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CAIRNS XCO PREVIEW 1 OF 4

Take an exclusive first hand look the Smithfield XCO course with current XCE MTB world champion and all round legend Paul van der Ploeg, together with reigning Australian XCM champion, the equally legendary Jenni King. Paul shares his unique perspective on the trails and explains where the race will be won and lost when the best MTB riders on the planet battle it out at the UCI MTB World Cup on Cairns, April 25 -27.
Stay tuned for the next instalment in this four part series…
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CHAMPIONS OF ALBSTADT – XCO WORLD CUP RD 1, ALBSTADT GER

Dan McConnell through the step rockgarden, check the mud and grass on the forks

In some of the slickest and muddiest race conditions Europe can offer, Dan McConnell (Trek Factory Racing) has taken his first ever Elite Mens World Cup win in Albstadt, Germany. In what those who have seen him race before would call “trademark fashion” he came from behind to seal the deal, albeit not in his usual cruisy manner. In almost complete contrast to her teammate Bec Henderson (Trek Factory Racing) led from the outset in her U23′s women’s race to take the win.

From the gun the pace was frenetic with a early lead from Swiss Marcus Fluckiger setting the tempo before he succumbed to Julien Absalon’s advances. Absalon went on to establish a strong lead that looked to be unbeatable, forcing over a minutes gap on his closest rivals over a cumulative number of laps.
However the conditions were just as much the enemy today as fellow racers, carnage and injury on the main drop led the A line to be closed by the fourth lap and that was not the end as the fight against nature continued throughout the race with sticky mud and trackside grass clogging everything from drivetrains and tyres to suspension. …View More & Gallery

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MOUNTAINBIKES AND EXTREME FISHING

Shimano Australia combine two of their greatest loves Mountain Biking and Fishing. Does it work ? We’ll let you decide.

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