UCI gives thumbs-up for Pietermaritzburg

The Pietermartizburg, South Africa, round of the 2009 Nissan UCI World Cup received praise from UCI officials. The opening mountain bike series round is set for Easter Weekend on April 10-12. Event Director Alec Lenferna presented the South African event at the official World Cup organisers' seminar staged at the UCI offices in Aigle, Switzerland, on December 10-11 and was commended on the significant work already completed on the race routes and competition arena.

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.