Missoula Pro XCT Results

While the Euros were off racing the European MTB Championships in Bern, Switzerland many U.S. and Canadian type XC racers headed to the USA Pro XCT race at the Hammer Nutrition XC at Marshall Mountain in Missoula, Montana. Here’s a look at the Pro podiums–

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Marathon Worlds Pre-Ride

Yuki Ikeda (Japan) of Topeak/Ergon had this to say on Facebook concerning his pre-ride of the 2013 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon course in Austria…

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“Pre-rode the most of the 2013 UCI MTB marathon world championships course in Tirol, Austria. Climbs are ridiculously steep and long, but the singletrack descents are great! 4400m vertical gain in 94km!!!!!!?”

Yikes! Good luck Yuki!

Source: Yuki’s Facebook.

2013 UCI XCM World Championship Preview

2013 UCI MTB Marathon World Championships
Saturday, June 29th 2013
Kirchberg, Austria

On June 29th much of the cycling world will turn their attention to France in a mouth frothing, Phil Liggett induced cycloturbatory frenzy as the Tour de France kicks off. Good for them. At that time XXC will keep things on the dirty side and turn our attention to the UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships (and the B.C. Bike Race, but that’s another post) which kicks off the same day.

After last year’s mud bath in Ornans, France World Cup [see video highlights here] racers will be hoping for dryer conditions this year in Kirchberg, Austria where the race is part of the KitzAlpBike-Marathon and Festival. Continue Reading →