NEWS & EVENTS
The latest installment of the In Pursuit series from Trek World Racing has been released today. Entitled
Over the weekend the final round of the Nelson MTB Club downhill series was on the newly rebuilt Broken Axe DH track in the Maitai Valley here in Nelson. With a good week of weather leading up to the race it was set to be perfect conditions for the weekend of riding and racing.
Maxxis-Rocky Mountain cross country racers Geoff Kabush and Marie-Hélène Prémont were hoping to finish off the 2011 World Cup season with a bang at World Cup finals in Val di Sole, but luck was not on their side.
It is the end of August and the 2011 race season is almost over. Since the World Cup in La Bresse/ FRA we have been racing the “Nordketten Pro Downhill” in Innsbruck/ Austria, the European IXS Cup of Pila/ Italy, as well as the last World Cup round in Val di Sole/ Italy
For a lot of people the middle of August is all about holidays but not for the Morewood United Ride team who didn’t really see the sea.
The Flueckiger brothers once again had top 10 results yesterday at Round 7 of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup here in Val Di Sole, Italy in very warm conditions on a steep track that was almost entirely climbing or descending.
Last stop of the World Cup series this year was the Italian resort called Val di Sole. Even this track is not one of my favorites, on the way home I was very happy with my riding and result there.
In an incredible end to an amazing season for Trek World Racing, here in Val Di Sole Italy, Tracy Moseley clinched the World Cup title and Aaron Gwin became the only man in history to win 5 Downhill World Cups in one season.
The 2011 Schwalbe British 4X Series has been action packed from the first drop of the gate at Leamington, back in April, and the weekends racing at South West Extreme delivered more of the same.
The latest instalment of the In Pursuit series from Trek World Racing has been released today.
Mathias Flueckiger and Lukas Flueckiger both finished top 10 at round 6 of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup at Nove Mesto Na Morave in the Czeck Republic.
The last couple months have been a nice change in the race schedule. The last two rounds of the World Cup were in North America, giving North American riders a nice break from the big travels across the pond.
This week sees Math and Luk getting ready for Round 6 of the XC World Cup in Nove Mesto na Morave (CZE) after training for 3 weeks at altitude in their preferred training venue of St. Moritz.
Mickael Pascal, Tim Bentley, and Fabien Cousinie returned to Europe for the World Cup 6 in La Bresse, France.
It's been a while since my last update, Chatel, and I have been busy traveling to the Worx events, Kokanee Crankworx, Colorado Crankworx and the Bearclaw Invitational AKA Clawworx.
Today in France Aaron Gwin made history, yet again, by becoming the first ever American man ever to win the World Cup Downhill title, a fact that will become even clearer to the 23 year old when he stands on the podium in Italy in 2 weeks' time to receive the prized crystal trophy.
After almost one month spent in North America, the Morewood United Ride team just landed in France this afternoon.
It was a crazy fun week coaching Camp of Champions during all the Crankworx madness.
On Sunday Tracy Moseley won her 8th National Title in Llangollen, Wales, ahead of Jess Stone (Trek Gravity Girls) and Katy Curd.
After the many disappointments of early World Cup season with a lot of injuries, mechanical problems and falls, Emmeline needed to reconnect with a podium.
Finally I was able to put together a video from my riding on Megavalanche race 2011.
Cameron Cole, Pauline Ferrrand Prevot, Loic Bruni, Sam Blenkinsop and Pierre Geoffroy Plantet all took home titles.
A video starring Sam Blenkinsop, Cameron Cole, Sam Flockhart and Loic Bruni.
Just a heads up for everyone in the UK, round 3 of the Schwalbe British 4X Series and Round 3 of the Schwalbe Euro 4X Series that took place at Afan 4X track in South Wales a few weeks ago will be on Sky Sports tonight and tomorrow.
Mathias Flueckiger, Lukas Flueckiger and Tracy Moseley
The latest instalment of the In Pursuit series from Trek World Racing has been released today.
The weather was horrendous. Heavy rain and gale force winds on race day meant it was going to be a tough day of racing against other riders and mother nature!
Nick Beer and Emilie Siegenthaler both defended their Swiss champion titles, while Floriane Pugin and Fabien Pedemanaud were slowed down by mechanical problems at the French championships.
The month of July didn't start off very well for the team. Between the average performances and Fabien’s injury to his foot, Mick changes everything today by winning by 0.57.
Gold in the Fire: a video starring Nick Simcik
After 2 weeks I jumped again back on the fourcross bike and went to Tosovice for the Czech fourcoss cup on Saturday and National Championship on Sunday.
In World Cup#4 Mount Saint Anne, Canada, I crashed first day practice and I injured my left shoulder.
Ruaridh Cunningham had a very stong race at Windham, taking 17th place in the men’s DH, despite having both shoulders taped from an earlier crash.
Earlier this season, Rocky Mountain freeriders Wade Simmons, Thomas Vanderham, and Geoff Gulevich found some time and all met in Kamloops to test out their 2012 Rocky Mountain Flatline Blackout Editions with full Saint and PRO components and fresh Maxxis High Roller 2 tires.
I’ve been telling myself for a couple months now that when proper summer finally rolled around things would start working out.
Mason Bond wins the Jr X All Mountain event
The Way Back: A video on Anita's recovery after an injury that happened in May.
Floriane Pugin and Emilie Siegenthaler did it for SCOTT11 at the world cup in Windham: Floriane had some problems getting into the rhythm at the start and lost almost 4 seconds on winner Rachel Atherton to the first split time.
Video Newsletter Team Lapierre International
So after nearly 2 weeks off I was fresh and pumped for Mount Saint Anne. We headed out of Europe to Canada for the 3rd round of the world cup.
Maxxis-Rocky Mountain's Geoff Kabush, Marie-Helene Premont, and Sabrina Jonnier finish in the top ten at Mont St. Anne.
Replicating her 2010 result on the US stop of the UCI World Cup Series, Rachel Atherton took her Commencal Supreme bike to top honours with a blistering run in Windham today.
We like when a plan unfolds without a hitch! 9:42 AM today, Rémy Absalon brought his talent to the all new Meta AM launching plan, as he won the 2011 Megavalanche on it.
Team Young Guns' Lauren Rosser, the current UCI junior DH world champion, made a huge step towards her goal of being on the podium for both XC and DH at this years 2011 world championships.
Windham marked the 3rd podium of the 2011 Worldcup season for Brook Macdonald and the MS/Evil team. With nearly perfect weather and course conditions the Brook pulled a podium and Luke Stobel rode into a respectable 15th
Following downhill riders Aaron Gwin, Tracy Moseley, Neko Mulally, and Justin Leov
Following on from their great return to form last week in Mont St. Anne, the two Swiss brothers powered their Top Fuels into the Top 10 here at Windham, USA, for the 5th of 7 rounds of the 2011 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup.
All four Trek World Racing downhill riders performed strongly at Round 5 of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Windham, New York in front of a large US crowd on a short and technical track.
Just after the 6th place in fourcross on the UCI World cup in Mont Saint Anne I came home for about 5 hours, repacked everything necessary, jump in the car and drove to France, Alpe d'Huez were was the big enduro DH race – Megavalanche.
Day 4 of BC Bike Race began at the BC Ferries ferry terminal in picturesque Earl's Cove on the Sunshine Coast.
The first day I arrived into Chatel, was a day before practice.
Injury + Mont St. Anne Video
This installment follows the Flueckiger brothers racing back into the top ten and podium at the 2010 World Champs venue of Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada.
Lauren Rosser the current UCI junior DH world champion made a huge step towards her goal of being on the podium for both XC and DH at this years 2011 world championships.
Qualifying by Jill Kintner, Bryn Atkinson and Lars Sternberg recovery updates
Trek World Racing's Willow Koerber, who is presently 4 months pregnant, will be visiting her teammates at the Windham World Cup this weekend.
Day two of the 2011 BC Bike Race saw racers take on the very technical and treacherous trails of the Snowden Demonstration Forest outside of Campbell River, BC.
Despite threats of rain for Sunday's racing in Mont-Sainte-Anne, the wet weather stayed away and allowed for some spectacular racing on the famed mountain in Quebec.
After an up and down first half of the 2011 season, Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain's Geoff Kabush reasserted himself as a top contender in the World Cup series with a strong 7th place finish at Mont St. Anne.
BC Bike Race is the event we all look forward to every year. Boasting the world's best singletrack and always beautiful weather, BC Bike Race has quickly become one of the most loved stage race of the season.
Another day of mixed results for the Commencal team at Round 4 of the World Cup Series in Mt. St. Anne, Canada: Rachel Atherton, Gee Atherton, and Dan Atherton
Traditional location Mont Sainte Anne hosted another World cup of 2011 season and I think it was already my sixth visit to this location.
Jump ship was a local event for me which was awesome given that I am out and about for most of the competitions that I will be attending this season.
Right when the first summer days arrived in Switzerland, SCOTT11 left to Canada for the oldest world cup on the circuit: Mont Sainte Anne!
As the track wouldn't be tough enough, the weather added some difficulty to todays training at the world cup in Mont Sainte Anne.
The last month has been filled with exciting racing and some of my favorite venues. The first stop of this month's calendar was US Open in Vernon, New Jersey.
Fabien Cousinie and Mickael Pascal Report
Claymore Challenge at Highland Bike Park
Nelson Club DH Championships Race Report
After more than a month from the first World Cup in South Africa, World Cup round 2 was held in Fort William, Scotland.
With only a hand full of downhill races going on around the country over winter I decided to make the most of it and head up to Rotorua for the weekend to race the Rotorua Winter DH Championships to get some more racing in.
Last weekend I spent in Paris attending an urban downhill race called Downtown Montmartre. The race was just for invited riders and it was in the middle of Paris, in front of famous basilica Sacre Coeur.
Aaron Gwin has his 2nd career win, and both Tracy Moseley and Aaron walk away with the Leader Jerseys.
Well the weekend or shall I say week for me is over, and wow am I exhausted! Being injured most of the early season has been rough on me, mentally and physically
After a great weekend in Leogang last weekend, it's time to bring our Trek World Racing family up to date on some other news.
Sabrina Jonnier who is used to being on the top step of the podium has been forced to contend with an injury (bruised tailbone), choosing to compete rather than stay at home.
WC #3 Update
Well it was another great weekend of racing for the MS-Evil team.
Floriane Pugin Takes her First World Cup Win in Leogang, Austria
Gee and Rachel Take 2nd in Leogang
Gwin Takes 1st in Leogang
Kamil Tatarkovic Race Report
Vernon, NJ, Sunday DH Finals, Ft. William, Scotland
Another round of 2011 World cup series is over. After the race in South Africa we were racing in Fort William, Scotland.
2 Riders in the Top 8!
On the latest team video on the Fort william race, we tried to give a real insight of the team life especially with the bonus ending.
Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain’s Sabrina Jonnier took a spot on the podium despite being off the bike for the past month with a bruised coccyx.
She was the first racer ever to win a World Cup on a 29er last week at Dalby Forest and came with confidence to Offenburg in Germany, even betting on her finish with Mr. Lapierre himself.
Watch the SC Intense team in action from this weekend’s World Cup, as we get in touch with the riders and talk to them about their runs. A rare spell of clear and sunny weather at Fort William along with the fantastic crowd made for a great event!
Coming into the third round of the 2011 UCI World Cup XC schedule in Offenburg, Germany, Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain was hoping for a turn around in its luck. The first rounds in Pietermaritzburg, RSA and Dalby Forest, UK were marred by crashes and resulting mechanicals and illness.
Fort William is the absolute classic on the World Cup Downhill circuit and a race that all downhiller riders want to win. In winning for the fifth time at
The track had been completely rebuilt in Fort William and I loved it. Good fun and loads of passing opportunities made practice a lot of fun.
It was a day of ups and downs for Dan, Gee, and Rachel as they contested their home World Cup in Fort William, Scotland. The event marked the second of a seven race series and the first one in just under a year for the eldest Atherton Dan.
The wildest downhill world cup of all times saw SCOTT11's Fabien Pedemanaud fighting his way back into the top 20 and Floriane Pugin flying onto the podium!
FOX Rider Andi Wittmann Video Blog
The latest instalment of the In Pursuit series from Trek World Racing has been released today. Entitled "Optimism In Offenburg" the video shows the performance of the Men's XC riders at the 3rd round of the UCI World Cup in Offenburg (GER).
On 27th of May I broke my right shinbone while downhill training for the Austrian DH Championships at Semmering
Giant holes in those roads tested our truck's suspension, as the Fort William World Cup track will test our FOX Racing Shox.
Lauren Rosser Smashes Lowdown in Squamish for the 2011 SORCA DH Series
For those that don't know, I had a crash in Plattekill, NY last weekend while practicing for the ProGRT. I broke both my right femur and elbow
Miranda Miller & Lauren Rosser smash Lowdown in Squamish for the SORCA DH series videos.
Today saw Trek World Racing once again competing on two continents, and this time in 3 different countries.
Just before the World Cup in Fort William we had a Euro fourcross race also in Great Britain in the area called Afan. It is a great MTB venue closed to Port Talbot and except of the fourcross track they also have really nice singletracks!
On Sunday we got the last chance ever to ride the R&R trail in the Maitai Valley which is getting logged this week and the Nelson Mountain Bike Club decided to make a good day of it by running a Super D event on it.
The latest issue of Dirt Magazine in the UK has come out with Aaron Gwin on the cover.
The latest installment of the In Pursuit series from Trek World Racing has been released today
Last week the Trek World Racing duo of Aaron Gwin and Justin Leov went 1-2 at the Pro GRT #3 in Plattekill, New York
Suspension Center is Supporting Bikepark Morgins for the 2011 and 2012 Summer Seasons
Both the Morgins Blue and the Red tracks will be equipped with Freelap timing for the upcoming summer season
After a long trip to South Africa for the opener of the 2011 UCI World Cup, racers were treated to a long break before the next round on June 4&5 at the legendary Fort William venue in Scotland
Floriane Pugin wins, Nick Beer and Emilie Siegenthaler in 2nd
After a huge season’s start on the road, regularly finishing with the top-elite women road riders, Pauline has spent the last 3 weeks back on her mountain bike.
Just back from a rollercoaster of a weekend in Poland. A weekend that really shows the highs and lows of 4X racing.
Yesterday saw Trek World Racing competing on two continents. The Flueckiger brothers were racing World Cup XC #2 in Dalby Forest (GBR) and the three Downhill men were racing the Pro Gravity Tour DH #3 in Plattekill, NY (USA).
After round one of the World Cup in South Africa we had a 3 week break in which I was flying to Europe for training and meeting up with Wyn, so the first race back after riding lots of XC and DH was round 2 of the IXS downhill cup in Todtnau Germany.
So I decided to make the 2 hour drive out to Port Angeles for the 2nd round of north west cup. The weekend started of great with blue skies and perfect temperatures right around 60f.
Anita Molcik Checks In From Prag
I don't know about you guys but I can't wait to be exiting on Prairie City off the 50 FWY for my first peek at the 2011 National track! Safe travels to everyone headed out there. See the final details below that you need to have in order to have a great weekend and see you all there. Write down my cell phone number in case you need to reach me after I hit the road on Wednesday.
Never-To-Be-Repeated Online Launch Exclusive
Czech Fourcross Cup in As
It’s been a great start with 2 British Series wins, 10th at the first World Cup in South Africa (not bad considering he was ill) and an 8th place at the opening Euro Series round.
The big surprise for some was that the winner was 'junior' rider, Neko Mulally (USA) who had a convincing gap of 2.5secs over team mate Aaron Gwin (USA) and another second back to Justin Leov (NZL), who is back on pace.
2nd round of French Cup : Thomas Lapeyrie on the podium again Solothurn Racer Bike: Pauline Ferrand-Prevot wins in U23 Illness and rest period for Alexis Vuillermoz
The Transition Racing crew arrived in NH on Wed evening and hit the venue for setup, a little park riding, and course walk. The course looked to be pretty challenging full of roots, rocks and multiple line choices in many areas. The Highland Park crew did a fantastic job designing the course.
Team SC-Intense Riders Florent Payet and Faustin Figaret went away last weekend to race the regional cup at Anduze, France.
Just after I returned from the first Schwalbe Euro 4X Round in Houffalize, Belgium, my computer decided enough was enough and basically had smoke coming out of it!!!! Nightmare!
News from Melissa Buhl
As Tracy doesn't have the minimum 20 points required by UCI to be entered by our Trade Team, she can be entered by the British National Federation as a national team rider.
Yeti-FOX Factory Team Video Episode 1
2011 Gravity East Schedule
Mercedes Benz Tags Hans as The Original Freerider
South Africa and Lyons Race Reports
Mellow Johnny’s Classic
SCOTT11 Was Racing in Two Different Places This Weekend, With Different Success
Sam Blenkinsop and Team Report from South Africa
Adam Craig Fills Us In After World Cup Stop #1
Mio Suemasa Gets Top 10 Finish In South Africa
Anita Molcik Takes Podium In South Africa
Nukeproof And Suspension Center Have Joined Forces To Create A Swiss WC Team
The SC Intense WC Team Website Is Now Online
Bryn Atkinson Places 11th At The First Round Of The World Cup DH This Weekend
UCI 4X World Cup Round 1 Is In The Bag
Bettering his previous result on the long physical course, Gee Atherton of Commencal took third spot at the first round of the World Cup Series in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
The first round of the World Cup was on this weekend in South Africa. All new venue and country for me, I didn't make it down here for the race in 2009. Pretty amazing experience.
It was not Nick Beer's favorite race track with the extremely long flat pedaling sections, and neither it was Floriane Pugin's or Emilie Siegenthaler's
The first test of the World Cup 2011 of mountain biking in the city of Pietermaritzburg (South Africa) with a warm weather and a completely dry circuit has been disputed.
Starting on the front row of the first World Cup of the 2011 season here in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Mathias Flueckiger was quick to get away at the start of the 6 lap race, with brother Lukas close behind starting from row 2.
World Cup No 1. DH – South Africa
Trek World Racing's Tracy Moseley (GBR) and Aaron Gwin (USA) have walked away with the leaders' jerseys of the series after a display of blistering speed, strength, and determination in front of a huge crowd in sunny Pietermaritzburg.
The South African world cup remains different, also on the second day. The good thing is that all the teams have to deal with the same conditions, and that makes things interesting.
Returning to the team is cross-country mountain bike icon, Geoff Kabush. The two time Olympian, World Cup winner, and holder of the record for all-time US series cross-country and short track wins is targeting World Cup podiums in 2011, building steadily to the London 2012 Olympics.
FOX Athletes Jared Graves, Jill Kintner, Melissa Buhl Podium
Something about riding in the morning and kayaking in the evening makes my body feel really good. And my brain.
Today at Sea Otter Jared Graves beat Brian Lopes to win the dual slalom, Danny Hart was third, Bryn Atkinson fourth. In the womens race Melissa Buhl went up against Jill Kintner in the semifinal and lost, putting her out of contention for the win. Jill ended up winning against Joanna Pedersen, Melissa third, Eva Castro fourth.
I'm glad that some slow shutter risked worked out with Bryn flying through the blue NorCal sky
All three Trek World Racing riders manage to podium with Lukas Flueckiger taking the win in the Elite Men, Willow Koerber took 2nd in the Elite Women, and Mathias finished 3rd in the Elite Men.
In preparation for the first World Cup of the season Gee Atherton took to the domestic circuit to race Round 2 of the Halo British Downhill Series at Moelfre Hall, Oswestry
With Absa Cape Epic done and dusted, the whole team has moved into Camp here in Stellenbosch, near Cape Town, at a great Lodge where the riders have been able to get in some quality training, testing and recovery, and even some impressive games of tennis!
Opening of the French Cup: Thomas Lapeyrie wins in U23, Pauline Ferrand Prevot on the podium again
What a fantastic weekend. The sun stayed out for the majority, a huge field of 170 riders and a new track at Leamington Spa kicked off the 2011 Schwalbe British 4X Series in fine style on Sunday.
The Swiss brother team of Lukas and Mathias Flueckiger wrapped up their third Cape Epic campaign yesterday with a win on the final 65km stage into the Lourensford estate in Somerset West, just outside of Cape Town.
As my schedule has diminished over the years, the Fontana National has always been on the list! It’s 45 min from my house, and to be able to race a national and sleep in your own bed is always a plus.
Over the past few years I have changed the way I live, love, train and race. I have had a couple great years and I have turned some heads in the process.
The fantastic Morgins trails appear in Finally 2, the latest MTB movie from the world famous Parkin Brothers!
Gouveia in Portugal is recognized by many as the unofficial season opener for international downhill racing, and Trek World Racing riders Tracy Moseley (GBR) and Neko Mulally (USA) decided to use the event as an important ramp up to the start of the World Cup season next month.
Since announcing the complete roster of Trek World Racing athletes for the upcoming season, planning has been in full swing with the confirmation of the all-important co-sponsors of the program, as well as the support staff, and the team's participation in the first test camp of the year
Featuring the 32 F29 FIT Terralogic with Kashima Coat
Cameron Cole has definitively confirmed that he will be one of the riders to follow this year by winning the New Zealand National Championships last week in Signal Hill, Dunedin.
Sergio Mantecón (Wild Wolf Trek Pro Racing) was the winner of the first test of the Maremma Cup.
Bryn Atkinson made the 14 hour drive solo, leaving Jill at home to train and avoid the scorching temps.
Exclusive Neko Mulally/TWR Interview with Ian Hylands Photos
Bryn Atkinson, 28, was the fastest downhiller in qualifying (3:27.89) in the morning, and proved that he was a step above the rest in the final this afternoon, clocking another swift time of 3:28.21 on the wet and slippery track to take the win by eight seconds
1st – Justin Leov of Trek World Racing
For episode 2, Lars takes a break from his how-to series to welcome a special guest rider. Follow Lars and Luke Strobel (Evil Bikes) as they set out to make one of the best DH short movies around.
Round two of the New Zealand national downhill series was held over the weekend in the hot and dry Napier.
2011 marks my 15th year racing Mountain Bikes, and I’m still having fun
While it's beginning to freeze in the Northern Hemisphere, the sun is shining in New Zealand, home of Trek World Racing's Justin Leov.
David Knight, World Enduro Champion is as impressive a guy as FOX rider and World Champion Gee Atherton. They did a competition in Fort Wiliams, Scotland. Watch the video.
Elayna Caldwell, a marketing manager at FOX, will serve as vice chair. Caldwell joined the IMBA board in 2006.
American Willow Koerber joins Trek World Racing
Transition Racing's Bryn and Jill took decisive victories and kept the top of the podium all to themselves.
After a series fourth place finishes at USGP of Cyclocross events this season, Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain’s Geoff Kabush's conquered his demons with a decisive win this past weekend, in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Addition of Aaron Gwin Highlights a Stacked Roster
Last weekend I went up to Kamloops to spend a few days with Matt, ride and chat about 2010 and what we can expect from him next season.
What an amazing World Championships it was for the team, with all 17 team members celebrating in the 2 World Titles for Tracy Moseley and Mathias Flueckiger, as well as the silver medal for Neko Mulally.
Freeride superstar, Matt Hunter puts his trust in FOX Racing Shox to cushion his landings.
With the Cross Country World Cup and Championships behind me, I headed back out to Oregon for a quick few days off the bike then dove right into some alternative cycling pursuits.
Watch Ep8 to see Mathias Flueckiger officially crowned the Under 23 World Cup Champion, Tracy Moseley pick up 3rd overall, and a great 2nd place in the race, and Lukas take his first World Cup podium of the year on the new Trek Top Fuel.
The latest installment of Trek World Racing's webisode series, In Pursuit, is released today and features Justin Leov and Andrew Neethling racing at Crankworx with some amazing videography by the Parkin Brothers.
FOX Racing Shox wants you to know what their top tier DH racers are running and how it varies from regular consumers' forks and shocks
A few days after BSS (Bavarian Super Session) took place at my backyard this is a first update for you.
Well the National 4X Series came to an end on Sunday at Chicksands Bikepark here in the UK. With bright blue skies the track was in perfect condition and I was really looking forward to racing here in the UK again.
Justin Leov, Andrew Neethling, Neko Mulally, Tracy Moseley for Trek World Racing took part in the final round of the growing Pro GRT series
Leading in to the final round i was pretty happy with how my season had gone. After being ill the year before i had to start from scratch. I had no fitness at all, no up to date experience of racing at full fitness and most importantly no confidence.
World championship was the last big and most important race of 2010 season. I wasn´t in Canada last year so I was really looking forward to race at this place again.
Tracy Moseley, Sabrina Jonnier, and Emmeline Ragot swept the women’s Downhill and Mathias Flueckiger won the Men’s XC U2
With a World Cup overall title, World Cup wins, several World Cup podiums and multiple national championship titles, the 2010 season has been extremely successful for Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain. The icing on the cake would have been to take home the World Champion stripes from this year’s World Championships at Mont St. Anne, but that will have to wait until next year.
The World Championships are over here in Mt St Anne, it was a bit of a brutal week for me. To start out, I heavily sprained my ankle on Wednesday and took the next few days off from practice resting, trying to get the swelling down.
Many things have happened since the last news. Firstly, the last 2 French Cups in which Thibaut has been desperately unlucky, falling in final on the 2 races, especially in Oz-en-Oisans, or 2nd in qualifying and best intermediate time with more than 2 seconds.
World championship 2010 Mont Saint Anne, Canada
Capping off an impressive week for the Trek World Racing program, Tracy Moseley (GBR) wins her first ever World Championship, something she has been aiming to achieve since 1995 as a junior.
In a race that saw Trek World Racing's Mathias Flueckiger as far back as 16th on lap one, and with a front puncture on lap 2, the 21 year old Swiss rider showed immense maturity and race intelligence to return to the head of the race without over exerting himself, yet staying on the limit throughout the race to win the World Championships today by 30 seconds.
The organizer is doing his best to keep us away from work with all kinds of side events, but our athletes stay focussed on what really matters: the preparation for the most important race of the season.
World Cup titles taken by FOX Racing Shox athletes in mens DH, 4X, and U23 XC and womens XC, DH, and 4X.
All or nothing was the style of riding for Nick Beer, and so it was for the rest of the mens field. Nick Beer attacked to the max and made it to the world cup podium for the first time in his life! The fifth place in Windham is also the first world cup podium for Switzerland since 2002! Nick places 12th in the world cup overall.
After a nail biting season which has seen Commencal rider Gee Atherton and Santa Cruz Syndicates Greg Minnaar scrapping over tenths seconds all year, we finally crowned a World Cup Champion at the final round today at Windham Mountain, New York.
In the Cross Country World Cup, Mathias Flueckiger (SUI) received official recognition as the World Cup Champion in the Men's Under 23 Category having unofficially secured the win at the penultimate race in Val di Sole, Italy. Despite having an unusually disappointing race here at Windham finishing 18th overall, Mathias still finished 1st in the U23 category thus making it a clean sweep of all 6 rounds and demonstrating the outstanding ability of this young Swiss rider. The official World Cup trophy represents a huge achievement and is the first in his collection. Mathias now focuses on battling it out for the top spot on the podium in the U23 Category at the World Championships in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada, next week.
After a 2009 season marred by health issues and an up-and-down 2010 season in which she had her fair share of bad luck, Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain’s Marie-Hélène Prémont showed her true potential this past weekend at the UCI World Cup Finals in Windham, NY. Prémont finished just four seconds off the win in second place, behind fellow Canadian Catharine Pendrel and over two minutes ahead of her next competitor.
Join Rob Warner as he guides you through the Windham DH track where the Men's & Women's 2010 World Cup title will be decided.
The latest installment of Trek World Racing's webisode series, In Pursuit, is released today and features highlights and behind the scenes footage from the World Cups in Champery and Val Di Sole, where both our XC and DH stars were in full attendance.
Following their week in Whistler, Trek World Racing Downhill riders Justin Leov (pictured) and Andrew Neethling were joined team mate Neko Mulally in Wisconsin for a visit to Trek's Headquarters in Waterloo.
Here are some bonus pics from X16, courtesy of my girlfriend, Tina, who played Team Mascot for the weekend.
The Sam Dale race report
The final race at the Kokanee Crankworx in Whistler saw Trek World Racing take 2 top fives in the Pro Men's Canadian Open Downhill yesterday, with Justin Leov (NZL) securing 3rd place on the podium and teammate, Andrew Neethling (RSA), just tenths behind in 5th.
Justin Leov and Andrew Neethling are currently tearing it up in Whistler
Les Championnats d'Europe de descente ce sont déroulés en Norvège tout près de Lillehammer à Hafjell.
Just a week after his gnarly crash at the UCI World Cup in Val di Sole (Italy), Trek World Racing's Justin Leov (NZL) took second place in the Garbanzo Downhill at Crankworx considered the longest traditional downhill race in the world at more than 13 minutes.
After Champery, the COMMENCAL SUPERIDERS team took the way of Val Di Sole (Italy) for the 5th round of the downhill and 4X UCI World Cup.
Team Kenda Playbiker had a fantastic week of racing in Champery, Switzerland at the 4th round of the World Cup downhill series.
The team Kenda-Playbiker had another good round, showing this past weekend at the last European round of the UCI MTB World Cup, with Shaun O'Connor finishing in 32nd place after an over the tape in the last section of the track, Wyn Masters in 41st with a crash on the top and Nathan ranking suffering a massive crash mid run, and winding up 77th after having to take a brief sit on the side of the track.
The latest installment of Trek World Racing's webisode series, In Pursuit, is released today and features highlights and behind the scenes footage from the first ever Crossover Challenge at the Trek World Racing Summer Camp in Chatel, France. Watch Emily Batty and the Flueckiger Brothers race downhill for the very first time! Also featured is the Swiss Bike Trophy HC event in Bern, Switzerland.
Jill Kintner extends lead in women's Pro GRT with Winter Park win; Smith moves into fifth in men's
Qualifying 9th / Race 9th
Emmeline Ragot and Anneke Beerten go 1st in DH and 4X qualification and then back it up with incredable wins this weekend in Italy!
A rather difficult weekend with little disappointments at the mens race still brought SCOTT11 closer to the top position in the team ranking.
Trek World Racing took an impressive five podium places this weekend at the 5th round of both the Downhill and Cross Country UCI Mountain Bike World Cups.
I got home from Colorado on Monday afternoon pretty tuckered out and ready for a relaxing 47 hours at home before heading to Europe.
Team Ex Drinks Professional Gravity Mountain Bike Rider Christian Wright was recently injured at the UCI World Cup Downhill in Champery, Switzerland.
Newsletter N° 10 Team Lapierre International
Team Suspension Center Champery Report
For its 2nd edition, the World Cup in Champery (Switzerland) has been up to its reputation. One of the steepest and most engaged track of the circuit, which hosted a big show throughout the weekend.
Schools cycling program draws solid industry support
Star of the weekend was XC rider, Mathias Flueckiger (SUI), who had an outstanding ride in his home country securing 4th place on the podium in the Men's Elite, and in the Women's Elite race, Emily Batty (CAN) rode strong and hard to secure a fantastic 3rd place on the podium in the Under 23 title race.
Continuing his amazing form from the first three World Cup rounds, Gee Atherton of Commencal took his second win of the year at World Cup round 4 in Champery, Switzerland.
Tough weekend here in Champery, my first run of the weekend started with a big over the bars, taking a massive body hit, kept me a little sore.
This is probably the most hyped and technical course on the circuit.
The 2010 Pass Portes event was a bit of a hurried and unplanned affair for me. The same weekend was the Enduro des Nations event which I had planned to compete in with Kashi Leucs, but our other team mate pulled out at the last minute.
I’m never racing a LeMans start, dusty singletrack Super D again. Or at least until I can run properly, which will be never. Other than that Nationals went pretty darn well for the Giant Team.
Rachel will make her return to racing next month at the Crankworx Festival in Whistler, BC, Canada before racing the World Cup Finals and World Championships later that month.
It would be easy to surmise that Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain’s Geoff Kabush, having won Canadian National MTB Championships for the last seven years in a row, would cruise to number eight without much difficulty. Those “in the know”, however, predicted a Battle Royale between Kabush and Max Plaxton, the winner of two US Cup races this season.
Downieville California is an eight hour drive from Bend Oregon. A drive I’d only done once, when I carpooled with “Crazy Mike” to the Singlespeed World Championships there in 2002.
Weir reigns as King of Downieville Downhill
Une fois de plus, les 2 Alpes et les Choucas Bikers ont montré l'étendu de leurs talents d'organisateurs lors de cette 11ème édition de la Mountain of Hell qui a fait l'unanimité chez les 500 riders alignés au départ.
Emily Batty is the Under 23 National Champion for Canada, for the 4th consecutive time, and Mathias Flueckiger won his U23 National Title, adding to a Junior National Title from 2006.
After two years of derailed national championship campaigns, 2009 Downhill World Cup Champion Sabrina Jonnier of Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain regained the French title on a dusty course at Val d'Isère, France this past weekend
Just raced the craziest race EVER! Over 75 girls, qualified 9th, main race was 12th.
I was in Sweden the last week and came back from the Dakine Freeride Festival yesterday.
Mathias Flueckiger is the new European Champion for Men's Under 23 Cross Country, a title he won on Thursday...and one day later, his older brother Lukas took the silver medal in the Men's Elite XC ahead of a truly world class field.
Fourcross weekend in Czech
UCI DH World Cup Leogang, Austria and XC French Cup Super Besse, France
Video from iXS Leogang
Rarely does the opportunity arise for Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain racers to participate in racers other than World Cups, US Cups, or Canada Cups.
Team Kenda-Playbiker continued this season's success at the Leogang World Cup the weekend June 19-20 in Austria.
The Trek World Racing Summer Camp is now well underway but there's been no time of rest for the riders.
Transition Factory Racing takes PRO GRT points lead in mens and womens
There’s a longstanding, quiet rivalry among the BC Bike Race course directors. It’s a challenge to design the stage that gets voted as the racers’ favourite.
The 3rd edition of the Enduro Trophy of Nations took place this last weekend in the Val d'Allos resort, at the same time as the Tribe 10,000 (2nd stage of the Enduro Series Championship).
INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND OPEN 4 DAYS JULY 2-5
I moved to Oregon because the weather, while still seasonal, is a bit more workable that Maine.
In this the latest installment of Trek World Racing's webisode series, In Pursuit, we see some epic riding footage from the World Cup Downhill in Fort William, Andrew Neethling talks about his encounter with an electrified fence at the World Cup in Leogang, and all the riders contemplate the challenges of World Cup Downhill racing in Season 2010.
At the iXS Cup held today in Leogang (AUT), on the same track as last week's World Cup, our 2 TWR riders both won their respective categories.
Last 10 days I spent in Austria in Leogang. First weekend there was another UCI World cup. The track was brand new and definitely it wasn't easy at the beginning.
Racers awoke to a cool, damp North Vancouver morning as they prepared for their journey to the BC Bike Race Stage 1 Start Line in the port city of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. The grey weather didn’t manage to dampen racers’ spirits, as this day earmarks the first full-length stage in the 2010 event.
Brandon Semenuk scored second and Martin Soderstrom third
After a weekend off for my brother's wedding I was pretty excited to get back racing on my bike.
Newcomer on the 2010 tour, the austrian resort of Leogang host the 3rd round of the downhill World Cup.
News from World Cup number three in Leogang, Austria
Two weeks had passed since Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain had its best ever weekend at a downhill World Cup with Sabrina Jonnier’s win and Cameron Cole’s career best second place at Fort William.
The Northwest was blessed with sunny skies and warm weather for the 3rd round of the NWCup.
The Test of Metal mountain bike race in Squamish BC is legendary not only for its world class singletrack and beautiful scenery, but also because it is really, really difficult.
Trek World Racing's Tracy Moseley secured 4th place on the podium and Justin Leov raced back into the top ten at the third round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Downhill in Leogang (Austria) this weekend.
Cold temperatures and rain failed to stop Australian Jared Graves (Yeti Fox Shox) from taking his third four-cross win of the season at the fourth UCI Mountain Bike World Cup round of 2010 in Leogang, Austria.
Last weekend we were racing at the European 4X Championships in Willingen, Germany. An awesome track located in the North of Germany. The race was held at the annual Wheels of Speed festival which draws in big crowds from all over Europe.
Bryn Atkinson along with Jill Kintner are both part of the Transition Racing team along with Lars Sternberg. Back at the US Open, I was able to take a few minutes with Bryn and talk about his race bike.
You can expect the Rock Shox vs FOX rivalry to heat up come July 11.
Results just in from Sunday's racing find both Andrew Neethling and Lukas Flueckiger on podiums at their repsective international races in Germany.
The 3rd episode of Trek World Racing's webisode series has been released today. Catch up with TWR as Emily Batty talks about her crash and recovery at the Offenburg World Cup, Andrew Neethling savours victory at the US Open, Neko Mulally talks about his broken arm, and the downhillers rock the mini golf course.
It started out with heading out at 1230 in the afternoon which is the hottest part of the day at 44 celsius.
Jared Graves continued his quest for the overall World Cup title, winning his second World Cup race of the season.
FOX wins everything in Fort William
MTB World Cup Downhill #2 & Four Cross #3, Fort William, Great Britain, CDM (World Cup)
The second round of the Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano in Fort William, Scotland saw Sabrina Jonnier (Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) repeat as the women's champion, and take the lead in the World Cup standings over Rachel Atherton (Commencal).
Wow… How's that for an insane Fort William World Cup! We all know that the Kiwi World Cup Riders shred but i’m guessing no one had this 1,2,3 listed in their Dirt fantasy predictions. Gee Atherton of team Commencal thrilled the home crowd to take an inaugural win at the second leg of the UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup in Fort William, Scotland. In a nail biting finish to a superb weekend of racing the middle Atherton sibling avenged his brothers and sisters bad fortunes and solidified his chase on the overall World Cup title.
There were no surprises in the third four-cross round of the 2010 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup at Fort William, Scotland, with Jared Graves (Yeti - Fox Shox) extending his frontrunner status.
Emily Batty wins the Canadian National Round #3 at Hardwood Hills, Lukas podiums at the Plaffeien round of the Racer Cup Series in Switzerland, and TWR qualifies strongly at Fort William.
The second round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Downhill saw solid rides from Trek World Racing with Tracy Moseley back on the podium in 4th place and team mates Justin Leov and Andrew Neethling placed 14th and 15th respectively.
Gee Atherton of team Commencal thrilled the home crowd to take an inaugural win at the second leg of the UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup in Fort William, Scotland.
World four cross champion Jared Graves will look to maintain his reign as the world No 1 and consolidate his position on top of the UCI World Cup standings, when he hits the Fort William dirt in the Scottish Highlands this weekend.
Scotland Adventure with Steve Peat, Danny MacAskill and Hans Rey May 2010
National Interscholastic Cycling Association
Official course maps, pictures of the finished 4X track and details of the DH course
Andrew Neethling and Tracey Moseley take 1st in DH
Andrew Neethling (RSA) and Tracy Moseley (GBR) backed up their wins from the previous week at the Pro Gravity DH #2, with impressive wins at the even more prestigious US Open that saw many World Cup stars attending.
The 2nd episode of Trek World Racing's webisode series has been released today.
Wow. Now that was a good day!
Orbea's new Rallon has proven to be a hotly anticipated new introduction in the enduro-class mountain bike market for its enticing promise of reasonably light weight, efficient pedaling performance, capable suspension, and striking good looks.
Things are going strong with the Wheels 4 Life charity. We have sponsored over 75 projects in 20 different countries and have distributed a total of approximately 2000 bikes.
The Transition Factory team finished out the weekend with solid results, with two of three riders on the podium.
Andrew Neethling (RSA) and Tracy Moseley (GBR) walked away as clear winners from Round 2 in Plattekill, New York, with both riders demonstrating that they were the ones with the speed all weekend, and deservedly standing atop the podium on Sunday afternoon.
Team Kenda Playbiker got their World Cup season underway last weekend May 15-16 at the first stop of the UCI Downhill World Cup, in Maribor, Slovenia.
21 year old Trek World Racing's Mathias Flueckiger came out of a difficult week of studying and exams, with little preparation for today's race, and surprised everyone, including himself, with an impressive 6th place today at Round 3 of the World Cup, and 1st place in Under 23.
Nearly 500 student athletes from northern and southern California competed on the custom trails at Loma Rica Ranch in Grass Valley, California, as the second meeting of the NorCal and SoCal high school mountain bike racing leagues met in as many years to determine the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) California state champions.
Last weekend was the 2nd round of the 4X World Cup Series in Maribor, Slovenia.
The first round of the UCI World Cup DHI series presented the competitors a challenging opener. With rain each day of the event but the first day of practice, the course was as nasty as it gets.
The International Mountain bike Trade Team Organisation, IMTTO, has joined forces with Freecaster.tv to offer free of charge all future UCI World Cup LIVE races and replays (World Championships will remain pay per view).
The International Mountain bike Trade Team Organisation, IMTTO, has joined forces with Freecaster.tv to offer free of charge all future UCI World Cup LIVE races and replays (World Championships will remain pay per view).
The International Mountain bike Trade Team Organization, IMTTO, has joined forces with Freecaster.tv to offer free of charge all future UCI World Cup LIVE races and replays (World Championships will remain pay per view).
Emily Batty flew to Europe a week early so she could take part in the Bundesliga race in Heubach (GER), which is a great warm up to this weekend's World Cup round in Offenburg (GER).
Last weekend World cup series continued in Slovenia, in Maribor. Maribor is a classic European venue and I really like the place and the course.
The opening round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Downhill saw Trek World Racing take two top 10 results despite the difficult conditions that saw rain all weekend causing slippery race conditions and ankle deep mud in some sections.
ORBEA has chosen Marla Streb's signature trail park, Singletrack Jungle at ToroVerde Adventure Park in Orocovis, Puerto Rico, as the site for their global launch of the 2011 Rallon MTB Series.
FOX Racing Shox sponsored women take the entire podium. Rachel Atherton is back on top with her first win in Maribor.
Despite riding with a broken finger and suffering a horrendous crash in qualifying Rachel Atherton won the first stop of the UCI downhill World Cup series in Maribor, Slovenia in serious style.
And, don't miss the FOX Racing Shox Course Walk
Race Day: May 18, 2010
While most of the MS EVIL riders are on their way to Europe Filip was racing in Portugal at the Lisbon Downtown
Rachel Atherton continued her good run of form as she took the 2nd round of the British Downhill Series up in Fort William
May 5, 2010 – Houffalize, Belgium
Trek World Racing releases today Episode 1 of its new web based video series entitled "In Pursuit".
Following an accident in training at last weekend's first round of the Gravity East DH Series at Massanutten (USA), Neko Mulally has a confirmed compound fracture of his arm, 3/4 down the Radius bone toward the wrist.
The last few months have been pretty flat out for me. After having Glandular fever last season i hadn’t really raced properly for about 9 months.
Scott Beaumont 4X World Cup Round 1 – Houffalize, Belgium – 6th
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Friday, May 7 @ 6:00pm
It was another outstanding weekend for the Trek World Racing team with two top tens by the Flueckiger brothers and younger brother Mathias retaining his Under 23 Leader jersey.
Colorado League is part of national movement for high school cycling
Transition Factory Racing
Trek World Racing ventured north from the Sea Otter Classic in California, to race yesterday's opening round of the Pro Gravity Tour, the premiere US series for downhill racing, in Port Angeles, Washington.
Trek World Racing put in a powerful performance at the opening round of the UCI Mountain Bike XC World Cup with two podium results for the team's Under 23 stars, three top 15 elite results, and a leader jersey for Mathias Flueckiger.
from Scott Beaumont, Rocky Mountain UK Team Manager
What a way to start the season! 2 wins and a 5th place in Europe.
At the first big hit out for the new line up of Trek World Racing here in Monterey, California, Tracy Moseley lead the way with a 3rd in the Women's Downhill, just 0.5secs off the win.
Gee and Rachel take the win at the first British Downhill Round
This past weekend Lukas raced the opening round of the premiere XC series in Europe, the Swiss "Racer Bikes Cup" held in Tesserete near Lugarno.
Commencal and the Athertons launch their new look team
Check out the 831 on a Prototype Deity Cryptkeeper Dirt Jump Frame
Now, Myriam is training in England and gets used to her new Commençal Supreme DH, she has already taken part in 2 races
This last weekend was the first round of the NWCup series in Port Angeles, Washington.
It was awesome and a bit scary, cause the conditions wasn't good, it was raining
After success in our first two official TWR events, the team now looks toward its official Team Camp in the USA.
Hot on the heels of picking up their first stage win of the 2010 Absa Cape Epic, Mathias and Lukas Flueckiger of Trek World Racing have backed up yesterday's result with a win today in the 7th stage.
In winning today's Stage 6 of the Absa Cape Epic, Mathias and Lukas Flueckiger achieved one of their main goals in attending the classic South African stage race; to back up last years final stage win with at least one more in 2010.
Summary of the last 2 stages
This weekend saw the commencement of our official 2010 race program, with both XC and DH components of the team busy in South Africa and Spain respectively.
When winter action starts to mix with summer preparation, things get interesting. You can be sure it‘s going to be tight to have everything ready on time.
One week ago, Giant Factory Off-Road Team pro Kelli Emmett was training in the snow at the Team Camp at Woodward West near Tehachapi, CA.
Fundraiser to support Colorado High School Cycling League
Freeride Mountain Biking takes it to the next level and announces the launch of a new organization: The Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) World Tour
After a very competitive 3 rounds in Glenorchy, Shepparton and Thredbo the national series turned up to the 2009 World Champs venue, Stromlo, for the fourth and final race.
80 percent growth as 2010 Racing Series kicks off this weekend at Vail Lake
Racing Series kicks off this weekend near Monterey
The good news is that they didn’t have to amputate.
Headed out for round #4 of the Fontana Winter Series last weekend, and I was still looking to step up a few spots on the podium!
In its second year, the five-race series will continue to raise the level of competitive gravity racing across the United States by providing a consistent stage of international-caliber events for elite gravity racers to showcase their downhill skills.
Exclusive to FOX Racing Shox’s mountain bike products, the gold-colored Kashima Coat developed by the Miyaki Company of Japan offers superior durability, hardness, and less friction
When Fox Racing Shox puts out something new, people tend to pay attention. Everybody that rides knows Fox. They’re everywhere, and for good reason. Simply put they make good stuff.
With Colorado’s famed history with the sport of mountain biking, it is only fitting for the first ever women’s only mountain bike event to launch on the state’s legendary turf.
Having already worked together for three years, Rachel, Gee and Dan Atherton's confidence in COMMENCAL has been strongly reiterated with the announcement of another two years in partnership with the bike manufacturer. This relationship has steadily grown and is now set to be stronger than ever. The fresh team name and logo marks a new chapter, and the birth of Team COMMENCAL.
This year we'll be returning to many of our favorite locations, as well as heading out further geographically than we ever have before.
Two-Day Mountain Bike Festival in Santa Cruz Brings Professional Female Mountain Bike Riders Including Lisa Myklak, Emily Johnston, and Tammy Donahugh
Trek World Racing's Justin Leov took his first win of the 2010 season last weekend in the 2nd round of the NZMTB cup which was held in Dunedin, a city Justin has recently made his new home. He's now looking forward to another win this weekend Nelson.
23 Degrees Sports Management is thrilled to announce today that the Canadian rising star of Women's XC racing will be joining its global world cup race program, Trek World Racing.
Outerbike is a consumer demo event for both road and mountain bikes in Moab, Utah September 30th to October 3rd.
Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times Magazine would like to invite you to Dirt Rag’s own event: Dirt Fest.
FOX Factory PROTUNE℠ is our custom tuning program that gives you specific tuning based upon your weight, riding style, and personal preferences.
The Tipping Point , Clay Porter Productions 2009 feature release, has been selected for the 2010 X-Dance Film Festival January 21 – 26 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
It's a title that is very much prized in the nation of Switzerland, and one that has many great names in the list of champions that have won the event over the years.
Dave Wiens to Lead Fundraiser to Ensure That Kids Have Safe Roads and Great Trails
Itʻs been a while since weʻve contacted friends and media to inform them about whatʻs going on with Scott11
he LUNA Pro Team has added another 105 pounds of punch to its powerhouse squad, signing of Amy Dombroski, US National U23 Champion in Cyclocross (3x), Cross-Country Mountain Bike, and Road Race.
Australian Nationals: Round 1
Trek World Racing confirmed today that young American star Neko Mulally from Pennsylvania will be joining the team for a full World Cup program, as well as other key events throughout 2010.
The Northern California High School Cycling League is looking for a new executive director to replace the founder and outgoing executive director, Matt Fritzinger, who is moving on to build the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA).
Newsletter N° 1 Team Lapierre International
It maybe the season of rest, but there is still work to be done at Atherton Racing, Gee shreds up some early snowfall in the Austrian Alps on a recent Pro press day.
This is a great time of year — one where we get to look back on our past season and remember all the things that we really enjoyed, and then look forward to the next one, and figure out what we want to do to make it even better still.
Since there’s a weekend off from Cyclocross racing before the late season stealth assault on the final USGP and Nationals we might as well catch up on the “off” weeks in October and such.
Richard 'Gaspi' Gasperotti Sets World Speed Record on a FOX 40
and AMA Racing Championship Banquet, presented by KTM North America
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He does this while flowing through the Aptos Post Office jumps that influenced the design.
More great races this weekend for the LUNA team! Alison Dunlap got her first big national win of the season and Katerina raced to a 5th place finish at the Nomay World Cup.
This fall has been slated to be a “full cylcocross season” for us Giant MTB Team XC racer types, but I’d be beside myself if we just flew around every weekend until December chasing UCI points.
FOX Racing Shox is currently accepting Mountain Bike racing sponsorship applications for the 2010 race season.
The owners of Trek World Racing, 23 Degrees Sports Management, have confirmed today that 2 Time Olympian and Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist Liam Killeen (GBR) has submitted his resignation from the team, effective December 31 this year.
The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) and the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) have recently signed a partnership agreement which states that IMBA and NICA will work together to cross-promote their efforts and engage the broad cycling community.
After months of talking, weeks of planning, days of prepping, and hours of digging it has come, and gone. The first 'Ham and Steeze Jump Jam' at the world famous Aptos Post Office Jumps was a total success. Over 30 riders attended the event, many spectators were out to enjoy the festivities, and Black Sabbath played all day. Oh, and of course tons of prizing and shwag was given out!
The draft Los Angeles City Bike Plan was recently released and mountain bicyclists should be concerned with the direction it has taken. We need comments not only from L.A.-based riders, but from anyone who has positive stories about relationships with equestrians and other trail users on California trails.
Taking place aboard the historic Queen Mary ocean liner, CycleFest 2009 promises to blow you away.
Shonny and Danelle go big in Hawaii with a 5th and 7th at the X-Terra World Championships in Maui. Check back soon to see how this grueling race unfolded, and find out how Shonny took 5th in the maxed out world-class field with a massive head cold.
With the addition of Fox’s new 831 DJ/4X/DS suspension fork, their mountain bike lineup is pretty much complete.
The Colorado High School Cycling League has announced its launch date as October 25th, which it will celebrate with a fundraising road ride led by former Mountain Biker Tom Danielson of the Garmin-Slipstream team. The ride departs at 9:00 AM from the Bácaro Venetian Tavern in Boulder, Colorado..
FOX Racing Shox is currently accepting Mountain Bike racing sponsorship applications for the 2010 race season
Oct 24 11am to Sundown in Aptos, California
Due to the logistics of travel, Georgia only had one bike for the mud fest at Granogue. That didn't slow her down as she decimated the women's field for her first UCI cross victory. Sunday's course was much drier, but the results were the same. Georgia won again by over a minute, racking up valuable UCI points that determine one's start position at the World Championships.
It’s nice to immediately bookend the Mountain Bike Season with something, well, else.
Find out what inspires her in Bike Magazine’s Raddest Women in Mountain Biking Roundup.
Last weekend I went down to Northstar at Tahoe with a couple friends to compete in the Race for Tara.
A big box from FOX HQ in California turned up at the Dirt office today. Among some other bits was a set of the new Fox 831 4x, dirt jump forks. I remember seeing Jared Graves and Dan Atherton with a pair of these bad boys at the World Champs in Canberra.
All proceeds benefit the NorCal High School Mountain Bike League
The 2009 Fluidride Cup is a 6 event gravity bike racing series starting in Port Angeles WA and ending at Mt Hood Ski Bowl in Government Camp, OR.
With stylish hats, T-shirts and jerseys, FOX Racing Shox has more apparel options than the NASCAR vendor at a Midwestern mall. The designs range from edgy to retro-licious, and the riding apparel is the real deal, as Sugoi makes most of it.
Hands on training for professional mechanics
Celebrated on the first Saturday of each October, the next edition of IMBA’s International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is just days away.
Interbike 2009 with FOX's Nick Delauder
Kelli and Darren are back from InterBike and are looking forward to an exciting fall! Just because the rain is falling doesn't mean the riding season is over, check out below for some exciting things happening at EB in October
Great weekend for the LUNA Pro Team!
Tracy Moseley capped off Trek World Racing's debut season with an impressive victory on arguably the toughest downhill track in World Cup racing.
Another great race for the LUNA Pro Team and a good start to the cyclocross season!
The World Cup Finals were this past weekend in Schladming, Austria. Catharine Pendrel had a fantastic ride, finishing 3rd. She gained enough points to finish 3rd in the overall World Cup standings.
Check out my blog for the gory details.
Less than a week after finishing with his first ever World Cup elite podium at Champery, 20 year old Mathias Flueckiger showed what an incredible future star he is for the sport by taking 3rd place here at the final round of the World Cup in Schladming, Austria.
The Schladming Downhill track doesn't disappoint despite the hard rain and mud.
The latest video from Trek World Racing is now on line. Watch Lukas and Mathias Flueckiger as they not only score TWR's first double WC podium, but become the first brothers in history to stand on an elite World Cup podium together.
I've been pretty stoked on skiing this week. Maybe it's arriving in the little Swiss Alps village of Champerey and looking at avalanche barriers and classic lines on the Dents du Midi across the valley that reminded me of impending winter.
Check out the riders taking delivery of their new carbon aero goodies.
25 year old Lukas Flueckiger and his 20 year old brother Mathias once again made history for Trek World Racing by finishing 4th and 5th in Round 7 of the UCI World Cup, and in so doing, also set a new first by being the only brothers ever to be on a UCI World Cup podium together.
Catharine placed 10th, moving her into 3rd overall with one race to go.
Today was the day I have been anticipating for six months; my first cyclocross race since 2004. Ever since I decided to come back and race cross, I knew there was going to have to be a “first race”. Today was that day, and I survived!
It all started with a bronze medal after the relay race. Then Alexis Vuillermoz (Team Lapierre International XC) and Danny Hart (Team Lapierre powered by Saab Salomon) finished 2nd and 3rd of their respective races
Team Lapierre DH Powered by Saab Salomon
This was my last weekend to get in some good hard racing before the start of the cross season. The Colorado schedule finished up with a four day stage race in Steamboat Springs over Labor Day weekend.
Alison Dunlap: When America needed a win, she got it.
Wie schon berichtet, bringt Fox für 2010 eine spezielle Gabel für 4X und Dirt, die 831. Der Preis leitet sich interessanterweise vom Verkaufspreis auf dem amerikanischen Markt ab, welcher, Achtung, 831$ beträgt.
Catharine Pendrel started off the weekend with a fantastic ride in the Team Relay, helping Canada earn a silver medal.
The week of the World Championships can be a very tough week indeed on the best athletes in the world.
It was an up and down week for Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain at the 2009 World Mountain Bike Championships in Canberra, Australia.
Catharine "Kika" Pendrel kicked off the 2009 World Mountain Bike Championships with a silver medal as part of the Canadian Team relay squad. This is the best result ever for a member of the LUNA Pro Team in a UCI World Championship.
The Santa Barbara area has many chances to participate in a trails related event during the months of September and October
FOX Racing Shox's very own Scott Papola lands an article in Decline Magazine
Time to fire out another Kabush Report. Too much has happened since my last one, and I use up most of my creativity on Twitter. I figure I have a few things I should report on however.
Specialized team rider Trond Hansen from Norway won the first Saint Deep Summer Photo Challenge together with the “Team Scanada” around photographer Mattias Fredriksson. Their common award: 3.000 Canadian Dollars.
3 FOX RIDERS ON THE FINAL PODIUM
Sorry for the lack of communication the last couple weeks, I’ve been enjoying taking it easy mid-week at home in Maine and not having much in the way of innerweb access on the race weekends either.
After the two World Cup races in Quebec, and a visit to Trek's headquarters in Wisconsin by the XC and DH team riders, the two DH men headed to the MTB Mecca, Whistler Mountain, about 2 hours outside of Vancouver.
Kabush, Davison, and Cole Victorious
This is what it's all about. Mt St Anne, in preparation for world champs 2010 spruced up the outdoor moto hip section with a few much appreciated kickers. Early on day one practice Dan Atherton boosts for the cameras and overhead cheers from his peers passing above in the gondolas.
The cross country race was a tight battle between Willow Koerber (Gary Fisher/Subaru), Catharine Pendrel, Georgia Gould, Katerina Nash, and Lea Davison (Maxxis).
The Ridge Riders of the Black Hills Mountain Bike Club will again host the 9th Annual Dakota Five-0, Sunday September 6, 2009 in Spearfish, SD.
FOX Racing Shox is proud to announce the 831 Suspension Fork. Designed and engineered for the demanding disciplines of 4X, Dirt Jump, and Dual Slalom, the 831 uses the FOX 32 mm platform, FLOAT® Air Spring technology, and FIT™ RLC damper.
Animal Commencal team director Dan Brown has confirmed that Rachel Atherton will not race this year and will instead focus on being fully fit for the 2010 season.
Mt. Snow is one of the favorite stops on the Pro Tour because of its demanding courses, well organized races, and huge crowds that show up for three days of action packed racing.
Danny Hart still leader of the UCI World Cup in Junior
From Freestyler To Racer, Strait Upsets Lopes in Finals
Calgary’s Miranda Miller Wins Pro Women Category
It just keeps getting better and better for Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain’s Geoff Kabush.
As SF Dirtlabbers, it is up to us to support the advocacy side of things, to ensure we can develop a killer trail network and world class Bike Park in the City.
Lukas Flueckiger claims the first World Cup podium in XC for Trek World Racing, but it wasn't all smooth sailing. Check out why with the latest video from the team
The next edition of the Fabien Barel Invitational Urge is now announced since the 25 of July at the E-MTN in Vars ressort (Fce).
Trek World Racing's Andrew Neethling brings you in close to his factory Session 88 downhill bike with special insight from Fox Racing Shox, regarding their new stanchion finish, found only on World Cup factory bikes.
atharine Pendrel, enjoying the home field advantage, rode to another fantastic finish at the Bromont World Cup this past weekend.
Venue brings back memories of Mountain Biking's golden years
25 year old Lukas Flueckiger made history for Trek World Racing today by completing the set of World Cup podiums.
After finishing 11th at World Cup Round 2 in La Bresse (FRA), many thought the weather had worked in the favor of Californian wunderkid Kyle Strait.
The penultimate round of the Nissan UCI World Cup Series brought mixed fortunes for Team Animal Commencal.
While the West of Canada experienced record setting high temperatures, the province of Quebec had been hit by heavy thunderstorms for several weeks in a row, turning the Bromont dirt into thick mud.
After qualifying 1st yesterday in the Women's Downhill, Trek World Racing's Tracy Moseley confirmed, after her 3rd in Mont-Sainte-Anne last week, that she is back on form.
This has been our busiest season so far, and also our most fun.
t’s proper summer, or at least it should be by now… Usually racing on the Right Coast in July is confirmation of this, fitness is coming around, everything is green and warm, swimming holes are packed, etc.
In Vars, the survivors of the Team Tribe SG met last weekend to compete for the stage 3 of the Enduro Series (round 5 and 6) and the 2nd trophy of nations of the history.
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The summer has been a full one with lots of travel for racing and even a fun side trip to Italy. It has also been my most winning season ever.
The Trails of our Lives continue...
FOX Riders Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler
After only his 2nd world cup of the season Fabien shows he is fast this year and a serious contender for the rest of the seasons races.
Dan and Gee on the podium in Mont Sainte Anne
Moseley Returns to Podium
The Trek World Racing XC riders returned to World Cup racing after several weeks of local racing, National Championships and the European Championships, with Lukas Flueckiger returning to the top 10 after a difficult start.
It's been a long 4 days here in Munich and life is good. I'm sippin on some bavarian beer enjoying the nice weather finally here in Munich.
Sabrina Jonnier Wins and Geoff Kabush Third at Mont St. Anne World Cup
Catharine Pendrel won, Katerina Nash was 3rd and Georgia Gould was 7th.
Coming into the 2009 edition of the TransAlp Challenge, nothing was certain for Rocky Mountain’s Alison Sydor and her partner Daniel Gathof.
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Check out the coursewalk on Freecaster.
Gritty performances in tough conditions defined a successful and historic first national championship campaign by the NorCal Travel Team
Team Yeti/FOX Athlete Aaron Gwinn wins US National Downhill title. FOX Athletes also finished 3rd, 4th, and 5th to dominate 4 of the 5 podium positions.
Well, it had to come to and end sometime. I'd had two years of a "my race to lose" situation with National Championships taking place in the homeland, that being Mount Snow, Vermont.
Mountain Of Hell: Doublé aux 2 Alpes pour Greg Doucende
Gee Atherton now UK and UCI World Champion Downhill mountain biker
Way to go Pappy!
I’ve always wanted to go to the Downieville Classic for a variety of reasons.
Catharine, fresh off a victory in the women's team competition at the BC Bike Race, had a spectacular day at the Canadian National Cross Country Championships.
Greg Doucende wins is round easily, and David Vazquez finish 2nd with Fabien Barel.
I just finished up a six day mountain bike stage race in Breckenridge, CO. First mountain bike race in 4yrs. Raced the coed team division with my husband. Quite the week! Here’s my first race report in years. Enjoy!
Find out which of the three is the favourite, catch up with them in Andorra and then follow them over the Atlantic to compete in the US Open.
June has been a good, and busy, racing month for our Squamish MMR athletes.
The Canadian National Mountain Bike Championships always feature world class competitors, and this year saw a race to the wire in the men's field and a dominating performance in the women's.
The 2009 Cross Country and Downhill World Cup Circuit witnesses the launch of a new partnership between Trek World Racing and Lucozade Sport, the leaders in safe sports nutrition, offering a range of safe and effective sports nutrition products to athletes.
Another race down, another muddy mess! Thanks for enduring our ever changing Vermont weather. Hopefully one of these races we’ll get a dry course for you.
For sure weather condition of this Slovenian round will stay in riders mind: apocalyptic sun during the week, then enormous storm and lot of rain on Saturday, and then Sun.
SBTS is introducing a HUGE new feature to the Downieville Classic festival. On Wednesday and Thursday, July 8th & 9th, pro riders will be partnered with students (ages 12 to 21) in the On Mountain Pro/Youth Days.
Gee salvages 12th despite 2 crashes
Heading into the fifth round of the UCI Downhill World Cup in Maribor, Slovenia, Maxxis-Rocky Mountain’s Sabrina Jonnier had reason to be confident having won three of four World Cups so far in 2009.
LUNA Pros were busy last weekend, winning big in a variety of events across the country. On the multi-sport front Tyler Stewart captured her first-ever Ironman overall win as a pro, taking the honors at the annual Coeur d'Alene Ironman out yonder in Idaho.
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In a strong return to form all three Trek World Racing riders finished top 10 at Round 5 of the UCI Downhill World Cup, scoring enough points to make Trek World Racing the number 1 team for the weekend, and close the points gap on overall leaders Santa Cruz Syndicate.
The wildflowers are going off in Crested Butte, and that means it's time to race in the fourth stop on the MSC circuit - the 9th Annual Wildflower Rush
Pick up a copy and read about his trip to Peru.
SolVista Bike Park at Granby Ranch opened for the season on Friday, June 5 and saw record attendance over the first weekend of the summer, while providing riders with exceptional trail conditions.
Sometimes you've just gotta stick your neck out and MAKE things happen.
Melanie McQuaid stayed perfect in 2009 while Dan Hugo broke through at the XTERRA Northwest Cup at Farragut State Park just north of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.
Nick Beer is European Champion!
The Parkin Brothers have once again captured the atmosphere of a classic MTB race venue, this time it's Fort William. It was a tough weekend for the TWR ridres, but check out the amazing race footage captured here.
This year racing kicked off early, with Round 1 of the World Cup series in South Africa at the beginning of April.
World Cup Fort William: Danny Hart takes the win and Top20 overall!
Gee Atherton takes 4th and moves into 3rd place in the World Cup rankings.
The first stretch of World Cup racing mayhem is in the books
Despite excellent preparation for one of the toughest downhill courses on the World Cup circuit, Trek World Racing suffered an extraordinary run of bad luck which saw all three riders crash in yesterday's qualifying
The LUNA Team had an outstanding weekend at the Bump n Grind. Catharine Pendrel outsprinted Georgia Gould for the win, with Katerina Nash finding her form and finishing third.
The IXS European Cup in Verbier got Scott 11 hungry for revenge at next weeks World Cup in Fort William, Scotland.
July 25 and 26, Vars, France
I like going to new places. Filling in the gaps on the map so to speak. The Deep South has somehow survived to this date as one of those grey areas.
British downhiller Gee Atherton has just been crowned as the Mountain Biking UK dual slalom pro champion after a thrilling final run showdown with US 4X star Brian Lopes at BikeRadar Live.
Many individuals can claim to have influenced the course of mountain biking over the years...
Meet the British siblings who have taken over mountain biking
For those of you who haven't already seen it, episode one of the 'Atherton Project' is now airing on all good video platforms.
We are expecting a beautiful Enduro season with the 5th edition of the Enduro Series and the Second Edition of the Trophy of Nations.
Fox Racing Shox and the Athertons teamed up last season and made quite the impact with both Rach and Gee winning Worlds in 2008. For this year, they are continuing to work even closer together to refine the DHX RC4 rear shock and tune the forks to keep the Athertons on the podiums.
Catharine Pendrel finished in 5th and Georgia Gould fought back from a flat tire in the first lap to finish in 14th.
2009 NorCal High School Mountain Bike Racing Series State Championships
California State Parks has announced a proposal to open a singletrack trail for mountain biking in Marin County, on the shoulders of Mt. Tamalpais.
This weekend saw Trek World Racing competing in two top level events on the same weekend, in two different European capital cities.
After a second night of heavy rain on Madrid’s Casa de Camp race course, the decision was made to shorten the women's race from five laps to four.
The Lucas Oil AMA MX National Series got the twelve race championship underway at Glen Helen MX Park over the Memorial weekend.
Remember that time you took your girlfriend mountain biking and tried to teach her a bunch of stuff so that you could enjoy riding together more often?
Mount Mayon Volcano Adventure with Brian Lopes April 09
Next: Round 4 on June 7th, at Fort William, in UK.
Hot off her win the weekend before in La Bresse, France, Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain’s Sabrina Jonnier was looking to rack up another World Cup win on the treacherous Valnord, Andorra course and she didn’t disappoint.
24 year old Justin Leov scored a World Cup podium here today in Andorra, despite suffering from a miserable head cold.
The new movie by Clay Porter
The leading team will once again be aboard the Trek Session 88's going into round 3
After a four week break from after the season opener in South Africa, World Cup DH
The two days leading up to the finals of Round two of the Nissan World Mountain Bike series was as varied as it could possilbly be
Saturday, May 9, 2009
It's all been said about Houffalize, Belgium. Basically it's everything a Mountain Bike XC race should be.
With crowds to rival Fort William and a track that encouraged a bit of elbow action the racing was as good as it gets last weekend.
Gee Atherton has picked up his first 2009 win for team Animal Commencal in the opening round at the of the National Point Series in Ae Forest, Scotland.
Older brother Lukas scores 6th place here at World Cup Round 2, two spots better than round 1, and Mathias comes back from a difficult start to finish 21st (2nd in under 23 category).
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The debut season for Trek World Racing continues to bring quality results, this weekend at the Sea Otter Classic here in Monterey, California.
FOX's Elayna Caldwell shows off some of their other suspension goodies
Georgia Gould, Katerina Nash, Catharine Pendrel, Chloe Forsman, and Alison Dunlap spent the weekend with Bev Robinson.
Mad March Racing, kicks off their tenth season of mountain bike coaching with an exciting line-up of events
Britain's Tracy Moseley opened her World Cup campaign with a convincing win of more than 6 seconds to take a perfect score of 250 points and the leader's jersey into round 2.
Riding in conditions that couldn't be any different from home Gee Atherton of team Animal Commencal took home 5th spot at the opening round of the Nissan World Cup series.
The Maxxis-Rocky Mountain team made the 30 hour journey from North America to Pietermaritzburg, South Africa for the first round of the UCI World Cup.
This past weekend marked the racing debut of the all new Maxxis-Rocky Mountain UCI trade team.
First enduro race for the Team Lapierre Saab Salomon.
Danny Hart and david Vazquez train hard in New Zealand
This past weekend saw the running of the New Zealand National Downhill Championship
In just his first race as a Nema factory rider, Jared Graves captured the 2009 Australian National 4X title!
Current World Champion Rachel Atherton sustained a dislocated shoulder yesterda
Georgia Gould and Katerina Nash dominated the final weekend of racing in the US Grand Prix Cyclocross Series
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Shonny Vanlandingham Hosts 125 Women at Texas MTB Clinic
A celebration of the bicycle for all cyclists of all ages
Public Encouraged to Bid Online for Custom Hand-Built Bicycles
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Coming into Round 7 of the Nissan UCI World Cup Rachel Atherton was leading by 113 points
Marie-Helene Premont has ended her season by clinching the World Cup overall
Catharine Pendrel 2nd in Overall, Georgia Gould 5th, Katerina Nash 7th
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FOX Racing Shox would like to congratulate their sponsored Athletes who will be racing in the Beijing Olympics Mountain Bike event August 22 and 23
Womenzworx Presented by Sombrio a Great Success with Prize Purse of $3,200
It was a solid weekend for the Factory Team at the Bromont World Cup
Catharine Pendrel Gives LUNA First Ever World Cup Victory, Katerina Nash Races to First World Cup Podium, Team Leading Overall Standings
The Olympics are coming fast and Fox Athletes are showing that they are ready to represent
Catharine Pendrel 2nd, Georgia Gould 4th, Katerina Nash 7th at Mont Sainte Anne World Cup
It was an outstanding weekend for the Factory Team at the Mont Saint Anne World Cup.
Despite a leg injury that threatened her actual participation in the 4th round of the Nissan World Cup Series, Rachel Atherton pulled everything out of the bag to take the win at the typically brutal stop of Mt St Anne