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Sports Clinic : 2014 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships

SPORTS CLINIC IN LILLEHAMMER

Aktivklinikken Lillehammer is happy to announce our collaboration with The World Championship during the event in Hafjell/Lillehammer.

Aktivklinikken is the main sports clinic in Lillehammer offering a wide range of medical services to athletes and public in general. During the WC we can offer athletes and teams medical assistance in case of any musculoskeletal acute or overuse injury, physiotherapy or manual therapy treatments, massage by massage therapist and services from a sports medical doctor.

We know that time is important when it comes to access to a medical check or massage during a WC, we will do our best to offer a quick response to your request.

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Tech / Expo 2014 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships : 2014 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships

Expo and Tech Area
The MTB World Championships Village will be placed in the arena of the Olympic Winter Games 1994 in Hafjell and the well known Hafjell Bike Park. It will be the focal point for all the action, with the finish arena, displays, demonstrations, commentary, trade- and retail stands.
Be sure to book your place in the tech area using this form

Village Layout and different areas
The World Championships Village will have two main areas:
The Tech Area: UCI Elite MTB Teams, UCI MTB Teams, National Teams and companies providing team and rider support will be located in this area close to the finish area
The Expo Area: Exhibitors will be located in this area where it’s possible to display, promote and sell products

Setting up
It’s possible to set up from Monday September 1st. All stands must be set up before 08:30 Tuesday September 2nd. The World Cup Village will be pedestrianized with no vehicle movement during the opening hours of the event. You will be able to stock up in the morning, and after the event has closed each day.

How to book space
To book space in the World Championships Tech/Expo area please fill in the online booking form. A suitable space will be allocated according to UCI guidelines, availability and size requested. Specific locations cannot be reserved. After booking you will receive a confirmation and a receipted invoice. If you have any questions please contact johannes@hafjellfreeride.com.

Late booking fee
A late booking fee of NOK 1.250,-, will be added for bookings done after August 1st 2014

All prices in stated in Norwegian Krone pr. m2
Size Range Tech Area
UCI Elite MTB Teams Tech Area
UCI MTB Teams Tech Area
IMTTO Members Tech Area
Non UCI/IMTTO Teams Tech Area
National Teams Expo Area
All exhibitors
Up to 30m2 NOK 200 pr. m2 NOK 200 pr. m2 NOK 210 pr. m2 NOK 250 pr. m2 Free for 1 -6 competitors NOK 320 pr. m2
From 31 – 60m2 NOK 180 pr. m2 NOK 180 pr. m2 NOK 190 pr. m2 NOK 225 pr. m2 Free for 7 -19 competitors NOK 275 pr. m2
Up to 61 – 100m2 NOK 160 pr. m2 NOK 160 pr. m2 NOK 170 pr. m2 NOK 200 pr. m2 Free for 20+ competitors NOK 250 pr. m2
From 100m2 ->
NOK 140 pr. m2 NOK 140 pr. m2 NOK 150 pr. m2 NOK 175 pr. m2 NOK 190,- pr m2. for additional space
NOK 235 pr. m2
Power NOK 1200
NOK 1200 NOK 1280 NOK 1500 NOK 1500 NOK 1680
Water* Free
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* A bike wash area will be supplied. If you require water for cooking etc. please request details

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Venue 2014 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships : 2014 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships

Hafjell Bike Park
Since its early inception in 2001, Hafjell Bike Park has exploded into a world class Bike Park.
Hafjell Bikepark Homepage
Eat and drink in Hafjell
We all have to eat and drink. Check out this MAP for local places to grab a bite or have a drink. You might also want to check out “What’s Happening” for restaurants with special offers during the World Cup.

World Championships Track
You will find the latest maps at the below links:
DHI Racetrack
XCO Racetrack
Attractions
If you find yourself in the recreational mood, we can recommend checking www.lillehammer.com for everything from Wheelbob and rafting to Spa and museums.

Area map
A huge overview of the Hafjell area, showing shops, services and places to eat. This is a pdf link.
To the map
Shopping
In Hafjell Centrum (500 m from Hafjell Bike Park) you will find supermarkets, building materials, electrical products, post office, bank, Gas station etc.
15 minutes drive from Hafjell you reach Lillehammer and Strandtorget shopping center

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Travel to 2014 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships : 2014 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships

Travel
The Hafjell Bike Park is located 2.5 hour drive north of Oslo, Norway and is easily accessible by plane, train, ferry, car or bicycle from Europe an the rest of the world
Travelling by air

Oslo Airport Gardermoen
Norway’s main airport is located only 160 km from Hafjell. From Gardermoen you can rent a car for a 2 hour drive on the E6 North direction Trondheim, or take the convenient direct train direct train to Hunderfossen or to Lillehammer from the terminalbuilding.

Sandefjord Airport Torp
Located 300 km south of Hafjell. From Torp you can rent a car for a 4 hour drive on the E18/E6 north direction Oslo/Trondheim, or or take the convenient direct train departing every hour to Lillehammer from the nearby trainstation.

Moss Airport Rygge
Located 275 km southeast of Hafjell. From Rygge you can rent a car for a 3.5 hour drive on the E18/E6 north direction Oslo/Trondheim, or or take the train to Oslo from the nearby trainstation, and switch train for Lillehammer in Oslo.
Traveling by road
App. 200 km (2,5 hours) from downtown Oslo. Follow E6 north towards Trondheim. When in Øyer, 15 km north of Lillehammer, follow exit to Hafjell.
GPS coordinates:
Longitude 61.234381
Latitude 10.448835

Travelling by rail
From Oslo Airport Gardermoen and Oslo S central train station you can travel directly to Hunderfossen and Lillehammer train station.
Hunderfossen train station is located 3 km from the venue, and you can walk, ride your bike or take a Taxi to Hafjell
Lillehammer train station has more frequent arrivals than Hunderfossen, and is located 15 km from the venue. The best way to get to Hafjell is to take the bus
For our guest arriving with bicycles, be sure to pack you bike in a box or case to take it on the train as free carry on luggage. The weight limit is 30 kg carry on luggage. If the bicycle is not in a box or case, you have to book a space for it, and there is a limit of 2 bicycles pr. train set. Bicycle on the train

Book your train ticket

Travelling by bus
NOR-WAY Bus Express and Lavprisekspressen passes through Hafjell daily. You can hop on these buses anywhere along the route between Oslo and Trondheim.
The local bus from Lillehammer can carry bikes, and can take you from Lillehammer train station to Hafjell Bikepark
Nor-Way Bussekspress
Lavprisekspressen

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Travelling by sea
You can take the ferry from Denmark og Germany arriving in Oslo or Larvik.

From Oslo you can drive to Hafjell following the E6 all the way, and the trip takes about 2.5 hours. Or you can take the direct train to Lillehammer and take the bus from Lillehammer to Hafjell.

From Larvik you can drive to Hafjell following the E18 first than E6 all the way, and the trip takes about 4.5 hours. Or you can take the direct train to Lillehammer and take the bus from Lillehammer to Hafjell.

Ferries:
Kiel, Germany – Oslo, Norway
Fredrikshavn, Denmark – Oslo, Norway
Copenhagen, Denmark – Oslo, Norway
Hirtshals, Denmark – Larvik, Norway

Click on the logo below and get 20% discount on you rental car

Save on your ticket with the Official Airline
SAS is proud to be the Official Airline for the UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships 2014 and welcomes you to Oslo and Lillehammer.

Scandinavian participants:
For travel within Scandinavia bookings to this event can be made through our website www.sas.no/sport , www.sas.se/sport and www.sas.dk/sport. SAS sports fares are flexible, discounted fares especially made to meet the needs you have as an athlete or as a sports team. If your club or federation do not have their own code, use this registration code; CYKL999

Participants outside Scandinavia:
We offer you 10% conference and event discount on our published fares*. Simply log in with the designated event code NO1406 at SAS Conference and Event booking engine and book your flight on SAS and Widerøe. When asked for a “CMP-code” please enter CYKL999.
*except 2% on our lowest Economy fares

Participants outside Scandinavia:
We offer you 10% conference and event discount on our published fares*. Simply log in with the designated event code NO1406 at SAS Conference and Event booking engine and book your flight on SAS and Widerøe. When asked for a “CMP-code” please enter CYKL999.
*except 2% on our lowest Economy fares

Note!
We do recommend that you consider choosing SAS Plus; you may experience that the price difference compared to SAS Go is minor, SAS Plus tickets are changeable and refundable, 2 bags are included with maximum weight 2x23kg, access to fast track and lounges, free food and beverages onboard, front cabin seating and 200% Eurobonus points.

If you bring your bike, please remember to book this in advance, we recommend you to use this form http://www.flysas.com/en/s/scandcontact/forms/special_baggage/

When flying with SAS, you will naturally earn EuroBonus points on your journey, or with one of the Star Alliance airlines frequent flyer programs.
Welcome on board!

Carbon Offset your air travel to the Event
SAS offers all participants to voluntarily offset their CO2 emission.

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Riders & Team 2014 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships : 2014 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships

Rider & Team Info
On these pages you will find all the information you as a rider or a team member will need during your stay at the 2014 UCI Master Mountain Bike World Championships and the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships

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Two new British medals in men’s downhill : 2014 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships

Two new British medals in men’s downhill
Great Britain was oh so great today, when the British women first got all three medals, and the men showed that they can win too.

By: Ine-Elise Høiby

Gee Atherton from Great Britain got the gold medal in the World Championship’s last competition. Josh Bryceland, also from Great Britain got the second place, while Troy Brosnan from Australia took the bronze.

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This is the Trial WC : 2014 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships

This is the Trial WC
Strength and balance is essential. And unlike other sports, trial is about getting the least amount of points.

By Angelica Hagen and Emilie Gundersen

– You have to exercise your whole body, says Raphael Pils, a german participant from the trial club MSC Schatthausen. He competes in mens elite, which is participants from 18 years and up. The junior group is for contestants between 16 and 18 years.

According to Pils, a trial rider focuses on both technique and endurance, with and without a bike. This involves training balance, cardio, strength and speed.

Different obstacles

This years trail is located by Strandtorget in Lillehammer. The track consists of sections with obstacles. This year, the obstacles are «Rock Mountain», «Timbers», «Rocks», «Concrete», «Vertical Rock», «Typical House» and «Matches».

The semi finals are held Wednesday and Thursday. Here, the contestants can choose in which order they prefer to ride the sections. At the finals on Friday and Saturday, they need to ride in the same, determined route.

The point system

In trials, it is about getting the least amount of points. They need to complete the different sections in less than 2,30 minutes. Every 15 seconds after this, they get an additional point. The contestants must follow a number of rules, and get points by incorrect performance.

The participant with the least amount of points is the winner of it’s category.

In this year’s mens junior and elite trial, there are 53 contestants from 16 nations competing for the gold medal.

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Doing everything to support Ingrid : 2014 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships

Doing everything to support Ingrid
Ingrid Bøe Jacobsen is Norways greatest medal hope in the cross country elimination, and she will recieve massive support from her friends and family.
By: Jens Friberg

– We have to find the place. The spot where we can cheer for Ingrid the most, and at the same time support her in the tough parts of the track, Mona Bergseth explains. She is one of many family members and friends who has taken the day off to visit Maihaugen.

They have to go through several discussions before they find an appropriate place to make camp. In the end they find the perfect spot for their needs.

– Here we can cheer for her in the important part of the course, and at the same time watch the finish on the big screen, Bergseth says with a smile.

Afraid of injury

Even though many expect Bøe Jacobsen to make it all the way to the finals, her mother Toril Bøe has other priorities:

– I hope she does well and I wish her the best, but the most important is that she does’nt get injured, says Bøe. She and her husband Knut Jacobsen will be in Lillehammer the whole week, to support their daughter in both Maihaugen and Hafjell.

In addition to the many Norwegian flags, every member of the crew has gotten their own printed T-shirt. The words «Team Ingrid» are flashing across their chests.

– She knows we’re here, but she has no idea about the T-shirts, says Bøe joyfully.

Tough course

Father Knut Jacobsen shares the big faith in his daughter, and is very content with her two top three-finishes this season. Yet he still carries concern, because the track is difficult.

– It’s very tight across the whole track and overtaking will be hard. The start will be very important and she hasn’t been starting very well this season, he comments.

He states that there will be a tight race between the best in Tuesdays competition. But a place in the finals is not out of reach for their daughter Ingrid, if we are to believe father Jacobsen.

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The World Champs is on! : 2014 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships

The World Champs is on!
Finally the World Championship in Mountain bike has started in Lillehammer/Hafjell. Today at 11.00 the team leader meeting started; 49 nations were gathered in the media center at Hafjell.

By: Frid Osen og Helena Walle

The MTB Commissaire, Thierry Nuninger, from France opened the meeting by welcoming everybody to the World Championship in Lillehammer/Hafjell. The room was filled with enthusiastic team leaders and competitors, and when the meeting commenced, you could feel the excitement. He presented the trails, the logistics and the rules. Bernardo Sanchez, one of the Doping Control officers from Spain informed teams about the rules of anti-doping and the process.

Even though the World Championship in mountain biking has more participants from more countries than the world ski championships in Oslo 2011, it has received less media coverage here in Norway. It is however a major international event where there are expected 1000 participants from 49 different nations, and 300 accredited journalists.

Norway has several hopes for a medal. Among these are Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå(41) who has more championship medals than any other mountain biker in history. You can follow the live results at UCI’s Websites: http://mtbworldchamps.com and you can follow on social media with #MTBworlds2014.

The opening ceremony will take place at Maihaugen in Lillehammer at 7pm tonight. Nuninger specified that all teams are required to attend today after the eliminator podium presentation.

The meeting ended with a big thank you and good luck!

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Information about cross country relay : 2014 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships

Information about cross country relay
Today the cross-country team relay event will be held, this is a discipline that has been on the program since 1999 with the exception of South Africa last year.

By: Brage S. Wiik-Hansen and Karl Erik Andresen

Italy are the reigning world champions from 2012, where France and Germany came in 2nd and 3rd place. In previous years, the podium has been dominated by Italy, France and Switzerland. So there will be high expectations from these teams. There will be 27 teams ready to start at 16.00, and the teams are represented by both genders. The team will consist of one junior, one U23, and two elite riders.

The three teams that finished in the top 3 in 2012 have all replaced two riders in their setup, and new exciting riders will get the chance.

The Norwegian team will be represented by: Sondre Kristiansen, Erik Nordsæter Resell, Ingrid Bøe Jacobsen and Ola Kjøren.

Track information

The track is 3,2 km long and there is a 90m difference in elevation from start to finish.

The athletes believe that this track is better than last years, and there is great expectations among riders to this years course.