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Mathieu Van Der Poel Withdraws from Tour de France

  Mathieu van der Poel got to wear the yellow leader’s jersey in the Tour de France for six days in the past week, an impressive debut for his first appearance in cycling’s most prestigious race.  (Photo: Bettini/Road Bike Action)   As many people had said he would, Mathieu van der Poel withdrew from the […]

Mountain Bike Racer Mathieu van der Poel Is Leading the Tour de France

Mathieu van der Poel  of the Netherlands is currently leading this year’s Tour de France . He’s pictured here in the 3rd stage of the race on Monday, June 28th, Photo: Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2021 Mathieu van der Poel was widely viewed as one of the favorites for a mountain bike gold medal in the Olympics next month, […]

America’s Haley Batten Is Going to the Olympics Now

USA Cycling made this announcement today:  NOVE MESTO, CZECH REPUBLIC – On Sunday, Haley Batten (Park City, Utah; Trinity Racing) qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Mountain Bike Team after finishing second in the UCI XCO World Cup in Nové Město na Moravě. Haley Batten, on her way to the silver medal in Sunday’s […]

Throwback Thursday: 13 Years Ago in Colorado

In going through some of our photo files we came upon this shot of Dave Wiens, one of the legends of American mountain biking, leading a ride with his friends near his home in Gunnison, Colorado, at the riding area known as Hartmann Rocks. A pro men’s cross-country national champion in the 1990s, Dave’s now […]

France Host’s Weekend’s World Cup Eliminator and Cross-Country Events

The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup moves from the Czech Republic to France for round four of the Cross-country series. La Bresse, nestled in the Alsace region by the German and Swiss borders, has twice held a Downhill World Cup, but for 2012 will hold Its first cross-country event.  The competition holds additional significance, since it […]