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Mt. St. Anne World Cup: Santa Cruz Syndicate Race Report.

A healthy Rat is a fast Rat! After getting up close and personal with a tree in Ft. William, and dislocating his finger in Lenzerheide, Josh was on the hunt for his first World Cup win since WIndham, last year. Despite dry weather earlier in the week, the rain got turned on just before qualifiers, and hung around for race time, making the rough and rocky track all the more challenging.

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Aug 3, 2015

The Crankworx Rotorua race was uncharted territory for Curtis Keene and the Specialized team. Curtis' experience on this trip leaves him with physical and mental challenges to overcome if he is going to stay in the hunt for the Enduro World Series championship. Will this set the tone for the year, or can he use it as fuel to push himself harder?

Going back to the roots (literally) of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, technical riding is what started it all but some could say has been overshadowed recently by the significant development of freeride/flow trails found not only at the Whistler Bike Park but around the world. It seems trails like Crank It Up, A-Line, and Dirt Merchant have been getting all the attention lately, and for good reason, but it's not all about high speed and big air.

We bring you the second of four teasers from the COMMENCAL / VALLNORD Downhill Racing Team. Catching up on all the action from Fort William (Scotland), Leogang (Austria) and the most recent UCI World Cup downhill event in Lenzerheide (Switzerland). It's been a tough season for the team so far, but we can't say it hasn't been entertaining!

The World Cup’s first trip to Lenzerheide, Switzerland was a smashing success. Making it look easy on the Steve Peat-designed track, Greg Minnaar stepped to the top of the box once again, taking his record-setting 18th World Cup win! Greg’s won two of the four World Cups so far this season, and sits in third overall, just 12 points behind Loic Bruni.

For the very first time the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup pays a visit to Lenzerheide, Switzerland. Boasting a newly built track, that's been specifically designed with racing in mind, and surrounded by snow-capped mountains and an emerald lake, it's the picture-perfect setting for a new round.  

Back-to-back World Cup wekends are always exciting, and this week was no different! Seven days after Greg stood atop the podium in Ft. William, and Josh ran full-speed into a tree during practice, the crew geared up for high speeds and tight splits at Leogang. Check out this week's episode of THE SYNDICATE to see how the week unfolded!  

The Out of Bounds Festival in Leogang was a blast. Banger tricks filled Leogang’s evening air on Saturday at the tenth edition of 26TRIX. Riders showed combos, which are hard to describe, close to impossible to ride but simply amazing to watch. To celebrate this special occasion, burgers, bikes and beers were waiting for all the qualifiers together with the ten best pictures of the past years.

The rain is lingering, the midges are rife and Claudio Caluori has just christened the Fort William 2015 World Cup downhill course. Join him as he chases World Champion Manon Carpenter down the tough Scottish track – Claudio does have a slight advantage of knowing about the new sections though, unlike Manon...  

A-Line. It's the lifeline of the Fitz Zone and heartbeat of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. It's the trail where mega-trains were born and where more laps go down than anywhere else on earth. It's the original freeride trail that gave birth to a new style of riding and it started a movement in the evolution of modern trail designs. But there is only one A-Line, and it's here.  

The 11th season of the 7idp Enduro Series and the 5th as FFC French Cup just had its opening round in Blausasc. It was under summer conditions and a nearly full house that the fight started on the technical and tricky trails of the Alpes Maritimes. The new format which includes a full day of track reconnaissance on Saturday and a race day on Sunday did its job to provide a better equity between all riders.

The Commencal / Vallnord Downhill Racing Team is proud to present the first teaser of their new project: ALL IN. The full movie will be released next October, featuring Myriam Nicole, Rémi Thirion, Thibaut and Gaëtan Ruffin, and Gaëtan Vigé along with the rest of the team crew throughout the 2015 race season. Here's the first of four teasers, shot in California on the new Supreme DH V4, Portugal for a team camp in Lousa, and Lourdes for the 2015 World Cup opening. Filming and editing by Julien...

That’s a wrap! The 10th edition of the Vienna Air King is done and dusted. A weekend in the sun at Vienna’s Rathausplatz was topped off by the awesome dirt jump contest. Crazy airtime, up to 9 meters high, gave the world’s best athletes enough time to throw down their gnarliest tricks.