The town of Sestola (Modena), the well known ski resort on the Appennini mountains in Emilia Romagna region, will host from the 26th till the 28th of May the 2017 UEC MTB Downhill European Championship. From Pian del Falco – Monte Cimone down to the earth of the cozy town, the redefined track of the Italian Championship 2015 is a good mix between old and new school, with speed, rocks, roots, off cambers, banks & jumps, and a Pippo Marani’s signature section, the track designer (in)famous worldwide.

The European Championship is organized under the supervision of UEC – Union Européenne du Cyclisme by the municipality of Sestola together with the bike park management Bike Center Cimone,  with the patronage of Regione Emilia Romagna and the municipalities of Montecreto and Fanano. During the three days there will be collateral events such as an expo area, activities for kids and concerts.

The race is open to all the European athletes of National Teams as well as European athletes with licences issued by a National Federation member of UEC for the following categories:

Junior Men, Junior Women, Elite Men, Elite Women, Master Men (30-34/35-39/40-44/45-49/50-54/55-59/60-64/65-69/70+) and Master Women (30-34/35-39/40-44/45-49/50-54/55-59/60-64/65-69/70+).

Athletes registration: how to race

Every National Federation is allowed to register athletes of the categories Junior Men, Junior Women, Elite Men e Elite Women . The first 6 athletes for each category Federation will benefit of free registration. National Federations shall register the athletes on UEC Cycling website ( , using the registration form. The deadline for the registration of athletes, staff and official delegates is Monday the 17th, at 24:00. The athletes registered by their National Federations will be obbliged to wear for the race the National Team jersey. The checking of the licence, the team jersey and the registration process for the athletes of Junior and Elite categories of the National Teams will take place on Friday the 26th, from 08.00 till 15:00.

The deadline for the registration of all the other athletes – Junior and Elite not belonging to National Teams and Masters – is Monday the 17th, at 24:00. The procedure for registration is on the website of the Organizing Comitee ( . The checking of licences and the registration process will take place on Friday the 26th, from 08.00 till 15:00.

Accomodation, visa and insurance.

Travel and accommodation expenses will be taken care of by the respective National Federations. All the athletes and coaches need to own an insurance valid for the Italian territory.  Each National Federation is responsible for the documents needed for its delegation. The inquiries for the invitation letter have to be addressed to UEC Cycling (

Special accomodation packages are available contacting the official travel agency of the event:

Dragonfly Travel & Web ( / / +39 0536 61372).


Thursday 25th

Palazzetto dello sport / Sestola

  • 15.00 – 19.00 Welcome – Accreditation – Licence checking

Friday 26th

Palazzetto dello Sport / Sestola

  • 08.00 – 15.00 Welcome – Accreditation – Licence checking
  • 15.00 – 17.00 National Teams

Welcome – Accreditation – Licence checking

 “Trekwood” track

  • 08.30 – 11.00 track walk
  • 11.00 – 14.00 assisted training Junior and Elite
  • 14.00 – 17.00 assisted training Master

Palazzetto dello Sport / Sestola

  • 17.00 – 17.30 National Team Managers meeting
  • 17.30 – 18.00 Team Managers meeting

Corso Umberto 1° / Sestola

  • 18.00               parade presentation of athletes and teams

Sabato 27 maggio

“Trekwood” track

  • 08.00               chairlift opening
  • 08.30 – 11.00 assisted training Master
  • 11.00 – 13.30 assisted training Junior and Elite
  • 14.00 – 16.00 seeding run Master
  • 16.00 – 18.00 seeding run Junior and Elite

Palazzetto dello Sport / Sestola

18.30 – 19.00 Team Managers meeting

Domenica 28 maggio

Pista “Trekwood”

  • 08.00               chairlift opening
  • 08.30 – 10.30 assisted training Master
  • 10.30 – 12.30 assisted training Junior and Elite
  • 13.00               European Championsip for Master categories
  • 15.00               European Championship for Junior and Elite categories
  • 18.00               Awards Ceremony

The above timetable can be modified accordingly with the Commissaire Panel, the Organizer, the Technical Delegate. The Organizer will promptly inform of any change via daily updates.

For further information

Organization – athletes registration

UEC Cycling ( )

Bike Center Cimone ( / / +39 0536.62324 / +39 339.6523405)


DragonFly Travel & Web ( / / +39 0536.61372)

Tourist office – Sestola

IAT Sestola ( / +39 0536.62324)