IMTTO is the international mountain bike teams, tech support and race organisers’ organization.
Rare Management was the organiser of the UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships 2007 in Fort William, Scotland.
Close to 60 IMTTO members voted for 25 events, with Fort William awarded the ‘IMTTO award of the year’.
Unlike other awards, this one recognises any mountain bike event held in 2007.
For the second year in a row, the members voted the Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup as the second best event (and therefore the best World Cp of 2007), very closely followed by the Houffalize World Cup. The highest ranked non-World Cup, non-World Championship event was the Roc d’Azur held in Southern France.
IMTTO President, Martin Whiteley, said:
"The feedback we get from our members in this voting process is extremely valuable. We pass on that constructive feedback to the various organisers in order to help them further improve their already excellent events. As an organisation, the role of IMTTO is to further assist the events in their growth and therefore further secure the future of mountain bike racing as a viable sport for our members. The trophy we have awarded to Rare Management symbolizes this aim."