Race Coverage

Breck Epic Stage 6: Exhilarated and Exhausted

The final stage of the Breck Epic wraps up with two trips over the Continental Divide.

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Breck Epic Stage 5: Yep, That Was Epic

Thursday’s stage 5 of the Breck Epic deserves what is often an overused adjective in the fat tire world. No it wasn’t the longest stage in mileage or time. But heading up and over Wheeler Pass was indeed epic.

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Breck Epic Stage 4: Suffering and Singletrack

On paper Wednesday’s stage 4 grunt (43 miles, roughly 7,000 feet of climbing) was the bad boy of the Breck Epic’s 6 stages. There was brutal fire road climbing, brutal singletrack climbing, and one mishmash of doubletrack and narrow trail that’s known locally as Vomit Hill.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Breck Epic Stage 3

Stage 3 was an absolute beast, with 36 miles and 6,564 feet vertical feet of soul crushing uphill. Singletrack to super technical, deep woods East Coast style riding loaded with square edge rocks, slippery roots and tight switchbacks, the Breck Epic offers something for everyone.

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Breck Epic Stage 2: Lessons From The Trail

Two days of the 5th annual Breck Epic 6-day cross-country stage race are in the books and there are many lessons to be learned. Here then is a point-by-point encapsulation on some of what Professor Pain and the Singletrack Savant have taught thus far here in Breckenridge, Colorado.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Breck Epic Stage 1

200+ miles and 30,000+ feet of climbing, all above 9,500 feet elevation…on a singlespeed of course.

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Leadville 100 Exclusive Interview: Race Favorite Todd Wells

Todd Well has been aiming at the Leadville 100 for months, spending extended time training at altitude, while at the same time winning the overall of the Pro XCT series. In between it all, the three-time Olympian invited Mtbr.com into his home for an extended interview.

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Leadville 100: Advice From An 11-Time Finisher

So you want the coveted La Plata Grande — the big belt buckle given only to those who stop the Leadville 100 finish line clock in under 9 hours. Then heed the advice of Mtbr.com fast man Mark Gouge who has 11 Leadville 100 finishes, including nine sub-9 hour finishes and a personal best of 8:02.

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Downieville Photo Gallery, Race Report and Results

We have a ton of photos from the Downieville Classic courtesy of Mtbr’s very own Forrest Arakawa and a first person race report from third place finisher (XC) Menso de Jong.

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The Best Downieville Video Ever – 2013 Downieville Classic

The best video of the Downieville downhill we’ve ever seen – from the 2013 Downieville Classic.

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2013 Downieville Photos and XC and Downhill Results and Video

The Angry Singlespeeder grabbed his camera and snapped some pictures around Downieville the afternoon before the big race. Weather is great, trails are dialed and some very stiff competition is here.

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Clementz, Moseley Capture Winter Park Enduro World Series Race

Frenchman Jerome Clementz and Brit Tracy Moseley pulled off wire-to-wire overall wins at round No. 4 of the Enduro World Series at Colorado’s Winter Park Resort this past weekend.

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Chairlift Issues Truncate Day 2 Of Enduro World Series

The top of the leader board was unchanged following a shortened Day 2 of the Enduro World Series stop at Winter Park Resort in Colorado on Saturday. But it was the lack of a stage 4 that ended up being the big story of the day.

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Enduro World Series Day 1: Clementz, Moseley Lead

Frenchman Jerome Clementz and Brit Tracy Moseley jumped out to early leads on day one of the three-day Enduro World Series event being contested on the twisting steep trails of Winter Park Resort high in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

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Crazy Megavalanche POV Race Video

Ever wondered what it would be like to race the Megavalanche? Check out this crazy POV race video to find out!

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Video: BC Bike Race 2013 Day 7 Report

Check out the latest news from the exciting stage 7 of the BC Bike Race! Editor’s Note: Words by Harlan Price and Photos by Dave Silver, Margus Riga, Todd Weselake, and Erik Peterson. BC Bike Race 2013 Day 7: Whistler Bike Park The BC Bike Race caravan squeezed out of the Squamish bubble this morning […]

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Video: BC Bike Race 2013 Daily Reports

Daily race reports from the 2013 BC Bike Race, a 7 day mountain bike stage race from Victoria to Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

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Video: BC Bike Race 2013 Day 1 Report

Mtbr was in Vancouver a few days before the BC Bike Race and we witnessed the build-up of energy and riders in North Vancouver. Folks from all over the world started arriving from Mexico, Germany, US and many other lands.

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Ride Report: Swallowing the Dirty Kanza Half Pint

Like every other bike journalist in the world, this was the year I tried gravel grinding and the Dirty Kanza was where I did it. I’m sure they all collectively outperformed me/kicked my ass, but I had an adventure I’ll remember for perpetuity and will be back for more.

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Trans-Sylvania Epic Stage 7: That’s A Wrap

Justin Lindine overturns past year misfortunes to win the 2013 Trans-Sylvania Epic, while Amanda Carey takes her second overall win in the week-long stage race. After close racing all week, riders battled over an intense, 26-mile course in Stage 7 to confirm the final standings.

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Trans-Sylvania Epic Stage 6: Traversing Tussey Ridge

Known as the “Queen Stage” of the race, Stage 6 took riders of the 2013 Trans-Sylvania Epic up and over some of the most known and loved trails in Rothrock State Forest, including the testing traverse of Tussey Ridge.

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Trans-Sylvania Epic Stage 5: Mix-Up At The Front

Stage 5 of the Trans-Sylvania Epic featured a substantial amount of climbing condensed into 26 miles, and a little confusion at the front of the women’s field.

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Trans-Sylvania Epic Stage 4: All Enduro All the Time

Rather than a typical cross-country format, stage 4 was a 22-mile course with five separate enduro segments that required riders to push their technical skills on some of the best descents in Rothrock State Forest.

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Freewheeling: Drinking In The Original Growler

Mountain bike races are kind of like good beer. Each has its own unique flavor, style, appearance, and of course alcohol content, which in fat-tire terms translates to difficulty. Gunnison, Colorado’s Original Growler is a stiffy.

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Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic Stage 3

Justine Lindine takes third win of the week, while Sue Haywood is on top in tight women’s race. And… it was muddy, very, very muddy. We have the photo evidence.

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