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WHISTLER MTN AIR DH PRO AND BIKERX CONTEST-JUL 5

WHISTLER MTN AIR DH PRO AND BIKERX CONTEST-JUL 5 Joyride Bikercross 2002 – July 3rd – Official Results Pro Men 1st – Brian Lopes GT/Fox $3500 2nd – Cedric Gracia – Volvo Cannondale 3rd – Steve Peat – Team Orange 4th – Shaums March – Red Bull/Chumba 5th – Scott Beamont – Kona/Oakley 6th – […]

MIGUEL MARTINEZ TAKES ON THE TOUR–JULY 3

MIGUEL MARTINEZ TAKES ON THE TOUR–JULY 3 France’s mountain biking Olympic gold medalist turned road racer, Miguel Martinez, will make his tour debut this Saturday. While Little Mig doesn’t have a chance for a top placing in the general classification category, the 130 pounder is certain to turn heads once the tour starts up the […]

SPECIALIZED EPIC XC PROTOTYPE–JUNE 25

SPECIALIZED EPIC XC PROTOTYPE–JUNE 25 By R. Cunningham Specialized has unveiled a new cross-country racing platform that is intended to supercede the famous FSRxc. The Epic’s unusually configured dual-suspension chassis uses a special air damper that is tucked under the left seatstay. A vertical cylinder, dubbed ?the brain,? is attached to the rear of the […]

RIM NORDIC KICKS OFF THE SUMMER

RIM NORDIC KICKS OFF THE SUMMER For the 300 racers that took part in the Rim Nordic XC opener, there is absolutely no better way to kick of the summer. A lap around the typical Running Springs circuit can best be described as riding your bike on the Colossus at Magic Mountain. The mostly singletrack […]

NORBA NATIONAL #3 RESULTS–JUNE 22

NORBA NATIONAL #3 RESULTS–JUNE 22 Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS MEN 1. Roland Green (Can)…Trek-Volkswagen…2:08:17.8 2. Kashi Leuchs (NZ)…Volvo-Cannondale…at 4:55.3 3. Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski…RLX-Polo Sport…at 5:05.6 4. Ryder Hesjedal (Can)…Subaru-Gary Fisher…at 5:39.4 5. Seamus McGrath (Can)…Haro-Lee Dungarees…at 6:30.1 6. Travis Brown…Trek-Volkswagen…at 8:09.4 7. Carl Swenson…RLX-Polo Sport…at 8:10.6 8. Chris Eatough (GBR)…Trek-Volkswagen…at 8:51.1 9. Marc […]

CONTROVERSIAL CANADIAN COMMONWEALTH GAME PICK

CONTROVERSIAL CANADIAN COMMONWEALTH GAME PICK By Ed Arnet The Commonwealth Games takes place once every four years and is a multi-sport contest between the nations of the empire. This year the event is being held in Manchester, England on July 25 to August 4. To the countries involved the Commonwealth Games ranks only second to […]

SHOZO SHIMANO 1928 – 2002 JUNE–20

SHOZO SHIMANO 1928 – 2002 JUNE–20 Shozo Shimano, current chairman emeritus and former president of Shimano Inc., passed away June 15 due to heart failure at the age of 74. He is survived by his wife Aiko, son Yozo and daughter Setsuko. A private funeral was held Monday at his hometown of Sakai, Japan. Sakai […]

UCI WORLD RANKINGS JUNE 19

UCI WORLD RANKINGS JUNE 19 The Union Cycliste Internationale organizes a yearly ranking system that rates the top mountain bikers in the world. Using a graded scale, points are awarded per finish in recognized events. The highest points are awarded in the Olympic Games. Following in a descending order are UCI World Championships, UCI World […]

CHEESEHEAD’S GRADE: “A” FOR EFFORT–JUNE 18

CHEESEHEAD?S GRADE: ?A? FOR EFFORT–JUNE 18 By Ryan Cleek In a region of the US synonymous with the BIG 10 (which has 11 teams) and tractor pulls; the concept of putting on a NORBA Downhill mountain bike race in an area without mountains didn’t bat an eye. Therefore, the second stop of the 2002 NORBA […]

ARE AMERICAN RACERS TOO SOFT?–JUNE 18

ARE AMERICAN RACERS TOO SOFT?–JUNE 18 By Ed Arnet Of all the juicy gossip at the second NORBA National in Wisconsin, our favorite was how the Nationals are turning into shoving matches to see who will be the top American — not the best rider. Out of the 80 possible top ten finishes over the […]

WILDERNESS ACTION ALERT—JUNE 17

WILDERNESS ACTION ALERT?JUNE 17 IMBA needs our help to avert widespread trail closures in California that will result if Senator Barbara Boxer’s proposed Wilderness bill makes it through Congress. The “California Wild Heritage act of 2002” was introduced to the Senate with little or no regard to the mountain biking community. After a series of […]

NORBA NATIONAL #2 RESULTS–JUNE 16

NORBA NATIONAL #2 RESULTS–JUNE 16 Alpine Valley, Wisconsin Cross Country Results PRO MEN 1. Roland Green (Can)…Trek-Volkswagen…27 miles in 2:25:40 2. Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski…RLX-Polo Sport…at 0:52 3. Geoff Kabush (Can)…Kona…at 3:44 4. Travis Brown…Trek-Volkswagen…at 3:50 5. Seamus McGrath (Can)…Haro-Lee Dungarees…at 4:26 6. Paul Rowney (Aus)…Yeti-Pearl Izumi…at 6:56 7. Peter Wedge (Can)…Kona…at 7:29 8. Adam Craig…Balance Bar-Devo…at […]

PLATTEKILL RACE #2–JUNE 15

PLATTEKILL RACE #2–JUNE 15 By Todd Seplavy Roxbury, NY ? 6/1/02-6/02 “Every weekend the Plattekill diehards come out to slap the mountain. This was a race where the mountain slapped the racers.” – Plattekill Extreme Series Promoter Laszlo Vajtay describing the second race in the 2002 Plattekill Extreme Series. The Pro/Expert course was the toughest […]

MBA’S TOP TEN AM CUP #1 LIST–JUNE 10

MBA’S TOP TEN AM CUP #1 LIST–JUNE 10 Results from the XC Amateur Cup #1 for XC and #3 for Downhill below By Ed Arnet Big Bear Lake, CA Following are the top ten reasons to race an Amateur Cup: 1. When you finish on the podium at a Snow Summit event you are justly […]

DOWNHILL/FOUR CROSS WORLD CUP #2—JUNE 9

DOWNHILL/FOUR CROSS WORLD CUP #2—JUNE 9 Maribor, Slovenia: Round #2 DOWNHILL RESULTS:MEN 1. Chris Kovarik…Aus…Intense…2:57.78 2. Steve Peat…GB…Orange…at 0.01 3. Fabien Barel…F…Maxxis-MSC…at 1.27 4. Nicolas Vouilloz…F…Vouilloz Racing…at 1.64 5. Mickael Pascal…F…Team Be One…at 3.41 6. Ivan Oulego Moreno…Sp…at 5.66 7. Cedric Gracia…F…Volvo-Cannondale…at 6.14 8. Mick Hannah…Aus…Haro-Lee Dungarees…at 6.86 9. Cesar Rojo…Sp…Global Racing…at 8.97 10. Julien […]

GROUSE MOUNTAIN WORLD CUP DH AND 4X CANCELED

GROUSE MOUNTAIN WORLD CUP DH AND 4X CANCELED Stop number four on the World Cup calendar, Grouse Mountain, Canada, just canceled the downhill and 4x because almost fifteen feet of late season snow. They’ll still run the cross-country, but have to clear the entire course. Even after canceling the gravity events, the Gestev staff has […]

CAN YOU HANDLE THE HEAT?:NEW MEXICO’S CHAMPIONSHIP

CAN YOU HANDLE THE HEAT?:NEW MEXICO’S CHAMPIONSHIP New Mexico’s state cross country, mountain cross, downhill and observed trials champions will be crowned at the fourteenth annual Chile Challenge at Angel Fire Resort. The Jalapeno Cross Country kicks off Saturday morning. Angel Fire’s XC circuit consists of 70% singletrack and 30% fire road. During each 10 […]

DOWNHILL AND FOUR-CROSS WORLD CUP #1–JUNE 3

DOWNHILL AND FOUR-CROSS WORLD CUP #1–JUNE 3 Fort William, Scotland MEN 1. Chris Kovarik…Aus…Intense…4:33.98 2. Cedric Gracia…F…Volvo-Cannondale…at 14.02 2. Nathan Rennie…Aus…Yeti-Pearl Izumi…at 14.02 4. Nicolas Vouilloz…F…Vouilloz Racing…at 16.38 5. Mickael Pascal…F…Team Be One…at 17.46 6. Fabien Barel…F…Maxxis-MSC…at 18.74 7. Mick Hannah…Aus…Haro-Lee Dungarees…at 20.42 8. John Kirkcaldie…NZ…Maxxis…at 20.74 9. Kirt Voreis…USA…Haro-Lee Dungarees…at 21.05 10. Nigel Page…GB…Intense…at […]

DISASTERS OF LESS-THAN-EPIC PROPORTIONS

DISASTERS OF LESS-THAN-EPIC PROPORTIONS By R.Cunningham For your entertainment, we thought we?d list some of the sport’s minor disasters–the ones that ended up on MBA’s cutting room floor while we were editing an article about the sport’s ten all-time worst disasters. Watch for it in an upcoming issue of MBA. A–USA Cycling hands the sport […]

TEST RIDER WANTED

TEST RIDER WANTED Mountain Bike Action has an opening for a new test rider. If you are a photogenic, highly talented mountain biker, experienced in racing at the expert, semi-pro, or pro level in both cross-country and downhill races, (and you?re willing to participate in photo shoots on weekdays for no pay), and you live […]

WINTER PARK’S MOUNTAIN BIKE SERIES

WINTER PARK?S MOUNTAIN BIKE SERIES WINTER PARK, Colo., May 30, 2002 – Growing in popularity each year, Winter Park Resort’s Mountain Bike Series offers competitive and recreational bikers an outlet for fun on the trails. This year’s series consists of six varied races. All races start at 10 a.m. and are open to recreational cyclists […]

WORLD CUP XC ROUND #2–MAY 28

WORLD CUP XC ROUND #2–MAY 28 Houffalize, Belgium MEN Rider…Nationality…Team…Time 1. Christoph Sauser…SWI…Volvo-Cannondale…1:49:37 2. Roel Paulissen…BEL…Lanabau-Rainer-Wurz…1:49:48 3. Filip Meirhaeghe…BEL…Specialized…1:49:56 4. Bart Brentjens…NED…Giant Global…1:49:57 5. Roland Green…CAN…Trek Volkswagen…1:50:35 6. Julien Absalon…FRA…Motorex-Bianchi…1:50:37 7. Lado Fumic…GER…T-Mobile…1:50:45 8. Jose Hermida…ESP…Motorex-Bianchi…1:51:10 9. Marco Bui…ITA…Lanabau-Rainer-Wurz…1:51:17 10. Ludovic Dubau…FRA…Orbea…1:52:01 TOP NORTH AMERICANS 16. Ryder Hesjedal…CAN…Subaru-Gary Fisher…1:53:37 24. Ziranda Madrigal…MEX…Self…1:55:30 25. Salvador Barriga…MEX…Self…1:56:34 […]

TINKER JUAREZ WINS 24 HOUR….

TINKER JUAREZ WINS 24 HOUR…. Tinker Juarez and Nancy Busching were the big winners at the 24 Hours of Adrenalin NORBA National Championship at Laguna Seca, in Monterey, California, on May 18 and 19th. The race brought Juarez, 41, his fifth NORBA title. He was NORBAs Cross-Country National Champion in 1994, 1995 and 1998, and […]

IMBA TRAILBUILDING SCHOOL SCHEDULE

IMBA TRAILBUILDING SCHOOL SCHEDULE Press Release IMBA Announces 2002 Summer/Fall Trailbuilding School Schedule Are you ready to move beyond simply riding your local trails and learn to build them? The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew is providing that opportunity in a series of more than 35 Trailbuilding Schools this year. The crews crisscross the U.S. in […]

WELCOME TO THE BIG TIME—MAY 19

WELCOME TO THE BIG TIME—MAY 19 By Eddie Arnet For me the Big Bear National wasn’t the best ever ride I had planned for at the start of the year. Yet I was still pumped. Was it because I had raced on the same course as Roland Green and crew? Or was it because it […]

NORBA 24 HOUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS–MAY 20

NORBA 24 HOUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS–MAY 20 Monterey, CA MEN Name…Laps…Time 1. Tinker Juarez…21…24:04:44 2. Ariel Lindsley…20…23:06:54 3. Chad Swanson…20…24:20:44 4. Eric Warkentin…19…24:09:27 5. Michael Madden…18…23:47:37 15. Rishi Grewal…12…12:48:10 WOMEN Name…Laps…Time 1. Nancy Bushing…17…23:20:27 2. Stella Carey…16…23:32:16 3. Cristina Begy…16…24:31:30 4. Sandra Musgrave…14…23:14:12 5. Kerry Lawson…14…23:28:27  

WORLD CUP XC #1–MADRID, SPAIN: RESULTS–MAY 20

WORLD CUP XC #1–MADRID, SPAIN: RESULTS–MAY 20 Rider…Nationality…Team…Time…Gap 1. Bart Brentjens…NED…Global Giant…2:02:37 2. Roland Green…CAN…Trek/Volkswagen…2:04:47…2:10 3. Roele Paulissen…BEL…Lanabau-RW…2:05:00…2:23 4. Jose Antonio Hermida…ESP…Motorex-Bianchi…2:05:38…3:01 5. Lado Fumic…GER…Team-T-Mobile…2:06:27…3:50 6. Filip Meirhaeghe…BEL…Specialized…2:06:51…4:14 7. Christoph Sauser…SUI…Volvo-Cannondale…2:07:07…4:30 8. Dario Acquaroli…ITA…Self…2:07:15…4:38 9. Marco Bui…ITA…Lanabau-RW…2:07:24…4:47 10. Julien Absalon…FRA…Motorex-Bianchi…2:07:30…4:53 TOP AMERICANS 27. Todd Wells…USA…Mongoose-Hyundai…2:10:33…7:56 109. Walker Ferguson…USA…Subaru-Gary Fisher…2 laps WOMEN Rider…Nationality…Team…Time…Gap 1. Marga Fullana…ESP…Orbea…2:00:31 […]

2002 OLN CYCLING SCHEDULE–MAY 16

2002 OLN CYCLING SCHEDULE–MAY 16 Date Event Time ET 5/11-6/2 Giro d’Italia – Live! 9:30-11am 9am on 5/25, 5/29 & 5/30 5/11-6/2 Giro d’Italia – Race coverage & commentary 9-10:30pm 5/30 Housatonic Valley Classic (Women’s) 8-8:30pm 5/30 Housatonic Valley Classic (Men’s) 8:30-9pm 6/6 NORBA: Snow Summit Resort Big Bear Lake, CA 8-9pm 6/6 World Cup […]

PLATTEKILL SERIES RACE #1–MAY 13

PLATTEKILL SERIES RACE #1–MAY 13 By Todd Seplavy Photos by Kyle Ebbett Northeast downhillers kicked off the 2002 race season the weekend of May 4-5 at Ski Plattekill in Roxbury, NY. Regarded as one of the top race series in North America, the seven race Plattekill Extreme Series is known for giving riders of all […]

BIG BEAR WRAP-UP—MAY 15

BIG BEAR WRAP-UP?MAY 15 By Chris Firth Scroll Down For Current Results THURSDAY….. Thursday was a pretty laid back day unless you were racing expert slalom and downhill. Besides a long downhill practice session, the Ams had their slalom qualifiers and finals within hours of each other. Despite being on a workday the turnout looked […]