Offenburg in Germany won for Olympic cross-country, Bromont in Canada scooped the four-cross and Ornans in France the marathon cross-country.
On the World Cup calendar since last season, Offenburg – organised by Anna and Jörg Scheiderbauer and their team – succeeded in taking the honours thanks to a remarkable organisation and a particularly spectacular circuit, organisers say.
Houffalize (BEL), which has often won, has to make do with second place, while Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) takes third place.
Fort Bill easily won the title of best downhill event, thanks in part to the huge crowds that attend each year. Once again in the top three, Mont-Sainte-Anne is second, while Maribor (SLO) is voted into third place.
Bromont won the 4X, for its track. After nine years’ absence, this small Canadian ski resort organised a triple World Cup event. Thanks to the commitment of the organizing committee and particularly the resort, the Bromont track came out ahead of Fort William, which is ranked second. Maribor takes another third place.
Ornans had the honour of hosting the last Marathon Cross-country World Cup event in history. From next year, this discipline will no longer feature on the World Cup calendar. With more than 3000 participants and an organization without hitches, the little French town wins the trophy in front of Manavgat (TUR).
The voters were divided into five categories (World Cup winners, other riders and UCI mountain bike teams, journalists, UCI sponsors and UCI) and counted according to the following percentages (20%, 10%, 20%, 20%, and 30%). Voters could attribute point to three events of their choice.