Meet this Australian power couple and reigning national champions as they discuss their second season with Trek Factory Racing. Coming off stellar 2013 World Cup seasons, both are looking to keep that momentum going through the first two World Cups. Hear their stories while training and racing as a couple.
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In recent days Far North Queensland has felt the full effects of Cyclone Ita. Whilst the category one system dumped almost 100mm of rain in Cairns and buffeted the city with wild winds, the damage to property has been minimal and life has quickly returned to normal in the region.
Plans are still very much on track to welcome the world to Cairns in nine days time for the second round of the Mountain Bike World Cup. Tourists looking to travel to the region to be part of the “Rumble in the Rainforest”, should do so with confidence that the recent weather will not hamper their event experience.
The Cycling Australia Events and Operations team have been monitoring the Smithfield Regional Park closely over the past 48 hours. The course has absorbed considerable rainfall, however despite a couple of trees being uprooted by the strong winds, the damage has been limited. …View More
Round two of the National XCO series was drawing eyes left right and centre after Jared Graves’s win in the previous round in Adelaide just two weeks prior. Interest was piqued in areas of mountain biking that generally, just didn’t pay any attention to the world of XCO. Graves had put a deficit into some well known riders and won with a mechanical but with the main might of the Elite field missing at Eagle on the hill, there were still challenges to overcome. …View More
The national XCO rounds tend to pass by to by with one half of the Australian Mountain bike world, that is, until, Jared Graves wins one and sends the gravity junkies into a glorious ‘Grubby’ loving frenzy. A week has passed now and a lot of conversation has gone down, not only in office but across the internet as well and whilst the downhill enthusiasts far to easily chime that Graves is the next king of XCO, cross country racers see a much different picture. …View More
Storm clouds brewed and winds howled for the Elite Mens race at Mont St Anne. Jaroslav Kulhavy made a strong start, testing the waters, putting in a couple of meters clearance by the half way mark of the first lap but it was all for nought as Nino Schurter and Julien Absalon quickly caught up to lead into the second lap.
The race quickly looked as if it would develop into a Schurter, Absalon show down with the two swapping the lead around until the fifth lap when Schurter flatted. A pursuit group had been in effect since the second lap, its members waxing and waning, now contained the likes of Jose Hermida,Raplh Naef, Fabian Giger, Dan McConnell and a retreating Nino Schurter. …View More
The valley of the sun, turned it all the way up for the XCO races of Saturday, pushing the temp up into the high thirties. So riders would be testing their limits to stay hydrated and get results.
In the U23′s Women, Bec Henderson retains her overall leaders jersey after a closely fought race where she took second place just 23 seconds off the leader Yana Belomoyna. Henderson was just unable to hold on to Belomoyna on the climbs, however, her placing above Andrea Waldis puts her 20 points in the clear overall but the gap is closing. …View More