Athletes from Tahiti, Guam and Samoa to compete at inaugural Oceania Mountain Bike Pacific Cup

Athletes from Tahiti, Guam and Samoa will compete at inaugural Oceania Mountain Bike Pacific Cup on Saturday 22 March 2024, in Brisbane Australia.

2024 is the first edition of the Pacific Cup held for Mountain Bike with the two previous editions in Guam (2022) and Tahiti (2023) contested in road races and time trials.

The Pacific Cup is the first time that an inter-island Cross-country Mountain Bike event has been held, and is the latest step by the Oceania Cycling Confederation to continue development of cycling in the Pacific Islands.

Riders will compete on the same course as those competing at the 2024 Oceania Mountain Bike Cross-country Championships, with men completing four laps of the course and women three.

The courses will serve as an important development opportunity for riders with no similar courses existing in Pacific Island Nations.

Tahiti send three riders including Kahiri Endeler, who claimed the time trial Pacific Cup title on the road a year ago.

Road World Championship representative and reigning National Champion Edward Oingerang leads the Guam contingent.

Samoa have sent a five rider development team with the athletes looking to continue their growth.

Competitors are being supported to the Pacific Cup by UCI Solidarity Funding.