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Michael Vanthourenhout wins in the snow.

Northwave and Sunweb-Napoleon Games' athlete leads the Under 23 overall standings with 83 pointsNorthwave's Belgian youngster Michael Vanthourenhout (Sunweb-Napoleon Games) grabbed the fifth seasonal success in U23 Superprestige's round 6, in Diegem (Belgium), on Sunday December 28th.  

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Dec 28, 2014

It doesn't seem long since Jared Graves and Tracy Moseley were crowned this year's Enduro World Champions – but in just a month's time entries will open for the 2015 Enduro World Series. With eight rounds next year and demand for places expected to be high, this year there will be a phased entry system to try and help as many people as possible secure a spot.

Anton Cooper and Rosara Joseph prove too good at the Urge 3 Peaks Enduro staged in Dunedin, New Zealand, at the weekend. Threatening weather dampened the tops of Signal Hill for the final two stages today, but beneath the trees the steep tracks remained in optimum condition for racing.Commonwealth Games gold medalist Anton Cooper was unable to snag a stage win today, but his consistent times were enough to give him the overall lead by just 11 seconds after five stages. Jimmy Pollard, of...

The Urge 3 Peaks Enduro endurance downhill mountain biking race has attracted an international field for this weekend's racing in Dunedin, New Zealand. (December 6 and 7, 2014). Organisers expect about 200 riders to line up at the race start on the summit of Flagstaff on Saturday morning and among them are 10 Australians, two riders from Switzerland and one rider from France.  

Great day for Northwave's athletes at Isola d'Elba (Italy). Second place for Sunweb's rider at Zonhoven (Belgium)Northwave's athletes dominated once again in Giro d'Italia Ciclocross' stage 2, on the Isola d'Elba (Livorno), on Sunday November 2nd, repeating the great performances of the opening round in Fiuggi (Frosinone). Gioele Bertolini, equipped with Extreme Tech MTB Plus shoes, proved to be among the leaders of the whole Italian movement, delivering a strong performance in the Men's Open...

The Absa Cape Epic will return to the slopes of Table Mountain in 2015 when the rugged eight-day race's Prologue is staged from the University of Cape Town. The much-anticipated route announcement took place in Cape Town on Wednesday (October 22) and the Mother City will kick off the 2015 edition on Sunday, March 15. From there the course takes riders to the Elgin Valley, Worcester and Wellington before the new Grand Finale finish venue at Meerendal Wine Estate on March 22.

There have been so many things going through my head over the last six weeks since the Whistler EWS. All the "what ifs!" My worst result of the season to this point was 9th. On paper, just needing 23rd or better in Finale Ligure sounds easy enough, but you just never know about a flat or a snapped chain...all the thoughts of something going wrong creep into your head. Deep down you're thinking it will be fine, but you just never know.

The Enduro World Series 2014 has created many stories in the last seven rounds – but none quite as compelling as Finale Ligure this weekend. Not only did we crown new World Champions but we saw one of the most impressive comebacks cycling has ever seen. Finale 2014 will go down in the history books for all the right reasons.

A weekend of cyclo-cross racing in Whistler Creekside has wrapped up, with the completion of the first annual Cyclo-Cross Whistler. Over 100 racers each day participated in the inaugural event that brought the dirt, rocks, mud and cobblestones of Whistler Creekside to life.

About 8,000 people found their way to the Uppsala Castle on Saturday afternoon last weekend to see some of the biggest names in freestyle MTB compete at the Martin Söderström Invitational. Under the glorious Swedish sunshine, one by one, the riders dropped in to raise the bar. The spectators were amazed and the riders pumped. The competition had it all: huge tricks, spectacular crashes, and suspense to the last second! See for yourself in the official highlight clip: win.gs/MSI_highlights .

Amazing tricks, top-notch riding and an electrifying atmosphere – the world's best 24 mountain bike slopestyle athletes put the ancient city of Nuremberg at the pinnacle of action sports during Red Bull District Ride. Over the course of two days, 84,000 fans filled the weaving alley ways in this historic city. On Saturday along, more than 62,000 spectators lined the streets around the hand crafted parcours, designed to push the best riders to their limits. Flowing through the cobbled streets,...

On the 20 and 21 of September Balneario Camboriu will be again the center of South American Downhill competition. After a great start on February on Bariloche Argentina the second round of the Open Shimano Latam will be racing on the same course that had the UCI World Cup 2005, 2006, Pan-American Championships 2006, and Master World Champions 2010-2012.

In a dramatic day of racing in the small ski town of Hafjell, 2 hours north of Oslo, Trek World Racing's Neko Mulally (USA) had an incredible race after snapping his chain out of the start house, to finish 4th at the Elite Men's World Championships. Team mate Brook MacDonald finish 5th in his best ever elite World Champs result while Laurie Greenland took the silver medal in Junior Men at his World Championship debut.

The Red Bull District Ride course builders have worked tirelessly at full throttle to finish this unique track on time. In just a few days they have changed Nuremberg's old city into an amazing urban freeride course. "We've been working on the course for three weeks and have now one week to build it up in the city", says Niko Bössl. On 6 September their efforts will be appreciated by the world's best mountain bike slopestylers.  

Josh Bryceland (Rattus Rattus) clinched the 2014 UCI Downhill World Cup title on Saturday August 23. His podium run at the seventh and final round in Méribel (France) secured a comfortable 149 point margin over his nearest rival, and heralds a new era for the 2008 Junior World Champion.

Nuremberg is getting ready! The course set up preparations for Red Bull District Ride on 6 September 2014 are now complete. The rider line-up is also confirmed. The start list includes the world's best freeriders and slopestylers – from rising young talents like Louis Reboul (FRA) to bike legends such as the triple Red Bull Joyride winner Brandon Semenuk (CAN).