Come cheer and watch the MTBO world stars ride. Take part in the biggest MTBO event of the decade in the Czech Republic! Entry to all arenas is free. Accompanying program in Jičín.

The World Championship is announced for the elite (women, men) and junior categories, with a total of 84 medals awarded in 5 disciplines:

  • 3 individual races (sprint, short and long track) with an interval start where competitors start 1-3 minutes apart on the same track and the one with the fastest time wins
  • 1 individual race with a mass start, where the competitors have the same three-lap course, but the peloton splits up after the start and completes the said three different laps in a different order, whoever finishes first wins
  • 1 race of three-person relays (women, men, juniors, juniors), when again the competitors do not have exactly the same track on the individual sections, but in the sum of the entire relay, the race is the same for everyone
  • athletes have days off between races


Opening ceremony 19.8. - Saturday

  • 17:00 - 18:00 - Jičín Castle Gardens with the participation of Duke Albrecht of Valdštejn. During the opening, representatives from a total of 24 countries will present themselves: Australia, Bulgaria, Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine

Sprint race 20.8. - Sunday

  • 12:00 – 17:00 The finish arena is open for spectators on Valdštejn Square in Jičín
  • 13:00 - 16:30 Live broadcast (ČT4 Sport+) on a large screen on Valdštejn Square in Jičín, 15:00-16:30 live broadcast on ČT Sport
  • 16:35 - 16:50 Flower ceremony, Valdštejn square in Jičín
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Public race, presentation on the square; entry fee CZK 200; INFORMATION and REGISTRATION
  • 17:00 - Band concert in the castle garden in Jičín
  • 19:00 - Medal ceremony, the Castle gardens in Jičín

Long distance race 22.8. - Tuesday

  • 10:00 - 15:00 The finish arena is open for spectators at the soccer field in Mostek
  • 19:00 - Medal ceremony, the Castle gardens in Jičín

Middle distance race 23.8. - Wednesday

  • 10:00 - 15:00 The finish arena is open for spectators at the soccer field in Mostek
  • 19:00 - Medal ceremony, the Castle gardens in Jičín

Mass start race 25.8. - Friday

Relay race 26.8. - Saturday

Another accompanying program: Holiday in Jičín

  • Stay in Jičín for a whole week and meet Albrecht from Valdštejn, entertain the children in art workshops, unwind at a concert or theater performance in the open air. For more information, visit jicin.org.
  • There are countless places in the surroundings of Jičín that are worth visiting, whether it's Prachovské skály, Humprecht castle in Sobotka, the best-preserved Gothic castle Kost, the ruins of Trosky castle or Hruboskalské rock town. Members of the Czech MTBO team have prepared their own tips for trips.
  • Thirsty, hungry, craving for something good? Jičín is ready for any eventuality! You can be inspired by the tips from the locals.
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