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In his first time at Marlene Südtirol Sunshine Race, the Thömus-RN Racing athlete ruled in Nals (Bozen). He opened the way over Tempier, and Marotte achieved third place. Among women, the U23 World Champion Frei stops Dahle’s domination. F. Fontana and World Champion Stigger win the UCI Junior Series.


A Scottish and a Swiss mountain biker meet on a trail... What seems to be the beginning of a lame joke, is actually the beginning of a magnificent encounter. You can see what actually happens when mountain bike pros Danny MacAskill and Claudio Caluori meet up in Graubünden, Switzerland, in the new video “Home of Trails”. No summit is too high, no trail is too steep, no gorge is too deep for these two, as they hit the endless trails of the region. Naturally all the action and countless breathtaking views are accompanied by the witty commentating of Downhill World Cup POV star Caluori as he shows MacAskill around his home region:

The world of mountain biking would be unimaginable without these two: Danny MacAskill is not only widely known for his stunning street trials videos, but has also thrilled millions of fans on YouTube with his mountain bike skills as well. Claudio Caluori has made a name for himself with his fast-paced, eccentric POV runs during the Mountain Bike World Cup. This new video brings these two characters together and shows them discovering Claudio’s “Home of Trails”.

“Scottish lines” in the Swiss mountains
Caluori shows the Scot a portion of the 17,000 kilometers / 10,500 miles of trails available in the five bike destinations in Graubünden: no matter whether they hit the trails in Arosa Lenzerheide, Davos Klosters, Engadin St. Moritz, Flims or Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair, both enjoy every minute they spend on their bikes to the fullest. The tour starts at the summit of Piz Nair, where Danny waits for his enthusiastic tour guide at 3,000m / 9,842ft a.s.l. Claudio challenges Danny on the diverse trails of each destination, but Danny surprises the Swiss rider with a few cheeky “Scottish lines” on both dirt and brickwork as they make their way through the region.

Follow the tire tracks of Danny and Claudio
Graubünden is one of the most attractive mountain bike regions in the world. Thanks to its 1,000 summits, 615 lakes, 150 valleys and three different spoken languages this part of the Swiss mountains is as diverse and spectacular as it can get. The region is the perfect playground for flow seekers, gravity lovers and biking families thanks to the fact that virtually every trail is open to mountain bikers. The thousands of near endless trail kilometers and the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships that will take place in Lenzerheide this September are only two of many highlights this season. You can follow the tire tracks of Danny MacAskill and Claudio Caluori thanks to the “Home of Trails” packages. Additionally the “Home of Trails Road Trip” offers an all-inclusive experience with a private guide, shuttle, accommodation and additional exclusive benefits.


The first Crankworx stop of 2018 is in the books, and with it, the first ever Slopestyle World Championship and, as usual, the Speed & Style contest. While the Slopestyle contest had to be moved twice due to some torrential downpour, the rest of the week saw prime conditions for a ROSE Rad Squad season kick-off:




With just over five minutes separating the top three men’s teams on the general classification it was full gas from the gun on Stage 5’s 39km time-trial in Wellington.


Despite winning the Queen Stage on Thursday 21 March, Centurion Vaude’s Daniel Geismayr and Nicola Rohrbach still find themselves in fourth place on the general classification – five minutes behind Canyon Topeak.



As the 2018 slopestyle season prepares to kick off at Crankworx Rotorua the world's best Slopestyle riders are beginning to emerge from the long, cold nights of winter. Like most others, Thomas Genon spent the off-season training – or as Tommy G says: ‘Just riding my bike, like I would normally do anyway.’


The long and cold winters in Sweden might be nice for cross-country skiers and ice skaters but it's less than ideal for mountain bikers – especially Slopestyle riders. So how does FMB World Tour ace Max Fredriksson train for the contest season? Max’ new video series ‘Off-Season’ offers a close look at how the young Swedish rider recovered from his season-ending injury in 2017 and how he prepared for the first contest at Crankworx Rotorua.

My injuries in 2017 held me back from competing as much as I wanted and in episode 1 you’ll get a closer look on how I’ve been dealing with all of that and how a normal session at my park looks like.

Since our Swedish winters are very long, and leaving us with no other option than riding indoor skateparks. I’ve been going down to Barcelona to ride La poma bike park to get some dirt riding in before the contest season kicks off. This is how the vibes are in one of the best public bike parks i the world and this is what we’re up to while spending time there…

Even if La poma bike park is an incredible bike park and I’m usually spending around 5 weeks down there, I thought that I’d mix it up this year and head over to France and ride with some friends that also competes in the FMB world tour. We got to ride a bunch of insane spots and had a crazy week filled with good sessions!

After a week in France, we spent our last remaining time on the trip in Barcelona riding La Poma bike park together with a bunch of friends from all over the world. Since Crankworx Rotorua was closing in I decided to fly home a week before, to ride our brand new training facility that opened up while I was out traveling. Dome Adrenaline Zone is probably the best facility I’ve ever ridden. I went up there fot a couple of days to prepare myself before flying across the world to ride my first contest since I broke the collarbone that ended 2017 for me…



Stage 3 of the Cape Epic 2018 took the riders from Robertson to Worcester. The transition day marked the longest distance of the 2018 Cape Epic and athletes had to face challenges like the Porcupine Trap, a flat-out section through sandy fynbos trails toward the Saggy Stone Brewery.



Tonight’s win marks the sixth consecutive win in the discipline at Crankworx for Kintner, who’s claimed the top step every year in Whistler since 2013. As for Slavik, he won in Whistler in 2016 and 2017, making tonight a three-peat in Crankworx Dual Slalom competition.


On paper, Stage 1’s 110km/1900m course looked scripted for the marathon riders but as we discovered yesterday the Untamed African MTB Race is filled with surprises – and that’s exactly how the day played out. The racing set off at a blistering pace that was described as “dangerous” and “intense” by Karl Platt who struggled in early parts of the stage.


Yesterday’s Cape Epic 2018 prologue (20km distance // 600m climbing) was short but really sharp. From the imposing buildings of the University Cape Town, riders were sent up the most unforgiving climbs of one of the seven new wonders of the world.


But while decisive, over two minutes faster than second place finisher Ronja Hill-Wright (AUS), the win was no easy feat. Brown rode Stage Five (aptly named Te Ahi Manawa, which translates to “Fire Heart”) blind, then finished her day with some added spice on the final stage.



It certainly feels like it’s been a long winter this year... The yearning for perfectly shaped trails, stunning mountain views and getting out there to ride with buddies is huge! Mountain bike rookies and families still have to be patient until the doors to Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis open on June 8, but the new clip with Jackson Goldstone, “Day out with Dad”, may provide some relief and certainly create some stoke for the new season ahead.


The FMB World Tour is heading into its ninth season and we are looking forward to a banger competition this year. The installment of the Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship (SWC) has also brought a couple of additional changes to the FMB World Tour. Apart from introducing the first preliminary calendar of the new season and the FMB Wildcard Events for the SWC, we will be giving you an update on all the changes that have been made. So let’s dig in!


The Trek Factory Racing Enduro team is proud to announce its roster for 2018. Coming back to race a full program is Katy Winton, with Casey Brown also racing a number of events. New to the team for 2018 are former Junior DH World Champion Ruaridh Cunningham of Scotland and developing talent Pedro Burns of Chile.


The truth of the matter is that I got these glove last year, but last year turned out to be one of those years where it didn’t come together all that well and they ended up at the bottom of one of my bags, not to see the cold, brisk light of last weekend.   But if we fast forward to this year, they have been in daily rotation. 



My daughter started to ride in the bike park last year. Not her first time in the park, but she wanted to get better at downhilling, or she just wanted to avoid climbing up hills. Either way, she is out riding so that’s a win, right?



The IRONMAN Foundation® today announced that the 2018 IMF Mountain Bike Team at the 2018 Absa Cape Epic® will be led by 2014 IRONMAN® World Champion and two-time IRONMAN 70.3® World Champion triathlete, Sebastian Kienle, and Ben Hoffman, six-time IRONMAN Champion and two-time IRONMAN World Championship Top Five finisher.


Once again the FMB World Tour season started in front of the backdrop of Leogang’s ‘Steinberge’ with the only mountain bike slopestyle contest on snow: White Style. Training and qualification were held in perfect bluebird condition, but during the final runs fog moved in. As a result of decreasing visibility, the event eventually had to be canceled after the quarterfinals.


Max Fredriksson is one of the top slopestyle athletes on the FMB World Tour. After finishing second in the FMB Diamond Series in 2016, Max had his mind set on challenging the top spot once again but a pair of unfortunate injuries cut his 2017 season short before it even really began. Having recovered from the broken collarbone sustained at Crankworx Whistler, Max was determined to make up for time not spent on two wheels and headed to Järvsö Bike Park with his childhood friend Andreas just in time for closing weekend. The result is PowerPlace.


Norco Bicycles is thrilled to announce that Caro and Anita Gehrig are joining the Norco family as part of the newly formed Norco Twins Racing.


The COMMENCAL VALLNORD Enduro Team is happy to welcome Theotim Trabac as their new rider! The young French rider showed his potential by winning in U21 category the Enduro World Series in Millau last year. This season, he will race in the same category and we're happy to support him in his chase for more podiums!