubach, Albstadt, Wetter and Saalhausen and St. Märgen will host the cross country events for all categories while the Under 23-specific cross country race will return to Goseck.

All venues will be the same except St. Märgen is replacing Bad Salzdetfurth, which is hosting the German national championships instead. In 2008 and 2009, the championships were held in St. Märgen in the Black Forest area.

The German series is highly regarded among international competitors, and each event usually draws a world-class field. It is the only series worldwide to have two UCI-categorized hors categorie (HC) races. For 2010, Bike the Rock in Heubach and the Gonso Albstadt MTB Classic will enjoy HC status, which means more prize money and points available toward the world ranking.

Although still under discussion, the sprint cup series and the under 23 series will likely be continued.

MTB-Bundesliga International 2010
April 10-11: Goseck (C2) (U23 only)
April 17-18: Münsingen (C1)
May 15-16: Heubach (HC)
June 12-13: Albstadt (HC)
July 3-4: St. Märgen (C1)
August 14-15: Wetter (C1)
September 18-19: Saalhausen (C1)

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