ABSA Cape Epic Stage 2: Hot, sticky windless day.

Stage 2 of the 2016 Absa Cape Epic, the 100th stage in the history of the event, was held in another hot, windless day in Tulbagh. The racing in both the Men's and Women's categories was fiery too. The leading men's Team Bulls pair of Karl Platt and Urs Huber were determined to scorch a path through the Witzenberg Valley and for most of the day everything went according to plan. But on a technical descent just 10km from the finish Huber punctured, allowing the unheralded newbies Nicola...

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Mar 17, 2016

The Team Bulls pair of Karl Platt and Urs Huber, along with Cape Epic first-timers Periklis Ilias and Tiago Ferreira (Dolomiti Superbike), went out hard from the start, with the small bunch of four leading practically from start to finish on the 108km Tulbagh to Tulbagh Stage 1. The tactic paid off for Platt and Huber, with the pair claiming victory in a time of 4:32.12,5. Dolomiti Superbike finished third on the day, after a wrong turn towards the end allowed Topeak Ergon Racing's Alban...

Four-time Absa Cape Epic winner Karl Platt of Germany and Swiss partner Urs Huber (Bulls) laid down a marker for the week ahead by blitzing the course to win Sunday's prologue. And in the Women's category South African Robyn de Groot and her Swedish teammate Jennie Stenerhag (Ascendis Health) gave notice that they will be a force in this year's race when they beat favourites Ariane Kleinhans and Annika Langvad (Spur-Specialized).  

The man who wrote the book on Slopestyle penned himself a new first, Saturday, as the inaugural winner of the Kelly McGarry Memorial Trophy at Crankworx Rotorua. Brandon SEMENUK's effortless performance bested even Nicholi ROGATKIN's groundbreaking 1080, dubbed "The Twister", on an afternoon no one in the bike community will soon forget.

Fast trails and a good-time vibe left athletes smiling as they pulled in from a pedal-heavy GIANT Toa Enduro at Crankworx Rotorua, and the whip cranked the crowd into a frenzy to cap the night.

Crankworx is taking its signature photography show, Deep Summer, on the road for the first time ever. Immediately following the Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle, the Deep Summer Rotorua Photo Challenge debuts in New Zealand, for the climax of the five-day festival, running Wednesday, Mar. 9 to Sunday, Mar. 13.

Crossing the Alps – a fantasy, that drives thousands of ambitious cyclists onto the trails to cross Europe's highest mountains using nothing but their own strength. The BIKE Transalp leads bikers through the Alps from July 17th to 23rd; seven days, 520 kilometers (323 miles), 17,750 meters (58,200 feet) in altitude and 1,200 participants from 40 nations. One stop will be in Bormio – the perfect location for a fast regeneration and to enjoy the stunning alpine surroundings.  

With great pleasure and a bit of emotion Superenduro announces the 2016 racing calendar. The choice between the different candidates has not been easy and the staff had to take their time to personally visit the locations that stepped forward and to carefully select the four destinations where to take the riders for the approaching racing year!Four dates to write down on next season's agenda, in four different Italian regions: Tuscany, Liguria, Trentino Alto Adige and Lombardy.

Registration to shred the flowy forest trails at Crankworx Rotorua alongside the world's top gravity mountain bike athletes opens in January 2016. Both the Giant Toa Enduro and the Crankworx Rotorua Downhill presented by iXS, will offer amateur athletes a chance to race a top-tier course with the heroes of the sport with registration opening Friday, Jan. 15 (NZDT) at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14 at 10 p.m.(PST), for both races.

Third round of Giro d'Italia Ciclocross, third joy for Northwave. In Asolo (Treviso, Northern Italy), the Italian brand celebrated the success of Selle Italia Guerciotti's youngster, Gioele Bertolini, on Sunday December 6th.

It was an exciting finish to Day 2 of the Urge 3 Peaks Enduro held on Signal Hill, Dunedin, New Zealand, as the Enduro World Series (EWS) riders made their intentions clear by extending their respective leads in both the men’s and women’s overall results today. Joseph Nation (26), of Christchurch, took out the overall with a final time of 44 minutes and 56 seconds, while Dunedin local, Leighton Kirk (23), took second place in a time of 46.06. Queenstown’s Jimmy Pollard bounced back from a...

The FMB AM Cup is designed to give the stars of tomorrow a platform to emerge onto the scene and give upcoming riders real competition experience. This year, two riders claimed the European Cup with Michael Riekeberg and Bernd Winkler tying first place. The US Cup was won by Brazilian rider Vinicius Gushiken and J.P Maffret came out on top in the Canadian Cup. Please visit www.fmbworldtour.com for the full rankings.  

This year was arguably the most competitive FMB World Tour season yet! After countless ground breaking runs have been thrown down, Thomas Genon has triumphed and is now the 2015 FMB World Champion. The Canadian athlete, Brett Rheeder dominated the first half of the season and showed incredible sportsmanship at every of the five Diamond Series stops. Making third place on the overall podium is shooting star Nicholi Rogatkin. Please follow this link to the full ranking.

The mountain is calling! Riders are in the desert, digging their ultimate line for the notorious Red Bull Rampage. Thomas Genon, Brett Rheeder and Nicholi Rogatkin are all neck and neck in the FMB Diamond Series standings. This gnarly mountain bike freeride event will crown one of them the 2015 FMB World Champion. Due to predicted thunderstorms at the weekend, the finals have been moved forward 24 hours. Tune in LIVE on Red Bull TV this Friday, October 16th from 6:30pm CEST to be first to find...

Since the start of the FMB Diamond Series at Crankworx Rotorua, three athletes have been pushing themselves and one another for the top spot on event podiums. Brett Rheeder has dominated the season but Thomas Genon and Nicholi Rogatkin have kept the pressure on throughout. Athletes can snatch up to 1000pts for a victory at a Diamond contest, so with just one event left on the calendar and less than 300pts between these three FMB heroes, the margin for error at Red Bull Rampage is wafer thin....

Behind every cloud is a silver lining, and despite a one day rain delay which forced the postponement of the most highly anticipated event of the week-long Crankworx Whistler festival, Red Bull Joyride hit the mountain on August 16th showcasing slopestyle mountain biking under near perfect weather conditions. The Red Bull Signature Series event featured 18 of the world's top athletes in a season-defining showdown that marked the final stop of the Crankworx World Tour and the last required win...