What an amazing finish to the 2013 Lumberjack 100! After nearly 100 miles of racing on tight, wooded singletrack it came down to a sprint finish between Mike “Simonster” Simonson (616 Fabrications), Barry Wicks (Kona) and Christian Tanguy (Team CF). Just amazing stuff. Continue Reading →
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano: Schurter and Zakelj confirm
Despite intense heat that saw many riders wilt, the leaders in the Cross-country UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano extended their leads in the Elite men’s and women’s series at Val di Sole, Italy. World Champion Nino Schurter (Scott-Swisspower) and Tanja Zakelj (Unior Tools) now hold commanding leads in the overall standings at the halfway mark of the 2013 World Cup series. Continue Reading →
OK, you may have noticed a few thing around the site of late. One of which is that the site is in construction mode. Forgive me while I re-construct. You will also notice that the blog is now call News & Cult:ure. Why XXC, Why? Well, I am going to tell you. Continue Reading →
Eliminator World Cup leaders Alexandra Engen
and Daniel Federspiel dominate at third round.
The third round of the Eliminator series at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano saw the overall leaders for both the men’s and women’s series taking convincing wins in Val di Sole, Italy, on Thursday. World Champion Alexandra Engen (Ghost Factory) won her second World Cup of the year in the women’s category, as did Daniel Federspiel (Otztal Scott) in the men’s race. Continue Reading →
Here is an event for all of XXC’s Euro readers and International traveling types– The MTB 24hours of Rome. This event came across my digital desktop this morning and I felt the need to share it based on a few things:
- It’s a mountain bike race, (and that’s sort of what XXC is all about).
- It takes place in what may be the most historic city on earth.
- There is a pre-race Toga Bike Party with music, pasta and wine (it didn’t say “wine,” I am just assuming that’s what “fun” means).
- I figure since the Italian’s gave me the joys of one of the simplest and most delicious meals ever (Cacio e Pepe), the least I can do is share some info about, what looks to be, a cool race in an incredible venue.
Check out all the information on the press release sent to us below:
MTB 24 Hours of Rome
September 13 – 15, 2013