Absalon Plays Down Triple Gold History Chances

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by Justin Davis LONDON, Aug 10, 2012 (AFP) - French mountain bike star Julien Absalon says he is putting all thoughts of making history to the back of his mind ahead of his bid for a third straight Olympic gold. Absalon stunned his rivals on a tough Beijing course four years ago, in which teammate Jean-Christophe Peraud finished second to take the silver, on his way to … [Read more...]

Phillips Laments Lack Of Home Advantage

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LONDON, Aug 8, 2012 (AFP) - Britain's Liam Phillips was hoping his BMX gold hopes remained intact Wednesday despite the disadvantage of having comparatively little experience of racing on the Olympic track. Dutchman Raymon van der Biezen and Caroline Buchanan of Australia were among the riders setting early markers for the men's and women's competitions after topping their respective … [Read more...]

BMX bandits hope to put brakes on GB gold show

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by Justin Davis LONDON, Aug 7, 2012 (AFP) - Australia's Sam Willoughby and Frenchwoman Magalie Pottier will be among the riders aiming to stop Britain bagging more Olympic cycling gold from the BMX events later this week. BMX -- or bicycle motorcross to give the sport its full name -- made its Olympic debut in Beijing where Latvian Maris Strombergs and Frenchwoman … [Read more...]

Nashville’s Ride For Reading Set To Bring Its Mission Back To Las Vegas

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A Nashville based non-profit participating in Interbike to deliver books to Las Vegas students NASHVILLE, TN (July 9, 2012) - Ride for Reading, a Tennessee based non-profit organization whose mission is to promote literacy and healthy living through the distribution of books via bicycle to children from low-income areas, is headed back to Las Vegas, NV for both the annual Interbike Convention … [Read more...]

Crusher In The Tushar attracts top names in road, mountain bike and cyclocross

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Salt Lake City – A sold-out field and a collection of some of the biggest names in professional road, mountain bike and cyclo-cross for the Beaver County Travel Council "Crusher in the Tushar" presented by DNA Cycling have race promoter Burke Swindlehurst calling the second edition "a showdown of the disciplines.” The July 14 race traverses some of Utah’s highest dirt and paved roads and … [Read more...]

Three Americans land top 10 finishes at La Bresse Mountain Bike World Cup

La Bresse, France (May 21, 2012) — Brian Lopes (Laguna Beach, Calif./Lopes 55 Racing), Georgia Gould (Fort Collins, Colo. /Luna Pro Team) and Keegen Swenson (Park City, Utah/Cannondale Factory Racing) all earned top-10 finishes to lead the American effort at the RockyRoads UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Presented by Shimano in La Bresse, France, over the weekend. Lopes take Eliminator … [Read more...]

USA Cycling to bring Mountain Bike 24-Hour National Championships to Gallup

Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 29, 2012) — USA Cycling has awarded the 2013 and 2014 Mountain Bike 24-Hour National Championships to Gallup, N.M. The event will be held on the third Sunday in June in each year in the Zuni Mountains in conjunction with 24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest. The 16-mile course is nearly entirely singletrack and starts at 7,850 feet of elevation and reaches as … [Read more...]

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Kicks Off

Top 10 Finishes for American Riders Bode Well for Windham Windham, N.Y. – Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate, RSA) kicked off the 2012 RockyRoads.net UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa with a huge downhill win to the approving roar of hometown crowds. For the women, the field opened up after injuries waylaid several top racers. Tracey … [Read more...]

WINDHAM TO HOST INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN BIKE WORLD CUP FOR THIRD YEAR

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Top cyclists from across the globe to compete in Greene County in late June Windham, N.Y. – For the third year in a row, the world’s best professional mountain bikers will converge on Windham Mountain as the town hosts the eighth in a series of 10 World Cup events held all over the world. The 2012 edition of the RockyRoads.net UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano makes 10 stops … [Read more...]

USA Cycling names 14 to Continental Mountain Bike Championships team

Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 12, 2012) --USA Cycling announced today the 14 riders named to the U.S. squad for the upcoming Pan American Continental Mountain Bike Championships in Puebla, Mexico, April 4 - 8. With five male and five female automatic nominees declining spots on the elite cross country squad due to scheduling conflicts with upcoming world cups, and no discretionary petitions … [Read more...]