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Stirnemann takes XCE overall lead after win at MSA

Switzerland's Kathrin Stirnemann (Sabine Spitz Haibike) gave Northwave and Extreme Tech MTB Plus another World Cup win in an exciting season: on Friday August 1st, the 25-year-old athlete won Cross Country Eliminator World Cup stage 4 in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada, beating Jenny Rissveds and Lisa Mitterbauer.  

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Aug 4, 2014

In less than two weeks time, athletes and fans from around the world will descend upon Whistler in celebration of all things mountain bike from August 8 to 17. Comebacks, rivalries and high stakes - they all come together during Crankworx. The energy of competition becomes especially palpable during some of the fan-favourite events that take place over the 10 day tournament, including the CLIF Bar Dual Speed & Style, the Official Whip-Off World Championships and the Ultimate Pump Track...

"With a sigh of relief, I crossed the finish line with an enjoyable cruise down the mountain and I had won! I took even more confidence from seeing that my time was still pretty good for the stage. There was one last thing to put the icing on the cake for the team and the weekend...Richie smashed the last stage, took the last stage win, took 2nd overall, and made it a Yeti clean sweep of the stages. What a way to round out three days of racing! Then, as another added bonus, Rosara also put...

It was a weekend full of success and titles for Northwave's cross country riders, taking part to their respective National Championships on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of July. First in time was Spaniard Juan Antonio Hermida, who earned the eight National title of his career in front of Carlos Colona wearing his Extreme Tech MTB Plus shoes.

It was a real thriller of a final at Swatch Prime Line Munich today. Dark thunder clouds loomed over Munich's Olympic Park as finals were about to begin. Once the crowd had gathered to witness the action, the weather gods were kind and cleared the sky. Right on point, the 16 qualified riders dropped in, in heats of 4, pulling everything out the bag to make into the finals. In the end, Frenchman Louis Reboul grabbed the top spot on the podium, leaving Swatch Proteam rider Sam Pilgrim (GBR) and...

The ā€˛Munich Action Sports Heroes" are heading towards the start gates. 24 top riders from no less than 12 different nations are making their way to the Bavarian capital to take part in the FMB World Tour Gold event Swatch Prime Line Munich. Who is going to show the biggest banger tricks? And who is brave enough to ride the first ever full loop in a FMB World Tour contest? We will find out on Sunday, July 20th at the Olympia Park in Munich (GER). Starting at 04.30 pm the riders will drop into...

At the end of a gnarly day of racing in the French Alps, Gee Atherton (GBR) and Myriam Nicole (FRA) sat atop it all in the Polygon Air DH-iXS European Cup. Atherton's finish, with a time of 3:35:62, won the men's elite category, while Nicole topped the women's podium with a time of 4:06:60. Atherton's commanding win, with a time nearly three seconds faster than the second place rider, wraps up his third year of Crankworx Les 2 Alpes with an unbroken record - he's won the event every year...

After a commanding second run, Anthony Messere (CAN) has taken the win at the Crankworx Les 2 Alpes Slopestyle. With a final score of 90.50, Messere's win makes him the first Diamond Series winner on the Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) World Series for 2014, and the toast of Crankworx and the mountain bike world. "The feeling is just insane. It feels like I'm in a dream," said Messere after the win. "I'm so happy to be here, and I'm so happy to be standing here right now. Everybody absolutely...

Cam Zink (USA) proved that he is the master of both speed and style yesterday, claiming top spot in the GT Dual Speed & Style at Crankworx in Les 2 Alpes. The event kicked off the second day of competition in the French Alps. "I feel great," said Zink from the finish corral. "Definitely starting off the fourth of July right."  

The last rider, Greg Lee of Hawaii, has successfully crossed the finish line of the BC Bike Race in Whistler Village. "I think if I knew what this really involved I would have bailed and said I'm not ready, so in a way it was nice that I was busy with my life and had a rude awakening. BC Bike Race made the worst mountain biker in the history of the race come here and dramatically improve his skills. I'll be back when I'm really ready for this."  

Happy Fourth of July to our neighbors across the border! Stage 6 of the BC Bike Race presented by Shimano in Squamish was a day for fireworks as the trails exploded with riders. It was also Industry Day for friends of the BCBR. 86 riders from the cycling industry and friends of the race from across the province joined in the journey of the 600 racers on the course that is most often voted the riders favorite.  

Stage five of the BC Bike Race presented by Clif Bar is the last half of the two-day point to point tour of the Sunshine Coast. It's a legacy course that intertwines both the old format of stage races which satisfy a puritanical desire to worked hard to say you went somewhere, and the newer definition of riding miles for smiles.  

The Queen stage of Earls Cove to Sechelt in the BC Bike Race is often the most tactile of all the stages. Bodies are beginning to feel the aches, pains, and euphoric effects of three days of trail riding. The forest texture changes from the extra lush first three days to a crispness that tells the tale of a dryer understory when tires press into loamy trails minus the moisture content. Visually the eyes are constantly adjusting to a white light piercing through the forest canopy, causing a...

For Canada Day the third stage of the BC Bike Race presented by Lululemon Athletica eased into the isolated town of Powell River on the Sunshine Coast. A short walk with the sunset as a backdrop and a village of people cheering for their arrival was the riders first introduction to this outpost of Canadian hospitality. Though it's not an island surrounded by water, the geographical boundaries and some of the worlds deepest fjords make this small community accessible only by ferry. The result...

Day two of the BC Bike Race sponsored by Rocky Mountain Bicycles returned to it's annual stop in the village of Cumberland for a new 48km course never used in the BCBR. Taking up most of the small main street, 600 racers launched out of town going the opposite direction from the town's traditional mining economy. The BCBR's support of the communities that host stages allows them to build more trail and grow their appeal as a cycling destination. That symbiotic relationship is positively...

BC Bike Race has returned to the fabled North Shore of Vancouver for stage one presented by BC Ferries with the most attended edition of the ultimate singletrack experience. Without the North Shore the BCBR was missing the one obvious stage that represented a huge part of the history of mountain biking. Racers excitement to be able to race in a place that has been an immeasurable influence for their sport for the past three decades was thick in the air. They weren't disappointed. Keeping with...

The final runs of the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup stop topped off a legendary Out of Bounds festival in Bikepark Leogang. Bright sunshine accompanied the victories of Manon Carpenter and her fellow countryman from England Josh Bryceland, who celebrated his first world cup win ever. French Pierron Amaury took the win in the junior's category.  

Banger tricks filled Leogang's evening air on Saturday. Riders showed combos, which are hard to describe, close to impossible to ride but simply amazing to watch. Two of the tricks were never even seen before! Young guns Nicholi Rogatkin (1st) and Matt Jones (3rd) made it clear at 26TRIX that they mean business this year. Top dawg Thomas Genon usual precision and consistency landed him in second. Just missing the podium, Antoine Bizet bagged the prize money for the GoPro Best Trick.