Gallery: The cross-country MTB World Cup season begins in Brazil

Piper Albrecht was on the scene in Mairiporã to bring you all the action.

Matt de Neef
by Matt de Neef 15.04.2024 Photography by
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The UCI Cross-Country MTB World Cup is underway for another year with the first of the season’s eight rounds held in Mairiporã, Brazil over the weekend. Mairiporã has been hosting MTB events since 2019 and has become one of Brazil’s most established MTB destinations, but this weekend’s meet was its debut as part of the World Cup.

Evie Richards and Sam Gaze took out the elite short-track races on Saturday but the main event came Sunday when the sport’s best took on the first World Cup XCO race of this Olympic year.

Aussie photographer Piper Albrecht was on location and captured the photos you can see below, starting with the elite women’s race.

With the elite women’s race decided, it was time for the men to take the stage.

We don’t have long to wait for the next round of the Cross-Country World Cup. Round 2 is being held in Araxá, Brazil this coming weekend – another venue making its World Cup debut in 2024.

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