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WOMEN’S QUALIFYING RESULTS AT FORT WILLIAM

The Elite Women battled for the top qualifying spots at Fort William on Saturday. Unlike the Elite Men’s qualifiers, the British riders all finished outside the top five. Multi-time UCI World Champion, World Cup champion and young mother Rachel Atherton was on the list of racers who had signed up for the race, but she […]

LATEST UCI WORLD CUP SHORT-TRACK STANDINGS

Friday’s XC Short Track races in Nove Mesto brought some major changes to the men’s and women’s rankings. Before this weekend’s Short Track races started, Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Alan Hatherly were leading the rankings for the women and men. We overheard (unofficially) on the race broadcast that Pauline broke her chain in the race, causing […]

WORLD CUP SHORT TRACK CROSS-COUNTRY RANKINGS

This year, the UCI will be issuing World Cup titles to the Elite Women’s and Elite Men’s top racers in the Cross-Country Short Track competitions.

Below you can see the current rankings for this new points category following this past weekend’s World Cup event in Albstadt, Germany.

WORLD CUP XCO RESULTS FROM ALBSTADT, GERMANY, MAY 8, 2022

It looks like Nino Schurter has a serious challenger this year, as Olympic champion Thomas Pidcock looks to be the strongest racer in the men’s ranks right now. Nino needs only one more victory to surpass Julien Absalon on the all-time win list for XCO World Cups. We expect he’ll get it sooner or later, but he didn’t get it this weekend. We’ll see what happens in the next few months. Pidcock looks to be one of the toughest competitors Nino has ever faced. Meanwhile, Rebecca McConnell is looking like she’s the woman to beat this year, as she’s now won the first two World Cup XCO races of the year.

NINO AND REBECCA MAKE HISTORY AT THE BRAZIL WORLD CUP RACE

Thousands of spectators came out to watch the World Cup race action in Petropolis, Brazil, this past weekend. With the dawning of the 33rd season of World Cup cross-country racing, the jungle in Petrópolis, Brazil was buzzing with excitement – both from the jubilant spectators lining the course and riders eager to establish their position […]

AMERICA’S BATTEN AND GOMEZ VILLAFANE TIGHTEN GRIP ON CAPE EPIC TITLE

The next-to-last stage of the 2022 Absa Cape Epic was 76 kilometers long with some 2700 meters of climbing. In the men’s race, Wilier-Pirelli’s Fabian Rabensteiner and Wout Alleman rode a flawless stage to secure their first Elite Men’s win of the race. Hayley Batten and Sofia Gómez Villafane raced to their third stage win of the 2022 event.

STAGE 3: MORE SURPRISES IN THE ABSA CAPE EPIC

Stage 3 of the Absa Cape Epic was another true marathon stage that was over 100 kilometers long. In the Men’s category, Speed Company Racing delivered on their Prologue promise of being here to “take over” as they stormed to the stage win ahead of Toyota-NinetyOne-Specialized’s Matt Beers and Chris Blevins.

RIDING WITH MOUNTAIN BIKE PRO ATHLETES

MOUNTAIN BIKING WITH PRO ATHLETES IN WINDROCK TENNESSEE Join Nik Nestoroff, Dakotah Norton, and Christopher Grice for an onboard lap as they ride a 7-minute long break Downhill run in Windrock, Tennessee. This trail drops over 500 feet per minute! The KHS Pro Team has just wrapped up the Fontana Race series with two overall […]

AMERICAN CHRISTOPHER BLEVINS TAKES ON NINO SCHURTER IN SPRINT FINISH AT ABSA CAPE EPIC ON TUESDAY

Stage 2 of the 2022 Absa Cape Epic marked the longest stage of this year’s race. The men’s race was decided in a nail-biting sprint finish. Nino Schurter (SUI) and Lars Forster (SUI) of SCOTT-SRAM were heading towards the finish line in the lead, but Christopher Blevins (USA) overtook them. His partner Matt Beers (RSA) could not go with him, so SCOTT-SRAM took the stage win.

REAL BULL ATTACKS GRAVEL BIKE RACER!

A bull attacked riders during a gravel bike race in Bakersfield, California, on Saturday. Mountain bike stars Christopher Blevins (the sport’s current Short Track World Champion) and Tinker Juarez (a former mountain bike Marathon World Champion and a 1996 Olympian) were competing in the race, but they were unhurt.

U.S. NATIONAL DOWNHILL SERIES WILL START IN TENNESSEE NEXT WEDNESDAY

World-renowned cyclists will gather for an intense start to the 2022 Downhill series with the Tennessee National on Wednesday, March 9th. The week’s festival will include the downhill, enduro, freestyle and kid’s competitions. Unlike the other events, Friday’s highly anticipated freestyle jam features maximum air tricks and competitions. Spectators are invited to join in on the action for free in the finish and expo area or can pay for mountain access passes starting at $10 per day during the week, $15 on Saturday or $30 for the full week.