Wild man Cedric Gracia had a great race at Vailloire to pull of a 4th place. Here we catch up with his weekend.
June 26th, 2014 · No Comments
June 24th, 2014 · No Comments
Back to the mountain with the Dirt team for day 2 of the Enduro World Series #3 from Valloire. If you haven’t read the preceding article from Justin Leov, now might be a good time!
June 24th, 2014 · No Comments
Former Downhill World Cup regular Justin Leov made the jump to Enduro racing last year and following a winter of serious training is begining to establish himself as a major contender on the circuit. Here he checks in after a mighty weekend in Valloire.
Words by Justin Leov and photos by Jérémie Reuiller.
It has been a busy few weeks since the last EWS round in Scotland. I have been on the road with Trek World Racing helping the Downhill guys go fast at the World Cups. Coming from Leogang, Austria I was excited to get back into my own racing after watching fellow Kiwi riders Brook Macdonald and George Brannigan both step onto the podium. I learnt a lot from being on the sideline of the Downhill World Cup and much of it I wanted to apply to the French round of the EWS in Valloire. [Read more →]
June 23rd, 2014 · No Comments
This years Enduro World Series is an absolute cracker. Here is day 1 from the DIRT team to give you an idea about Alpine style EWS racing after the woods of Scotland.
June 20th, 2014 · No Comments
A mixed day for the team in Leogang. Watch out for Blenkinsop pedaling in the air as he comes into the finish. Bruni’s crash to deny him what was looking like a maiden World Cup victory was tough but that’s racing!
June 19th, 2014 · No Comments
Last Saturday saw the support races for the European Marathon MTB Champs take place in Ballyhoura ahead of the main event on the Sunday. Over 200 riders took to the trails for a superb race.
June 18th, 2014 · No Comments
Three time downhill World Champion turned Enduro rider Fabien Barel is recovering from a horrible crash that resulting in several damaged vertebrae. Having seen his x-rays he is a very lucky man. Here’s a little catch up as to how he is doing.
June 14th, 2014 · No Comments
Specialized’s Troy Brosnan took a huge win in what was a thrilling race in Fort William last week. This video from the team gives a great behind the scenes view of race day.
June 13th, 2014 · No Comments
Here we check in with Specialized’s Curtis Keene from the second round of the Enduro World Series in Scotland two weeks ago. This was the most technical EWS yet and a little outside the comfort zone of the Californian – “Dude I’m just hanging on!” was his comment to me. Despite this Keene pulled off a great result to finish 13th. Watch out for his mention of riding with 5 Irish riders and there is even a small cameo from this writer.
June 10th, 2014 · No Comments
Sam Hill spearheads the Team CRC/Nukeproof assault on Fort William last weekend, claiming an excellent 2nd place along the way!
June 10th, 2014 · No Comments
Here is Josh Bryceland’s race run from atop his helmet. The British rider uploaded this to his channel on Youtube with a “comedy” tag… Nothing funny about the speeds he hits! Crazy stuff. Bryceland finished 13th overall.
June 6th, 2014 · No Comments
Ahead of this weekend’s World Cup in Fort William, This is Peaty 2014 is back for Episode 2 in Sheffield and Cairns. Enjoy!
June 4th, 2014 · No Comments
Here are the daily video recaps from Singletrack magazine, the official media partners for the EWS#2 from Tweedlove in Scotland. It was an incredible weekend of riding and racing on tough physical tracks that demanded the best of all competitors and was the toughest the series has seen yet. For the Scots and the Irish it was a chance to shine!
Junior Conor Lavelle finished in 3rd overall with Greg Callaghan taking an excellent 8th place in Elites. Tons of other notable performances from Irish riders including Dan Wolfe who posted the 4th fastest time on the last stage and Junior Scott Wallace who placed 4th on the last two stages. Well done to all.
May 29th, 2014 · No Comments
After the drama of Tuesday’s stage and the red flag controversy the Peloton heads again into the mountains today, tomorrow and Saturday for what will be three of the toughest days on this year’s race.
Today’s stage 18 is already well under way [Read more →]
May 28th, 2014 · No Comments
Here is a nice little highlights summary for the UCI World Cup Eliminator last weekend.
May 26th, 2014 · No Comments
We’re gearing up for this weekends Enduro World Series race in Scotland so when this video popped up on our screens we took note. Swiss XC World Champion Nino Schurter has proven he is a bit more than your average lycra rider when it comes to the more aggressive side to riding. A decent performance at the final round of the EWS last year showed his bike handling is right up there. In this video for Oakley he takes a spin around some of the legendary trails of Southern Utah’s Gooseberry Mesa and Guacamole aboard his Scott Genius LT. Happy Monday!
May 24th, 2014 · No Comments
Enrico Battaglin (Bardiani CSF) hung in up the 11 km climb up to Oropa to catch Dario Cataldo (Team Sky) and Jarlinson Pantano (Team Colombia) seemingly when the finale was down to the two of them with an amazing late sprint.
The sprinter isn’t exactly known for his climbing but made the most of being in the break to catch and pass many other riders who would have been expected to distance him considerably on the climb. Speaking afterwards he outlined his day - “I suffered on the climb, and on the hardest section, I couldn’t keep up. I had to go full gas in the last 500m and, when I got across to Cataldo and Pantano, I had to breathe for a second because I’d had to ride at 100% to catch them. Thankfully, they lost speed and I did a great sprint and managed to get past them in the final 30m. I looked around to make sure I had really won, and to see if anyone else was coming from behind.” [Read more →]
May 24th, 2014 · No Comments
Put the kettle on, sit back and enjoy the video from round 2 of the Gravity Enduro! World class racing on a simply superb course over looking the capital. Round 3 is selling out fast so make sure you have your entry!
May 22nd, 2014 · No Comments
Specialized rider Curtis Keene continues his interesting video diaries as he take son the EWS.
May 21st, 2014 · No Comments
Purveyors of ultra-durable and affordable biking gear, Scottish brand Endura have just announced a new range of jerseys aimed at the Enduro crowd. Shying away from traditional road cycling designs, they are designed to be comfortable on the bike and work with body armour in particular. Most Enduro riders use backpacks anyway so removing the traditional three rear pockets is no disaster. It also means you look a bit more normal in the beer garden post-ride too! Full details below.
Livingston, Scotland, 21st May 2014 – Let summer begin! To become an all time favourite, a MTB jersey needs to be fast wicking, good looking, compatible with armour, affordable, and – most importantly – comfortable. As usual, Endura ticks all the boxes with the new summer weight Singletrack Lite Jerseys and Tees. Whether you aspire to be an Enduro World Series champion like Tracy Moseley, a freerider like Chris Smith, or you simply enjoy a variety of trail riding, you will love these new Singletrack Lite tops!
May 20th, 2014 · No Comments
The Davagh Enduro takes place over the weekend of the 28th and 29th of June at the trail center in Northern Ireland.
Designed to be a laid back day out, the Davagh Enduro features five timed stages within a loop of the Davagh forest mountain bike trails. Stages can be anywhere from 2 to 10 minutes in duration depending on pace and electronic timing is used to give you your race results on the day.
Expect a cracking day out on the bike on one of the best trail centres on this island. Event Classes are Male and Female Under 21, Open 21-34 & Vet 35+. [Read more →]
May 19th, 2014 · No Comments
Danny MacAskill goes for a ride around the streets of Glasgow. Just him and a GoPro.
May 15th, 2014 · No Comments
Stage 6 was supposed to be not that difficult. Sure it was the longest stage in the race and had a kick to the finish. The climb is approximately 8.5 km long with an average gradient of 5% touching a maximum of 9% and was expected to be entertaining but nobody thought it would result in the shake up it did with Joaquim Rodriguez forced to withdraw and Ireland’s Nicolas Roche losing 15 minutes on GC.
With 11 km to go before the finish, and 3 km to the climb, the Peloton was involved in an enormous crash at a roundabout at speeds approaching 60-70 kilometres per hour. So large was the carnage that only eight riders came through unhindered. At the head of affairs was the Pink jersey of Michael Matthews of Orica Green-Edge and Cadel Evans. Matthews sat in his compatriots wheel bidding his time as Evans kept the pace high to stay ahead of the chasing groups that included pre-race favourites such as Nairo Quintana, Rigoberto Uran, Pierre Roland and Ivan Basso.
Coming into the final slopes Evans kicked for the line but Matthews, who had said from early on in the race that he was targeting the stage, passed him to take the win with ease. Evans finished third behind Lottos Tim Weelens. [Read more →]
May 14th, 2014 · No Comments
Ever wondered what the rider’s eye view is inside a sprint? Here we ride on board with Team Giant-Shimano’s John Degenkolb at the opening stage of the Tour of California. Watch out for Mark Cavendish on the right at the finish!
May 13th, 2014 · No Comments
Here is the full video from the first round of the Enduro World Series in Chile. It has us chomping at the bit for round 2 in Scotland which is coming up fast!
May 12th, 2014 · No Comments
It’s been a dream start to the Giro for the Orica GreenEdge team, in fact it’s been a dream last month for them winning Liege, in Turkey and now taking the opening TTT at the Giro and holding the pink leaders jersey. This video gives a nice look inside the team during the three days they were in Ireland.
Our Giro coverage has been a bit sparce as we have been on assignment with Red Bull in Belfast & Dublin. You can take a look at our race reports here but we’ll be bringing you plenty of galleries over the coming days of what was a magnificent event on Irish shores.
May 9th, 2014 · No Comments
Today marks the start of the 2014 Giro d’Italia as the riders face a Team Time Trial on the streets of Belfast. The action kicks off at 17.45 tonight but the teams will be training this morning for anyone that is around between 10 and 12. Riders have been training around the city for the past few days leading to videos like the one below. Full stage details below that.
Our insiders tip on where best to view is the hill up to Stormont or the fan zone area around the start. This is the best chance to get a snap of your favorite rider as they will be warming up on turbo trainers before the off in the Giro Paddock. [Read more →]
May 8th, 2014 · No Comments
Round 2 of the Bluegrass Enduro series took place in Glencoe, Scotland last weekend. Local’s Joe and Hannah Barnes topped their respective podiums with Irish Nukeproof rider Greg Callaghan an excellent second place. Round 4 is in Ireland on the 16th and 17th of August.
May 7th, 2014 · No Comments
He’s back! This is Peaty is back on our screens for 2014. Put on the kettle (or grab a cappuccino like Steve) and hit play to be whisked to the land of 40 year old Downhill World Cup stars.
May 7th, 2014 · No Comments
French rider Yoann Barelli of Team Giant France Enduro gives you his err… tips on how to become a pro rider. Health warning – NSFW! You might want some headphones.
PS – That’s so Enduro!