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Video: Jaro Talks XCM Worlds

Once again I find myself suckered in to posting a bike company’s marketing video, but I can’t help it. Specialized did a great job (as usual) of showing and letting Jaroslav Kulhavy talk about his bike for Marathon Worlds and a bit about the course. Check it out (or should I say Czech it out?) Continue Reading →

2013 Tatanka 100 Preview

tatanka100logoRide The Bull… The Tatanka 100

Two weeks ago N.U.E. series racers were “treated” to three laps of dusty Michigan singletrack at the Lumberjack 100. This week racers head to the scenic Black Hills of Sturgis, South Dakota where the Tatanka 100 will take racers on one 100+ mile grand loop that features over 60 miles of singletrack, 40+ miles of double track, service roads and rail-trails and includes over 12,000 feet of elevation gain at an average elevation of 4,800′ above sea level (4,000+ feet higher than racers found themselves at the Lumberjack). Continue Reading →

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 →

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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