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BC Bike Race day 2. Powel River.

Tristan Uhl and Katerina Nash take the same trail but different paths to winning Day 2 of the BC Bike Race on the shores of Powell River, BC. The second day of the 2015 BC Bike Race offered riders a break from the heat exposed climbs of the previous day. With more wooded canopies, vibrant moss, precious loam, and single track than the day before, Powell River delivered a mountain bike celebration on the shores of the Salish Sea.  

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Jun 30, 2015

Saturday Registration in North Vancouver saw over 600 racers meet for the first time as they signed in, got their race bags, and dropped off bike boxes to meet them a week later in Whistler. Those pieces of luggage will soon be forgotten in the daily journey to the finish line after riding in an event known for the bubble it creates for it's riders on their travels to the ultimate singletrack experience. After the Day Zero registration in North Vancouver, to get to Day One of the BCBR, riders...

This Sunday June 28th, 600 riders celebrate the 9th year of the BC Bike Race and the hallmark of being the most riders to meet on the start line of the seven day stage race known as the 'Ultimate Singletrack Experience'. Whether motivated by the amazing terrain of British Columbia or in search of proving themselves against a stacked field on courses like none other, the week will inspire memories and emotions for a lifetime.

It's almost time for Swatch Prime Line! The rider field is now complete and 24 of the world's top mountain bike slopestylers are honing their tricks in advance of the Munich Mash weekend and the Swatch Prime Line headliner set for Saturday June 27th. Swatch Proteam athlete and legendary FMB World Tour rider, Sam Pilgrim (GBR) is back again after a thrilling performance and 2nd place finish at the first-ever Swatch Prime Line event last year. Sam will be up against elite riders from around the...

Round 2 of the FMB Diamond Series brings the world to Munich, Germany for Swatch Prime Line! After round 1 in New Zealand and a three month break, the top FMB contenders are reenergized, and have even more tricks dialed-in to show off at the first European Diamond Series event this season. Brett Rheeder currently leads the standings after Crankworx Rotorua – but close behind, Nicholi Rogatkin and Thomas Genon are eager to jump ahead here in Europe.

Swatch shot out of the gate more than 30 years ago, already a huge fan of action sports, and roars into Munich for the second edition of Swatch Prime Line, the headline event at the Munich Mash weekend June 26th-28th 2015. Set for Saturday June 27th at the Bavarian capital's famed Olympia Park, Swatch Prime Line features today's top performers in Mountain Bike Slopestyle. Challenging riders to deliver the best, most reckless and most fluent line over the course – the PRIME LINE – the action...

Another great season of New Zealand mountain biking has come to an end and NZ MTB Crown has announced the overall champions, as well as the top club/team's and bike brands. This year NZ MTB Crown events saw over 5000 riders competing across 134 events within the four disciplines of Enduro, Downhill, Cross Country and Cyclo Cross.  

North American Enduro Tour GO Enduro is the first stop on the 2015 North American Enduro Tour, a 9-stop tour that showcases some of the best athletes in the world, while maintaining a ranking structure highlighting this ever-growing mountain bike discipline. NAED strives to provide the best experience possible for junior and amateur athletes, in the hopes of increasing the talent pool of North American all-mountain riders.  

It was an epic start of the season for the EWS, being part of Crankworx Rotorua in New zealand. The riders have found a really rough rooty terrain over a 70km loop finishing in Crankworx DH area. A really intense day over 7 stages that all riders would have to cover. Fab arrived with a very positive feeling. "it is a very different terrain than what I found in my last race in Chile. from to dry dustry and rocky terrain to mud and roots... that is ENDURO" Fab laughing.

Small in stature but big in presence, 2013 Enduro World Series Champion Jerome Clementz had to sit a majority of the 2014 season out due to injury. Patiently waiting and watching as the worlds best battled it out for the title that once was his, Clementz diligently studied, prepared and fortified his motivation for the following year. As the 2015 season rapidly approached the former champion, without recent comparison to fellow competitor could only hope and assume he had prepared enough to...

With the reigning World Whip-Off Champion, Finn Iles, sidelined by injury and serving as a judge, Californian Ryan "R-Dog" Howard rocked up and walked away with a win. "I've never really won anything, so it's pretty huge for me. I'm stoked," said HOWARD. Howard will also compete in the Mons Royale Dual Speed & Style on Thursday and hangs with the best of the Slopestyle gravity scene. The Whip-Off, he says, suits his riding style.  

Heat, dust, headwinds and a mechanical hiccup could not prevent Swiss Christoph Sauser and Czech Jaroslav Kulhavy from winning Stage 5 of the Absa Cape Epic from Worcester to Wellington on Friday – their fourth stage win of the 2015 race. The Investec-Songo-Specialized combination now have an overall lead of more than 10 minutes and it seems only very bad luck – a crash, illness or a serious mechanical issue – can prevent them from winning the event, Sauser for a landmark fifth time.

A transition stage on the Absa Cape Epic – from one race village host town to another – is sometimes regarded as being easier, but Wednesday's 128km Stage 3 from Elgin Valley to Worcester was "very rough and really sandy", according to race leader Christoph Sauser. Riders further back in the field also spent several hours battling in baking heat as the temperature steadily ticked up towards the 30ºC mark.

In a day of drama, Christoph Sauser Monday laid down a significant marker in his bid to become the first person to win the Absa Cape Epic five times. The Swiss master and his Czech teammate Jaroslav Kulhavy (Investec-Songo-Specialized) showed great form on the 113km Stage 1 as they overcame a puncture to finish the day almost a minute ahead of Sauser's great rival, Karl Platt of Germany, who is riding with Swiss strongman Urs Huber.

Swiss riders Fabian Giger and Martin Gujan (Novus OMX Pro) sprung something of a surprise as they swept into the yellow zebra jersey in Sunday's Absa Cape Epic Prologue. Most of the big guns kept their powder dry on a day that favoured cross country specialists, but four-times winners Karl Platt and Christoph Sauser were second and third with their teammates. Defending Sasol Women's category champions Ariane Kleinhans of Switzerland and Annika Langvad of Denmark (RECM Specialized) took a...

Good news for Northwave from Andalucia Bike Race, in Spain, one of the most prestigious and spectacular stage races in Mountain Bike (February 22nd – 27th). Slovenian Tanja Zakelj (Polar Trek) clinched two stage wins and claimed the overall second place together with teammate Claudia Galicia, behind Wheeler Pro Team's pair, Ester Suss – Milena Landtwing.  

In a team 1-2 that saw Trek World Racing's George Brannigan and Brook MacDonald claim the gold and silver at the New Zealand National Downhill Championships today in Rotorua, the team also saw the continuation of the title staying 'in house'. Since Justin Leov won the title in 2012, Trek World Racing riders have taken their Sessions to the winner's circle 4 years running.

Szymon Godziek rules victorious at the 9th edition of White Style. Swiftly followed by two Brits, Matt Jones in second and Daryl Brown in third. Next to the massive slopestyle course built from snow, spectators let it rip on the ski slope during The Big (Shr)ED – Fat Bike Battle. An amazing firework show rounded off the winter's evening in Leogang with a bang!