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cross country racing

First Ride – Mondraker Podium R

Mondraker has been making their mark on mountain biking with their game changing approach to geometry. While most riders are very familiar with Mondraker’s longer travel trail bikes, the Podium line is a dedicated cross-country race bike. Mondraker offers 3 levels of the Podium, each using the same carbon fiber frame but with different build […]

Albstadt Teaser: World Cup Round 2

The German venue organized an XCO round of the UCI World Cup for the third time since it first joined the calendar in 2013. Created in 2004, the bike park features a combination of physical passages and technical sections that is used by a number of athletes as preparation ground in the lead-up to the […]

Women’s Highlights from Nove Mesto

In the Women’s race Jolanda Neff had her usual fast start to open a 15 second lead by the end of the first loop. Leading the chase was legendary Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Multivan Merida), who took her first World Cup victory 19 years ago. With Dahle Flesjaa were defending Nove Mesto winner Pauline Ferrand Prevot […]

Jaroslav Kulhavy KO’s Round 1 of the UCI World Cup

In the past four years of UCI World Cup racing in Nove Mesto there have been only two winners of the men’s race – Jaroslav Kulhavy took the first edition, and Nino Schurter (Scott-Odlo) the last three. Once again, it came down to these two riders today in Nove Mesto. Schurter attacked on the start […]