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Relive the 2016 World Cup action, starting with Lourdes.
Grab a cup of tea and see what makes Scottish XC-come- DH racer Kenta Gallagher tick…
In the 26 years since Greg Herbold cut, I mean won the first World Championships there have been 14 male world champions, 13 female world champions. Aside from the two greatest racers of all time in Vouillouz and Chausson, no one has managed to dominate the top step of what is surely one of the hardest sporting events in the world to win. Make no mistake, many who could, and should, will never wear the rainbow jersey. Over the last […]
Sheffield Steel! Andorra marked Steve Peat’s last World Cup race. In true classic Peaty fashion, he crossed the line with arms raised above his head and spent the time after his finish socializing and reminiscing. It was an emotional post-race celebration of his historic and storied career, with a surprise slideshow tribute unveiled on the big screen. While he may be stepping away from racing, his legacy will remain, and he’ll no doubt be up to some fun antics in […]
The morning greeted us with immaculate skies and a warm breeze. The stillness in the pits, even as practice got underway showed that some of that “cruisey” end of season vibe had been done away with, and it was business as usual; racing is fun and all, but sometimes it is also meant to be a bit stressful. Many riders have a lot to play for, and this behemoth of the Pyrenees is going to hake the up overall for […]
Above: Irishman Jacob Dickson is back. While chatting trackside today, Jacob informed me that his collarbone isn’t actually fully healed, as it’s just being weitd. But, he said he’s here to just have fun and get back to racing. The loose and slightly unpredictable conditions here in Vallnord have made for tricky riding on the first day of practice and timed training. The athletes were struggling to read the terrain, and a fair few crashes happened throughout the day; there […]
The start of the season in Lourdes, France seems like just yesterday. The 2016 season has flown by, with all sorts of wild action along the way. With the final round of the World Cup here in Andorra officially underway with Track Walk going down today, the vibe around the pits was particularly relaxed and jovial. With most riders’ goals and achievements already getting checked off earlier in the season, most of the top riders are now looking ahead to […]
The rain fell, the thunder boomed, but the track dried and the doom-sayers were quelled. The ensuing hours of racing produced some intense riding and impressive results. Gaetan Vige made good on his stellar Qualifying splits and pulling out the win in Junior men, just .031 over Finn Iles. Women’s saw a huge winning margin of 11+ seconds by Rachel Atherton, firmly reminding everyone why she’s now won 12 races in a row. In Men, series leader Aaron Gwin did […]