IMTTO is an organization that was formed in 2001 and that currently has as its members Mountain Bike Trade Teams and Technical Support companies. IMTTO is an international non-profit organization that contributes to the continued development of mountain bike racing. IMTTO is recognized by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). IMTTO is an acronym formed by the words International Mountainbike Teams, Tech support Organization.
IMTTO was created through the amalgamation of two organizations:
IMTO (International Mountain bike Trade team Organization, formed in 1996).
TAG (Technical Assistance Group, formed in 1997).
To provide a stable, professional and financially viable environment for our members to continue participating in the sport and the popular success of International Mountain Bike Racing.
To ensure that through the collaboration and open dialogue with various event organizers, Federations, both National and International, progressive steps are made at further developing the sport and popular success of international mountain bike racing.
To create and maintain a productive environment that strives for professionalism and cooperation in the sport.
Maintain regular communication with the organizers of the Mountain Bike World Series, as well as the UCI Mountain Bike Staff to ensure that the views of the IMTTO membership are considered and that recommendations made by the MTB Commission to the UCI Management Committee have been fully considered from an IMTTO perspective.
Members must either:
Provide professional technical support for athletes and/or teams that race in UCI Calendar events.
Be a UCI Elite XCO Race Team that employs at least one rider to race in UCI Calendar events.