The European XCM championship 2016 is the most important mountain bike race and one of the largest sports events of the year in Latvia.
The European XCM championship 2016 takes place in Sigulda, which has hosted one of the most exciting stages of the SEB MTB series of cycling race for several years. For the first time Latvia is going to host such high level mountain bike race and the UCI Continental championship as well. The route itself runs along the picturesque ancient valley of the Gauja River, throughout the distance the riders have to cross narrow forest paths, meadows, cycle upslope and downslope. And of course the traditional “dessert” of Sigulda race – the final upslope to the Gauja hill.