UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Lenzerheide

Welcome to the media corner of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Lenzerheide. Below can be found all media releases and images as well as information for the media work on site. Questions? We are happy to help.
Carmen Lechner | PR/Medien
Carmen Lechner
Verein Bike Weltcup
Postfach 984
7078 Lenzerheide

General information

We invite journalists, photographers, radio, and TV stations to come to Lenzerheide for their coverage. To start the accreditation process, please fill out the accreditation form below. Thank you. 

Accreditation applications will be reviewed and confirmed from June 2022. 

For all requests regarding filming permissions (national/international), please use the following contact. 

Susanne Lenz
+41 79 927 36 72

Please note the following guidelines for all filming media.

Any non-filming media who is asking for an accreditation must sign the non-filming declaration. Accreditation will be denied without a signed declaration. To speed up the accreditation process on site, we kindly ask you to bring the non-filming declaration already printed and signed to the accreditation. Thank you. 

It is forbidden to film/record and broadcast moving images from the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup (even if this is for just 10 seconds or less for social media only), and to conduct video/audio interviews in the accredited area, with the intention to broadcast these on any linear radio or TV channel, website, or any other non-linear media platform (audio and video). 

Thereby, without any approval of the UCI, media are not allowed to film:  

  • behind the scenes 
  • training 
  • warm-up 
  • XCC short track or DHI qualification, (all categories) 
  • XCO and DHI final race (all categories) 
  • interviews on the venue or in the mixed zone 
  • flower/award ceremonies 

All users must register their wireless devices in advance via webtool FreqCoord. Wireless devices may not be used if they have not been registered. For more information, please refer to the fact sheet.

Contact frequency manager
Simon Ehrensperger
+41 58 135 07 46

There are various media bibs for photo and video media professionals, which will be handed out at the media centre during accreditation on site for a deposit of CHF/EUR 50.00. These authorize – depending on the bib – access to the tracks, b-zone, or finish line. Please note that the local organizing committee (LOC) can only issue yellow and a very limited number of red photo bibs, but no video bibs. Please tick the box on the accreditation form if you are interested in a photo bib. For video bibs, please contact Susanne Lenz (see filming permission). 

There is no room contingent provided by the organizer for media representatives. Media representatives can book accommodation that suits them on their own. 

Media centre

The media centre is in a two-storey container building next to the Rothorn valley station and can only be entered with a valid media accreditation. Accreditation is available at the media office in front of the media centre. 


Date Opening hours Programme
Wednesday, 6 July 2022  8.00 am to 6.00 pm none 
Thursday, 7 July 2022 8.00 am to 6.00 pm none 
Friday, 8 July 2022  8.00 am to 10.00 pm XCC 
Saturday, 9 July 2022  8.00 am to 9.00 pm DHI
Sunday, 10 July 2022  8.00 am to 9.00 pm XCO 

The detailed programme with the exact training and race times can be found below under «Documentation and schedules». 

Drinks and a small range of snacks will be available in the media centre. On the three race days Friday to Sunday, one lunch voucher per person will be issued. You can use this voucher to eat at the catering service on the event site. 

The lunch vouchers are available at the media office. 

There are no parking spaces available on the event site - directly at the media centre. The official media parking is the Fadail parking in Lenzerheide. Please tick on the accreditation form that you need a parking card for the Fadail parking, and we will send it to you by e-mail in the advance of the event. Please print the parking card and place it clearly visible behind the windscreen. 

From the Fadail parking to the event site (valley station Rothorn) there is a walking distance of about 10 to 15 minutes via the lake path. 

Starting Friday, 8 July 2022, a frequent shuttle will run from the Fadail parking to the event site. There is no fixed timetable.

Downloads and maps

For information about this year's UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, please refer to the official UCI media guide. 

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Press releases (German only)

Below you will find current and previous press releases about the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Lenzerheide. We are happy to help with your research. 

  • Keller-Alessandra-XCO-Women-U23-MTB WM-Piotr Staron.jpg
    7 September 2018

    Switzerland continues to dominate, South Africa wins first XCO gold since 2009

    Following nightly rainfall, the third day of racing at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz got under way beneath a moody sky. Low hanging clouds kept the already difficult Cross-Country track from drying up, providing the U23 Cross-Country racers with difficult and slippery conditions. As a result, the thousands of spectators lining the course were treated to spectacular racing, that once again saw a dominant performance by the Swiss team.
  • Balmer-Alexandre-XCO-Men-Junior-MTB WM-Lenzerheide-by-Piotr-Staron.jpg
    6 September 2018

    Young Austrian dominates, Switzerland takes second gold

    Following the exciting and action packed first day of racing that saw Switzerland defending its Team Relay UCI World Championship title on home soil, it was time for the Women and Men Juniors to battle it out for the UCI Rainbow Jersey. After a beautiful, sunny morning the weather was to change come race time, but luckily didn’t affect the races.
  • Team-Relay-Lenzerheide-20180905-EgelmairPhotography.JPG
    5 September 2018

    Switzerland wins first gold on home soil

    The 2018 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes Benz got off to a great start for the host nation as Switzerland took gold in the Cross-Country Team Relay, followed by Germany in second and Denmark in third place. The Parade of Flags featuring the 57 participating nations officially kicked off the biggest mountain bike event of the year. Shortly after the opening ceremony, the first medal race, the Cross-Country Team Relay, got underway in the glorious late summer sun of the Swiss Alps. The thousands of fans lining the cross-country track were especially excited to cheer on their own team, as Switzerland stood to defend their 2017 UCI World Champion title.
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    29 August 2018

    Demanding Tracks, Gold Rush and Rainbow Stripes

    The 2018 Mountain Bike World Cup might already be history, but the battle for glory in Downhill and Cross Country is about to reach another level! The world’s best mountain bike athletes and the rising stars of the future generation will be competing for gold medals and rainbow stripes during the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz from September 5-9 in Lenzerheide. 10 athletes and one national team will be crowned as World Champions in front of tens of thousands of supporters. First though athletes in both disciplines will have to overcome the demanding tracks. Tickets for the whole week or single days are available at
  • Whip-Off-Contest-MTB-WM Lenzerheide-Rider-Ramon-Hunziker-Bild-locteit.JPG
    7 August 2018

    Lenzerheide presents first-class bike festival

    The Lenzerheide holiday region will host the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships 2018 from 5 to 9 September 2018. In addition to the cross country and downhill races, mountain bike fans on site can look forward to a varied supporting programme. The show at Switzerland's first and biggest Whip Off Contest will be particularly exciting. In addition to professional athletes and members of the Flying Metal crew, «Local Heros» can also take part. The application phase for the wildcards is already underway.
  • downhill-rachel-atherton-strecke-sven-martin.jpg
    26 July 2018

    A Flood of Medals Forecasted for Lenzerheide

    In only a few weeks time, the spotlight will shine on Lenzerheide, Switzerland, where the grand finale of the mountain bike season will unfold. The world’s best mountain bikers and the rising stars of the future generation will be competing at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz from September 5-9. Cross Country and Downhill athletes will perform in front of 30,000 stoked spectators and fans.
  • MTB Business Forum-2017.jpg
    5 June 2018

    MTB Business Forum in Lenzerheide

    This year’s MTB Business Forum will take place on Friday, 7 September 2018 in Lenzerheide during of the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships. This year the Forum, which is still in its early years, will primarily deal with the future of bike events. New event formats and technology trends will be presented during panel discussions and presentations.
  • Nino Schurter-MTB WC 2017-Lenzerheide-Sven Martin.jpg
    23 May 2018

    Successful acquisition of sponsors forms the basis of event planning

    For the organisers, the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships are the culmination of a four-year preparation phase. Thanks to the successful acquisition of sponsors, the foundations for the planning of this major bike festival in Lenzerheide were laid early on.


On the media image database of the Lenzerheide holiday region you will find the latest images of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Lenzerheide as well as a large selection of archive images. All images may be used freely for editorial purposes in all print and online media. The copyright must be mentioned. 

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