1990 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships

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1990 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships
Durango, Colorado, USA (14538306454).jpg
Host city Durango, United States
Date(s)  (1990-09-14 - 1990-09-15)14–15 September 1990
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The 1990 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships were held in Durango, Colorado, United States. These were the first World Championships in mountain biking to be organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).[1] The disciplines included were cross-country and downhill.[2]

Mountain biking world championships had been held since 1986, but without the sanction of the UCI. There had in fact been multiple 'world championships' before 1990, with the United States and Europe holding rival events and each crowning a 'world champion' in each discipline. The UCI decided to host its inaugural world championships in the United States as it was the birthplace of mountain biking. On the recommendation of the United States Cycling Federation, the UCI chose Durango to host the event.[3]

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Cross-country[4]  Ned Overend (USA)  Thomas Frischknecht (SUI)  Tim Gould (GBR)
Downhill[4]  Greg Herbold (USA)  Mike Kloser (USA)  Paul Thomasberg (USA)
Junior downhill[5]  Joey Irwin (USA)  David Hemming (GBR)  Dwayne Norris (AUS)

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Cross-country[6]  Juli Furtado (USA)  Sara Ballantyne (USA)  Ruthie Matthes (USA)
Downhill[6]  Cindy Devine (CAN)  Elladee Brown (CAN)  Penny Davidson (USA)

Medal table[edit]

1 United States (USA)4239
2 Canada (CAN)1102
3 Great Britain (GBR)0112
4  Switzerland (SUI)0101
5 Australia (AUS)0011
Totals (5 nations)55515


  1. ^ "Mountain Bike - About". uci.ch. Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  2. ^ "UCI Downhill World Championships". dirtmountainbike.com. Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  3. ^ "1990 Worlds Stories". toddandnedfondo.com. Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  4. ^ a b "Mountain Bike - 1990 World Championships Mountainbike - Results Men". the-sports.org. Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  5. ^ "UCI Mountain Bike World Championships - Junior Men Dowhill - All podiums 1990-2015" (PDF). uci.ch. Retrieved 2016-09-11. 
  6. ^ a b "Mountain Bike - 1990 World Championships Mountainbike - Results Women". the-sports.org. Retrieved 2016-08-29. 

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