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There was speed, then there was style.

Style, speed and a double “first ever” marked the opening competition of Crankworx Whistler, as the final stop of the 2016 Crankworx World Tour got underway on Saturday. Slopestyle rider Tomas GENON (BEL) pulled out a win in the CLIF Bar Dual Speed & Style, proving tricks could dominate on the short, fast courses, despite athletes’ concerns the track itself would force speed to dominate.

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Aug 14, 2016

For the last round of the season, the Superenduro Series lands in Alta Valtellina, in the heart of the Stelvio National Park, where high elevation and natural trails will be the perfect settings of the final battle for the titles in the Men's and Women's categories.

After seven days of rain, rocks, roots, tears, and cheers all fueled by coastal singletrack, racers have finished the final stage of the BC Bike Race at Rainbow Park in Whistler.

For the 10th year the BC Bike Race has come to Squamish and sent an international field of riders on an adventure into the woods in search of trails made famous by the world of mountain bikers.

Day Five of the BC Bike Race, presented by hometown bike company Rocky Mountain Bikes, may have been short in distance but turn for turn it was packed full of the most fun technical riding of the week. Today was the day to flip the switch open on your suspension and get in the game because hesitating was not an option.

Tides often turn for racers on Day 4 of the BC Bike Race as the arc of days dip to the finish and the trails begin to find a greater downhill trajectory. It’s the tired racers and the gravity motivated ones who begin to find the terrain more rewarding with bigger descents popping up on the daily course profiles.

It was probably the constant swing of the morning weather and the day with the longest mileage of the race that induced the most anxiety for riders on Day Three of the BC Bike Race, presented by Ryders Eyewear.

Cool breezes and overcast skies greeted the BCBR riding caravan as they awoke on the shores of the Georgia Strait in Powell River. This small isolated village on the Sunshine Coast has turned with the tides and embraced mountain biking as the timber industry has slowly receded.

The BC Bike Race has officially begun it’s tenth anniversary edition with 600 riders from 36 countries completing a cool and rainy Stage One in the forests surrounding Cumberland, BC.

The FMB Diamond Event at Swatch Prime Line was a full success. After scorching weather conditons and blasting sun on Friday during qualification, the weather kept everyone on their toes the following days.

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.

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.