The new UCI MTB Marathon Series 2011-2012 commences the week after the 2011 UCI MTB Marathon World Championships (June 26th 2011, Montello, Italy) and runs until two weeks prior to the 2012 UCI MTB World Championships (October 7th 2012, Ornans, France).
The following events are confirmed as counting for the 2011-2012 UCI MTB Marathon Series during 2011:
- 3rd July 2011: KitzAlpbike Festival, Kirchberg, Austria
- 20th August 2011: Grand Raid, Verbier-Nendaz-Hérémence-Evolène-Grimentz, Switzerland
- 18th September 2011: Adamello Bike, Ponte Di Legno, Italy
- 2nd October 2011: Extrême Sur Loue, Ornans, France
So, on Sunday at 8.00am I'll be lining up to race the Kitzalp marathon; with 4400 metres of climbing over 95kms it's going to be tough!