|Youth Games 2015 British Team|
|UCI World Cup 2015|
|The UCI (Union Cycliste International) runs three main World events:|
|UCI World Youth Games|
|UCI World Cup Series|
|UCI World Trials Championship|
|UCI Trials World Cup Events 2016
||Date Of Event
||Les Menuires (FRA)
Entry forms and other UCI / UEC dates and information can be found from the calendar as it is released.
UEC holds an annual European Championship, to be held this year on
23-24th July 2016 at Le Puy-en-Velay, France. Information about
the event can be found here and a street plan here. Anyone wishing to
attend this event should contact Rick Clarkson at British Cycling
Directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: 0161
274 2001. Please also let Barry Gawthorpe know you are going too in case of problems!
|Jack Carthy - first ever British UCI World Elite Champion|
|Read the report on the whole event below ...|
|UCI World Cup Round 5 Final - Antwerp 2016|
final round of the 2016 UCI World Cup gets underway in Antwerp, Belgium on 24th
September and there is a large entry from GB - in 20" Owen Gawthorpe and
Andy Chai are joined by Will Ackerly and Aaron Duke who are riding their first World Cup. In
26" Jack Carthy will be favorite to take the win and the 26" World
Cup Championship. Joining Jack are Andrei Burton (looking for another top 10
finish) together with Dave Kerr, Scott Wilson, Pat Donovan, Steve Rogers, Aran
Iolo Cook and Ryan Crisp.
Good luck to all of the guys - let 's all get behind
Jack for the overall win and the double of the world Championship and World Cup
to round off this really successful year for British Biketrials!
|UCI Trials World Championship Report 2016 (Barry Gawthorpe, Team Manager)|
The UCI Trials World Championships for 2016 took place in
Vermiglio, a village in the ski resort of Val di Sole in the Italian Dolomites.
The competition started with the Junior 20” category at 9am on 31st
August. Will Ackerly was the only GB Junior and was competing in his first
World Championships. The weather was hot a sunny but a heavy dew made the
sections slippery for the first hour or so. Although the sections were tough
they were not dangerous but there were a large number of both big and technical
moves in each section so unless the rider was clean through each element time
was really tight. Will along with the majority of the entry found that the
length of the sections was a big challenge. All but one of the sections was set
in a stream so there was a high possibility of getting very wet! Will rode
really well, improving throughout the day and despite being one of the youngest
in the field finished a very creditable 18th with his clean on
section 3 and his managing the huge pedal up on section 5 being the highlight
of his trial. Will gained invaluable experience from the event and is certain
to be up there with the front –runners next year!
The 20” Elite mens’ semi final got underway at noon. The
sections were tough and, as with the Juniors, had multiple elements that meant
that even if the rider could manage the moves they had to complete them clean
and quickly to reach the ends cards before being timed out. Although this class
saw a very high quality field time penalties were the order of the day for all
but the top riders and the scores were high. Owen Gawthorpe had a great first
lap and was the lead GB rider in 15th place just 2 marks behind the BIU
20" Champion Vaclav Kolar but after a couple of unlucky fives Owen wasn’t able to
capitalise on his first lap and finished in 22nd place. Andrei
Burton, having his customary one 20” outing of the year, did the reverse of
Owen and improved throughout the day to finish in a creditable 17th
place beating many established 20 “ riders in the process. Dave Kerr enjoyed
his 20” ride to finish 28th.
The 26” semi final started in the afternoon of Thursday 1st
September and although there were concerns that the blue skies would give way
to rain this didn’t materialise and the conditions stayed warm and dry. The
sections were in the main toughened versions of the 20” sections with there again
being multiple tough elements that meant that all but the very best riders
struggled with time. From the start it was clear that GB’s World Cup
winner from 2015, Jack Carthy, was going to be the man to beat and it turned
out that the only rider who could live with Jack’s performance was Frenchman
Aurelien Fontenoy who took advantage of the UCI organisers inexplicably
removing one difficult element from section 1 (that Jack had cleaned on the
first lap!) to pip Jack to the win in qualifying. Andrei Burton rode well
(although he refused to admit it!) to finish just outside the final
qualification places in 9th place. Dave Kerr had a better day on his
26” bike and was happy to complete the trial in 19th place. All of
the riders knew how important time was and Pat Donovan realised that such was
the severity of the sections that time would play an important part in the
overall classification so he pressed on as quickly as he could and was rewarded
with a good 25th place.
We had to wait then until Saturday evening for the finale of the
competition which was the mens’ Elite 26” final. To say that our own Jack
Carthy destroyed both the course and the opposition really does not do justice
to Jack’s dominance in the event. After inspecting the sections they looked
massive but Jack was worried that they would not prove hard enough! The first 3
riders set off at approximately 4.15pm with Gilles Coustellier losing 25 and
Kenny Bealeay 26 on what looked a really difficult final course. Jack started
his final at 5.15 and immediately set the pace by losing 1 (an unlucky pedal
dab) in section 1 that all of the opposition had fived. He then cleaned
sections 2 , 3 and 4 and the pressure of riding with Jack devastated
Aurelien Fontenoy and the 2015 world champion, Vincent Hermance, who had a
string of fives to put them out of contention. Coming to section 5 Jack was
already well in the lead. The first move on this section had seen all of the
other finalists take a dab to manage this awkward gate. Jack was told by all of
the team that he only needed to take the safe dab but he had other ideas. Jack
had been brooding over the safe dab that turned into a five and left him with
the silver medal 12 months ago and wasn’t going to make the same mistake again!
He rode into the section with everyone expecting the dab but he set himself for
the peddle up and smashed the move to the delight and astonishment of the crowd
– he went on to clean the section which contained a huge gap and massive
side-hop and if Jack had bothered to look at the faces of the other riders he
would have known at that moment that he had the win in the bag! He had a slack
dab to save himself on section 1 of the final lap when his final up to front
move came up slightly short and a lesser rider would have been looking for his
dental insurance! He then had a five on the first move of section 2 for missing
a marker but by then he had won. Jack took some convincing that he didn’t need
to ride the last three sections but once it sunk in there was a huge Carthy
smile and the style was turned right up and but for a pedal dab on the 1.8m
hook in the last section Jack lost no more points.
Jack’s winning margin to Gilles Coustellier was 16 marks! Jack confirmed
that he is without any doubt the best rider in the world by an absolute mile.
It was fantastic to watch the reaction of the crowd and there cannot ever have
been a prouder father than Mick Carthy. For GB to have the World Champion and
another two riders in the top 10 is absolutely fantastic. Roll on the World Cup in
Antwerp in two weeks time when Jack is odds on to retain the World Cup title! –
reinforce that trophy cabinet young man!
|UCI Age Categories/Classes|
at the publishing date of 18/03/15, the UCI classes were (see
7.1.002 from UCI Trials Rules link at top right of this page):
Poussins: 9-10 years old white course Open
Benjamins: 11-12 years old blue course Open
Minimes: 13-14 years old green course Open
Cadets: 15-16 years old black course Open
Youth Girls 9-11 years old white course Open
Girls: 12-15 years old pink course Open
Men Juniors: 16-18 years old red course 20”
Men Juniors: 16-18 years old red course 26”
Men Elite: 19 years old and up yellow course 20”
Men Elite: 19 years old and up yellow course 26”
Women Elite: 15 years old and over pink course Open
age class a rider is eligible to ride is determined by his age which is
calculated by deducting the year of birth from the current year.
Entering a UCI World Event
To compete in any of the UCI Trials events, you must hold a British Cycling
Membership and a Race License - you can arrange these through Rick
Clarkson at British Cycling: Telephone: 0161 274 2022 or email him on the link (top right).
We do have a UCI Team
Manager on the Biketrial Federation Committee, if you have any
questions about UCI events or need any further information, please do
contact Barry Gawthorpe (link at top right). Barry's
role is to co-ordinate the British Team attending the UCI world events,
to arrange the FREE team kit, to try to iron out any problems riders might
experience, and to put together a rider list and any reports to go on
this web page. It's helpful if you copy him in to your entry form for
any UCI world events so we know who's going and can be prepared!
MUST complete an entry form by the closing date - there's a £100 fine
for late entries and these may not even be accepted! The entry
has to be sent to the UCI by British Cycling, so they need to receive
your entry form in plenty of time, don't leave it till the last minute!
The entry form for the UCI World events is different from the
usual British ones; it lists ALL the events on the
one page so you can complete just the one form for all of the events
you want to attend - or you can do them one at a time if you prefer,
just don't miss the deadlines.
There are different age and qualifications required for the different type of events, these are detailed below.
UCI World Youth Games
there is currently only one UCI World event for the younger riders.
In 2016 this is to be held on Saturday and Sunday 6th and 7th August at Freiamt in Germany,
there is usually a web page on the UCI website about this event but it
doesn't appear to have been uploaded by them yet - we'll add a link
here as soon as we can.
The Youth Games are for the classes:
Poussin, Benjamin, Minime, Cadet, Youth Girls and Girls on the above
list. There is a free choice of wheel sizes between 18" and 26".
event is run over two competitions:- a semi final, and a final.
For full information the relevant details for Youth Games are at
items "7.4.001 to 7.4.012" on the Full UCI Trials Rules document (see
top right of this page).
UCI World Cup Series
The World Cup is run over several rounds, usually 4 or 5 rounds per season. For 2016, the dates we have are:
are usually web pages for each individual event, if/when when these are
put on the internet we'll add a link to the list above.
|Round 1||20/21st May ||Krakov, Poland|
|Round 2||9/10th July||Les Menuires, France|
|Round 3||30/31st July||Vocklabruck, Austria|
|Round 4||20/21st August||Albertville, France|
|Round 5||24/25th September||Antwerp, Belgium|
are earned at each round and accumulate over the year and World Rankings are decided by adding the points
from world cup and world championship events together with certain UCI sanctioned
domestic national competitions.
At World Cup events there are only two
classes:- 20" and 26" wheel size. The aim of the series is to
"establish a yearly overall ranking of the riders in a combined men
elite and men juniors and women elite category", also any riders in
their second year of Cadets. So, only riders meeting the age
requirements of Elite and Junior classes and second year of Cadets all
compete together, separated only by wheel size.
In the men’s categories, each trials world cup competition includes a ¼ finals, a ½ finals and a final.
rules for the World Cup series can be found at 7.3.001 to 7.3.015 on
the Full UCI Trials Rules document (see top right of this page).
UCI World Championship
see on the entry form when it's released that there is not an option to
chose to attend the UCI World Championship - this is because it is an
invitation only event with the team being chosen by a Selection
Committee made up of people from British Cycling and the Biketrial
The team is selected based on the terms of the British Cycling Selection Policy (2016 policy here). The Selection Committee want only to
send the best British riders to represent the United Kingdom and the
only way to judge that is based on competition results in both British and
World Cup events. Do read the policy fully when the update for
2016 arrives, but in summary, every rider selected must have ridden in
at least two qualifying rounds of the British Trials Cup in the current
"British Cycling will pay for the cost of appropriate
team clothing for all riders and staff. A Team Manager and Assistant
Team Manager will be appointed by the Biketrial Federation. The
appointed team will not be known until selection has been finalised."
In addition, if/when our funds allow, the Biketrial Federation may make
a contribution towards costs.
The World Championship will be held over the dates of 29th August to 3rd September 2016 at Vermiglio-Val di Sole, Italy and classes held will be Junior 20", Junior 26", Elite 20" and Elite 26".
British Team will be decided immediately after the qualfying rounds
stated on the Policy have been completed, at which point riders selected will receive an
invitation to take a place on the team. As soon as everyone has
replied to the invite, the final team will be announced here.
|This weekend (8,9 & 10th July) sees the
2nd round of the Trials World Cup being held in the Alpine ski
resort of Les Menuires, France. The uk has a big entry for this event with Jack
Carthy, Andrei Burton, Dave Kerr and Steve Rogers riding in the 26” class and
Sam Oliver and Andy Chai riding the 20” competition. Sam and Andy would have
been joined in the 20” by Owen Gawthorpe but a virus is keeping him at home.
Good luck to all of the guys and let us hope for good showings in qualification
and for the 2015 World Cup winner Jack Carthy to be topping the podium this
time after his unfortunate crash in the first round!