International Representation

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 

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 evan.james@mtba.org.au

UCI Cyclo-Cross (CX) World Championships – Bogense, Denmark – Feb 2-3 2019

Applications have now closed

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

Application information will be available in early 2019.

Selection Criteria 

2019 MTBA Selection Policy – Section A

2019 MTBA Selection Policy – Section B1 XCO

2019 MTBA Selection Policy – Section B2 DHI

All athletes are advised to take careful note of the eligibility requirements for which include racing the mandatory selection events listed below.

  • XCO – Elite Men and Women – U23 Men and Women
    2019 XCO National Championships – Bright VIC 4th-7th April 2019
    2019 Oceania Championships – Bright VIC 8th-10th April 2019
  • XCO – Junior Men and Women
    2019 XCO National Championships – Bright VIC 4th-7th April 2019
    2019 Oceania Championships Bright VIC 8th-10th April 2019
    MTBA National Cup Tier 1/Junior World Series – Mt Stromlo ACT 17th March 2019
    MTBA National Cup Tier 1/Junior World Series – Mackay QLD 29th June 2019.
  • DHI – Elite Men and Women
    2019 DHI National Championships – Bright VIC 4th-7th April 2019
    2019 DHI Oceania Championships Bright VIC 8th-10th April 2019
  • DHI – Junior Men and Women
    2019 DHI National Championships – Bright VIC 4th-7th April 2019
    2019 DHI Oceania Championships Bright VIC 8th-10th April 2019
    MTBA National Cup Tier 1 DHI – Mt Buller VIC 19th-20th January 2019.
    MTBA National Cup Tier 1 DHI – Mt Baw Baw VIC 16th-17th February 2019

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

Selection criteria and application information TBA.

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

Selection criteria and application information TBA.

WORLD CUPS

CYCLO-CROSS (CX) WORLD CUPS

CX World Cup entries are administrated by MTBA in conjunction with Cycling Australia. Currently there are no minimum performance standards for World Cup entry. Dates and venues for the 2018/19 CX World Cup season can be found HERE

Australia has a maximum allocation of 8 riders each in Elite Men and Women, and 6 riders each in U23 and Junior Men for each World Cup round. Note that currently there are no U23 or Junior Women categories at CX World Cups. In the event there are more riders requesting entry than there are allocated places, entry will prioritised by riders UCI ranking at the latest published list prior to entries opening.

The application form for all entries is HERE. In addition the following documentation 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 evan.james@mtba.org.au

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 evan.james@mtba.org.au

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 HERENote that the declaration must be witnessed by a JP or authorised person. A scan should be sent to evan.james@mtba.org.au and the original must be posted to Rik Fulcher c/o Cycling Australia, PO Box 646, Enfield Plaza, SA 5085.

All riders are also required to have a UCI license and the associated insurance cover for the period you will be racing overseas. UCI licenses are issued by Cycling Australia. The application form for a 2018 license is HERE. Please contact Cycling Australia membership for 2019 license applications.

For any inquiries contact MTBA Sport Manager – Evan James evan.james@mtba.org.au

 

 

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