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LEOGANG’S WORLD CUP CROSS-COUNTRY RACES

Race report courtesy of Red Bull: Mathias Flückiger doubled at Leogang again, repeating his performance of 2021. Photo: Bartek Wolinski/Red Bull Content Pool Mathias Flückiger and Loana Lecomte doubled up in Leogang for the second straight year after they added a Sunday XCO victory to their Friday XCC wins to complete a perfect UCI Mountain […]

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.

MORE SURPRISES ON FRIDAY IN CAPE EPIC

Stage 5 of the Absa Cape Epic took the teams from the race village in Elandskloof to the new race village in Stellenbosch. The route took in three major climbs and it was Imbuko {Type} DEV who seized the opportunity and raced away to from the pack to claim their first stage win. In the CM.com Women’s category, Sofia Gómez Villafane and Haley Batten outraced Candice Lill and Mariske Strauss to secure the stage win for NinetyOne-songo-Specialized..

WORLD CHAMP CHRISTOPHER BLEVINS IS CHANGING TEAMS

Christopher Blevins has shared on Instagram that his time in a Trinity Racing jersey has come to a close. Blevins hasn’t said yet where he’s going. He had been racing Specialized bikes on the Trinity team, but the brand of bikes he’ll be using in 2022 is yet to be announced. Comments on the Christopherblevs […]

ABSA EXTENDS LONG-STANDING SPONSORSHIP OF CAPE EPIC

In Absa’s deep history of involvement with sports and sporting events in Africa, the 16-year-long sponsorship of the Absa Cape Epic has been one of the Absa Group’s longest-standing relationships. It has been, without doubt, one of Absa’s most beneficial due to the event’s global attraction and reach, and the dedication to bettering the South African economy through boosting tourism and creating employment in local markets and sectors.

BEERS AND SARROU WIN 2021 CAPE EPIC

Sarrou was at a loss for words after his eight days of mountain biking. “This is just incredible,” he said. “I have no words. It’s been such an amazing week riding with Matt. We had the yellow jersey right from the start and we never let it go. It feels amazing to win the Absa Cape Epic. Thank you to the entire team – the staff, the mechanics, everyone involved has made this possible.”

SINA FREI AND LAURA STIGGER GO 7-FOR-7 WITH ONE DAY LEFT IN CAPE EPIC

With wet and muddy conditions and a consistently up and down race profile, the 81km Stage 6 was another challenge for elite and amateur riders alike. Frei and Stigger have an insurmountable overall lead, so the drama was always most likely to come from another team deciding to attack the stage. That attack came from Faces CST, who started pushing the pace from the halfway mark. 

BEERS AND SARROU MOVE INTO STRIKING DISTANCE IN CAPE EPIC

For nearly half the day’s racing, the leading teams remained close together. The shake-up came, as it has on every stage this year when the climbing for the day started. Hans Becking and José Dias (Buff Scott MTB) made the early dash uphill, showing no fatigue from their tremendous efforts yesterday and the day before. BULLS 2 responded well, though, as did Beers and Sarrou.