2018
27th Jun

200 World Cups and Still Counting


I’ve been very fortunate to be on the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup circuit full time since 1996 in various capacities, and this has resulted in reaching the 200 milestone this year in Fort William. The UCI surprised me with the number 200 plate pictured here below.

I did a few events in 1994 and 1995 as a UCI Technical Delegate, before working for the UCI full time for 5 seasons in that capacity, and as MTB Coordinator, from 1996 to 2000. In 2001 I started 23 Degrees Sports Management and have had 4 different race teams since then. Here below are the events I’ve attended to reach 200, and of course, while I’m not planning on reaching number 300, I will continue to attend events in the future!


Big thanks to Sven Martin svenmartinphoto@mac.com for the photo in this story.


1994 – Mammoth (USA) – Downhill

1994 – Mount Snow (USA) – Cross country

1994 – Cairns (AUS) – Cross Country

1995 – Cairns (AUS) – Cross Country

1995 – Vail (USA) – Cross Country

1995 – Mount Snow (USA) – Cross Country

1995 – Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill

1995 – Big Bear (USA) – Downhill

1996 – Lisbon (POR) – Cross Country

1996 – Houffalize (BEL) – Cross Country

1996 – St Wendel (GER) – Cross Country

1996 – Panticosa (ESP) – Downhill

1996 – Nevegal (ITA) – Downhill

1996 – Helen (USA) – Cross Country

1996 – Bromont (CAN) – Cross Country

1996 – Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill

1996 – Mount Snow (USA) – Cross Country

1996 – Les Gets (FRA) – Cross Country/Downhill

1996 – Kaprun (AUT) – Downhill

1996 – Kristiansand (NOR) – Cross Country

1996 – Hawaii (USA) – Cross Country/Downhill

1997 – Napa Valley (USA) – Cross Country

1997 – Wellington (NZL) – Cross Country

1997 – St Wendel (GER) – Cross Country

1997 – Stellenbosch (RSA) – Downhill

1997 – Nevegal (ITA) – Downhill

1997 – Sierra Nevada (ESP) – Downhill

1997 – Budapest (HUN) – Cross Country

1997 – Spindleruv Mlyn (CZE) – Cross Country

1997 – Mount Snow (USA) – Cross Country

1997 – Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill

1997 – Harrisonburg (USA) – Downhill

1997 – Vail (USA) – Cross Country

1997 – Houffalize (BEL) – Cross Country

1997 – Kaprun (AUT) – Downhill

1997 – Annecy (FRA) – Cross Country

1998 – Napa Valley (USA) – Cross Country

1998 – Stellenbosch (RSA) – Downhill/Dual

1998 – Silves (POR) – Cross Country

1998 – St Wendel (GER) – Cross Country

1998 – Nevegal (ITA) – Downhill/Dual

1998 – Les Gets (FRA) – Downhill/Dual

1998 – Plymouth (GBR) – Cross Country

1998 – Big Bear (USA) – Downhill/Dual

1998 – Snoqualmie Pass (USA) – Downhill/Dual

1998 – Canmore (CAN) – Cross Country

1998 – Conyers (USA) – Cross Country

1998 – Bromont (CAN) – Cross Country

1998 – Sierra Nevada (ESP) – Downhill/Dual

1998 – Kaprun (AUT) – Downhill/Dual

1998 – Arai Mountain (JPN) – Downhill/Dual

1999 – Napa Valley (USA) – Cross Country

1999 – Sydney (AUS) – Cross Country

1999 – Madrid (ESP) – Cross Country

1999 – St Wendel (GER) – Cross Country

1999 – Les Gets (FRA) – Downhill/Dual

1999 – Plymouth (GBR) – Cross Country

1999 – Maribor (SLO) – Downhill/Dual

1999 – Nevegal (ITA) – Downhill/Dual

1999 – Big Bear (USA) – Cross Country/Downhill/Dual

1999 – Squaw Valley (USA) – Downhill/Dual

1999 – Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) – Downhill/Dual

1999 – Bromont (CAN) – Downhill/Dual

1999 – Canmore (CAN) – Cross Country

1999 – Houffalize (BEL) – Cross Country

1999 – Kaprun (AUT) – Downhill/Dual

2000 – Napa Valley (USA) – Cross Country

2000 – Les Gets (FRA) – Downhill/Dual

2000 – Cortina d’Ampezzo (ITA) – Downhill/Dual

2000 – Maribor (SLO) – Downhill/Dual

2000 – Houffalize (BEL) – Cross Country

2000 – St Wendel (GER) – Cross Country

2000 – Sarentino (ITA) – Cross Country

2000 – Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill/Dual

2000 – Vail (USA) – Downhill/Dual

2000 – Canmore (CAN) – Cross Country

2000 – Arai Mountain (JPN) – Downhill/Dual

2000 – Kaprun (AUT) – Downhill/Dual

2000 – Leysin (SUI) – Downhill/Dual

2000 – Lausanne (SUI) – Cross Country

2001 – Napa Valley (USA) – Cross Country

2001 – Maribor (SLO) – Downhill/Dual

2001 – Vars (FRA) – Downhill

2001 – Grouse Mountain (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill/Dual

2001 – Durango (USA) – Cross Country/Downhill/Dual

2001 – Arai Mountain (JPN) – Downhill/Dual

2001 – Leysin (SUI) – Cross Country/Downhill/Dual

2001 – Kaprun (AUT) – Cross Country/Downhill/Dual

2001 – Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill/Dual

2002 – Fort William (SCO) – Downhill/4X

2002 – Maribor (SLO) – Downhill/4X

2002 – Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2002 – Telluride (USA) – Downhill/4X

2002 – Les Gets (FRA) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2003 – Fort William (SCO) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2003 – Alpe d’Huez (FRA) – Downhill/4X

2003 – Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2003 – Grouse Mountain (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2003 – Kaprun (AUT) – Cross Country/Downhill

2004 – Fort William (SCO) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2004 – Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2004 – Calgary (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2004 – Livigno (ITA) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2005 – Vigo (ESP) – Downhill/4X

2005 – Willingen (GER) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2005 – Schladming (AUT) – Downhill/4X

2005 – Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2005 – Camboriu Beach (BRA) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2005 – Angel Fire (USA) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2005 – Pila (ITA) – Downhill/4X

2005 – Fort William (SCO) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2006 – Vigo (ESP) – Downhill/4X

2006 – Fort William (SCO) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2006 – Willingen (GER) – Downhill/4X

2006 – Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2006 – Camboriu Beach (BRA) – Downhill/4X

2006 – Schladming (AUT) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2007 – Vigo (ESP) – Downhill/4X

2007 – Champery (SUI) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2007 – Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2007 – Schladming (AUT) – Downhill/4X

2007 – Maribor (SLO) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2008 – Madrid (ESP) – Cross Country

2008 – Vallnord (AND) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2008 – Schladming (AUT) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2009 – Pietermaritzburg (RSA) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2009 – La Bresse (FRA) – Downhill/4X

2009 – Offenburg (GER) – Cross Country

2009 – Houffalize (BEL) – Cross Country

2009 – Vallnord (AND) – Downhill/4X

2009 – Madrid (ESP) – Cross Country

2009 – Fort William (SCO) – Downhill/4X

2009 – Maribor (SLO) – Downhill/4X

2009 – Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2009 – Bromont (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2009 – Champery (SUI) – Cross Country

2009 – Schladming (AUT) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2010 – Houffalize (BEL) – Cross Country/4X

2010 – Offenburg (GER) – Cross Country

2010 – Maribor (SLO) – Downhill/4X

2010 – Fort William (SCO) – Downhill/4X

2010 – Leogang (AUT) – Downhill/4X

2010 – Champery (SUI) – Cross Country/Downhill

2010 – Windham (USA) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2011 – Pietermaritzburg (RSA) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2011 – Dalby Forest (GBR) – Cross Country

2011 – Offenburg (GER) – Cross Country

2011 – Fort William (SCO) – Downhill/4X

2011 – Leogang (AUT) – Downhill/4X

2011 – Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2011 – Windham (USA) – Cross Country/Downhill

2011 – Nove Mesto (CZE) – Cross Country

2011 – La Bresse (FRA) – Downhill

2011 – Val Di Sole (ITA) – Cross Country/Downhill/4X

2012 – Pietermaritzburg (RSA) – Cross Country/Downhill

2012 – Houffalize (BEL) – Cross Country/XC Eliminator

2012 – Nove Mesto (CZE) – Cross Country/XC Eliminator

2012 – Val Di Sole (ITA) – Downhill

2012 – Fort William (SCO) – Downhill

2012 – Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill

2012 – Windham (USA) – Cross Country/Downhill

2012 – Val d’Isere (FRA) – Cross Country/Downhill

2012 – Hafjell (NOR) – Downhill

2013 – Fort William (SCO) – Downhill

2013 – Val Di Sole (ITA) – Cross Country/Downhill/ XC Eliminator

2013 – Vallnord (AND) – Cross Country/Downhill/ XC Eliminator

2013 – Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill

2013 – Hafjell (NOR) – Cross Country/Downhill/ XC Eliminator

2013 – Leogang (AUT) – Downhill

2014 – Pietermaritzburg (RSA) – Cross Country/Downhill

2014 – Cairns (AUS) – Cross Country/Downhill/ XC Eliminator

2014 – Fort William (SCO) – Downhill

2014 – Leogang (AUT) – Downhill

2014 – Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill/ XC Eliminator

2014 – Windham (USA) – Cross Country/Downhill/ XC Eliminator

2014 – Méribel (FRA) – Cross Country/Downhill/ XC Eliminator

2015 – Lourdes (FRA) – Downhill

2015 – Fort William (SCO) – Downhill

2015 – Leogang (AUT) – Downhill

2015 – Lenzerheide (SUI) – Cross Country/Downhill

2015 – Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill

2015 – Windham (USA) – Cross Country/Downhill

2015 – Val Di Sole (ITA) – Cross Country/Downhill

2016 – Lourdes (FRA) – Downhill

2016 – Cairns (AUS) – Cross Country/Downhill

2016 – Fort William (SCO) – Downhill

2016 – Leogang (AUT) – Downhill

2016 – Lenzerheide (SUI) – Cross Country/Downhill

2016 – Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill

2016 – Vallnord (AND) – Cross Country/Downhill

2017 – Lourdes (FRA) – Downhill

2017 – Fort William (SCO) – Downhill

2017 – Leogang (AUT) – Downhill

2017 – Vallnord (AND) – Cross Country/Downhill

2017 – Lenzerheide (SUI) – Cross Country/Downhill

2017 – Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) – Cross Country/Downhill

2017 – Val Di Sole (ITA) – Cross Country/Downhill

2018 – Stellenbosch (RSA) – Cross Country

2018 – Losinj (CRO) – Downhill

2018 – Fort William (SCO) – Downhill