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Welcome to the jungle - MTB World Cup returns to Brazil

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Henrique Avancini. One of the world’s best mountain bikers. Proud Brazilian. And trail dog owner. (Photo: Shimano/Harookz)
Henrique Avancini. One of the world’s best mountain bikers. Proud Brazilian. And trail dog owner. (Photo: Shimano/Harookz)

Brazilian mountain bikers know all about rain and muddy singletrack.

South America’s largest country might be a year-round warm-weather destination, but it also has very high rainfall. Some moisture is beneficial for building mountain bike trails – but too much water makes singletrack maintenance a nightmare for builders.

The area around Petrópolis is where jungle and topography mediate, creating the best riding terrain in Brazil. Petrópolis is home to the country’s best mountain bike trails and produced Henrique Avancini, Brazil’s best rider. A man on a mission, for the opening UCI World Cup round. 

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