Could this be the greatest cyclist in the world?
Could this be the greatest cyclist in the world?
Christopher Blevins has announced that he’ll be joining the Specialized Factory Racing team for 2022, along with America’s Haley Batten. Blevins had been racing Specialized bikes on the Trinity racing team when he won the Elite Men’s Short Track title at last year’s World Championships and then followed it up by winning the final World […]
Watch her training in an indoor bike park, doing wheelies, riding in the snow, and even playing soccer with her friends with all of them on bikes. Be sure to check out her juggling skills too, as she juggles three balls while standing on a rolling balance board.
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 […]
The new electric mountain bike is equipped with the lightweight maxon BIKEDRIVE AIR e-bike system. Including the battery, it weighs only 3.5 kg (7.72 pounds) and can be integrated into the bicycle frame almost invisibly. Knowing how light today’s World Cup XC bikes are, it’s possible that Flückiger’s e-bike might weigh less than 30 pounds
Earlier this year we asked some of the top riders in the world who they thought was the best mountain biker in history. Nino Schurter is the guy who came up number one in most riders’ opinions. Check out this video to learn more about what makes him so good.
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.
Train to Ride is now offering cycling-specific programs and plans for road, gravel, and moto, while still keeping the original Enduro MTB programs for Enduro, XC, DH, and eMTB.
“90% of the course is off-road, covering sand, lava fields, and dirt tracks in the northern part of the island”
The NinetyOne-songo-Specialized team enjoyed a flawless 2021 Absa Cape Epic, barely putting a foot or pedal stroke wrong all week.
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.”
With only one day left in the 8-day stage race, it’s looking easy to guess who the overall winners will be, but nothing is certain until they cross the line on Sunday.
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.
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.
Domination has been the name of the game for Sina Frei and Laura Stigger as the NinetyOne-songo-Specialized pair claimed their sixth win in the race (one Prologue and five stages)
Early on the stage, it looked like their 2021 Cape Epic domination might be broken. The Computer Mania MTB duo of Cherie Redecker and Adelheid Morath burst into life right from the start. Seemingly startled by the early pace-setters, Salusmed responded, as did the overall leaders NinetyOne-songo-Specialized. The three teams formed the lead bunch, with Luthi and De Groot looking in great form.
Overall leaders Matt Beers and Jordan Sarrou (NinetyOne-songo-Specialized) claimed second on the day, extending their overall lead through skill and circumstance – their nearest rivals, Canyon Northwave MTB, abandoned the stage before the start due to stomach complaints for Martin Stošek. Andreas Seewald continued as a solo rider but is out of the racing.
Absa Cape Epic Press Release: Seewald has been threatening to show his World Champion credentials all week, and today that finally proved the case as he and Stošek powered to an important stage win. The Canyon Northwave MTB pair remain in second overall, but they have cut the lead of NinetyOne-songo-Specialized’s Matt Beers and Jordan […]
Absa Cape Epic Press Release: Sina Frei and Laura Stigger (NinetyOne-songo-Specialized) won Stage 3 of the Absa Cape Epic in Tulbagh today, continuing their commanding march towards overall glory. They won everything Stage 3 could throw at them – the Dimension Data Hotspot Sprint on Tulbagh’s 300-year-old Church Street, the race to the top […]
Sina Frei and Laura Stigger powered to a third win when they crossed the Saronsberg-based finish line on Stage 2 of the 2021 Absa Cape Epic.
The pair comfortably won the 98km stage that took riders from Ceres to Saronsberg, Tulbagh in a time of 3:56:02. The stage victory means they remain in the overall yellow leader jerseys going into tomorrow’s 91km stage that features many of Tulbagh’s most famed trails, including the notorious Bone Trail.
Riding comfortably, with great control and composure throughout, the first-timers cruised home in 4:34:52 – nearly five minutes ahead of second-placed finishers Ariane Luthi and Robyn de Groot (Salusmed).
Absa Cape Epic Press Release In a tight finish on Stage 1, the BULLS (Urs Huber & Simon Schneller) and BULLS 2 (Martin Frey & Simon Stiebjahn) teams claimed first and second respectively, with Canyon Northwave MTB (Andreas Seewald & Martin Stošek) racing home in third. Prologue winners NinetyOne-Songo-Specialized (Matt Beers & Jordan Sarrou) finished […]
Mud-splattered by the finish, the pair were delighted with their efforts. “It was really tough out there today thanks to the weather, but we are used to those conditions from some of our recent XCO rides, so we handled it well,” said Stigger.