BC Bike Race 2018: Day 7 – Squamish

SQUAMISH, BRITISH COLUMBIA July 13, 2018 – Morning temps for the burly 56 km final stage of BC Bike Race in Squamish were expected to be in the mid 20s soaring to the low 30s in the afternoon. Some of BCBR’s 90 Mexican participants might consider it a chilly spring day. On the coast we call it hot. Perennially a people’s choice favorite, the Squamish course was about to serve up a veritable smorgasbord of sumptuous singletrack. After a 5km warm up on asphalt to wake legs fatigued from six…

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BC Bike Race 2018: Day 6 – North Vancouver

NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA July 12, 2018 – A male rider racing in the top 30 and flying a foreign flag stops midway down Dale’s to adjust his seat height with an allan key. Wrong! You’re obviously not from around here boy. It’s day 6. Welcome to the North Store. Time to bust out the baggy shorts and activate the dropper post. During the mostly road ascent to the top of the first descent, any delusions about this 18km stage being a smooth and easy day were shattered the second…

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BC Bike Race 2018: Day 5 – Sechelt to Langdal

LANGDALE, BRITISH COLUMBIA July 11, 2018 – Specialized’s Hannah Barnes has ridden in stage races from the Andes to southern France. Some are simply a series of soul crushing climbs followed by equally soul crushing gravel road descents. Lumps of coal when you were expecting diamonds. Not the BC Bike Race. Yes the climbs are tough, but at the top of each ascent lies a diamond – a tasty ribbon of singletrack to sink the knobby tires into. “The days are shorter at BCBR but they’re way more fun,” said…

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Mavic’s 2018 lineup

Highlighted by the new Deemax Pro, the wheelset Sam Hill just rode to the Enduro World Series Championship, Mavic’s 2018 U.S. mountain bike range has yet to hit shelves but already boasts some serious credentials. Combining race-proven performance with new technologies and modern styling, the 2018 line sees Mavic’s mountain bike range take some major steps forward. Following is an overview of select items from the ‘18 lineup, which will be available at Mavic.com and at select retailers nationwide. Photos of the ‘18 U.S. mountain bike range are available for…

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2020 Tokyo Olympics to include Freestyle BMX Park

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM UCI CONFIRMING THE NEWS The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is delighted to announce that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has agreed to add the Madison and BMX Freestyle Park to the Programme of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The decision was made at today’s meeting of the IOC Executive Board in Lausanne, Switzerland. Named after legendary races organised at Madison Square Garden in New York (USA), the Madison is a dynamic, exciting and technically demanding track cycling event, which requires excellent bike handling skills, balance, strategic…

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Atherton and Fayolle take glory

Reigning champion and Frenchman open UCI MTB World Cup season with wins. The opening round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Lourdes was won in dramatic circumstances by home downhill hero Alexandre Fayolle as the defending women’s champion Rachel Atherton coasted to victory. Despite a dusting of snow at the start hut earlier in the week, things in France had stayed sunny and pleasant. The track, which had seen some minor changes from last year was running extremely fast and dusty, but Briton Atherton still had it all to…

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