MTB morning

I don’t know why, but it’s been a MTB morning for me, with lovely women’s MTB all over the internet.  Here’s what I’ve been looking at today.

First, highlights of the 2014 MTB World Cup, from the UCI:

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Let’s watch some superb racing!

This weekend was full of some completely incredible racing.  If you’re missing the Tour de France, love the more “extreme” end of cycling, or have never watched MTB or BMX, let me help you out with some brilliant coverage with superb commentary to help you fall in love….

First up….

The 2013 BMX World Championships, Auckland

If you’ve never watched BMX, it’s very simple – they race through heats to a final, six riders racing a short, lumpy track with tight corners, the first one to the finish wins.  There are a lot of places to start with the coverage here – here’s the short version, the women’s final:

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Big thanks!

It was a crazy long weekend of women’s cycling – amazing racing on the road and MTB, all over the place.  I wrote about the action on Total Women’s Cycling, but I wanted to post a ‘thankyou’ post.  I’ve been struggling with my fan-motivation for the last few weeks – there was just so much bad news everywhere, and that really got me down.  But then, this weekend!  So much superb racing – and getting to enjoy it with an online community of fans, including watching riders on twitter having a great time and congratulating each other too – it reminded me exactly why I love the sport.

So, in no particular order….

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