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Cross-country eliminator (XCE) is a mountain bike race format in which four riders compete against each other on a very short course. In each heat, the two fastest runners move on to the next round, while the two slowest runners are eliminated from the race. It is similar to four-cross, except that the course is not downhill.

Alexandra Engen and Ralph Näf were the first XCE World Champions in 2012 in Saalfelden. In 2017 the event was moved to the new UCI Urban Cycling World Championships. From 2017 to 2018 it was included in the program of the urban cycling world championships, while from 2019 it is included in a specific world championship.

HISTORY

First introduced in 2010 in Germany, the cross-country eliminator format has been tested in two UCI events: in Pickering (as part of the world cup in Dalby Forest) (UK) and Nove Mesto na Morave ( CZE) in 2011. It was officially integrated into the World Cup in 2012 with three events in Houffalize (BEL), Nove Mesto na Morave (CZE) and La Bresse (FRA).

The first XCE race of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup took place on 13 April 2012 in Houffalize, Belgium, and was won by Brian Lopes (USA) and Annie Last (UK). The discipline was removed from the World Cup after 2014, then reintroduced in 2017.

Men

world champion

2

3

2012SWI
Ralph NÄF
SLO
Miha HALZER
AUT
Daniel FEDERSPIEL
2013AUS
Paul VAN DER PLOEG
AUT
Daniel FEDERSPIEL
ARG
Catriel Andrés SOTO
2014BEL
Fabrice MELS
SWE
Emil LINDGREN
FRA
Kevin MIQUEL
2015AUT
Daniel FEDERSPIEL
NZL
Samuel GAZE
GER
Simon GEGENHEIMER
2016AUT
Daniel FEDERSPIEL
GER
Simon GEGENHEIMER
BEL
Fabrice MELS
2017FRA
Titouan PERRIN-GANIER
GER
Simon GEGENHEIMER
FRA
Lorenzo SERRES
2018FRA
Titouan PERRIN-GANIER
FRA
Hugo BRIATTA
FRA
Lorenzo SERRES
2019FRA
Titouan PERRIN-GANIER
FRA
Hugo BRIATTA
SWE
Joel BURMAN
2020FRA
Titouan PERRIN-GANIER
GER
Simon GEGENHEIMER
SWE
Anton OLSTAM
2021GER
Simon GEGENHEIMER
NED
Jeroen VAN ECK
SWE
Anton OLSTAM
2022 – n.d.
BARCELLONA


Women

world champion

2

3

2012SWE
Alexandra ENGEN
SWI
Jolanda NEFF
POL
Aleksandra DAWIDOWICZ
2013SWE
Alexandra ENGEN
SWI
Jolanda NEFF
SWI
Linda INDERGAND
2014SWI
Kathrin STIRNEMANN
SWI
Linda INDERGAND
NOR
Ingrid Boe JACOBSEN
2015SWI
Linda INDERGAND
NOR
Ingrid Boe JACOBSEN
SWI
Kathrin STIRNEMANN
2016SWI
Linda INDERGAND
SWI
Kathrin STIRNEMANN
SWI
Ramona FORCHINI
2017SWI
Kathrin STIRNEMANN
SWE
Ella HOLMEGARD
FRA
Perrine CLAUZEL
2018FRA
Coline CLAUZURE
UKR
Iryna POPOVA
GER
Marion FROMBERGER
2019ITA
Gaia TORMENA
FRA
Isaure MEDDE
FRA
Coline CLAUZURE
2020FRA
Isaure MEDDE
ITA
Gaia TORMENA
NED
Fem VAN EMPEL
2021ITA
Gaia TORMENA
FRA
Noémie GARNIER
UKR
Iryna POPOVA
2022 – n.d.
BARCELLONA