Many sporting professions boast having certain talents that reach the pinnacle of their game at an early age, winning titles and progressing the sport they have so much passion for. Even though many Slopestyle athletes are pretty young in most cases, this year’s World Champion raised the bar even higher, or should we say lowered it age wise.
Before October, there is Biketember. The Bike Region Saalfelden Leogang once again showed its mountain bike racing expertise this weekend by hosting the Biketember Festival.
Emil Johansson has quickly turned out to be a true MTB prodigy. He started his international competition career last year with 26TRIX in Leogang, only a year later he was crowned FMB World Champion.
Winner of the Cape Epic, winner of 6 out of 6 World Cup races, winner of the World Championships- Whoever thought it'd be impossible to top last year's season with an Olympic- and World Champion title, has to think again after this weekend's MTB World Championships.
On Thursday September 7th, French Loana Lecomte, 18-year-old biker equipped by Northwave with Extreme XC shoes, took a wonderful silver after a head-to-head with the new World Champion, Austrian Laura Strigger. Swiss Nadia Grod completed the day’s podium.
This course is a beast! The legendary event Red Bull District Ride will see 20 world-class slopestyle athletes battle it out in the old town of Nuremberg on September 1-2.
he weather had something against the re-activation of racing at Schöckl mountain last year. The premiere of Enduro Gradec was greeted with apocalyptical rainfall and lightning. Still 116 riders stuck to it and raced the extremely slippery stages in pouring rain.
Street trials, downhill or enduro bike – give the Austrian a set of handlebars, and he's got it. With his viral videos, crazy stunts and success in the competitions, Fabio has become a household-name in the bike scene. Now he's stepped up his game even more, riding with a Red Bull helmet and recently partnering up with Saalbach Hinterglemm.
Nino Schurter stormed to victory again at Nové Město to open the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup cross-country season.
The long awaited countdown to the first chair of the 2017 season will come to an end on May 19, when the Whistler Mountain Bike Park officially opens.
Leatt is proud to announce that three North American bicycle athletes have joined the #LeattFamily! Aaron Chase, Lauren Gregg, and Teal Stetson-Lee will be kitted in Leatt’s high-performance DBX bicycle line for the 2017 season.
2017 mountain bike season is about to hit it off with a new strong unified force by ROSE Bikes. Six top riders have teamed up under the German bike brand, to showcase their skillset, push the sport and drop some jaws, while hitting the slopes and sending it at the competitions. We had a chat with all the team riders about their new bikes and their thoughts of being part of the ROSE Rad Squad.
Star-studded field includes Olympic gold medallists and Tour de France winner
Both the men’s reigning Olympic champions, a Tour de France winner, a host of world champions and several previous Absa Cape Epic winners will be in the South African stage race’s strongest field yet when it kicks off on Sunday.
During the 2016 race season, we had the top man and woman leading the DH World Cup Series and our top 5 Rampage athletes on orange 40s, along with the man leading the EWS on an orange 36 - now these forks are up for grabs.
The Enduro World Series (EWS) is delighted to announce it’s coming to a TV screen near you thanks to a new partnership with IMG for mainstream television distribution of its race highlight shows.
German Manuel Fumic and Brazilian Henrique Avancini lit up the 2016 Absa Cape Epic with a thrilling win on the Grand Finale – the prestigious final stage.
BC Bike Race has released the finalists for the Kazlaw Community Foundation Award, and it includes five great people from our province that contribute to local cycling.
Intense Cycles proudly announces its 2017 Factory Race Program. Returning to the team this year are Australian riders Jack Moir (22) and Dean Lucas (21) along with top American Junior, Nik Nestoroff (17). New to the team this year is American, Charlie Harrison (19).
The North American Enduro Tour is excited to announce the 2017 Tour schedule will bring back the old favorites, but add some exciting new twists—including a venture to the East Coast.
With one and a half month to go to the first race of the new season, on May 4th in Verona, the Internazionali d’Italia Series’ organizers exposed their ambitious programme during the Italian Cycling Federation’s presentation on the offroad activity on Wednesday January 18th in Milan.
Swiss mountain biking maestro Christoph Sauser has come out of retirement in a bid to win the Absa Cape Epic for a sixth time, so what was it that persuaded him to get back in the saddle?
It’s actually a great honour and with huge pride that we will count ACC as part of the family again.
Trek Factory Racing announced new rosters today for its downhill, cross-country, and enduro mountain bike teams, redoubling its efforts to win at the elite level in all disciplines.
The YT Mob is excited to announce that 23 year old Neko Mulally of the USA will be joining Aaron Gwin and Angel Suarez to make up our 2017 line up.
As Specialized Gravity enters its second year on the World Cup circuit, it proudly announces a partnership with renowned suspension leader Öhlins for the 2017 season, with all team riders using exclusively Öhlins suspension, including an all-new downhill-specific fork.
Perhaps it was obvious to everyone that COMMENCAL and Yoann BARELLI could go a long way together and now it’s official!
Thank you Rémy, for your professionalism, your taste for style and your management of the perfect image.
Graham Agassiz needs no introduction, though he may be better known as Aggy at this stage in his career.
The Canyon Factory Freeride Team finished the season with a bang, bringing home gold with the 2016 FMB Factory Team World Championship Title.
Riders and fans can get closer than ever to the Enduro World Series action thanks to an innovative new analyser with partners Quarq.
I never tire to repeat that one of the best things that you can do in this life is to travel, and if it is to travel with your bicycle, the thing rises to exponents never before imagined.
The film is the life story of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons who died at age 32 from a heart attack with the secondary cause being an acute mixture of drugs. Andy and brother Bruce came from humble beginnings on the small Hawaiian island of Kauai.
Brandon Semenuk’s winning 2016 Red Bull Rampage run took just a little more than one minute and nine seconds for him to complete, top to bottom.
Most of the time our messages to you usually revolve around ripping descents and blasting berms, this one comes to you with deeper thought and words of heavier meaning. Last December, the mountain bike community lost an incredible person when Buddy Newman, graphic designer for WTB, passed away in a car accident.
Only two weeks after launching his first autobiography, Danny is already adding to his legacy with his next unreal two-wheeled expedition. Unique from anything he’s released before, Danny jumps on his Santa Cruz 5010 CC this time and takes mountain biking to another level.
We’re thrilled to announce Connor Fearon has signed a two year extension of his contract. The young Australian gravity shredder has been piloting a Kona since 2010 and will continue to race his Operator DH machine through the end of 2018.
Do you know Danny MacAskill? No, let’s rephrase that. Do you really know Danny MacAskill?
IRONMAN announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire the highly regarded Cape Epic® mountain bike race in South Africa. In addition to operating The Motatapu and The Pioneer multiple stage mountain bike races in New Zealand, the purchase of Cape Epic marks IRONMAN’s biggest step into the mountain biking market, as they aim to grow this race format substantially across the globe.
David Cachon show us what was once the most dangerous path in the world is now just amazing.
What a thriller in Lenzerheide! Danny Hart (GBR) wrote history in front of thousands of spectators, when he crossed the finish line just a split second ahead of Aaron Gwin (USA).
5 Special Stages and 4 uplifts in the hearth of the Dolomites, with the last PS, known as the 'Show', that finishes in town, straight in the middle of the paddock area. Free practice will open on Sunday 19th, while the definitive race tracks will be confirmed by Saturday 25th.
“With celebrating our 10th anniversary this year we are thrilled to be partnering with such an innovative company as Pearl Izumi, and also one that holds the same philosophy of quality and customer satisfaction that we at BC Bike Race do,” says BC Bike Race President, Dean Payne.
A five-day trip-of-a-lifetime to see the Crankworx World Tour wrap in Whistler awaits the lucky fan who can assemble the winning team in the Crankworx Les Gets Fantasy Contest.
The brand new online fantasy sports contest will run from June 16 to 19, during Crankworx Les Gets, at fantasy.crankworx.com.
It was time for the Enduro Series to get back to the North-Est of France - the second cradle of Enduro discipline.
Years ago when I first started skateboarding, knee pads were the size of small countries. I still have a pair of Pro Designed pads while designed for vert, are large enough that my cat can hide inside them. Those days, designers followed the mantra that more is better.
While skiers and snowboarders are still enjoying spring snow on Blackcomb Mountain, mountain bikers are gearing up to hit the dirt in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, which opens for the season on Friday, May 20.
The first two FMB wildcards of the season have been awarded to Ryan Nyquist and Diego Caverzasi. Due to the fact that they were the best placed athletes at the FMB Gold Events Swatch Rocket Air and FISE Montpellier, who have not yet qualified for the Diamond Series stop at Crankworx Les Gets, both riders will be competing at the FMB Diamond Event in France on June 18th.
This is an account of what happens whenever you practise both climbing and MTB while trying to reach the biggest colony of griffon vultures in Europe.
There's no question that carbon fiber makes the fastest, lightest bicycle frames. But what happens to a prototype carbon product that never makes it to your local shop or a frame that was crashed in the Tour de France?
Sleep now because on May 20 the Whistler Mountain Bike Park will open to riders for the 2016 season. Early Bird pricing is available now until June 10 on Unlimited, Ten Day, Five Day, Twilight and Top Of The World passes, offering riders the chance to save up to $106 on their 2016 Whistler Mountain Bike Park passes. Those who purchase passes before May 22 will also receive bonus offers, including bonus days and bonus buddy days.
Crankworx will open registration for its Crankworx Les Gets Downhill presented by iXS today in the town where Fabien Barel created history.
Bontrager has unveiled all-new Line XXX MTB wheels in addition to the new Drop Line dropper post, 35mm Line Pro bars and stems, Line Pro flat pedals, and updated tread patterns and sizes for the beloved XR4 and SE4 MTB tires at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA.
A decade has gone by since the BC Bike Race began and with it dozens of communities, hundreds of trails, and thousands of kilometers of hand-built singletrack. But most importantly countless smiles, hugs, and celebrations have led us to our ten-year anniversary.
Late yesterday Whistler Blackcomb released some information about what they envision the next step in development on Blackcomb mountain would be.
And boy is it a dozey.
$345 million spent on a variety of buildings, all weather activities, new lift & two new accommodation developments.
After many near wins, Tomas LEMOINE (FRA) finally has his first Crankworx gold medal, and five-time pump track queen Jill KINTNER (USA) her redemption, after an epic Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox at Crankworx Rotorua Friday night.
In a world first for sporting events, the Absa Cape Epic will include a mountain biker riding with the pro peloton who will deliver 360-degree immersive video during the 8-day stage race when it takes place in the Western Cape in March 2016.
In a different category...
There are many races within the bigger Absa Cape Epic race. Most obvious are those for the yellow zebra-striped Men's category jersey and the orange version for Women.
Then there are the special jerseys – Absa African and Exxaro – and those striving for a top 50, top 100 or top half of the field finish. And, of course, riders involved in personal duels against their friends (or enemies, perhaps?).
But few match the intensity of the fight for the blue (Masters), purple (Grand Masters) and green (Mixed) jerseys.
Consider this: in 2015 the winners of the Masters category, for a team in which both riders are over 40-years-old, placed a remarkable 16th overall after a hotly-contested race. At times they were mixing it with the elite professionals.
And the first Grand Masters – both riders over 50 – came home in 29th position overall.
Swedish slopestyle athlete Max Fredriksson begins his 2016 season with new partners and a good result from the first FMB World Tour event of the year. For the foreseeable future, the young slopestyle rider from Järfälla, Sweden will be supported by NS Bikes, Monster Energy, Alpinestars, TSG, Oakley and Novatec. Helping him navigate the waters of the professional mountain bike world is the Munich based sports marketing and communication agency, rasoulution. With a solid 4th place already in the bag from White Style in Leogang, Max's season has started well.
Intense Cycles announced its 2016 Factory Race Team last night at an exclusive event they hosted for select members of the media, industry, friends and family at the Hotel Laguna in Laguna Beach, CA.
The new roster includes returning team members, Jack Moir (Australia) and Luca Cometti (USA) and adds former Palmer Project junior phenom, Nik Nestoroff (USA) and top World Cup rider Dean Lucas (Australia).
Bontrager will be the official tire supplier of the Andes Pacifico Enduro Race taking place in Chile, February 9th through the 13th. All participants will receive one of Bontrager's durable Super Enduro (SE) mountain bike tires as part of the registration package, to help them combat the rugged conditions that await them on the ancestral trails of Chile. Four-time Downhill and Enduro World Champion, Tracey Moseley, will also be taking on this challenging course. Well-known adventure sports photographer, Sam Needham, will be taking over Bontrager's Instagram account, @ridebontrager, to offer an inside look at Andes Pacifico.
"Having spent a good few days testing and having fun with Transition, it has been so refreshing to see how passionate and involved they are with our sport. I strongly believe that FMD and Transition are an amazing match and together can make big steps in the right direction. They are eager to help us develop as a team and do anything they can to help, which is such a positive feeling going into the season. Let the journey begin!"
- Tahnée Seagrave / Transition Factory Racing
BC Bike Race the 'Ultimate Singletrack Experience' and Kazimirski Law Corporation are giving away one entry to the 2016 BC Bike Race, currently 'SOLD OUT'.
The Kazlaw Community Foundation is providing one spot at the BC Bike Race 2016 for someone who 'makes mountain biking happen in his or her community.'
A new event title, new destination, and new format: following the huge success of the Snow Epic 2015 in Engelberg (SUI), the innovative fatbike event is now be held at Gstaad (SUI) under the name of Snow Bike Festival. From January 22 to 24, 2016, participants are enjoying 3 days of fatbike action with stage races, Eliminator Night Race, Fun Ride and partys as well as a Fat Bike & Mountain Bike EXPO with many popular exhibitors.
Trek Factory Racing is proud to announce the addition of two immense talents in the mountain bike world, Katy Winton and Casey Brown. Both will join the Enduro contingent of Trek Factory Racing, with Katy Winton taking on the full Enduro World Series circuit and Casey running a multi-disciplinary schedule of Enduro and Gravity events.
Yesterday the news came out that the Lappiere Gravity team will now be called the Specialized Gravity team. While this is great new for everyone in it, as Specialized picked up a whole team to represent them at the world cup level, including the current World Champion and Whistler's own Finn Iles, I really think the more interesting story is that Specialized feels that there is better value in the Gravity team than Aaron Gwin.
Pavla Havlikova and Northwave opened the new year with a brilliant overall success, conquered at EKZ Cross Tour, a prestigious Swiss cyclocross challenge. Saturday January 2nd, in the last of fifth round, in Meilen, the 32-year-old from Czech consolidated the overall leadership, placing second in the Elite Women Race behind Italian Eva Lechner (Luna Chix Pro Team). The Austrian youngster Nadja Heigl (Focus XC Team) completed the day's podium.
Aaron joined Specialized for the 2013 season, and although it was a rough year in terms of race results, in many ways it was still a near perfect match-up; Aaron, being multi-time USA DH National Champion and the fastest American downhill racer to come along in at least a decade, and Specialized, a US-based brand dedicated to the pursuit of creating the fastest race bikes and equipment.
Nadine Rieder is a new, dynamic testimonial for the Italian resort, which is renowned worldwide for its cycling opportunities. The 26-year-old woman's prime focus is mountain biking but she enjoys road cycling and its training benefits ahead of the 2016 season. Around Bormio, Nadine can take full advantage of the high passes such as the Stelvio, the Gavia and Mortirolo, as well as mountain bike trails in the Stelvio National Park and the Bormio wellness facilities which include the three thermal spas QC Terme Bagni Nuovi, Bagni Vecchi and Bormio Terme. Together these opportunities and infrastructure create the ideal environment for athlete training and regeneration.
Absa Cape Epic legend Christoph Sauser will be riding with Stellenbosch's Sipho Madolo in the 2016 Absa Cape Epic.
The five-time Absa Cape Epic winner, now retired from the professional ranks, has been one of the world's foremost mountain bikers for nearly two decades now.
25-year-old Madolo comes from humble Khayamandi and became a protégé of Sauser when they met at the multiple world champion's songo.info charity project in the township.
As the 2016 Drop and Roll Tour dates are being booked, Danny MacAskill and his Drop and Roll team have released what is by far the most ambitious Drop and Roll production to date. Conceptualized and developed during countless hours of travelling between shows, This Is Drop and Roll was always going to be something just a little different.
FMB Factory Team Rankings - how does it work? Factory teams must register a minimum of 2 athletes. Each athlete can contribute a maximum of 3 results and the final team score is the total of the best six results. The Trek C3 Project comprised of Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder and Tom Van Steenbergen proved to be unstoppable.
Sick tricks and fast lines - the Bikepark Leogang and the Saalfelden Leogang region celebrate the end of an exciting 2015 season. Szymon Godziek opened the season with a flawless run at White Style in January. Aaron Gwin made history with his 'chainless' victory at the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup in the summer. Crowd pleaser Antoine Bizet triumphed at the 10th edition of 26TRIX. In July one of the most renowned MTB stage races – the Craft BIKE Transalp – stopped in Saalfelden Leogang. And the golden autumn months began with the Biketember Festival.
Trek and Trek Factory Racing announced today the creation of a marquee World Cup-level Downhill racing program for the 2016 season. The new team will take on the full UCI World Cup series as well as select regional Red Bull events. Joining Trek Factory Racing Downhill for its inaugural season will be Rachel Atherton (UK), Gee Atherton (UK), Dan Atherton (UK), and Taylor Vernon (UK).
After a one-year break, the series that is the national reference for enduro returns to the scene.
Rumours within the industry got louder and louder during the last weeks and now they have been confirmed: in 2016 the Superenduro Series will kick off again.
On March 22 this year Christoph Sauser and Jaroslav Kulhavy punched the air as they crossed the Absa Cape Epic Grand Finale finish line at Meerendal to win the world's premier mountain bike stage race.
It's official. Darren Berrecloth, one of the seminal names in freeriding, now rides for Canyon. If there's anyone out there who needs no introduction, it's Darren. As part of the Canyon Factory Freeride Team, the Claw will add experience to the setup unmatched by anybody else on the circuit.
Production Privee, the bicycle and component maker from Andorra, have announced today they will offer a limited number of their Mini CG Balance Bikes to US customers.The bikes will be offered consumer direct via the newly launched US website and fulfilled from their US warehouse to facilitate timely and cost effective shipping.
For the riders on the western side of the Atlantic you might not have heard of Whyte Bikes before, although the brand was started almost 15 years ago. The name sake of the brand Jon Whyte, whom was previously an engineer for the Benetton F1 team started off designing bikes for Marin in the 90's, but decided to branch off and build his own brand.
Day two is a wrap here in Vegas and I though I would share some of the stuff that you see when cruising up and down the aisles.
If I had to sum up interbike day one, it would be the birth of the fat ride. High volume tires have hit the mainstream and seem to be on offer from almost everyone. From kids fat 20" bikes to 27.5"+ bikes, wheels & tires, the large volume segment has hit the ground and is steam rollering over everything.
Interbike is underway. If you aren't up to speed on what Interbike is, it is the North American tradeshow for all things bikes. From Asian manufacturers, to European Chamois manufacturers and everything inbetween. And there are some doozy things in between.
After two years of development, the time has come: Continental is presenting the final production model of the new enduro racing tire "Der Baron 2.4 Projekt" at Eurobike. They have been designed in collaboration with top enduro athletes and trail riders. The fruits of their knowledge and experience have already been successfully tested during races.
Known for his street trials riding and recreationally competing in the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup – nineteen year old Fabio Wibmer has successfully finished a major project in his home region East Tyrol, Austria. As part of the existing Adventurepark Osttirol, the special bike trials center took more than 18 months to complete but the result was worth the wait. The very unique and specially designed Trials Bike Park in the Austrian municipality Ainet is now open for eager riders to develop their skills. To celebrate the opening, Danny MacAskill and his Drop and Roll team came to surprise their team colleague Fabio.
In confirmation of the speed he's had all year, Brook MacDonald threw down a classic 'Bulldog' run on the steep and root strewn track in Italy at the final round of the 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. After dislocating his knee in training the day before, there was doubt about his ability to race, yet a strong showing in yesterday's qualifiers for a 10th place showed he had gas in the tank and was ready for a strong final result.
Competition began on March 25, traveled to three continents, and required no small amount of dedication — and on Sunday, August 16, 2015, Anneke Beerten was crowned Queen of Crankworx. To win the title, and the $25,000 check that came with it, the 33-year-old enduro specialist from the Netherlands amassed more points than any other woman — and made more podium appearances than any other Crankworx competitor.
The final showdown: Red Bull TV wraps up the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup season in Val di Sole
16 races across eight countries are now behind us. Red Bull TV has trotted the globe capturing the sweat and tears (of joy), thrilling action and dramatic moments. Now the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano will come to an end in Val di Sole (ITA) on 22 and 23 August 2015. (Almost) nothing has been decided yet – it is tit-for- tat and wheel-to-wheel for the last time.
The top 20 riders in the finals, down from 120, absolutely threw down on Crabapple Hits early Thursday afternoon. Casey BROWN (CAN) and Andreu LACONDEGUY (ESP) were named the 2015 Official Whip-Off World Champions, making Brown the owner of the women's division.
After nearly four years of development, we're proud to launch the Maiden. With the freedom to design on an extended schedule, it represents the cutting edge of our technology. Its all-carbon frame was designed from the ground up to perform at the highest levels of World Cup racing, bike park blasting, and big mountain freeriding.
What is “History”? How far back do you have to go for something to be considered historic? How do you “Make History”? Have you ever looked back on a piece of Mountain Bike film from the early 1990’s and chuckled at the lack of suspension, inadequate helmets or skinny bars? You don’t have to look back too far in our sport’s short history to see some kooky fashion, or bike geometry trends change. Though short in geologic terms the history of MTB has been fun to observe and be a part of. I remember riding Blackcomb in the summer of 1992 on a fully rigid bike with a Girvin Flex Stem in a foam helmet with a spandex shower cap over it, drifting corners at speeds way too fast for the bike’s capabilities.
With the dust settling on the second stop of the Crankworx World Tour, Whistler is ready for the big show.
Home at last and ready to break new ground in the sport, Crankworx Whistler will see the crowning of the first King and Queen of the Crankworx World Tour, and one athlete will attempt the ultimate feat, winning every event of the year in his discipline to take the Triple Crown of Slopestyle.
Livigno is expanding: as of last week the Italian bike resort has three new trails on its extensive bike map. On Thursday, a new route was opened in Val Minor, an important link between Livigno and Switzerland. On Saturday, Livigno's longterm testimonial Hans Rey and friend, Danny MacAskill took the chance to test the two new flow trails located on the Carosello 3000 mountain.
Aaron Gwin stole the show in Leogang after winning the Men Elite race, with no chain! Rachel Atherton also had a fantastic day, winning her first ever World Cup in Leogang. This unbelievable day of racing rounds off the 2015 Out of Bounds Festival in Saalfelden Leogang. Watch Aaron Gwin's amazing run and more race highlights here: <http://win.gs/CrazyChainlessRun">win.gs/CrazyChainlessRun
What can visitors expect from this year's edition of 26TRIX? Well, if history is anything to go by, then off-the-chart rotations and aerial maneuvers. Celebrating the tenth edition of this contest, former champions will return to Bikepark Leogang. Mixing up the pack is BMX legend Ryan Nyquist. The BMX dirt and park rider will swap in his 20" trick machine for a 26" mountain bike and will ride with the top dawgs.
On Sunday May 31 two members of the Whistler Cycling Club were killed by a driver that crossed the centre line on a highway north of Pemberton. The passenger in the vehicle was also pronounced dead.
The day started off innocently when Kelly Blunden & Ross Chafe picked up a third rider and set forth riding from Whistler to Joffre Lakes up on the Duffey Lake Road. A long ride, but not out of the ordinary for this group of three.
Crankworx and Whistler Blackcomb will celebrate the creative spirit and storytelling culture of mountain biking for the fourth year with Dirt Diaries.
Six mountain bike athletes have been invited to assemble a team of riders and videographers to produce a video showcasing their passion for their sport. Intended to inspire others to get on a bike and ride, the four to six-minute videos will be created over the next two months and be screened on Tuesday, Aug. 11 on the main stage in Whistler Olympic Plaza during Crankworx Whistler.
The Whistler Mountain Bike Park will open for the 2015 season two weeks ahead of schedule on Saturday, May 2. With skiing and snowboarding still going strong in the Whistler Blackcomb alpine with a 182cm base, low snow levels in the valley have allowed trail crews to get to work on the lower section of the Bike Park to prepare the Fitzsimmons Zone for an early opening.
2015 addition of Bell Built campaign is nearing vote time. There are three different regions, West, Central & East with three finalists in each region. Voting opens on April 13th, with one grand prize per region to be won.
AFter a long off season always comes the fun. As soon as the tream was back together we felt like Finale Ligure was yesterday. How exciting it is to be in New Zealand for the first race of the season? None of us has ever traveled so far! The happiness of being back together was soon joined with a huge willingness to grab our bikes and smash the soft dirt of Rotorua's jungel for practice.
In 2014 the new kid on the block, Nicholi Rogatkin from Boston (USA), created ripples in the FMB World Tour scene – this year, he is pre-qualified for the FMB Diamond Series and ready to make waves. Riding with the support of new partners, in 2015 we could be witness to another rider joining the ranks of the top dawgs on the scene.
South Africans Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes notched up the first South African win in the 2015 Absa Cape Epic after an audacious early break on Wednesday's rugged 111km Stage 4.
The looped route – starting and finishing in Worcester – included some back-breaking climbs and rocky surfaces, giving rise to many tyre problems throughout the field. The sun also made conditions difficult for some of the backmarkers.