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EXTREME WEATHER: CHANGE OF SCHEDULE FOR THE UCI DOWNHILL WORLD CUP IN LES GETS, HAUTE-SAVOIE

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EXTREME WEATHER: CHANGE OF SCHEDULE FOR THE UCI DOWNHILL WORLD CUP IN LES GETS, HAUTE-SAVOIE

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Due to the latest weather forecast from Météo France, indicating continued Vigilance Jaune status because of storms, heavy rains, and potential flooding, the existing schedule for the UCI Downhill World Cup on Saturday, 6 July 2024, will not proceed as planned.

The revised race schedule is as follows, based on the latest weather forecast review:

  •  9:00-10:00 AM CET: Downhill training session for Elite riders only.
  • 11:00 AM CET: UCI Downhill World Cup – Elite Final Women, followed by Elite Final Men. Final start lists will circulated through the official channels.
  • 2:00 PM CET: The Mont Chéry area will be closed for all public and sporting activities. Gondolas will be closed, and everyone will be asked to vacate the area.

The Finals of the UCI Downhill Junior World Cup are cancelled. Following the article 4.11.010 of UCI Regulations, if the final cannot take place due to unforeseen circumstances, the last qualifying round determines the final result. 

The Elite races will be streamed live on digital platforms (Max, discovery+, Eurosport, Staylive) with a linear broadcast available on Eurosport 2. More details on how to follow the action around the world are availble HERE.

This safety decisions have been made by the UCI, WBD Sports, and the local organizers to ensure the welfare of athletes, teams, marshals, volunteers, spectators, and everyone involved in the event.

The cross-country training schedule remains unchanged (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM today). Further updates will be communicated if there is any deterioration in the weather that affects this revised schedule.

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