International Representation


All athletes wishing to be considered for selection to National Teams are advised to carefully read and understand the Section A eligibility criteria, and the relevant specific criteria for their discipline. In particular athletes are reminded of their obligations surrounding mandatory selection events, and extenuating circumstances for injury and/or illness, which must be fulfilled prior to any event the exemption is applied for. Athletes and coaches are welcomed and encouraged to discuss their season plans and racing schedules to best maximise their chances for selection with MTBA’s Sport Manager –  Evan James

UCI Four-Cross (4X) World Championships – Val-di-Sole ITALY – 1st-2nd August 2019

2019 MTBA Selection Policy – Section B6 4X – Applications are  now closed.

UCI Elite / U23 and Junior MTB World Championships – Mont-Saint-Anne, Canada – August 28th – September 1st 2019 

ATHLETE APPLICATIONS and STAFF APPLICATIONS are open now and close June 30th.

Selection Criteria 

2019 MTBA Selection Policy – Section A General Selection Eligibility Criteria (updated 8-3-19 to include E-MTB)

2019 MTBA Selection Policy – Section B1 XCO

2019 MTBA Selection Policy – Section B2 DHI

2019 MTBA Selection Policy – Section B8 eMTB (added 8-3-19)

E-MTB World Championships – Information regarding UCI regulations is available HERE (updated 8-3-19)

All athletes are advised to take careful note of the eligibility requirements for which include racing the mandatory selection events listed below (updated 3/6/2019).

XCO – Junior Men and Women – MTBA National Cup Tier 1/Junior World Series – Mackay QLD 29th June 2019.

All other mandatory selection events have now been run. For details on previous events please see the selection criteria.

UCI Marathon (XCM) World Championships – Grachen SWITZERLAND – 21st-22nd September 2019

2019 MTBA Selection Policy – Section B3 XCM  – Applications are open now and should be made by June 30th via email to MTBA Sport Manager – Evan James 

UCI Cyclo-cross (CX) World Championships – Dubendorf SWITZERLAND – 1st-2nd February 2020

2020 MTBA Selection Policy – Section B4 CX – Applications are open now and should be made by September 22nd via email to MTBA Sport Manager – Evan James 



MTB World Cup entries are administrated by MTBA in conjunction with Cycling Australia. Dates and locations of the full MTB World Cup Series can be found HERE.

For all the information regarding individual and federation (wildcard) entries for all the 2019 MTB World Cups please download the 2019 MTB World Cup Entry Guide

All athletes are strongly advised to start the application process as early as possible. There are a number of parts to the process that take significant time to finalise. Please note cutoff dates carefully.

All athletes are reminded that to be eligible for federation entries they MUST compete in the 2019 MTB National Championships and 2019 MTB Oceania Championships in the discipline they are applying for a federation entry in.

For any inquiries contact MTBA Sport Manager – Evan James


For information on the High Performance Race Campaign program including the South Africa Cup XCO event in Pietermaritzburg on June 15/16 please go to the Junior Development Page.

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