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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 →

Video: May World Cup Racing

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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UCI XCO No. 3: Val di Sole

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 →

UCI XC Eliminator Round 3


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 →

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