Check out and download the Spectator’s Manual, which summarizes all the information about the event at the Grande Hotel Termas de Araxá

Thinking about ensuring that everyone present at the 20th edition of the CIMTB stage of Araxá is very well informed, the organization of the International Cup publishes the Spectator Manual. It contains all the essential information about the event, such as, for example, the complete program inside and outside the track. The activities will start on Thursday, the 13th, and go until Sunday, the 16th of April. To access the file, simply click on: .

If inside the tracks the best cyclists in the world will be participating in three tests that are worth points for the world and Olympic rankings, that is, an extremely important score – 170 points maximum for the champions – which is offered to those who want to be in the Paris Games /2024, off the slopes, the attractions are countless: rock and roll concerts, Araxá Festival – Jazz & Blues, presentations by the world-renowned Chilean street artist Karcocha, ballooning experience, lectures with personalities from the bike world, and sessions of photos and autographs with one of the greatest mountain bikers of all time, the Frenchman Julien Absalon.

Inside the slopes, the schedule starts on Thursday (13), with the CIMTB Technical Clinic from 10am to 4pm. The activity will only be for coaches who make an appointment in advance and, thus, they will be able to access the track, along with their athletes. To gain access to the track, the coach must take the plates from the technical clinic with the organization at the event location and attach them to all participating bikes. Each coach will be able to study the track with their athletes for a maximum period of 2 hours, thus giving space for other coaches to also work with their students/athletes on the track.

Public accompanies race in Araxá
The public closely follows the race in Araxá (Credit: Alemão Silva / CBMM)

Starting on Friday (14th), more than 50 starts for 46 CIMTB categories will start during the three days of the event. The first day of competitions is marked by the Short Track (XCC) heats. While the promotional categories start at 2 pm, the female super elite takes to the track at 3:30 pm and the male super elite shortly after, at 4:30 pm. Official training takes place from 10 am to 4 pm on this day, for Marathon, XCC and XCO.

On Saturday (15), three more heats. The first one at 8:20 am, with the E-Bikes disputes. At 10:20 am the second race for the super elites takes place, with the Olympic Cross Country (XCO) class 1. The last start of the day starts at 2:00 pm, for the Marathon, in its 15 categories. XCO free training is from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm, but the use of the Marathon section is not allowed.

On Sunday, 22 categories will start to close the schedule inside the tracks in style, with heats at 8 am (Men – Sub17, Sub15, ULTRA, Sub55, Sub60, Sub65, Over65, Sub12), 10 am (Men – Sub30, Sub35, Sub40, Sub45 and Sub50), 12h (Women – Super Elite, UCI Junior Series, Sub17, Sub15, Sub40, Sub50, Over50, Sub12) and 14h (Men – Super Elite and UCI Junior Series).

Off-track programming

The schedule of activities for the event outside the tracks also starts on Thursday (13) from 5 pm, when the Technical Congress of the stage takes place, at the CIMTB Podium. Soon after, in the same place, there will be three lectures: 5:30 pm, “Development of the Pan American MTB” with Charles Evans from the UCI World Cycling Center; 6:30 pm, “The story of reinventing life” with Ilson Jr; and at 8:00 pm, “Fé Latina, a bike ride through Latin America” with Beto Ambrosio.

On Friday (14), the program takes place throughout the afternoon: 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm, photo/autograph session with Julien Absalon at the CBMM stand; 2 pm to 3:15 pm, presentation by the traveling artist Karcocha; 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm, launch of SRAM AXS – A Transmissão dos Sonhos, on the CIMTB podium; and from 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm, the first show of the event with Banda Vinith, from Araxá at CBMM.

Saturday (15) is when there will be the greatest number of attractions outside the runway: 8 am to 10 am, Ballooning Experience, in SECTOR C; 12:00 to 1:15 pm, Karcocha Street Art, itinerant; 1pm to 2pm, Show Vitor Fagundes (Araxá – MG) at CBMM; 2 pm to 3:15 pm, Karcocha Street Art, itinerant; 2pm to 4pm, Show Johnny Go! (Araxá – MG) at CBMM; 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm, autograph/photo session with Julien Absalon at CBMM; 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Show Manga Rosa Quarteto (Araxá – MG) on the Festival Stage; 6 pm to 7 pm, Show Black Jack 21 (Uberlândia – MG) on the Festival Stage; 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Show Miltons (Araxá – MG) on the Festival Stage; and from 9 pm to 10 pm, Show Jefferson Gonçalves and Bitencourt Duo invites Nanda Moura (Rio de Janeiro – RJ) on the Festival Stage.

On Sunday (16), the closing day of the event, more shows and experiences: 8 am to 10 am, Ballooning Experience in SECTOR C; 10am to 11am, itinerant Kika no Cerrado (Araxá – MG) presentation; 10:00 to 10:30 am, autograph/photo session with Julien Absalon at CBMM; 11 am to 12:30 pm, Show BÊJAZZ (Araxá – MG) invites: traveling Uberland Street Band (Uberlândia – MG); 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm, Show Vitor Fagundes (Araxá – MG) at CBMM; 2 pm to 3:30 pm, Show BÊJAZZ (Araxá – MG) invites: Mississippi Devils (Ribeirão Preto – SP) itinerant; and 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm, Piano Rock Show (Araxá – MG) at CBMM.

Last days to register
Registration for the historic 20th anniversary edition of the Araxá (MG) stage of the International Mountain Bike Cup (CIMTB) remains open, closing on next Monday, the 10th. April 16, the best cyclists from Brazil and the world will be in action on the trails around the Grande Hotel Termas de Araxá. To guarantee a place in one of the more than 50 disputes in three modalities – Olympic Cross Country (XCO), Short Track (XCC) and Marathon (XCM) – cyclists must access the event website and click on the Subscriptions menu.

About CBMM
World leader in the production and sale of niobium products, CBMM has more than 400 customers in 50 countries. The company provides cutting-edge products and technology to the infrastructure, mobility, aerospace, healthcare and energy sectors. Founded in 1955, in Araxá, Minas Gerais, CBMM supports initiatives aimed at socioeconomic, cultural and sports development in the places where it operates, seeking to benefit these communities and help in the formation of the next generations. For more information, visit:

About SRAM
SRAM LLC is a bicycle component manufacturer based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, founded in 1987. SRAM is an acronym that includes the names of its founders, Scott, Ray and Sam, based on the dream of creating a funniest, most efficient and fastest experience on a bike. Today, the SRAM group is made up of a global team of people who share the same passion for improving the experience and expanding the potential of cycling, with brands such as TIME, RockShox, Truvativ, Quarq and Zipp. More information:

History of the CIMTB
The organization of the CIMTB held its first race in 1996. Since then, it has been innovating and actively contributing to the growth and strengthening of mountain biking and the bicycle market in Brazil. Counting points for the International Cycling Union (UCI) world ranking since 2004, the CIMTB has been selective for the Olympic Games in the Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 cycles. its international relevance, with the holding of the opening stage of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz Mountain Bike World Cup, in Petrópolis. In addition, it was responsible for building the mountain bike track for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, considered one of the best in the history of the Games since 1996, the first year of MTB in the Olympics.

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