Practical information for participants in the Haderslev MTB Challenge
In 2022, the UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships will be held on the same route that you can also ride at Haderslev MTB Challenge. This means that there are two start times for the Haderslev MTB Challenge.
Haderslev MTB Challenge 120 km men starts 2 minutes after the UCI World Championship elite participants. Haderslev MTB Challenge 40 or 80 km starts after the cut off at the World Championships and Haderslev MTB Challenge elite.
Haderslev MTB Challenge 120 km men starts at 08:32. Riders should go 3 laps. There are 100 participants and everyone starts in the same starting group.
The Haderslev MTB Challenge 87 km women starts at 08:52 – two minutes after the UCI World Championships elite women.
For Haderslev MTB Challenge 120 km men there will be a cut off at 3 hours and 30 minutes.
This means that if you don’t finish the second round by 12:02, you’re out of the race.
For Haderslev MTB Challenge 87 km women there will be a cut off time of 2 hours and 20 minutes.
This means that if you don’t finish the first round by 11:12, you’re out of the race.
Please note that the distance for Haderslev MTB Challenge elite women has changed from 80 km to 87 km. On the first lap, a loop of 7.5 km has been added. This loop comes after 24 km.
The 80 km groups will start at 12:05 with 100 participants in each starting group at 2 minute intervals.
40 km groups start from 12:15 with 100 participants in each starting group with 2 minute intervals
Be realistic about where you choose to start, if you are fast then move in front and if you are not so fast then be considerate and move back a bit!
- 08:32 Haderslev MTB Challenge Elite men 120 km.
- 08:52 Haderslev MTB Challenge Elite women 87 km.
- 11:12 Cutt off Haderslev MTB Challenge elite women before second lap.
- 12:02 Cut off Haderslev MTB Challenge elite men before third lap.
- 12:05 First start Haderslev MTB Challenge 80 km.
- 12:15 First start Haderslev MTB Challenge 40 km.
Tech and feedzone
Please note that participants in the Haderslev MTB Challenge are not allowed to ride in the technical and feed zone of the World Championships. We have two depots for participants in the Haderslev MTB Challenge on the route. You are welcome to leave your equipment next to the depot.
You will find the depots in Hammelev on Tørningvej and in Damparken in Haderslev, shortly before you set off on your second or third round.
The route is the same as in 2021 with few changes, 40 km long with singletrack, gravel road, fields, trails and some asphalt. And you run about 500 vertical metres per lap.
Issue of start number
Friday 16 September at 15.00 – 17.30 at: Kulturhus Harmonien, Gåskærgade 19, 6100 Haderslev.
Saturday 17 September at 07.00 – 12.00 in the secretariat at Kulturhus Harmonien, Gåskærgade 19, 6100 Haderslev.
Entrance from Gåskærgade, number collection is just inside the glass door.
All public parking spaces in Haderslev are free of charge. However, some places are time-limited.
We recommend that you park at the following locations, with which we have an agreement. All pitches are within cycling distance of the race secretariat and start area.
Bath and changing
Haderslev Idrætscenter, Stadionvej 5, 6100 Haderslev: https://goo.gl/maps/Bj27fSYjKEp7q9Gv8
Event area, start/finish
Gravene, 6100 Haderslev
Once you’ve crossed the finish line, you’ll get a portion of pasta salad and a beer/water. Food will be served from the food truck at Vollstedt in the event area.
Event area at Gravene, 6100 Haderslev.
The HMC elite will be awarded immediately after it is decided, shortly after the World Championships podium ceremony.
We expect to be able to hold victory ceremonies for 40 and 80 km from 16.00. This is announced by the speaker.
We recommend that you leave your bicycle in the cordoned-off bicycle parking area right next to the event centre when you have finished cycling.
The area is supervised, but parking is at your own risk
Participation in the race is at your own risk and Haderslev MTB Challenge cannot be held responsible for crashes causing personal injury and possible defects to your bike.