Some nice video from The Sunburst Showdown (WORS #7) was posted on YouTube by Iguana23. Looks like some tight and fun singletrack!
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Maybe they saw the name and thought, “This is just some crazy guy with a website,” or maybe they knew the race director and thought, “This is going to be way too tough.” Whatever the case, the BURGR 95 Wisconsin gravel grinder had a light turn out again. Named for a notorious homesteader too far gone to be held liable for the carnage, the 95.5 mile course was a steaming concoction with a bit of everything from 29 miles of rolling pavement to three segments better suited for mountain bikes. The majority of the mileage was beautiful fast wilderness gravel through Lincoln, Langlade, and Oneida counties.
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…
“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!
Earlier this morning I began work on a short preview of the UCI Marathon World Cup race happening in Austria later this month and came upon this video by Thomas B on Vimeo that features last year’s XCM World Champion Annika Langvad (Davinci/Specialized). It’s always neat to get a little behind the scenes glimps into the life of a
pro cyclist pro mountain bike racer competing at the World Cup level. This video highlights Annika‘s World Cup racing in Albstadt and Nove Mesto. Take a look…
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