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CRANKWORX ROTORUA WRAP-UP

Thanks, Red Bull, for the report. Thanks, Clint Trahan, for the photos.

Red Bull sent us their write-up of the action at Crankworx Rotorua, New Zealand: The 2023 Crankworx World Tour kicked off in Rotorua and there were impressive victories for Emil Johansson, Loïc Bruni, Jess Blewitt and Harriet…
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CRANKWORX ROTORUA PUMP TRACK REPORT

Photos by Clint Trahan

Crankworx press release: ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND March 24, 2023 - The second weekend of Crankworx Rotorua has officially kicked off, and tonight’s Pump Track Challenge Presented by Torpedo7 was one for the books. Nestled into the base of…
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“SIK MIK” COMES ON STRONG IN ROTORUA’S AIR DH

Mick Hannah and Caroline Buchanan rule the Air DH in New Zealand

Official news release from Crankworx: ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND March 23, 2023 — It’s the midpoint of Crankworx Rotorua and the world’s fastest and smoothest riders could be found ripping down Skyline‘s iconic Mr. Black track for the…
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BEERS/BLEVINS & LOOSER/LECOURT TAKE STAGE 4 IN ABSA CAPE EPIC

Nino Schurter and Andri Frischknecht hold onto their leaders' jerseys at end of Stage 4

News courtesy of the Absa Cape Epic, Cape Town, South Africa, March  23, 2023: Stage 4, the 2023 Absa Cape Epic’s Time Trial, was short on kilometers but not short on action as Matt Beers and Chris Blevins (Toyota-Specialized-NinetyOne)…
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PHOTOS AND RESULTS: ABSA CAPE EPIC, STAGE 3

Cape Town, South Africa

Amy Wakefield and Candice Lill (e-FORT. net | SeattleCoffeeCo) won the transition stage in the CM.com Women’s category, while Matt Beers won the Men’s Stage 3 race alongside American partner Christopher Blevins…
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PHOTOS AND RESULTS FROM ABSA CAPE EPIC ON TUESDAY

Blevins and Beers bounce back

(News and photos courtesy of Specialized) Team Toyota-Specialized-NinetyOne bounced back from their woes in stage one to win stage 2 of the 2023 Cape Epic. In a tactical masterclass, Chris Blevins and Matt Beers rode away from Nino…
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LEADERS JERSEYS CHANGE HANDS IN CAPE EPIC AFTER THE END OF STAGE 1

Nino Schurter, Andri Frischknecht, Amy Wakefield and Candice Lill turn up the heat

Stage 1 of the 2023 Absa Cape Epic saw the Ciovita leader jerseys change hands as SCOTT-SRAM MTB-Racing’s Nino Schurter and Andri Frischknecht claimed the yellow jersey in the Men’s category. e-FORT. net | SeattleCoffeeCo’s Amy Wakefield…
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DOG MEDICINE CAUSED KATERINA NASH TO FAIL HER DOPING TEST

The pro XC cyclist and Vice President of the UCI almost lost her racing license after failing a drug test last year

Katerina Nash, who is scheduled to race in the Cape Epic this weekend, was on the verge of being banned from professional cycling for the next four years after having tested positive for a banned substance last October. She blamed her dog…
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AMERICANS FAVORED TO WIN THE ABSA CAPE EPIC

Two Americans look like they could be the top contenders this year

America's Sofia Gomez-Villafame (leading here) and teammate Haley Batten (far right) took the Women's title at last year's Absa Cape Epic. Sofia is expected to be a top contender this year, too, when she'll be teamed up with Katerina…
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THE ABSA CAPE EPIC STARTS THIS WEEKEND

This looks like it could be another race for the ages

Nino Schurter will be going for his third win. He is already a two-time Absa Cape Epic winner and his 2023 partner, Andri Frischknecht, is the 2018 Swiss Epic champion.
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TINKER JUAREZ GETS BACK TO HIS HIGH-FLYING AERIAL ROOTS

Tinker Juarez is now 62, but he still rides like a kid

In the late 1970s, Tinker Juarez was sometimes called "The King of the Skateparks" for his aerial skills in the concrete playgrounds of Southern California. Tinker, now 62, was preparing for one of his pro-XC races recently when he went…
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MOUNTAIN BIKE HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES ITS 2023 INDUCTEES

Four people are being inducted this year

The four riders are downhill legend Shaun Palmer, who changed the downhill scene over 20 years ago; Rob Warner, the first British downhill World Cup winner who became the star race announcer of the World Cup series in recent years; Diddie…
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THROWBACK TUESDAY: GARNET VERTICAN

See if you can identify the make and model of the bike

Here's a shot of former MBA test rider Garnet Vertican from one of our bike tests more than 20 years ago. See if you can identify the make and model of the bike. Then, see if you can tell us what month and year the test appeared in MBA,…
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CANNONDALE IS OFF TO THE RACES FOR 2023

Meet the Cannondale Factory Race Team

Cannondale has made the official announcement of who will be racing cross-country for them in 2023 on the Cannondale Factory Racing Team. Check out the official press release: PRESS RELEASE Cannondale Factory Racing (CFR) is off to…
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