MTB World Champs 2014 by numbers

Twenty two numbers to describe the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships at Cascades, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on 29 June.

Logo1 – the position three-time winner and men’s defending champ Christoph Sauser (SUI) aims to finish
2 – North American riders entered
3 – South American countries to be represented in 2014
4 – Australasian riders entered
5 – Asian riders entered
8 – returning former world champs (5 men, 3 women)
18 – South African women entered
28 – South African men entered
31 – nations set to compete in 2014
50 – toilets available in the race village and out on course
52 – African riders entered
67 – European riders entered
74 – distance, in kilometres, of the women’s course
85 – marshalls distributed throughout the 95km course
95 – distance, in kilometres, of the men’s course
136 – male and female riders entered
325 – litres of both 32GI energy drink & water to be distributed to riders on course
450 – portage metres included in 74km first loop of the 95km course
500 – litres of 32GI Sport energy drink distributed at the finish line
1500 – metres of tape used to demarcate the 95km route
1500 – metres of network cabling used throughout the race village
3150 – climbing metres the men will have to endure in the 95km course

Spectators eager to catch all the MTB World Champs 2014 action live can access Cascades MTB Park for free on Sunday 29 June while all the action will be streamed live via the event website, mtbworldchamps.co.za

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