UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships

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The UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships is the world championship event for marathon mountain bike races. Inaugurated by the Union Cycliste Internationale in 2003, the event is held annually in single classes for men and women. The 2003 event was organized as part of the UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships. Subsequent marathon world championships, however, have been organised as a stand-alone event.

Marathon mountain bike races, often referred to as cross-country marathon (XCM), are a very demanding form of mountain bike racing covering at least 40 kilometres usually in mountainous terrain. Events held in Europe are typically just a little longer than the average cross country mountain bike race. Marathon events in the USA and Canada are typically longer than 100 kilometres and are very different from cross country races.

The Union Cycliste Internationale is the world governing body for sports cycling and oversees international competitive cycling events. The UCI is based in Aigle, Switzerland.

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The UCI awards a gold medal and a rainbow jersey to the winner. Silver and bronze medals are awarded to the second and third place contestants. World champions wear their rainbow jersey until the following year's championship, but only in marathon events.

Rainbow jersey colored jersey for the reigning World Champion in cycling

The rainbow jersey is the distinctive jersey worn by the reigning world champion in a cycling discipline, since 1927. The jersey is predominantly white with five horizontal bands in the UCI colours around the chest. From the bottom up the colours are: green, yellow, black, red and blue; the same colours that appear in the rings on the Olympic flag. The tradition is applied to all disciplines, including road racing, track racing, cyclo-cross, BMX, Trials and the disciplines within mountain biking. The jersey is produced by Santini SMS since 1994.

Medalists

Men

ChampionshipsGoldSilverBronze
2003 Lugano
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Flag of Switzerland.svg  Thomas Frischknecht  (SUI)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Bart Brentjens  (NED)Flag of Germany.svg  Carsten Bresser  (GER)
2004 Bad Goisern
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Flag of Italy.svg  Massimo de Bertolis  (ITA)Flag of France.svg  Thomas Dietsch  (FRA)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Bart Brentjens  (NED)
2005 Lillehammer
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Flag of Switzerland.svg  Thomas Frischknecht  (SUI)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Bart Brentjens  (NED)Flag of Italy.svg  Dario Acquaroli  (ITA)
2006 Oisans
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Flag of Switzerland.svg  Ralph Näf  (SUI)Flag of Colombia.svg  Hector Páez  (COL)Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Roel Paulissen  (BEL)
2007 Verviers
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Flag of Switzerland.svg  Christoph Sauser  (SUI)Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Roel Paulissen  (BEL)Flag of France.svg  Thomas Dietsch  (FRA)
2008 Villabassa
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Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Roel Paulissen  (BEL)Flag of Switzerland.svg  Christoph Sauser  (SUI)Flag of Switzerland.svg  Urs Huber  (SUI)
2009 Graz/Stattegg
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Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Roel Paulissen  (BEL)Flag of Austria.svg  Alban Lakata  (AUT)Flag of Switzerland.svg  Christoph Sauser  (SUI)
2010 Sankt Wendel
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Flag of Austria.svg  Alban Lakata  (AUT)Flag of Italy.svg  Mirko Celestino  (ITA)Flag of South Africa.svg  Burry Stander  (RSA)
2011 Montello
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Flag of Switzerland.svg  Christoph Sauser  (SUI)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Jaroslav Kulhavý  (CZE)Flag of Italy.svg  Mirko Celestino  (ITA)
2012 Ornans
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Flag of Greece.svg  Periklis Ilias  (GRC)Flag of Germany.svg  Moritz Milatz  (GER)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Kristián Hynek  (CZE)
2013 Kirchberg
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Flag of Switzerland.svg  Christoph Sauser  (SUI)Flag of Austria.svg  Alban Lakata  (AUT)Flag of Colombia.svg  Hector Páez  (COL)
2014 Pietermaritzburg
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Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Jaroslav Kulhavý  (CZE)Flag of Austria.svg  Alban Lakata  (AUT)Flag of Switzerland.svg  Christoph Sauser  (SUI)
2015 Selva di Val Gardena
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Flag of Austria.svg  Alban Lakata  (AUT)Flag of Switzerland.svg  Christoph Sauser  (SUI)Flag of Colombia.svg  Hector Páez  (COL)
2016 Laissac
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Flag of Portugal.svg  Tiago Ferreira  (POR)Flag of Austria.svg  Alban Lakata  (AUT)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Kristián Hynek  (CZE)
2017 Singen
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Flag of Austria.svg  Alban Lakata  (AUT)Flag of Portugal.svg  Tiago Ferreira  (POR)Flag of Austria.svg  Daniel Geismayr  (AUT)
2018 Auronzo di Cadore
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Flag of Brazil.svg  Henrique Avancini  (BRA)Flag of Austria.svg  Daniel Geismayr  (AUT)Flag of Colombia.svg  Héctor Páez  (COL)

Medal count

PlaceNationGold medal icon.svgSilver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svgTotal
1Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 62311
2Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 3519
3Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 2114
4Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1124
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 1124
6Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 1102
7Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 1001
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 1001
9Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 0213
10Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 0134
11Flag of France.svg  France 0112
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 0112
13Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 0011
Total15151545

Women

ChampionshipsGoldSilverBronze
2003 Lugano
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Flag of Poland.svg  Maja Włoszczowska  (POL)Flag of Poland.svg  Magdalena Sadlecka  (POL)Flag of Germany.svg  Sandra Klose  (GER)
2004 Bad Goisern
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Flag of Norway.svg  Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå  (NOR)Flag of Russia.svg  Irina Kalentieva  (RUS)Flag of Slovenia.svg  Blaža Klemenčič  (SLO)
2005 Lillehammer
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Flag of Norway.svg  Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå  (NOR)Flag of Slovenia.svg  Blaža Klemenčič  (SLO)Flag of Switzerland.svg  Petra Henzi  (SUI)
2006 Oisans
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Flag of Norway.svg  Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå  (NOR)Flag of Switzerland.svg  Petra Henzi  (SUI)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Elsbeth van Rooy-Vink  (NED)
2007 Verviers
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Flag of Switzerland.svg  Petra Henzi  (SUI)Flag of Germany.svg  Sabine Spitz  (GER)Flag of Finland.svg  Pia Sundstedt  (FIN)
2008 Villabassa
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Flag of Norway.svg  Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå  (NOR)Flag of Germany.svg  Sabine Spitz  (GER)Flag of Finland.svg  Pia Sundstedt  (FIN)
2009 Graz/Stattegg
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Flag of Germany.svg  Sabine Spitz  (GER)Flag of Switzerland.svg  Esther Süss  (SUI)Flag of Switzerland.svg  Petra Henzi  (SUI)
2010 Sankt Wendel
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Flag of Switzerland.svg  Esther Süss  (SUI)Flag of Germany.svg  Sabine Spitz  (GER)Flag of Denmark.svg  Annika Langvad  (DEN)
2011 Montello
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Flag of Denmark.svg  Annika Langvad  (DEN)Flag of Germany.svg  Sabine Spitz  (GER)Flag of Switzerland.svg  Esther Süss  (SUI)
2012 Ornans
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Flag of Denmark.svg  Annika Langvad  (DEN)Flag of Norway.svg  Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå  (NOR)Flag of Switzerland.svg  Esther Süss  (SUI)
2013 Kirchberg
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Flag of Norway.svg  Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå  (NOR)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Sally Bigham  (GBR)Flag of Switzerland.svg  Esther Süss  (SUI)
2014 Pietermaritzburg
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Flag of Denmark.svg  Annika Langvad  (DEN)Flag of Germany.svg  Sabine Spitz  (GER)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Tereza Huříková  (CZE)
2015 Selva di Val Gardena
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Flag of Norway.svg  Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå  (NOR)Flag of Denmark.svg  Annika Langvad  (DEN)Flag of Germany.svg  Sabine Spitz  (GER)
2016 Laissac
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Flag of Switzerland.svg  Jolanda Neff  (SUI)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Sally Bigham  (GBR)Flag of France.svg  Sabrina Enaux  (FRA)
2017 Singen
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Flag of Denmark.svg  Annika Langvad  (DEN)Flag of Germany.svg  Sabine Spitz  (GER)Flag of Norway.svg  Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå  (NOR)
2018 Auronzo di Cadore
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Flag of Denmark.svg  Annika Langvad  (DEN)Flag of Austria.svg  Christina Kollmann  (AUT)Flag of Poland.svg  Maja Włoszczowska  (POL)

Medal count

As of September 2018

PlaceNationGold medal icon.svgSilver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svgTotal
1Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 6118
2Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 5117
3Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 32510
4Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1629
5Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 1113
6Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 0202
7Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 0112
8Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 0101
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 0101
10Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 0022
11Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 0011
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 0011
Flag of France.svg  France 0011
Total15151545

Total medal count

As of June 2016 The current historical medal count of men's and women's events is as follows:

PlaceNationGold medal icon.svgSilver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svgTotal
1Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 94821
2Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 6107
3Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 3115
4Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 2406
5Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 2114
6Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 16310
7Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1124
8Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 1135
9Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 1102
10Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 1001
=Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 1001
12Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 0224
13Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 0202
14Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 0123
=Flag of France.svg  France 0123
16Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 0112
17Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 0101
18Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 0022
19Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 0011
Total28282884

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