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The UCI Mountain Bike World Championships are the world championship events for mountain bike racing in the disciplines of cross country, downhill, and four-cross. They are organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the governing body of world cycling.

The first three finishers in each discipline at the World Championships are awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals. The winner of each discipline is also entitled to wear the rainbow jersey in events of the same discipline until the following year’s World Championships. Unlike other UCI-sanctioned mountain-bike races, the competitors in the World Championships represent national rather than commercial teams. The World Championships are usually held towards the end of the season.

Men

world champion

2

3

1990
Greg HERBOLD

Mike KLOSER

Paul THOMASBERG
1991
Albert ITEN

John TOMAC

Glen ADAMS
1992
Dave CULLINAN

Jimmy DEATON

Christian TAILLEFER
1993
Mike KING

Paolo CARAMELLINO

Myles ROCKWELL
1994
Francois GACHET

Tommy JOHANSSON

Corrado HERIN
1995
Nico VOUILLOZ

Francois GACHET

Mike KING
1996
Nico VOUILLOZ

Shaun PALMER

Bas DE BEVER
1997
Nico VOUILLOZ

John TOMAC

Cedric GRACIA
1998
Nico VOUILLOZ

Gerwin Peters

Mickael PASCAL
1999
Nico VOUILLOZ

Mickael PASCAL

Eric CARTER
2000
Myles ROCKWELL

Steve PEAT

Mickael PASCAL
2001
Nico VOUILLOZ

Steve PEAT

Greg MINNAAR
2002
Nico VOUILLOZ

Steve PEAT

Chris Kovarik
2003
Greg MINNAAR

Mickael PASCAL

Fabien Barel
2004
Fabien BAREL

Greg MINNAAR

Sam HILL
2005
Fabien BAREL

Sam HILL

Greg MINNAAR
2006
Sam HILL

Greg MINNAAR

Nathan RENNIE
2077
Sam HILL

Fabien Barel

Gee ATHERTON
2008
Gee ATHERTON

Steve PEAT

Sam HILL
2009
Steve PEAT

Greg MINNAAR

Michael HANNAH
2010
Sam HILL

Steve SMITH

Greg MINNAAR
2011
Danny HART

Damien SPAGNOLO

Sam BLENKINSOP
2012
Greg MINNAAR

Gee ATHERTON

Steve SMITH
2013
Greg MINNAAR

Michael HANNAH

Jared GRAVES
2014
Gee ATHERTON

Josh BRYCELAND

Troy BROSNAN
2015
Loic BRUNI

Greg MINNAAR

Josh BRYCELAND
2016
Danny HART

Laurie GREENLAND

Florent PAYET
2017
Loic BRUNI

Michael HANNAH

Aaron GWIN
2018
Loic BRUNI

Martin MAES

Danny HART
2019
Loic BRUNI

Troy BROSNAN

Amaury PIERRON
2020
Reece WILSON

David TRUMMER

Rémi THIRION
2021
Greg MINNAAR

Benoît COULANGES

Troy BROSNAN
August 2022
Les Gets

Women

world champion

2

3

1990
Cindy DEVINE

Elladee BROWN

Penny DAVIDSON
1991
Giovanna BONAZZI

Nathalie FIAT

Cindy DEVINE
1992
Juliana FURTADO

Kim SONIER

Cindy DEVINE
1993
Giovanna BONAZZI

Kim Sonier

Missy GIOVE
1994
Missy GIOVE

Sophie KEMPF

Giovanna BONAZZI
1995
Leigh DONOVAN

Mercedes GONZALEZ

Giovanna BONAZZI
1996
Anne CHAUSSON

Leigh DONOVAN

Missy GIOVE
1997
Anne CHAUSSON

Marielle SANER

Katja REPO
1998
Anne CHAUSSON

Nolvenn LE CAER

Cheri ELLIOTT
1999
Anne CHAUSSON

Katja REPO

Sari JORGENSEN
2000
Anne CHAUSSON

Katja REPO

Marla STREB
2001
Anne CHAUSSON

Fionn GRIFFITHS

Leigh DONOVAN
2002
Anne CHAUSSON

Fionn GRIFFITHS

Missy GIOVE
2003
Anne CHAUSSON

Sabrina JONNIER

Nolvenn LE CAER
2004
Vanessa QUIN

Mio SUEMASA

Céline GROS
2005
Anne CHAUSSON

Sabrina JONNIER

Emmeline RAGOT
2006
Sabrina JONNIER

Tracy MOSELEY

Rachel ATHERTON
2007
Sabrina JONNIER

Rachel ATHERTON

Tracey HANNAH
2008
Rachel ATHERTON

Sabrina JONNIER

Emmeline RAGOT
2009
Emmeline RAGOT

Tracy MOSELEY

Kathy PRUITT
2010
Tracy MOSELEY

Sabrina JONNIER

Emmeline RAGOT
2011
Emmeline RAGOT

Rachel ATHERTON

Claire BUCHAR
2012
Morgane CHARRE

Emmeline RAGOT

Manon CARPENTER
2013
Rachel ATHERTON

Emmeline RAGOT

Tracey HANNAH
2014
Manon Carpenter

Rachel ATHERTON

Tahnee SEAGRAVE
2015
Rachel ATHERTON

Manon CARPENTER

Tracey HANNAH
2016
Rachel ATHERTON

Myriam NICOLE

Tracey HANNAH
2017
Miranda MILLER

Myriam NICOLE

Tracey HANNAH
2018
Rachel ATHERTON

Tahnee SEAGRAVE

Myriam NICOLE
2019
Myriam NICOLE

Tahnee SEAGRAVE

Marine CABIROU
2020
Valentina HÖLL

Tracey HANNAH

Myriam NICOLE
2021
Myriam NICOLE

Marine CABIROU

Camille BALANCHE
August 2022
Les Gets