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MONT-SAINTE-ANNE DOWNHILL RESULTS—ELITES AND JUNIORS

Great conditions and wild racing at the next-to-last downhill World Cup 2022

The downhill event at Mont-Sainte Anne proved to be one of the most exciting races of the year. One of the most notable things that happened was that Finn Iles had his chain come off his bike halfway down the mountain, and he still won. It…
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AMERICA’S NEW NATIONAL MOUNTAIN BIKE CHAMPS

Dakotah Norton, Kailey Skelton, Christopher Blevins and Kate Courtney win Sunday's big titles

The USA Cycling National Mountain Bike Championships ended on Sunday with titles being awarded in the Downhill and Short Track XC categories. Below are the major results for the elite-level racers. Kailey Skelton has won the Pro Women's…
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OLYMPIC MOUNTAIN BIKE CHAMP WINS A STAGE IN THE TOUR DE FRANCE

Tom Pidcock proves that he's a contender in the world's greatest road bike race

Great Britain's Tom Pidcock is making history in the Tour de France this year. He's been making history for a while, too. Pidcock won the Olympic gold medal in mountain biking in Japan last July 26th, four days before his 22nd…
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VALLNORD, ANDORRA XCO WORLD CUP REPORT

The top riders were in for some surprises this time

After securing his first-ever World Cup win in dramatic fashion in Lenzerheide last weekend, Luca Braidot was hoping to once again shock the rest of the field.
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VALLNORD, ANDORRA SHORT TRACK VIDEO

Watch the Short Track video replay courtesy of Red Bull TV, and get ready to watch the downhill on Saturday morning and the XC on Sunday

The Andorra World Cup is happening this weekend. The Short Track event was completed Friday afternoon in Andorra. If you missed it and want to see the replay, here is the link:…
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THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE JOHN TOMAC INTERVIEW

More than 30 years after his best year of racing, John Tomac is still widely considered the greatest all-around mountain biker in history. Tomac won the UCI XC World Championship and World Cup titles in 1991, plus the U.S. Downhill title…
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“YOUR CRANKS ARE TOO LONG”

Gene Hamilton of Better Ride says 155mm cranks work better than 175mm cranks, and he's 6'3"

Gene Hamilton is one of the top mountain bike skills trainers in the world, so he's worth listening too. He says he heard from Lance Canfield of Canfield Bikes that 155mm cranks work better than 175mm cranks for all kinds of riding.…
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THE MISSY GIOVE TV INTERVIEW

Missy Giove tells all in this video interview from 1994, the year she won the UCI Downhill World Championship

America's Missy Giove was one of the best and most popular downhill racers in the world in the 1990s and early 2000s. She won the UCI Downhill World Championship in Vail, Colorado, in 1994 and took third in 1993, 1996 and 2002. Missy won…
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THIRD ROUND OF EWS-E GETS UNDERWAY THIS WEEKEND

The race will take place on the famous grey earth in Valberg, France

Press Release For the first time in the history of the series, EWS-E will enjoy a stand-alone race, with this week’s event dedicated solely to all things electric. Located high in the Maritime Alps, Valberg last hosted an EWS in 2016,…
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BLAST FROM THE PAST: MBA’S WHEEL-WAR SHOOTOUT— 29″ vs. 27.5″ vs. 26″

This story first appeared in our March 2012 issue, when only a few companies were offering bikes with 27.5-inch (650b) wheels. At that time, the dilemma for most riders was to choose between bikes with either 26 or 29-inch wheels. Take a look back at what we said about the three wheel-size choices, back when the 26-inchers still ruled the market, and only a few companies were offering the 27.5-inch wheels (better known as 650b-sized wheels back then).

What's The Right Wheel Size For You?
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HÖLL AND HATTON TAKE THE GOLD IN INNSBRUCK DOWNHILL

How these two downhill racers strategized for speed & kept it both mentally and physically cool.

Under cloudless skies and uncharacteristic heat, Valentina Höll and Charlie Hatton earn the distinction of the elite winners of the 2022 deuter Downhill Innsbruck Presented by Raffeisen Club.
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USA CYCLING NAMES 2022 NATIONAL TEAM

Check out the list of mountain bikers who made the team this year

The USA Cycling National Team exists to recognize and support cyclists who represent the United States of America at the highest level of the sport. It is a group of top Junior, U23, and Elite athletes who strive for international results…
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HOFFMAN AND KOLB WIN IT FOR THE LOCALS IN INNSBRUCK DUAL SLALOM

German and Austrian riders take the W's in front of their home crowds

The morning had kicked off with sun, but the light swiftly disappeared behind the clouds as riders got on track. Eventually, a rumble of thunder grumbled in the distance and the heavens slowly opened. . . . Riders slipped. Gates were ridden…
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