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WC Finals: Windham

Windham, USA hosts the final of the 2010 World Cup Series, with 2 riders in the chase for the overall title. What a race between Gee and Greg, in the end it was Gee who took the win from Greg by 0.37 of a second…so close. However, World Champion Steve Peat wore his rainbow strips for the last time (maybe?) in 2010, as he qualified fastest and was ahead during his final run when a crash near the finish, secured [...]

Mountain Biking – The Manual

It’s hard to write about a new book, which was written by someone whom you’ve shared the back of a cattle truck, getting uplift at Scottish DH races with for so many years but that’s exactly what I’m doing. Who’d have thought that, the young lad from Temple near Edinburgh would one day be an author of probably one of the finest riders manual ever to be produced. Having known Chris for over 10 years, he knows I’d tell him [...]

The Atherton Project – Episode 8

Episode 8 kicks off with Gee heading for the British Champs up in Scotland without his injured siblings, Rach and Dan. Gee finds that he misses the inspiration and support of his brother and sister during competition but at the same time realises that to stay at the top, sometimes, he’ll have to manage on his own. Then it’s on to WC Round 4 in Champery, Switzerland. With brother and sister still at home, Gee takes on the highly technical [...]

Enter Coach Dan Yeomans – Newmountainrider.com

“New Mountain Rider’s coaching is designed to be fun and innovative. Guaranteed to really get you thinking about your riding in completely new ways that will change your riding for the better. Whether you are completely new to riding off road or whether you want to race alongside the worlds best. There is always something new you can learn.”, Dan Yeomans Dan Yeomans (above) is starting a new mountain adventure in the form of Newmountainrider.com. A brand new way of [...]

Twelve July – Michal Prokop

Twelve months, twelve short documentaries on a long way to success. This is TWELVE. The camera takes the past months of Michal Prokop, just as he has actually spent it. Without any adornments and planning. It doesn’t aim to celebrate the leading actor; it wants to capture by its sincereness. Long evenings in the hotel room, washed some things, the second to pack. Like before his trip to Great Britain. Hot July began with Michal’s departure to Bike Radar Live, [...]

Atherton Project – Episode 7

Episode 7 starts back at the Athertons’ home in Wales. The family have their own trails behind the house which they train on whenever they’re back home, and Dan and Gee hit the jumps. Testing out a new line, suddenly, Dan disappears behind a jump for a lot longer than seems normal, and Gee and Clay rush to investigate, to find Dan on the ground. It’s a neck injury, and it doesn’t look good. In fact, it turns out Dan’s [...]

Val Di Sole – Saturday [4X]

Saturday at Val Di Sole brought us a little practice session for the downhill boys and the 4X finals. With a gap of around 5 hours, a few Brits headed downstream in the river which runs through the valley to cool off. Meanwhile the cross country guys and gals diced it out on their tech course. Some of us even managed a few runs on the hill, on the trails either side of the downhill course…only to get stuck in [...]

Val Di Sole – Friday [Qualifying]

At last the sun came out and dried the downhill riders out. After yesterdays downpour the forecasters promised good weather and they delivered. The course was still a little damp in places but by mid morning the dust was back and the riders seemed happy with the conditions. Roots are polished and the thread like ones are still in the loamy mud but all in all everyone is upbeat and happy. Qualifying was a bit of a nightmare for Minnaar, [...]

Champery World Cup Day 2

Flat and Wet. Two words to sum up today in Champery. Deep in the Alps, or should that be steep in the Alps, Champery’s reputation preceded itself as riders arrived. The track was technically a brute, and this year it is just as tough. Practice on Thursday was dusty and flowing, the steep, rooty shoots didn’t cause issue and the large moto jumps were styled over with effortless ease. However, rain can cause havoc. It started on Thursday afternoon and [...]

Champery World Cup Day 1

Jacob Gibbins gives us all another instalment from the latest round of the World Cup Downhill in Champery, Switzerland. [nggallery id=42]

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