Rachel Atherton wraps the championship during timed practice at Windham.

The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup’s finals are still ahead of us, but there is already an overall winner: Rachel Atherton is this year’s downhill champion. The Briton was more than nine seconds ahead and clinched her fifth consecutive World Cup victory at the next-to-last UCI race in Windham (USA). An historical day for Rachel – also because her childhood idol Missy Giove raced this weekend for the first time in years.  

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Aug 11, 2015

Everyone knows that anything can happen at Crankworx - and the SRAM Canadian Open Enduro Presented by Specialized didn't disappoint. There was heartbreak and elation in equal measure at a dramatic round 6 of the Enduro World Series in Whistler. There were some new faces on the podium and some familiar grimaces as mechanicals once again changed the fate of a Whistler race.  

After years of battling for another Crankworx win, Tyler McCAUL walked away with a tidy first place finish in the CLIF Bar Dual Speed & Style over friend and rival Kyle Strait. While not enough to push him into contention for the first overall title of the Crankworx World Tour, consistent solid performance in a typically wet West Coast rain shower seemed proved the perfect strategy over his fellow American competitor, who slid out on the final run.  

Squamish rider Quinn Moberg and Fat Tire Crit super champ Jean Ann Berkenpas take wins July 7, 2015 Whistler, B.C. – A cross-country rider from Valemont, B.C. has proven hat-tricks will be the talk of the town even beyond the race for the Triple Crown of Slopestyle this year at Crankworx Whistler.  

This 4th round could have been a corner stone in the 2016 Enduro French Cup rankings and it was indeed the case. On the 310 riders at the start gate, we noticed straight away that Loic Piazon and Clément Benoit were missing, due to injuries at training or on races after Millau. Then Florian Baladier, 3rd of the overall, got injuried during the first stage. It was therefore 3 serious favorites knocked out of the race before they could properly enter the battle, this sport could sometimes be...

Brett Rheeder has won the 2nd round of the Triple Crown, the Crankworx Les 2 Alpes SlopestyleAfter thrilling the Kiwi fans by sharing his victory lap in the Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle with friend Logan Peat, Canadian Brett Rheeder earned himself another celebratory sail through the concourse, taking the second round of the Triple Crown of Slopestyle in style.

After starting the season in Rotorua, New Zealand and then round two in Munich, Germany – it's time to travel to France for the third stop: Crankworx Les 2 Alpes. With two events already on the board, Brett Rheeder leads the standings with Nicholi Rogatkin and Thomas Genon tied in second. The Canyon Factory Freeride Team leads the FMB Factory Team standings but all of that can change as the Trek C3 project team, currently third will have all their big guns in Les 2 Alpes.

"Today the trails here are just phenomenal they have technical, rock drops, rock slabs, huge berms that are above my head. Here you're just rewarded every time you climb." Vicki Barclay 2nd place today. Local Moberg takes first stage win while Nash continues to outpace the rest of the women and most of the men.  

Texan Uhl storms the North Shore while Andreane Lanthier Nadeau find a podium step behind Nash and Barclay "That was the best yet. Fantastic last trail, Expresso, just brilliant. I heard someone say everything is rollable so I just rolled everything. Rode it blind. It's really what I came here for. If I have the energy I'll do it again next year." Fraser Smith of London, UK.

Paxson Edges closer to the Yellow Jersey while Nash keeps skating away with the lead. Canada Day - More sun and a couple major climbs followed by the longest descents of the race so far, made today's stage from Sechelt to Langdale a fitting Day Four. This is hump day and the Queen stage of the BC Bike Race 2015, so from here it's homeward bound. This day brought riders over the the cusp, 4 days down and three to go while rewarding every effort they had to make on the bike with some trails...

Paxson reels back lost time and Nash wins despite a missed turn on the Sunshine Coast. Caked in dust with sweat dripping down their brows, the racers of the BC Bike Race are fully engrossed in an epic odyssey. Today's Stage 3 from Earls Cove to the seaside town of Sechelt was the longest of the week with an opening climb that challenged the rider's belief there would be an end. The sawtooth profile of the day stair-stepped it's way with punchy climbs and short descents before culminating in a...

Tristan Uhl and Katerina Nash take the same trail but different paths to winning Day 2 of the BC Bike Race on the shores of Powell River, BC. The second day of the 2015 BC Bike Race offered riders a break from the heat exposed climbs of the previous day. With more wooded canopies, vibrant moss, precious loam, and single track than the day before, Powell River delivered a mountain bike celebration on the shores of the Salish Sea.  

Saturday Registration in North Vancouver saw over 600 racers meet for the first time as they signed in, got their race bags, and dropped off bike boxes to meet them a week later in Whistler. Those pieces of luggage will soon be forgotten in the daily journey to the finish line after riding in an event known for the bubble it creates for it's riders on their travels to the ultimate singletrack experience. After the Day Zero registration in North Vancouver, to get to Day One of the BCBR, riders...

This Sunday June 28th, 600 riders celebrate the 9th year of the BC Bike Race and the hallmark of being the most riders to meet on the start line of the seven day stage race known as the 'Ultimate Singletrack Experience'. Whether motivated by the amazing terrain of British Columbia or in search of proving themselves against a stacked field on courses like none other, the week will inspire memories and emotions for a lifetime.

It's almost time for Swatch Prime Line! The rider field is now complete and 24 of the world's top mountain bike slopestylers are honing their tricks in advance of the Munich Mash weekend and the Swatch Prime Line headliner set for Saturday June 27th. Swatch Proteam athlete and legendary FMB World Tour rider, Sam Pilgrim (GBR) is back again after a thrilling performance and 2nd place finish at the first-ever Swatch Prime Line event last year. Sam will be up against elite riders from around the...

Round 2 of the FMB Diamond Series brings the world to Munich, Germany for Swatch Prime Line! After round 1 in New Zealand and a three month break, the top FMB contenders are reenergized, and have even more tricks dialed-in to show off at the first European Diamond Series event this season. Brett Rheeder currently leads the standings after Crankworx Rotorua – but close behind, Nicholi Rogatkin and Thomas Genon are eager to jump ahead here in Europe.

Swatch shot out of the gate more than 30 years ago, already a huge fan of action sports, and roars into Munich for the second edition of Swatch Prime Line, the headline event at the Munich Mash weekend June 26th-28th 2015. Set for Saturday June 27th at the Bavarian capital's famed Olympia Park, Swatch Prime Line features today's top performers in Mountain Bike Slopestyle. Challenging riders to deliver the best, most reckless and most fluent line over the course – the PRIME LINE – the action...