The hills embracing the city offer the ideal natural setting for XCO MTB. The climbs and descents on trails of all kinds – from single forest tracks, with looser terrain criss-crossed by roots for added technical challenges, to rock-strewn trails – require physical strength and expert steering. A great playground for mountain bikers!
The Montboucons sports centre has all the auxiliary facilities required for top performance sports: offices for coaching staff, workshops and washing stations for mechanics, video analysis rooms for riders, and conditioning, strengthening and recovery facilities.
The venue also offers places to stay and places to eat on-site or 5 minutes away on foot, depending on the type of accommodation you choose. And let’s not forget the sport performance optimisation centre, or COPS, which is a one-of-a-kind facility for athletes preparing for the Games (hypoxic rooms, cryotherapy, HBO therapy, etc.). Athletes will be able to focus fully on stress-free preparation, with a healthy mix of concentration and relaxation, and by alternating intensive training and recovery sessions.