UCI Announces e-MTB World Championship
Union Cycliste Internationale, aka UCI, announced that they will now have an e-mountain bike event at the 2019 Mountain Bike Championships in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada August 21-September 1.
“Turning to new specialities,” UCI’s press release states, “the e-mountain bike, snow bike and pump track have been integrated into the UCI Mountain Bike Regulations.” While there are no details yet on what exactly e-mountain bike world championships will look like, the announcement clearly states that “the first edition will take place during UCI mountain bike world championships in Mont-Sainte-Anne.”
“I also welcome the integration of new specialities into the UCI Mountain Bike Regulations,” UCI President David Lappartient declared, adding, “These show that cycling is a dynamic sport that continues to evolve. The UCI encourages these evolutions to grow cycling globally.”
e-Bike racing is now an official thing. Next stop, the Olympics?