2020 has been a year of firsts and a year of many things that many of us do not want repeated. There has been a global pandemic, loss of life, loss of jobs and income, global instability and restrictions on travel; we are only just past half way through the year! With Mountain bike racing being mostly cancelled so far, its going to be great to see some world class racing back on the calendar, albeit in a revised fashion.
The first race of the season is due to take place on 30 August in just over a weeks time, with the picturesque Zermatt, Switzerland to play host to round one. There will be some awesome trails on offer, amazing views, plenty of climbing and some great racing. Unfortunately there will be some big names missing from racing this season as a result of travel restrictions and the whole COVID-19 situation, this included 3 time world champion Sam Hill and former world champion Richie Rude.
30 August Zermatt, Switzerland
20 September Pietra Ligure, Italy
26 – 27 September Finale Ligure, Italy. Trophy of Nations
3-4 October Petzen, Slovenia
17-18 October Montagnes du Caroux
Whilst the season is revised and it’s a different world in which we live these days, it’s certainly going to be great to see some racing back on the world stage. Hopefully everything goes ahead and COVD-19 doesn’t effect it any further. We at Brakes Wide Open will be looking forward to sitting down with a beer and watching the highlights….