2012 MTB Gravity World Championships, Selection Criteria.

The MTB Gravity World Championships are to be held in Leogang, Austriafrom 27th August to 2nd September 2012. Selection for the MTB DH and 4X World Championships will be made in the week of the 30th July.

Full Details on the British Cycling Website 

The aims of the GB Cycling Team at the MTB Downhill and 4X World Championships remain consistent with previous year’s goals. These are simply to win medals and gain top ten places in DH and top 8 places in 4X. Resources are prioritised for riders who are likely medal contenders. If it is not felt that there are British riders capable of attaining these performances, then a team may not be entered in that category of the World Championships. Selections may be made of younger, or less experienced riders who have an identified need to experience competition at this level and are deemed to have the potential to win medals in major Championships in future years.

 

Selected riders may be required to undergo physiological and/or medical assessment in the period between the selection date and the event.  This will be to confirm fitness following injury, illness or a period of marked under-performance.  All physiological assessment will be conducted by the British Cycling’s Olympic Programme’s sports science support.

 

All selections are made by a selection panel, chaired by the Performance Director.  A minimum of two further selection panel members are nominated by the Performance Director, who may include but are not restricted to Performance Manager, Senior Management Team members, coaching staff and expert advisers.

 

 

4X Elite men

 

The team will be selected for the 4X events on a discretionary basis by the selection panel. The selection panel will consider only riders deemed to be competitive at this level, and may elect to take fewer than the maximum permitted riders for these events. The panel would consider the following factors in coming to a decision:

  • Top 8 performances at 4X Pro Tour races in the period 1st March 2012 to 30th July 2012. The selection panel will take account of the age and experience of riders, the quality of field and the nature of the courses.
  • Top 4 performances in other international events will be considered with a weighting. The selection panel will take account of the age and experience of riders, the quality of field and the nature of the course.
  • Riders who are deemed to have potential to win medals in Major Championships in the future.
  • Specific nature of the World Championship course.
  • Commitment to the GB Cycling team anti-doping policies.

 

4X Elite Women

 

The team will be selected for the 4X events on a discretionary basis by the selection panel. The selection panel will consider only riders deemed to be competitive at this level, and may elect to take fewer than the maximum permitted riders for these events. The panel would consider the following factors in coming to a decision:

  • Top 4 performances at 4X Pro Tour races in the period 1st March 2012 to 30th July 2012. The selection panel will take account of the age and experience of riders, the quality of field and the nature of the courses.
  • Top 4 performances in other international events will be considered with a weighting. The selection panel will take account of the age and experience of riders, the quality of field and the nature of the course.
  • Riders who are deemed to have potential to win medals in Major Championships in the future.
  • Specific nature of the World Championship course.
  • Commitment to the GB Cycling team anti-doping policies.