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Transalp Registration Opens 12.11.12

2013 Craft BIKE Transalp from July 13 thru 20
Registration to open online on December 11, 2012

Munich, November 8, 2012 – in 2013, the Craft BIKE Transalp will take place for the 16th time already. Over the course of eight days, from July 13 thru 20, 600 mountain bike teams of two, consisting of pros as well as amateurs, will tackle the challenge of crossing the Alps.

The registration for the world’s toughest mountain bike stage race will open Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at 12 PM (6 AM Eastern in the U.S.) online.

All available entry spots will be allocated on www.bike-transalp.de and true to the motto “first come, first served”. With good reason! Experience has shown that – due to the mad run on the tickets – almost all spots got taken in quite a short time window.

About the Craft BIKE Transalp

The Craft Bike Transalp is possibly the most famous stage race for mountain bike teams of two. Ever since its first edition in 1998, the routing leads the participants in eight stages from Germany across the main chain of the Alps to Italy. In 2013, the event takes place for the 16th time (July 13 thru 20).

Racers will master a total distance of more than 600 kilometers peppered with some 21,000 meters in elevation gain.

The registration for the 16th Transalp editions kicks off December 11, 2012, at 12 PM.

Press Release: Oliver Kraus/Craft BIKE Transalp
Photos: © Peter Musch

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The Contrast Is Not So Stark

When I first found out that Euro road dog Sylvain Chavanel raced the Roc d‘Azur’s 44 km Masters Roc and came in 7th I found myself thinking things like “Masters??” …“44 km??…”7th??” I guess there was some part of me that found some sort of snarky joy in the fact that someone of his caliber finished off the podium in a 27 mile mountain bike race. I guess I had it in my mind to post some goofy, failed attempt at wittiness about all that.

But I changed my mind. Continue Reading →

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2012 Roc d’ Azur

2012 Roc d’ Azur
Fréjus, France
83 km XCM

Men’s Top 5

1. Jaroslav Kulhavý (Specialized) čas 3:23:08
2. Christoph Sauser (Specialized Racing) + 1 sec.
3. Jochen Kass (Multivan Merida) + 59 sec.
4. Alban Lakata (Topeak Ergon) + 2:04 min.
5. Leonardo Paez (AX Active Bianchi) + 3:21 min. Continue Reading →

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U.S. XCM National Championship Results

Here are your Pro and Singlespeed results from the 2012 U.S. Marathon National Championship held in Bend, Oregon on Saturday, September 15th.

Pro Men

1. Todd Wells (Specialized Racing)
2. Carl Decker (Giant Factory)
3. Adam Craig (Rabobank/Giant)
4. Barry Wicks (Kona)
6. Alex Grant (Cannondale Factory Racing)

Singlespeed

1. Cary Smith (Team CF)
2. Cody Peterson
3. AJ Linnell
4. Ryan Voss
5. Joshua Kratt

Pro Women

1. Pual Mata (Sho-Air)*
2. Kllie Emmet (Gitan Mountain Bike Team)
3. Sarah Anderson
4. Serena Gordon
5. Kelly Boniface (Moots)

* Not to pump our own brakes, but check out XXC Magazine #14 for an interview with Pua Mata.

Click [HERE] for complete results over all age groups at USA Cycling.

Photos: USA Cycling

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