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Aaron Gwin leads points race after Ft. William.

A record of crowd of more than 25,000 ardent mountain bike fans came to watch some of the best racing of the season, as well as pay tribute to the late Stevie Smith in what was a fitting send off for the World Cup Champion. The demanding near 5 minute long track, the longest on the circuit, had both bikes and riders taking a beating in the dry, rocky and dusty conditions.

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Jun 6, 2016

Team Dolomiti Superbike today became the fourth team to claim a stage win at the 2016 Absa Cape Epic after boldly gambling on an early break. By 45km and the day's second water point Greece's Periklis Ilias and Portuguese teammate Tiago Ferreira, in their debut race, had a 40 second lead. In spite of riding ahead of a chasing pack for most of the 72km course they managed to stretch that lead to one minute and 20 seconds by the finish at Boschendal Wine Estate, claiming Stage 6 in a time of...

Nicola Rohrbach and Matthias Pfrommer of Team Centurion Vaude by Meerendal 2 today claimed their second stage win at the 2016 Absa Cape Epic in a sprint finish under the oak trees of Boschendal Wine Estate, Stellenbosch. The "back up" Centurion Vaude outfit only came together about a week before the event, but they've pieced together an impressive race to now sit second in the overall standings. Rohrbach and Pfrommer finished the 93km Stage 5 in 4:07.04,4.  

The Tuscan round of the national 'Superenduro powered by SRAM' Series confirms the prestige of the event and the high-profile of the competition, thanks to the participation of the best national and international riders. Superenduro is back as the best time to share with everyone the passion for mountain biking in the incredible setting of Maremma.

Samuele Porro and Damiano Ferraro punched the air as they approached the finish line of Thursday's fourth stage of the Absa Cape Epic. Just before the line, the pair who are riding for Trek-Selle San Marco, got off their bikes and carried them over the line in triumph, celebrating their first stage win of their debut Cape Epic. The Italian stallions, the dark horses of this year's race, are now third overall behind The Bulls and Centurion Vaude by Meerendal 2. The Bulls, however, have taken...

It was a bleak day on Stage 3 of the Absa Cape Epic for two top teams. Swede Jennie Stenerhag, second overall in the winner's category with South African Robyn de Groot (Team Ascendis Health), collapsed over the finish line after a tough and very hot 104km ride. She was immediately taken to the race hospital by stretcher to be checked out.

Stage 2 of the 2016 Absa Cape Epic, the 100th stage in the history of the event, was held in another hot, windless day in Tulbagh. The racing in both the Men's and Women's categories was fiery too. The leading men's Team Bulls pair of Karl Platt and Urs Huber were determined to scorch a path through the Witzenberg Valley and for most of the day everything went according to plan. But on a technical descent just 10km from the finish Huber punctured, allowing the unheralded newbies Nicola...

The Team Bulls pair of Karl Platt and Urs Huber, along with Cape Epic first-timers Periklis Ilias and Tiago Ferreira (Dolomiti Superbike), went out hard from the start, with the small bunch of four leading practically from start to finish on the 108km Tulbagh to Tulbagh Stage 1. The tactic paid off for Platt and Huber, with the pair claiming victory in a time of 4:32.12,5. Dolomiti Superbike finished third on the day, after a wrong turn towards the end allowed Topeak Ergon Racing's Alban...

Four-time Absa Cape Epic winner Karl Platt of Germany and Swiss partner Urs Huber (Bulls) laid down a marker for the week ahead by blitzing the course to win Sunday's prologue. And in the Women's category South African Robyn de Groot and her Swedish teammate Jennie Stenerhag (Ascendis Health) gave notice that they will be a force in this year's race when they beat favourites Ariane Kleinhans and Annika Langvad (Spur-Specialized).  

The man who wrote the book on Slopestyle penned himself a new first, Saturday, as the inaugural winner of the Kelly McGarry Memorial Trophy at Crankworx Rotorua. Brandon SEMENUK's effortless performance bested even Nicholi ROGATKIN's groundbreaking 1080, dubbed "The Twister", on an afternoon no one in the bike community will soon forget.

Fast trails and a good-time vibe left athletes smiling as they pulled in from a pedal-heavy GIANT Toa Enduro at Crankworx Rotorua, and the whip cranked the crowd into a frenzy to cap the night.

Crankworx is taking its signature photography show, Deep Summer, on the road for the first time ever. Immediately following the Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle, the Deep Summer Rotorua Photo Challenge debuts in New Zealand, for the climax of the five-day festival, running Wednesday, Mar. 9 to Sunday, Mar. 13.

Crossing the Alps – a fantasy, that drives thousands of ambitious cyclists onto the trails to cross Europe's highest mountains using nothing but their own strength. The BIKE Transalp leads bikers through the Alps from July 17th to 23rd; seven days, 520 kilometers (323 miles), 17,750 meters (58,200 feet) in altitude and 1,200 participants from 40 nations. One stop will be in Bormio – the perfect location for a fast regeneration and to enjoy the stunning alpine surroundings.  

With great pleasure and a bit of emotion Superenduro announces the 2016 racing calendar. The choice between the different candidates has not been easy and the staff had to take their time to personally visit the locations that stepped forward and to carefully select the four destinations where to take the riders for the approaching racing year!Four dates to write down on next season's agenda, in four different Italian regions: Tuscany, Liguria, Trentino Alto Adige and Lombardy.

Registration to shred the flowy forest trails at Crankworx Rotorua alongside the world's top gravity mountain bike athletes opens in January 2016. Both the Giant Toa Enduro and the Crankworx Rotorua Downhill presented by iXS, will offer amateur athletes a chance to race a top-tier course with the heroes of the sport with registration opening Friday, Jan. 15 (NZDT) at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14 at 10 p.m.(PST), for both races.

Third round of Giro d'Italia Ciclocross, third joy for Northwave. In Asolo (Treviso, Northern Italy), the Italian brand celebrated the success of Selle Italia Guerciotti's youngster, Gioele Bertolini, on Sunday December 6th.