Mont-Sainte-Anne is shaping up to be a historic event, even before the first race gets underway. 2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships mark the 30th year that the event has been contested.

It is also the first time the event has been held three times at the same venue. The third visit of World’s to MSA put the longest continuously running international venue in a class of its own.

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Mont-Sainte-Anne’s 2019 hosting honours mark anniversaries and long-running streaks. But there’s also a new arrival adding extra shine to the occasion. It will be the first time UCI eMTB wold championships. The debut event takes place on Wednesday, 27 August. The eMTB stripes will be contested by an illustrious list of the sports biggest names. Among them, past-XCO Olympic champions and current elite racers.

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Take a look back through the history of  Mont-Sainte-Anne and UCI mountain bike world championships. Then tune in to watch this week, as a 71-rider strong team of Canadians look to write their won names in the history books alongside the sports greats:

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