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US qualifying procedures for Masters MTB Worlds

Qualification procedures are now available for the 2006 UCI Mountain Bike Masters World Championships at Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia August 30 through September 3.

The top-five finishers in each of the master age classes in expert cross country and expert downhill events at each of the 2006 National Mountain Bike Series events and the 2006 US National Championships will be named to the team as qualified riders.

Any pro or semi-pro cross country and downhill riders age 30 or older will automatically be named to the team should he or she choose. Pro riders who compete at the 2006 UCI Masters Mountain Bike World Championships will no longer be eligible to compete in the elite events at any UCI World Cup during the same calendar year. Semi-pro and pro riders will not be required to race down categories at the qualifying events in order to automatically qualify.

A list of automatic qualifiers will also be announced on www.usacycling.org.

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