This week the Super World Cup will take place in Scotland with various cycling disciplines. In addition to road races, jerseys with the rainbow colors are handed out at BMX and mountain bike races. The Short Track (XCC) will be held next Thursday, August 10. The cross-country (XCO) competitions will follow on Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12. Is that happening on a World Championship-worthy course? We are already looking ahead.
While the cycling disciplines take place in and around Glasgow, last weekend there was already downhill racing in Fort William. The cross-country disciplines in turn take place in Glentress in the Tweed Valley. Tomorrow a world championship Short Track (XCC) will be held for the third time. This takes place on a shortened lap on the course where the cross-country race (XCO) will also be held on Saturday 12 August.
Course Preview 2023 World Cross Country Championship Glentress, Scotland
Actually, a World Cup is quite a strange thing. After all; you can lead the World Cup all year long and have a bad day at the World Championship. Are you then not the best mountain biker? On the other hand, such a World Championship always brings different tensions. And that too ‘you just have to be able to handle’ as a complete rider, apparently. It also sometimes happened that the course for the World Cup is not really a good reflection of the other competitions. That is certainly not the case with this championship. Because the course of the 2023 World Mountain Bike Cross Country Championship in Glentress in the Tweed Valley is not for the cat. Scotty Laughland shows you in detail where the ladies and gentlemen can kick their asses in the coming days:
And what that course looks like from the steering wheel at pace you can see here:
WC XCC and XCO 2023 U23 and Elite men and women can be followed via live stream
Thursday, August 10, the Short Track (XCC) competition for Elite men starts at 6:15 PM. The Elite women start at 7:30 PM. On Friday, August 11, the U23 men’s and women’s cross-country race (XCO) will take place at 12:30 PM and 4:30 PM respectively. Finally, the 2023 World Mountain Bike Cross-Country Championship for the Elite Women will be settled at 12:30 p.m. The Elite men will race at 4:30 PM.
The Belgian Sporza has the XCO Elite women’s and men’s World Cup on the broadcast schedule for its public channel VRT 1. The other matches are only via live stream from GCN+, Eurosport of Discovery Plus– can be followed in full via the live stream, or watch it later.
Look here for a complete overview of all broadcasts of the mountain bike, bmx and trials competitions from the 2023 world championship.