OK, OK, I’m a bit late, the 2014 MTB World Championships started today in Hafjell, Norway, but here’s how to watch the rest of them!
Eliminator, 2nd September
It was today, but never fear, you can watch the full coverage from the women’s and men’s races here on Red Bull tv. And this is fantastic – Claudio Caluori normally does helmetcam previews of the downhill World Cup courses for Red Bull Bike, but this time they got him on the Eliminator course too! Full results, and here are the highlights
The Junior women’s Cross Country race is on 4th Sept, and the u23 women (which, with elite World Cup winner Jolanda Neff and winner of 2 rounds Pauline Ferrnad-Prévot, could be more competitive than the elite women’s) is on 5th, while the Junior women’s downhill is on 7th September. These won’t be streamed live, but you can look out for results on the UCI website. For the live races….
Cross Country, Saturday 6th September
The women’s XCo is live from 11:50-14:00 European CEST (from 10:50am UK BST; 7:50pm Aus AEST; 5:50am USA EDT; 3:50am USA PDT) – watch the stream live (or archived afterwards) on Red Bull tv. The men’s starts two and a half hours after the women’s does, from 14:20 CEST, and the stream is here.
Downhill, Sunday 7th September
The women’s and men’s races will stream live (and archive) here from 12:05 CEST (11:05am UK BST; 8:05 Aus AEST; 6:05am USA EDT; 3:05am USA PDT). Love Claudio Caluori’s helmetcam course preview – every time these get better, and they started amazing!
There’s always a lot of great downhill coverage from the incredible MTB media in the days leading up to the races – keep an eye on Red Bull Bike for more helmetcam course previews, videos and fun race information; Pinkbike and VitalMTB for photos from all the races; and Dirt Magazine for my very favourite Downhill galleries and stuff. Highlights videos should turn up on the UCI Youtube, and there’s loads more on the race website and twitter, including photos. And if you can’t wait, last year’s World Cup in Hafjell had some of the most gorgeous photos and videos in beautiful golden light – relive it all in my collection.