Masters Worldchampionships 2008

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  1. Metal Dude

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    What are qualifications to race Masters World Championships in France in 2008? How do you register etc. anyone?
     

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  2. dhkid

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    last year one of my mates got in by contacting the organizers. its nothing like the world champs, everything seemed pretty chilled for the masters.

    you are not allowed to race the world cup circuit in the same year if you go for the masters.
     
  3. FCLinder

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    Last I was told if you were 30+, Pro, or Semi Pro all you had to do is sign up and show up. O,yah you will need a UCI Lic. too. Thats just like getting a NORBA one. I could be wrong.
     
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    dhkid and fclinder nailed it . .. . .

    -30+
    -You can be expert
    -Need to have a UCI license which you can request from USAC when you renew your USAC membership or you can add it on later
    Cannot of raced at a UCI World Cup in the same year
     
  6. Banga

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    Nige Page raced at Champery (Well he was practicing for sure) and won masters worlds in 07.
     
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    Yeah, How did Nigel Page pull that off? I would love to race both of the North American WC's and Masters in the same season. Any suggestions?
     
  8. Damo

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    Nige pulled it off because he did not race in Champery. He only did the quals.

    You cannot race a World Cup in the same year as the Masters World Champs. Check the UCI website for official rules.

    I raced last years WC and it was f*cken excellent.

    I am already registered in this years one too.

    Who else is coming?
     
  9. Metal Dude

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    That's retarted that you can't race a world cup in the same year.
    I guess if you're that fast it doesn't matter if you are old?
    whatever, I can't travel all over the world to get points to race a world cup
    anyway.
    Always wanted to race a WC but, the way things are now may have to settle for a Masters World Cup.
    So my Pro license covers the UCI license as well correct?
    Wonder what contacts will have to be made to register? Plenty of time left
    but, when you get old have kids etc.
    you gotta plan way ahead!
    Thanks for the info guys!
     
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    Not sure about that one. You may need an international license in addition. Maybe they are the same.
     
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    Yes, you do have to have UCI lic. along with your NORBA Pro or Semi Pro lic. So your NORBA lic. alone will not do it.
     
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    Last I was told, Experts can only go to Vet Worlds with direct approval of USAC through an application to race. Only Semi-Pro and Pro in the US need not ask permission to attend Worlds.

    Oh..and you gotta buy your jersey.
     
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    If I remember correctly A pro USAC license is a UCI license. Just look at your license does it have a UCI race category?

    My license at the top says USA Cycling International License. Then down where all the categories are it says MTUCI:Elite. This is all I would need to race the Masters Worlds.
     
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    I asked USA Cycling about permission/approval before I signed up for Sun Peaks in '06 and they essentially told me that if you have a pulse and the entry fee you're good to go. As stated above, Expert amateurs just need to pay the extra to upgrade your existing USAC license to and International one.

    And you don't have to buy the (lame, XC) jersey. But you DO need to have your country's flag on your jersey and/or helmet.

    Good luck to anyone going. Wish I could but I'm going to have to wait 'til it makes a swing back through North America.
     
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    You don't need to buy the jersey, just some type of USA flag on your bike/body/helmet:ie stickers will work. But if you do get the jersey you'll know why you bought it and who you're representing, makes you feel good and want to do even better.

    Yeah I can't wait for them to come back to this continent. So much fun and a well run event.
     
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    Good point, Scrub; I really do wish that USAC would have some respect for the gravity disciplines and offer a DH-style jersey in addition.
     
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    Yah a Pro license is an International license, that is why they cost 150.00
    Semi Pro is not an International license. Actually why, if I buy a License
    from USAC that I want to race the World Champs. To make it worth the
    cost of the license. I won't be attending any USAC National events again...

    I don't mind flying the red/white/and blue as long as it doesn't have
    to say norba or USAC!

    Just depends on what this trip is going to cost!
    Might be up for doing the Crankworx instead. Just figured I would fair
    better in the MWC for DH. Prolly get smoked at Crankworx in Pro DH
    but, would get slalom and MTX also if I go there, to which I would stand
    a better chance at getting less smoked...
     
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    Sounds real expensive, passport, international liscense, flight,hotel/hostel,food. How much would you think?
     
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    Dont know about you guys, but Im going. Damo?
     
  21. Metal Dude

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    I dunno what it will cost gotta do the math,
    I am budget racer in the states I can go west coast from
    here in GA for a few hun... looks like the trip to france
    may be a few thow! Budget racer may have to learn to speaky french
    to cut corners on cost.
     
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    Page also raced in Vigo. He was 113th in qualis, so he didn't make it into finals...in Champery he was 115th in semis. Even if he didn't make it into fimals he still raced. Don't really care if he raced the World Cup and Masters WC, but someone at UCI didn't check the rules.
     
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    I was going to go last year, just had to pay and upgrade my license to International. They didn't even give me any static as I was only sport class last season.

    When we got into figuring it out it worked something like this for a budget:
    - Flights = $900 per person
    - Car = $350 for the week
    - Bike = free on international flights, but you need something better then a box.
    - Hotel = $300 for the week in a studio
    - Food = $500, the dollar was/is super weak compared to the Euro.
    - Fees = $100 for entry fees, $150 for a license

    So about $2300 to do it right. If you want to bring family, the costs go up.

    It wasn't possible for me last summer as I wasn't working very much, and was touring to hit a lot of races on the East Coast. Do I wish I went? You bet. Did I have a blast on the East Coast? You bet your monkey balls.

    But, going once to say you went might be worth it.
     
  24. Damo

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    I entered about a month ago. I'll be there. Pra Loup is about 3hrs drive south of me and we are taking a camper again this year.

    If anybody wants to stay here in Morzine the week before or after, let me know and I'm sure I can swing a deal. I can act the (DH) tour guide even....
     
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    Indeed. That was why I made sure and went when it landed in my back yard.
     
  26. Metal Dude

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    Cool... Can you tell me where the closest place to fly in etc?
    I may get back with yah on some places to ride etc. if I decide to come out
    thanks fellow monkey!
     
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    It doesn't cost anything to ship your bike on international flights?

    No ****, I didn't know that.
     
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    if you're debating masters versus crankwerx..you should have your head examined.

    Look at it this way:
    Worlds- drug test
    Crankwerx - no drug test

    I'd think that alone would be the deal breaker for ya......:rockout:
     
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    Check: Make sure I bring some clean pee with me.
    Thanks Bizutch
     
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    HaHa Butch! Guess the Doping response I gave implied that I am a pothead
    but, actually I can pee clean! at least right now!

    But, yeah Crankworx has more to offer for sure. I just would like to compete in a Masters Worlds
    and if I focus on training for it feel I could be more competitive than at Crankworx DH anyway.
    Like the previous post stated Page won at Worlds and was way back at World Cups. I haven't done a Crankworx but,
    would figure it is pretty close to a World Cup competitive wise.
    May end up doing it though, just cause of what Whistler has to offer and so many days of stuff going on.
    Plus in the past I have been competitive in Slalom/4x with that kind of heat showing up at Sea Otter and Nationals when the Worlds best used to show up.
     
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    I think from the States, you need to fly into Frankfurt. Then a quick connecting flight to Geneva (or if you can fly direct to Geneva, thats even better). Then its an easy 1hr drive to Morzine, spend a week or whatever riding and training using the 27 open chairlifts here (countless DH tracks - taped-out or private), then follow us in a convoy to Pra Loup.

    There is a good reason many European and UK pros base themselves here in Morzine.

    The Pra Loup track is one of the most fun courses I have ridden. Word is they are changing it a bit for this year, but its still the same hill.

    Here's my short video of last year's track to whet your appetite: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=TJn0baKY_g0

    Check out my sig for more info on the Morzine area.