August 1, 2005 – The Mondial du VÃ©lo, organiser of the UCI Mountain Bike Masters World Championships, is happy to announce that the event will be held this year at Sun Peaks Resort, near Kamloops, British Columbia, from August 10th to 14th. The UCI Mountain Bike Masters World Championships brings together mountain bike riders 30 years and older in order to designate world champions in endurance and downhill disciplines based on 5 year age categories.
Situated in the beautiful Canadian Rockies, Sun Peaks Resort offers a magnificent local for mountain biking. British Columbia, after Quebec, has the highest pariticipation for mountain bike events in Canada, and offers exceptional mountain bike trails. The operators of Sun Peaks have decided that mountain biking is an ideal way to promote tourism at their resort, and have therefore offered the Mondial du VÃ©lo the opportunity to hold the UCI Mountain Bike Masters World Championships on the west coast for the first time.
Â« The cream of the 30 years and over crowd will be blown away by the spectacle Sun Peaks will offer, Â» says Richard Deslandes, General Manager of the Mondial du VÃ©lo. Â« Sun Peaks is a dream come true for mountain biking, as much for the cross country rider as for the downhillers who have known this area for a long time.Â»
For more information and to learn how to participate in the UCI Mountain Bike Masters World Championships, the Mondial invites all interested parties to consult their website, at www.mondialduvelo.com.