The UCI Urban Cycling World Championships were organised earlier this month, with the obvious absence of the trials discipline. Until now, no information about trials has been released, but today it finally got confirmed: Trials will have its world championships in the birthplace of trials, Spain, for the first time since 2000. The event will be an on/off for 2021 only, before things hopefully resume back to normal next year.
Read the press release by UCI here.
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is pleased to announce that the 2021 UCI Trials World Championships will take place in Vic, Catalonia (Spain), from September 1st to 5th. The city of Vic is situated around 70 km north-east of Barcelona.
Since 2017, the UCI Trials World Championships have featured on the programme of the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships which, since 2019, also crown the UCI World Champions for BMX Freestyle Park and BMX Freestyle Flatland. However this year, the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships – organised in Montpellier (France) from June 4th to 8th – were unable to host the trials competitions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The last time Spain hosted the UCI World Championships for trials was in 2000, when they were held in Sierra Nevada as part of the UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships.
The 2021 UCI Trials World Championships will decide the UCI World Champions in the following categories: Men Elite 20”, Men Elite 26”, Men Junior 20”, Men Junior 26” and Women. The best nation will also be crowned.
From 2022, the UCI Worlds for trials will again be held as part of the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships.