MTBA administers entries for MTB World Cups in conjunction with Cycling Australia for all AUS riders apart from those on UCI listed trade teams. For non-trade team entries the following criteria apply.
|Category||UCI Points required for individual entry||AUS Federation entry max quota|
|XCO – Elite men and women||20||6 men + 6 women|
|XCO – U23 men and women||20||6 men + 6 women|
|DHI – Elite men and women||40||3 men + 3 women|
|DHI – Junior men and women||not applicable||6 men + 6 women|
AUS federation entries will be allocated according to the criteria in the table below. In order to give all applicants for federation entries some clarity and enable travel bookings, allocations for all rounds will be made immediately following the close of applications on Tuesday April 3rd. Any entries opening up due to athletes withdrawing or achieving the required UCI points will be offered to the next inline athlete according to the criteria. Any entries still remaining after the initial application process has been completed will be allocated on a first come first serve basis during the season.
|XCO – Elite and U23||UCI ranking on 4/4/18 including UCI points gained at 2018 National Championships.*|
|DHI – Elite||UCI ranking on 4/4/18 including UCI points gained at 2018 National Championships.*|
|DHI – Junior||Athletes who have achieved automatic nomination criteria to the 2018 World Championships, followed by athletes UCI ranking on 4/4/18 including UCI points gained at 2018 National Championships.*|
*Note that UCI points gained at Australian National Championships are not added to athletes ranking points until week 29 of the year (in line with northern hemisphere National Championships).
The application form for entries is HERE. In addition the following is required by Cycling Australia and must be completed before entries can be processed.
1. ASADA Anti-Doping Level 2
All applicants need to complete the 2018 ASADA e-learning level 2 course – the link to the 2018 course is available on the ASADA website HERE. Once completed certificates need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. 2018 Cycling Australia National Team Agreement (NTA)
The agreement can be found HERE. Please read this document carefully and complete the execution page, medical profile and (if applicable) the parent guardian agreement. Note the requirement to have signatures witnessed. Once completed the agreement needs to be scanned and sent to email@example.com
3. Cycling Australia No Doping Statutory Declaration (NDD)
This is only required from applicants who have not previously signed a declaration and are aged 18 or over. Please download and sign the declaration applicable to your state HERE. Note that the declaration must be witnessed by a JP or authorised person. A scan should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and the original must be posted to Rik Fulcher c/o Cycling Australia, PO Box 646, Enfield Plaza, SA 5085.
4. UCI License and Insurance Policy
You must have a UCI license and the associated insurance cover for the period you will be racing overseas. UCI licenses are issued by Cycling Australia. Information can be found HERE. Applicants can wait until they are notified of the outcome of federation entry allocation before taking out insurance.
For any inquiries contact MTBA Sport Manager – Evan James email@example.com
Selection criteria and information regarding MTB World Championships will be available late March 2018.