MTB videos – Albstadt XCo World Cup and Tweedlove Enduro World Series

It’s been a big weekend of MTB racing – and of course there are a ton of videos and photos from the women’s races.

UPDATE!  26 minute highlights programme from all the races on Red Bull Bike

2014 Cross Country World Cup #4, Albstadt

No Downhill this time, just the Eliminator and Cross Country (XCo) this time – but wow, so much to see!

Eliminator

Highlights video below – and for full coverage of the women’s and men’s races, watch the full coverage on Red Bull tv

Full results on the UCI site

XCo

Highlights below – and if you want the full coverage of the race, it’s available to watch from the beginning on Red Bull tv

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Podcast 2014 Episode 20 – Comedy Beards and Power Rants

Podcast logoHi everyone, it’s America week on the podcast, which means we basically open like we’re going to talk about US Nationals then get sidetracked for 45 minutes and  so on. In the meantime we do talk about some very exciting firsts, like the first woman to win a road and mountainbike world cup in the same season and the first woman to concurrently hold criterium, time trial and road national championships. We also argue about beards and Sarah goes on a power rant about races that don’t have websites or results or information or anything and what she thinks the UCI needs to do in order to help improve the situation (Dan scores the rant 3.75 bullhorns out of 5). Also there’s some innuendo and swearing just to make sure all your podcasting boxes are ticked. Don’t forget to check all the links below and for the brave among you, we’ve included a poll on beards so vote early and often for the most comedic beard of the podcast. (1:05:34 MIN / 62.95 MB)

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This week’s (invisible) UCI racing

This week’s non-UCI racing

The 2014 USA National Championships

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Videos & *stuff* from the 2014 Cairns MTB World Cup

This weekend was round 2 of the MTB World Cup – and given it was in the Australian RAINforest, it was MTB in cyclocross conditions – complete with the Downhill course being shut for a while for snake crossing.  Because it’s MTB, there was a ton of gorgeous photography, videos and more fun *stuff* – here’s what I liked.

The Eliminator

This is great – they are experimenting with GoPro footage from within the race, and this is the only film they could salvage, from Jolanda Neff and Kathrin Stirnemann’s helmets.  Full replay of the race video on Red Bull Bike – and here’s the UCI highlights

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Podcast 2014 Episode 7 – How to Improve the Scenery in New Zealand

Podcast logo It’s an epic and epically rambly show this week with a discussion of the Drenthe series of races. We also talk El Salvador, cyclocross and Clara’s (Hughes that is) Big Ride. We ask you to weigh in on whether or not toasters are sexist. Sarah accuses Dan of being evil and we chat about Sarah’s podcasting exploits, cycling themed cakes, team launches, cool videos, amateur dentistry and snakes that eat crocodiles! Basically this podcast contains all the news and information you need to get you through the week! It’s a long one but we’re pretty sure you’re going to enjoy it, we sure did! (1:25:42 MIN / 82.73 MB)

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Things we talked about included

DRENTHE WEEK!  We love springtime in the Netherlands!

If you only click on one link this week, make it this one – Chloe Hosking’s race blog.  Seriously, the best rider/team report/analysis we’ve seen.

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Videos – and so much beauty – from the Hafjell MTB World Cup

This weekend it was Hafjell‘s turn for the MTB World Cup – the final round for the cross country riders, penultimate for the downhillers.  And it was beautiful – gorgeous Norwegian scenery, the most amazing light ever glowing through the forests, and of course, SPECTACULAR riding!  So if you missed it, let me tell you how you can catch up with it all.  I have to warn you, some of the downhill photos are stunning!

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Videos from the 2013 MTB World Championships

This week was the 2013 Mountain bike World Championships, in Pietermaritzburg in South Africa – and as anyone who follows MTB can imagine, there are a TON of videos around, including the entire coverage from the Eliminator, Cross Country and Downhill.  Here are some videos and links to photos and reports…  Hopefully there’ll be more highlights videos later, I’ll edit them in as I see them.

XCo Relay

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