The Missoula XC racecourse is being designed and constructed specifically for this event, and will reflect the contemporary World Cup course template. Steep, technical climbs and descents will alternate between single track, double track, and infrequent dirt road sections. Frequent and sudden rhythm changes will challenge racers, but several sequences of fast and fun sections will be included as well. The course features over 850 feet (275 m) of relief per lap; while it is not at extremely high altitude, multiple long, steep climbs per lap will test racers’ fitness limits.
-Race Director, Ben Horan