Race Coverage

USA Cycling announces 2012 Olympic team

Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 15, 2012) — USA Cycling announced today 21 of its 24 nominees to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team, including 10 male and 11 female athletes across the disciplines of road cycling, track cycling, mountain biking and bicycle motocross (BMX). Six of these were automatic nominees and 15 were nominated to the […]

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North Shore Ripper June 8-10

As related in this previous article, the North Shore Ripper presented by Obsession Bikes took place from Friday June 8th to June the 10th. Three events were held during the Ripper; the Adidas Eyewear Chainless DH; the Specialized Euro Enduro; and the Trek Slash Super D. Entrants in all three events could do the Trilogy by competing on one bike using […]

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Syndicate’s Greg Minnaar Takes Second in Val Di Sole, Tied for Overall Points – Tons of Photos!

June 3, 2012 – Commezzadura, Italy – Santa Cruz Syndicate riders joined forces with the Fox test crew in Leogang, Austria after Greg’s win at the IXS downhill for a successful test session. Greg, Steve and Josh were then eager to race the World Cup in Italy on the new product! Greg managed to qualify […]

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Tour of California – Specialized, Cannondale, Trek

The 2012 Tour of California is going on this week and I had the chance to watch the finish of Stage 2 (SF-to-Santa Cruz) in Aptos yesterday. Even if you aren’t into road bikes or racing, the event is a pretty spectacular cycling scene. There were even a few mountain bikes to be found in […]

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2012 Bell Super Enduro

Combining a series of hair-raising, timed, technical descents with untimed but challenging climbing segments, the 2012 Bell Super Enduro was a first-of-its-kind mountain bike race in the US.

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2012 Sea Otter Classic Speed & Flow Pumptrack Competition

It seems like Sea Otter gets better and better every year. This year I shot two new dirt jump events, the FMB dirt jump competition (Sea Otter FMB photo gallery) and the Speed & Style pump track competition. The Speed & Style event isn’t actually new to Sea Otter but it was the first time […]

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John Henry Jump Jam 2012 – Live Video Stream!

Watch the John Henry Jump Jam Live Video Stream right here on Mtbr! The event airs starting at noon this Saturday – May 12th! The competition is thick and will feature the likes of: Kurt Sorge, Geoff Gulevitch, Jordie Lunn, Ross Measures, the Meyer Brothers and Norco Team Riders Sam Dueck and Mike Hopkins! Watch […]

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2012 Sea Otter Pro Downhill Photos

Sunday, the last day of the Sea Otter Classic, dawned cool and foggy. The cool temps were a relief after an unseasonably hot Saturday and I’m sure the racers appreciated the cooler weather for the downhill finals. The fog made for interesting, atmospheric race photos, although it did hide the dramatic, green backdrop of the […]

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2012 Sea Otter Dual Slalom Photos

The weather was near perfect for the dual slalom competition at this year’s Sea Otter Classic – one of my favorite events to shoot. I’ve been shooting it for over ten years and I still look forward to it. It’s one of the most photogenic venues for a race and the dual slalom racing format […]

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2012 Sea Otter FMB Dirt Jump Competition Photos

A bronze-level FMB dirt jump was held at the 2012 Sea Otter Classic. Since it was at Sea Otter, the turnout and competition was excellent. Camera and Tyler McCaul, Paul Basagoitia, Mike Montgomery, Aaron Chase, Andrew Taylor, Kelly McGarry and a whole bunch of other top-level chuckers were there to show off their big air […]

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Sonya Looney Yak Attack Nepal Race Report and Interview

Sonya Looney is a podium girl. No, not the one that kisses the dudes in the Tour de France Podium. She’s the one that stands on top of the podium. Send her to a high mileage race with lots of climbing and she will kill it.

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2012 Cape Epic Race – Daily videos from Team Stander and Sauser

Remember that video last year where an antelope took out a rider in Africa? Well that happened at an event in the Albert Falls reserve area in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa race in 2011. The 2012 Cape Epic Race is here and although we can’t guarantee that something this spectacular will happen again, I think it’s […]

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San Francisco Spring Classic Series Opens with Epic Conditions

One of the new events in the SF Bay area is called Spring Classics. This is a point to point adventure ride that features pavement and trail with big mileage and elevation

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NorCal League Race #2 – Central Coast Classic Race Report

2012 NorCal High School Mountain Bike Racing Series Race Number Two – Race Report Central Coast Classic, Monterey, CA “Five, four, three, two, one and GO!” yelled NorCal Director Vanessa Hauswald as she started the Central Coast Classic Varsity Girls race at exactly 10:00 AM. The girls raced up the fire road and hit the […]

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Juarez and Mata Take Early Pro UET Leads

The USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Ultra Endurance Tour (Pro UET) kicked off last weekend with the Spa City 6-Hour Mountain Bike Race in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Veteran ultra-endurance specialist David “Tinker” Juarez (Whittier, Calif./Cannondale Factory) cruised to the victory and the Pro UET lead on Saturday as did 2011 Pro UET champ Monique Pua Mata (Anaheim, Calif./Sho-air-Specialized) on […]

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Kaboom! SCOTT-3Rox Explode onto Scene

The SCOTT-3Rox Racing crew got off to a great start for 2012, grabbing two podium spots at the Mellow Johnny’s Classic race season opener. Geoff Kabush led the way for the team by racing to a strong second place showing on the day. Kabush reportedly felt good and decided to test both himself and the […]

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Evans Burns Competition with Spark 29 RC

Evans Burns Competition with Spark 29 RC Photo Credit: Zoon Cronje Four-time South African marathon champion, Kevin Evans (Nedbank Team 360Life), left nothing to chance when he raced his SCOTT Spark 29 RC to a dominant victory over a strong international field at Round 3 of the South African National Marathon Series in Sabie in […]

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Norcal NICA High School Series Opens in Granite Bay

Photo by Vince Tarry Mtbr showed up and was shocked to see about 1500 people in the series opener. Coaches, parents, siblings, pets were there in force to cheer on about 500+ racers. Some were the best in the country and many were first time racers who have not been mountain biking for very long. […]

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Bike Vault – Southridge Winter Series #4 Report

The Bike Vault professional mountain bike team got together this past weekend at the fourth round of the Southridge Winter Series in Fontana, California. Although Brad King has been holding things down for the team, teammate David KlaassenVanoorschot has had to sit out the first 3 rounds with a broken hand. Typical southern California weather […]

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BC Bike Race 2012 Route and Gravity Enduro Stages

Vancouver, Canada – The BC Bike Race (BCBR) – The Ultimate Singletrack Experience is proud to celebrate its sixth year and announce the 2012 route with the exciting addition of twelve individually chip-timed sections. The 2012 route offers the same smorgasbord of great venues as last year, but will see an all new Day 7 […]

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Mountain Biking Legend Tinker Juarez Winter Training – Stationary Bike Time Trial

Promotes 2012 World 24 Hour Solo Championships in Canmore, AB (words and photos by John Gibson) Tinker Juarez flew north this past weekend to Canmore, Alberta, Canada, site of the 2012 World 24 Hour Solo Championships happening this September 14 at the Canmore Nordic Center. Earlier this winter, organizers of the Solo 24 Hour Worlds […]

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Syndicate Test Session Welcoming Fox and Shimano – Video Added!

February 1, 2012 – San Romolo, Italy- Early season testing started for the Santa Cruz Syndicate with mechanics, engineers and riders arriving in the town of Imperia, Italy, for three days of extensive testing aboard the latest Santa Cruz full carbon V-10’s. The bikes were decked out with the Syndicate’s newest sponsor products from Fox […]

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Park City Point-to-Point Race

The 2011 Park City Point-To-Point mountain bike race took place in Park City, Utah over Labor Day Weekend. The PCP2P is a 78-mile endurance race almost all of which takes place on the endless and glorious Park City singletrack. The race starts at about 7000 feet of altitude in Park City’s Round Valley trail network. […]

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Red Bull Rampage 2011 to be on 3D Television

3new and Red Bull Media House Bring the Red Bull Rampage to 3D TV for the first time ever – Partnership Kicks-Off With World 3D Premiere August 21 (9p ET/PT) — (August 17, 2011 – Culver City, Calif .) 3net, the joint venture 24/7 3D network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX, and content producer Red […]

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2011 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross-Country Nationals: Gould and Wells successfully defend cross-country national titles

Ketchum, Idaho (July 16, 2011) – Georgia Gould (Fort Collins, Colo./Luna Pro Team) successfully defended her pro women’s cross country national title in front of her hometown crowd on day three of the 2011 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross-Country National Championships on Saturday. Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized) also maintained his Stars-and-Stripes jersey after an impressive […]

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