USA Cycling Announces 2013 Pro Mountain Bike Cross-Country Tour

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Colorado Springs, Colo. (December 10, 2012) — USA Cycling on Monday announced the 2013 edition of the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Cross-Country Tour (Pro XCT). In its fifth year, the Pro XCT will feature nine events at which world-class athletes will race for Pro XCT ranking points and prize purses. Mountain bike season will unofficially kick off in the U.S. in Dripping Springs, Texas as … [Read more...]

2013 Sea Otter Classic Calendar Listings

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CYCLOCROSS 4/20 2013 Sea Otter Cyclocross: Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey. 'Cross racers will experience the thrill of starting and finishing on the Laguna Seca Raceway while thousands of fans cheer them on. The course will snake through the Sea Otter Expo and Laguna Seca Lakebed area, and will include off-camber and "kitty litter" sections, a high-speed barrier section located near … [Read more...]

Shimano and BMC Start Partnership For Mountainbike Racing Team

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SHIMANO and BMC Switzerland are excited to announce that from next season they will join forces in mountainbike racing. Both companies share the same vision on innovation and are aiming for top finishes next seasons. BMC mountainbike racing team will ride their races on SHIMANO’s top range XTR components, wheels and pedals. BMC mountainbike racing team has a strong team for upcoming seasons. … [Read more...]

15 titles awarded at Mountain Bike Marathon National Championships

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Bend, Oregon (September 15, 2012) -- USA Cycling crowned 15 national champions on Saturday at Wanoga Sno Park in Bend, Ore., at the 2012 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Marathon National Championships. An overnight rainstorm was not enough to tamp down the dust on the course. Three-time Olympian Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized Racing) added another Stars-and Stripes jersey to his closet after … [Read more...]

Utah High School Cycling League Launches Inaugural Season in Park City

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280-plus riders participate in league's first-ever race PARK CITY- September 8, 2012 - High school mountain biking took off today in Park City as the new Utah High School Cycling League kicked off its inaugural season with more that 280 riders at Round Valley. The new league - a chapter of the nationwide National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) - is already among the largest … [Read more...]

Kulhavy Crowned London Olympic Mountain Bike King

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by Justin Davis HADLEIGH FARM, United Kingdom, Aug 12, 2012 (AFP) - Czech world champion Jaroslav Kulhavy was crowned king of the men's Olympic mountain biking after an epic seven-lap race which left Swiss Nino Schurter in a close second Sunday. Italian Marco Fontana finished third to take the bronze at 25 seconds behind Kulhavy's winning time of 1hr 29min 07sec. Julien … [Read more...]

Last Place No Shame For South African Candice Neethling

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HADLEIGH FARM, United Kingdom, Aug 11, 2012 (AFP) - South Africa's Candice Neethling won the hearts of fans Saturday as she struggled to compete in an elite field of women mountain bikers at the Olympic Games. And despite coming last in the 30-strong field, the 20-year-old was buoyed at having taken the first step on a journey which she hopes will get easier on the way to Rio 2016. … [Read more...]

Bresset Storms To Women’s Mountain Bike Olympic Gold

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by Justin Davis HADLEIGH FARM, United Kingdom, Aug 11, 2012 (AFP) - France's Julie Bresset capped an extraordinary year by storming to victory in the women's mountain bike cross country to claim her maiden Olympic title on Saturday. Germany veteran Sabine Spitz claimed the silver to complete her Olympic collection with Georgia Gould of the United States winning the bronze … [Read more...]

Strombergs Becomes First Repeat BMX Champ

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LONDON, Aug 10, 2012 (AFP) - Maris Strombergs of Latvia overcame the threat of a handful of strong, younger challengers to become the Olympics' first repeat BMX champion on Friday. Australian Sam Willoughby finished second for the silver with Carlos Oquendo of Colombia taking the bronze. Strombergs, 25, claimed the maiden Olympic men's BMX gold when the sport made its debut in … [Read more...]

Pajon of Colombia wins women’s BMX gold

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LONDON, Aug 10, 2012 - Mariana Pajon of Colombia won gold in the women's BMX final after finishing ahead of New Zealand's Sarah Walker and Dutchwoman Laura Smulders on Friday. Walker took the silver medal with Smulders winning the bronze. Pajon, who started from gate four, burst down the start ramp and took the lead from the outset on the 440m women's circuit and was never in … [Read more...]