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BEST OF THE BEST SOON TO BE CROWNED AT FINAL STOP OF 2021 CRANKWORX WORLD TOUR

November 1-7, Crankworx Rotorua 2021 will not only play host to some of the world’s best, bringing the Crankworx Family together one last time, but it will also celebrate the best of the best. As the last stop of the 2021 World Tour, it will see the King and Queen of Crankworx crowned, the Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship awarded, and, if the stars align, history’s second Triple Crown of Slopestyle trophy handed out.

WORLD CHAMP SEEWALD IGNITES STAGE 3 OF CAPE EPIC

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 […]

SARROU, BEERS ROMP TO ABSA CAPE EPIC STAGE 2 WIN

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. 

BULLS STAMPEDE TO ABSA CAPE EPIC STAGE VICTORY

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 […]

Keegan Swenson finishes 7th in 2021 Marathon MTB World Championships

  ELBA ISLAND, Ita. – The 2021 Marathon Mountain Bike World Championships took on the island of Elba in Tuscany. Almost every part of this course is demanding single track with challenging climbs. The men raced 71 miles with 14,000 feet of climbing. The women raced 50 miles with over 10,000 feet of climbing. It […]

Video: Luke Whitlock—Free Riding at Mt. Bachelor Bike Park

Luke’s words: Danny Manning and I spent a few days at Mt Bachelor hanging out, getting clips in between laps, and enjoying the unreal hero dirt and conditions we were given at the park. Being a free rider isn’t all about speed through the bike park, but more focused on riding the park in a […]

All systems go for the 2021 Absa Cape Epic, October 17-24

Most notably, the event will not have spectators, and access to race villages, water points, and other official areas will be strictly controlled. All participants and event staff must present a negative Covid-19 test before the start of the race and submit to a further antigen test during the event as an added screening measure. Whilst not a prerequisite to participate in the Absa Cape Epic, we do encourage all participants to be vaccinated. Further Covid-19 mitigation plans are in place and will be enforced.

Destination: The Oaxaca Experience

What comes to mind when you think of Mexico? Is it a luxurious, mountainous adventure with loamy dirt, world-class food, beautiful views, historical architecture, and an inviting cultural experience? We will be honest and say that is not at all what first comes to mind.

The Epic Series® brings MTB stage racing to the United Kingdom, June 17-19, 2022.

“While mountain biking has been hugely popular across the UK for years, and particularly in Wales, riders have never had the chance to take on the challenges and enjoyments that an Epic Series event presents: a fully-timed, multi-day stage race in a two-person team format on home soil.” Explained Dean Smith, Cymru MTB Classic Race Director. “We have some of the best MTB trails in the world, so the next logical step is to bring the most prestigious international mountain biking series to Snowdonia, in Wales, to showcase them.”

ROBIN GOOMES CLAIMS SPOT IN “HERSTORY” BOOKS AS FIRST WOMAN TO LAND BACKLIP IN CRANKWORX COMPETITION

Robin Goomes pulled her backflip in the Speed and Style Competition. Photo: Clint Trahan. [Here’s the official news report from the staff at Crankworx:] INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA, June 18, 2021 – Today’s CLIF Speed & Style Innsbruck competition can be summed up by the following: world-firsts, progression, winning streaks, and game-time double backflips.   See below […]

Crankworx Innsbruck Dual Slalom & Photos

As reported by Julia Montague of Crankworx:  INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA, June 17, 2021 – Precision and power were the names of the game in the Specialized Dual Slalom Innsbruck today, as live broadcast action kicked off from Crankworx Innsbruck 2021. With a start list that featured a who’s who from every corner of mountain bike racing, it was hard […]