World Masters Series


The WMS competition will be in the following 5-year age categories: M/W35, M/W40, M/W45, M/W50, M/W55, M/W60, M/W65, M/W70, M/W75, M/W80. There is usually the same course for 35-40-45, 50-55, 60-65, 70-75 and 80, so entrants and organisers should provide year of birth information.
Unlike the World Masters Championships there are no competitor number restrictions per age classes. Five-year age classes are sacrosanct irrespective of competitor numbers for WMS points calculation.
There will be a nominal voluntary entry fee for the whole of the WMS 2021 of just € 15 to help fund medals/expenses.


The scoring is a simple points system: 35 points for a win, 33 for 2nd place, 31 points for 3rd place, then 30, 29 and so on downwards.
The WMS in 2022 constitutes twenty races in total, with the best seven races to count in five-year age classes.
In the event of a podium tie head to head encounters will be taken into account. If still a tie, then head to heads at the World Masters Champs will count and then finally the total time at the World Masters Champs.


The WMS is open to all Masters competitors over the age of 35. All Masters who enter a WMS nominated race are automatically ranked in the WMS if they are competing in their correct five-year age class. The correct five-year age classes shall be assumed as a default by the organisers.

Riding out of age class and gaining points in that class is not in the spirit of WMS and can only be allowed on an exceptional basis for good reason. For example international matches and then solely at discretion of the WMS organisers. Permission must be applied for prior to the start of the WMS each year and even then should be within a maximum of one ten year age band eg in an international match between two nations a 54 year old could by agreed exception compete in M40 in the international match. If only one or two races are competed out of class on a different course (eg an international match by agreement) then points will be awarded in their correct age class for those races as if they had finished in last position in their true YoB age class.

To encourage organisers of WMS races if they cannot compete due to mapping, organising, planning a WMS race, which stops them having the maximum seven races to count, then they will be awarded their average points from their counting races that season for those races they organise/map/plan.



Some bad news and some good news on the WMS 2023.

There are sadly an internal clash of dates on the proposed Spanish June races which have now been moved to April 1/2nd. This now clashes with Cappodocia so although excellent can no longer be WMS..

We have found a good alternative in Spain with the Iberian Sprint and Long Champs on 18/19th March which can be beautifully combined with the Portugese WMS races the previous weekend, the superb JC Training Camp and excellent touristic opportunities nearby. This gives a great early season sunshine MTBO break.

Below is the revised WMS programme.

Each event 2 specific races to count and best 7 to count for the season.
When Where What & Link Format Camp, other
11/3-12/3/2023 Vila Viçosa, POR TCamp middle, sprint more races, then Spain 2 races Badajoz
18/3-19/3/2023 Badajoz, ESP TBD near Portugese Camp
29/3-2/4/2023 Cappadoc, TUR Turkey, 5 races 5 races
19/4-23/4/2023 DEN Danish MTBO Camp TBD
17/5-23/5/2023 SLO WMMTBOC TBD
8/6-11/6/2023 Oslo, NOR TBD
5/7-9/7/2023 Doksy, CZE Czech 5 days TBD more races during event
14/7-16/7/2023 Dijon, FRA TCamp TBD
8/9-9/9/2023 Brisbane, AUS Australian MTBO Champs TBD
15/9-17/9/2023 Lummen, BEL TBD
21/9-23/9/2023 Trentino, ITA EMTBOC & World Cup TBD
Each event 2 specific races to count and best 7 to count for the season.
Latest Results with only ONE race (Long Italy) left. Results include the Middle races from Italy yesterday-Thanks Tamás.
Great this year to see so many mature Elites riding in the Masters in its new separate Champs format. Some great tussles even after seventeen races. Many Medal positions still up for grabs “down to the wire” of today’s race, with only Long Italy still to come. The medal ceremony will be today after the main medal ceremony in Folgaria.
Special applause for Michel Ooms and Guiseppe Signori our first M85 and M90 Gold medallists-you are our inspiration! 🥇 🥇
Please note the 2023 voluntary annual WMS “membership” fee of €15,  which you can give me at the medal ceremony in Folgari this evening or later.
A Special medal should be struck for MTBO Legend Jean-Charles Lalevée this year as he helped organising/planning/ mapping FIVE yes FIVE! WMS individual races for us AND the Masters Relays in Dijon  Chapeau x6 JC! Merci Beaucoup.
Note that as per rules, to be fair to WMS race organisers, if an organiser hasn’t completed 7 races,  they get their average points for the races they organised and could not compete in. This can change positions right at the end and is just reward for organising for us all. Thank you.
Another VERY Special medal and Profound Thanks from ALL the Masters to Tamás Jankó  for all his fantastic hard work in calculating and verifying the results-a job not made easy by some organisers, particularly not collecting Year of Birth data as requested!
Thank you also to ALL the Masters Competitors, from seventeen nations, who took part this year who made it such fun. We have a great Family.
See you at medal ceremony later today after World Cup Medal ceremony  with no doubt some surprises still in store for medals!
A great programme in store for you in 2024.
Full Results


Notes to Organisers
All organisers to provide entry list and year of birth before event and html results list immediately afterwards.
Maps 1:10000 or 1:7500 scales mandatory for WMS unless larger scale for Sprint.
Courses need to be of appropriate length and winning time for International Masters.
Organisers receive their average point score for organising an event.



Full final ranking – follow this link. Thanks to Tamas Janko for his speedy and accurate scorekeeping. Thanks to all for participating!