Olympics Mountain bike update

As you must surely know you should never believe what you read on t’internet. It seemed most unlikely that the UCI would demand a 3000 seat stand for the M.B. race so I did more “research.” I now suspect theUCI is asking for room for 3000 spectators around the circuit which seems entirely reasonable.

The UCI “demand” that Essex be re-profiled to allow for a height difference of 300m seemed, on reflection, to be too costly a venture even for the Olympics body to agree to. What I suspect is requested is 300m of climbing each lap which is probably achievable somewhere in Essex if not at Weald Country Park. If only the Olympics body had properly managed this story by issuing a clear and concise press release this confusion would not have arisen. That said I have been unable to find information from the UCI or indeed British Cycling.


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