Flying into Northwest Arkansas, it’s easy to see why Arkansas is dubbed “The Natural State.” As my airplane flew over an expanse of green – emerald squares dotted with livestock, aqua lakes with spindly fingers, and most intriguing to me, lush forested hillsides. I knew that underneath those treetops was the reason I’d made the voyage to Northwest Arkansas: hundreds of miles of pristine singletrack.
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This is the second round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano.
Watch the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano – LIVE on Red Bull TV
May 20,21: Nové Město, Czech Republic (XCO #1), Live on Red Bull TV 11:00am UTC
May 28: Albstadt, Germany (XCO #2), Live on Red Bull TV 12:00pm UTC
June 4: Fort William, Scotland (DHI #2), Live on Red Bull TV 12:00pm UTC
June 11: Leogang, Austria (DHI #3), Live on Red Bull TV 11:00am UTC
July 1,2: Vallnord, Andorra (XCO #3/DHI #4), Live on Red Bull TV 11:00am/10:00am UTC
July 8,9: Lenzerheide, Switzerland (XCO #4/DHI #5), Live on Red Bull TV 11:00am/10:00am UTC
August 5,6: Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada (XCO #5/DHI #6), Live on Red Bull TV 5:00pm/4:00pm UTC
August 26,27: Val di Sole, Italy (XCO #6/DHI #7), Live on Red Bull TV 11:00am/10:00am UTC
Watch the key moments from the 1st round of the 2017 UCI Mountain bike World Cup presented by Shimano.
Crankbrothers For Others Surpasses $45,000 in Donations
Laguna Beach, CA — Just two years on from its inception, the Crankbrothers for Others initiative has raised over $45,000 for an array of cycle-centric charities and non-profit organizations around the world.
Highlights include over $7000 raised for World Bicycle Relief, $4000 for the Steve Peat Syndicate Scholarship Fund, and $2000 for the Ride for Michael Foundation. Other beneficiaries include the Stevie Smith Legacy Fund, Wheels 4 Life, Prochorus Community Development, Riding Forward, Team Rynkeby, I Ride for Paul, Little Bellas, Pablove Across America, CoppaRide, Griggs gOgirl Initiative, and Wings For Life.
From the Cape Epic in South Africa to the UCI Downhill World Championships at Val Di Sole, Italy, participating athletes have helped raise money for their charity of choice by sporting the Crankbrothers tattoo and engaging their fans through social media using the hashtag #cb4others.
“World Bicycle Relief is thrilled to be part of the #cb4others program,” said Katie Bolling, business development director, World Bicycle Relief. “Not only does it drive deep impact in our programs through fundraising, but it also drives an amazing amount of awareness through these athletes sharing their support for the Power of Bicycles at their races and events.”
“The #cb4others program gives me the unique opportunity to work with a brand I love while fundraising to support the next generation of female mountain bikers! I am so grateful to work with Crankbrothers because they are committed not only to helping their athletes succeed in the sport but to making positive change by promoting charities we care about,” said Kate Courtney, U23 XC US National Champion.
For 2017, Crankbrothers has announced additional charities and athletes to the program. Downhill up and comer Miranda Miller and enduro star Yoann Barelli join the existing roster of more than 50 athletes dedicated to giving back. A full list of participating athletes and charities is available at cb4others.com
“We founded Crankbrothers for Others to give back to the bike community in a meaningful way,” said Kellen Trachy, Global Marketing Manager, Crankbrothers. “The support from our athletes, fans, and the larger mountain bike community has been tremendous, far exceeding our expectations. We’re thrilled with what we’ve accomplished together in such a short time, and look forward to making an even bigger impact in 2017 and beyond.”
Trek bolsters top MTB programs with new talent
[Waterloo, WI] – Trek Factory Racing announced new rosters today for its downhill, cross-country, and enduro mountain bike teams, redoubling its efforts to win at the elite level in all disciplines. With returning athletes as well as new and emerging talent, Trek Factory Racing’s new teams signal a strong investment in the present and future of its marquee mountain bike programs.
On the heels of an extraordinary season, TFR Downhill and Rachel Atherton hope to accomplish even more in 2017. Rachel, Gee, and Dan Atherton (GBR) return with a focus on World Cup DH. The first family of downhill will also participate in heart-stopping Red Bull events, world-class track-building, and the production of new mountain bike films. Stay tuned for more roster info from the squad in the coming weeks. Going into 2017, TFR Downhill will follow Rachel’s historic perfect season and World Championship win aboard Trek Session.
World Cup luminary Emily Batty (CAN) will lead the 2017 cross-country squad. Coming off her best season yet, Emily looks to improve on a 2016 that saw a 4th place finish at the Rio Olympics, and a podium at the World Championships. She will be joined by strongman Sergio Mantecon (ESP), as well as 2012 Junior and 2015 U-23 World Champion Anton Cooper (NZL). Sergio returns to TFR after a 2016 plagued by injury, while Anton returns to the Trek family looking to expand on his junior season wins aboard Trek, and ready to make a statement with World Cup results.
“Things have come full circle since I became the Junior World Champion in 2012 whilst piloting a Trek,” said Anton, “and I’m really looking forward to being back on board with the brand in 2017. Trek gave me my first opportunity as a professional rider at just 17, and it feels just as exciting for me to link up with the brand as it did back then.”
TFR Enduro returns with the ever-competitive talents of Katy Winton (SCO) and Casey Brown (CAN). Both will look to expand on their momentum of 2016, when Katy saw numerous top-10s and Casey found herself on the podium at several Enduro World Series races. Katy and Casey will race in EWS events alongside up-and-coming talent Lewis Buchanan (SCO). Lewis is coming off an injury-laden season, but has exactly the attitude and potential the program seeks to foster:
“Signing with Trek Factory Racing is a great opportunity that I could not pass up. To be part of the team is a dream, and to be on such awesome equipment is a major confidence booster. I look forward to the season ahead and getting racing underway in new colors.”
Trek Factory Racing is a professional cycling team that competes globally at the highest level. Woven around unique, rich personalities, the team is open, engaging, and welcomes all to experience the grit and glory of professional cycling.
Larissa Connors and Raphael Gagne take the wins at Kenda Cup Round 3 at Fontana City
Fontana City, California – April 2, 2016: Larissa Connors (Team Ridebiker Alliance) and Raphael Gagne (Cannondale/360 Fly) won round 3 of the Kenda Cup West presented by Ridebiker Alliance at Southridge Park in Fontana City, California. The race was also the opening round of USA Cycling’s PRO XCT.
The Elite women set off on the first of their five laps of a hot and dusty course that features a paved climb that was sure to make its presence felt over the course of the race.
Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Team) was the first to attack the climb on the opening lap, opening up a nice lead and extending it through the subsequent descent. On the flat section that followed, Pendrel’s teammate Georgia Gould and Connors made contact and it would be this lead group of three that settled in at the front for the remainder of the race. The second lap featured a similar course of events with the reformation of the leading group of three after the climb and descent.
The third lap saw Gould unable to stay in contact on the climb, leaving Connors alone up front to hold off the Luna duo.
“I knew it was all or nothing on the fourth time up the climb. I had to keep Georgia from joining,” said eventual winner Connors. “I just told myself that I couldn’t get this lap back. When it’s over, it’s over. So I didn’t leave anything out there!” That determination not only kept Gould from rejoining but eventually was enough to open up a decisive lead.
“I just had really good legs, flawless equipment and it was just the perfect day of bike racing,” continued Connors. “The course was perfect. I really enjoyed the climbs and just did the best I could on the descents to stay away until the finish.”
The men set off for one more lap than the women, while the Southern California temperature continued to rise on the dusty and rocky course.
Switzerland’s Nicola Rohrbach (Goldwurst-Power/Felt) took an early lead and was first to hit the singletrack after the paved climb. “It was a bit slower start than I’m used to in Europe,” said the Swiss talent fresh off of second place at South Africa’s Cape Epic. “I think maybe we didn’t want to tire so soon, knowing the heat would eventually get us!”
Todd Wells (SRAM/TLD) was active early as well, before fading on the second lap which led a leading group of Rohrbach, Derek Zandstra (Scott 3 Rox) and Gagne. This group built on their lead throughout the race until the penultimate lap when Rohrbach upped the pace to prevent any attacks. Unfortunately for him, Gagne not only had an attack in mind, but a decisive one, as he powered away on the final time up the paved climb to open up a ten second gap entering the singletrack.
Rohrbach kept the pressure on, chasing Gagne with everything he had and eventually crossed the line those same ten seconds behind the Canadian.
“I’m very happy to start on a good note for my new team,” said Gagne after the podium celebrations. “I always love racing in California. And it’s always fun to race here in Fontana. I was at altitude for ten days, which isn’t a whole lot but certainly helps. And heading into the next two big races in California it’s nice to see that I’m going well in the heat!”
“Nobody really wanted to work for the first three to five minutes today, which is understandable. For that I didn’t mind being a the front for tactical reasons. I had a goal to stay in the top five so with the high winds on the canal side it really helped to keep the front group together. We had good cooperation and everyone pulled. In the end, I’m happy to come away with a nice win!”
Bonelli Park 2 April 9
After Fontana, the field returns to Bonelli Park for a UCI Category HC race in San Dimas, California on Saturday, April 9. That event will also be the first round of the USA Cycling’s US CUP, a four-race series offering the highest amount of UCI points in the US and a key factor in Olympic team selection.
Fontana City cross country brief results
1 Larissa Connors (United States) Team Ridebiker Alliance 1:27:51
2 Georgia Gould (United States) Luna Pro Team 1:30:04
3 Catharine Pendrel (Canada) Luna Pro Team 1:31:16
4 Lea Davison (United States) Specialized Factory Racing 1:31:56
5 Kate Courtney (United States) Specialized Factory Racing 1:34:13
1 Raphael Gagne (Canada) Cannondale / 360 Fly; 1:33:28
2 Nicola Rohrbach (Switzerland) Goldwurst Power / Felt 1:33:38
3 Derek Zandstra (Canada) Scott-3 Rox Racing; 1:34:12
4 Todd Wells (United States) SRAM / TLD; 1:37:25
5 Cameron Jette (Canada) Scott-3 Rox Racing 1:29:46
Stan’s NoTubes-Pivot Team announced for 2016
National champions Woodruff and Grant partner up on pro mountain bike squad
BIG FLATS, NY (January 20, 2016) – The Stan’s NoTubes-Pivot Team is pleased to announce its roster of elite cross country mountain bikers for 2016. Returning rider Chloe Woodruff has been joined by new signing Rose Grant.
“This team turned some heads last year, and I’m looking forward to building on that momentum with the continuation of support from Stan’s NoTubes,” said Chloe Woodruff who is both the current U.S. Cross Country and Short Track Mountain Bike National Champion. “We’ll have a presence at international races as well as the biggest domestic events.
New recruit Rose Grant, a two-time U.S. Marathon Mountain Bike National Champion, excels at both marathon and cross country racing. “I am grateful to be a part of this small, tight-knit team with its high level of support and hope to make 2016 my best season yet!” said Grant.
Stan’s NoTubes Creative Director and Sponsorship Manager Chris Currie said, “Two of the friendliest and most talented athletes racing today, Chloe and Rose, have shown the world what our impact-absorbing Valor tubeless wheels can really do. Each has been a great ambassador for us and for the sport, and together, they represent a true powerhouse team. We can’t wait for this season to get rolling.”
Pivot stepped up as the team’s new co-title sponsor in 2016. “As part of our ongoing, long term commitment to both elite cycling and to making the best women’s racing bikes, Pivot is proud to support Chloe and Rose as they compete at the highest level around the world,” said Chris Cocalis, President and CEO of Pivot Cycles.
Chasing the Olympic dream
Both Woodruff and Rose have been named to the U.S. Olympic Long Mountain Bike Team, a list of candidates for possible selection to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.
“The strongest two American riders will make the U.S. Olympic team, and while of course I’m working to be one of those racers, I’m also working hard to be more competitive on the international level and to push my U.S. teammates a bit further,” said Woodruff, a seven-time member of the U.S. national team at the World Championships. Her career resume includes national championship titles at the junior, under 23, collegiate and elite levels.
“My hope is that we’ll have a stronger collective showing at the World Cup and Olympic level. This year is all about keeping opportunities in perspective and doing my homework.”
Best known for her achievements in marathon racing, Grant considers herself a long shot for the Olympic team, but she’s excited to have the chance to mix it up among the sport’s best talent.
“I’m filled with gratitude to be named to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Long Team. It is fuel for the fire and confirmation that hard work pays off,” said Grant. “At least for one more season, I’ll continue to focus on racing at the national level. With patience and proper planning, I hope I will find some success on the world level, too, when the timing is right.”
Grant is one of the few pro female racers who juggles motherhood and racing. 2015 marked the first time that she was selected for and attended the Cross Country Mountain Bike World Championships, and in 2016, she heads into her fifth season as a pro, having worked her way up the ranks from being fully self-supported.
“I remember racing the Missoula XC in Montana in June 2013, my first true race of that season after giving birth to my daughter in March 2013. It was Chloe Woodruff, more than anyone else, who went out of her way to introduce herself, be encouraging and have a genuine conversation,” said Grant. “She has continued to be humble, noble and inspiring and works hard to be her best, and I’m proud to be her teammate.”
Woodruff also thinks highly of her new teammate. “Rose Grant is already one of the strongest racers in the country. She’s a make-no-excuses kind of competitor, and I’m thrilled that our team can give her the support and tools she needs to keep improving.”
The Stan’s NoTubes-Pivot Team will compete primarily in Olympic-style cross country races as well as the longer, more endurance-oriented marathon mountain bike races.
Both Woodruff and Grant will contest a mix of World Cup, US Cup and National Championship races. They’ll also target the Pan American Championships and domestic events such as the Epic Ride Off-Road Series.
Woodruff is aiming to build on her 2015 successes which also included a weekend sweep of victories at the Whiskey Off-Road in her hometown of Prescott, Arizona; a win at the Wisconsin Off Road Series (WORS) round of the US Pro XCT; a victory at the Iceman Cometh; and a bronze medal at the Pan American Championships in Bogota, Columbia.
Grant is looking to improve on top three finishes at the Missoula and Colorado Springs rounds of the US Cup as well as the Whiskey Off-Road.
Bikes and wheels
Woodruff and Grant will train and compete on four different Pivot mountain bikes, all equipped with Stan’s NoTubes carbon Valor wheels.
“The Stan’s NoTubes carbon Valor wheels are phenomenal. Coming into last season, I knew they were going to be the lightest wheels that I’d ever raced, but I was floored by their durability, performance, and ease of setup,” said Woodruff. “The wheels let me confidently run low pressures while knowing I have an edge over my competitors on ‘other’ wheels.”
Grant said, “You can really feel the difference the Stan’s NoTubes carbon Valor wheels make in absorbing impacts, and it’s nice to have the most reliable tubeless system out there when it comes to setting up tires. They have ‘fast’ written all over them.”
Woodruff will race Pivot’s Mach 4 and Les 27.5” frames. “With Pivot and Stan’s NoTubes, I had the choice between 29″ and 27.5″ wheel sizes, and after some testing, I decided to go with the smaller wheels,” said Woodruff. “While I believe I can be fast on either wheel size, the typically steep and technical characteristics of the World Cup courses may give an edge to the smaller, more nimble 27.5” wheel size. The ultra-low standover of the smallest Pivot frames is a huge advantage for a rider my height.”
“Over the past couple seasons, I’ve focused a lot on building up my confidence on the challenging World Cup-level courses,” said Woodruff. “I’ve reached a point where I’m a much more proficient technical racer so now we’re starting to ask: ‘what’s going to be the fastest?’”
Grant, on the other hand, made different choices, opting for the 29” wheel platform.
“I am lucky to have both hardtail and full suspension race bikes from Pivot in 2016,” said Grant. “I’ll race my Pivot Les 29er carbon hardtail at most events because it is a very lightweight and tight-handling, responsive cross country bike with all the benefits that naturally come with 29” wheels.”
“When I want full suspension for some of the more technically challenging courses, I’ll ride the Pivot Mach 429SL carbon 29er, it’s an ultra-fast full suspension racebike that handle whatever the race throws at it.”
Both riders will use the Pivot Vault bikes for training on the road or gravel or doing cyclocross.
The Stan’s NoTubes-Pivot Team is also sponsored by Shimano (drivetrain, brakes, pedals); Maxxis (tires); Castelli (custom clothing); Clif Bar (nutrition); Fox (suspension); PRO (components); Pearl Izumi (shoes, gloves); Kask (helmets); Feedback Sports (trainers); and Cassette Creative (design, marketing).
2015 Stan’s NoTubes-Pivot Team
Chloe Woodruff, 28, Prescott, AZ
Rose Grant, 33, Whitefish MT
Connect with the team and its riders
Instagram: @ChloeWoodruff @RoseKGrant @StansNoTubes @Pivot_CyclesUSA
Twitter: @ChloeWoodruff @RoseKGrant @NoTubes @Pivot_CyclesUSA
Facebook: /WoodruffChloe /NoTubesFan //PivotCycles
Team Hashtags: #StansPivot, #YourNextBike, #ValorCarbon
Websites: www.ChloeWoodruff.com, www.Rose-Grant.com, www.NoTubes.com, www.PivotCycles.com
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ABOUT STAN’S NOTUBES
Stan’s NoTubes set the industry standard for going tubeless with tires on mountain bikes, road bikes and cyclo-cross bikes. Using his exceptional ingenuity, Stan devised the original NoTubes sealing system in 2001, the same system that today has become the preferred tubeless conversion system around the world.
Stan’s NoTubes also offers a range of mountain bike wheelsets for 26”, 27.5”/650B and 29” sized wheels as well as wheelsets for road and cyclo-cross use.
For more information, visit www.NoTubes.com.
ABOUT PIVOT CYCLES
Pivot Cycles builds the best-performing, best-handling and most versatile mountain bikes available and have been raced to top World Cup, Pan American and National Championship finishes. Models include the Phoenix Carbon, Mach 4 Carbon, Mach 6 Carbon, Mach 429SL Carbon, Mach 429 Trail, Vault, M4X, LES Fat and LES.
The Pivot Cycles line is composed of bikes that allow their riders to establish new benchmarks of speed, control, fun and enjoyment.
For more information, please visit www.pivotcycles.com.
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USA Cycling announced the men’s and women’s mountain bike and women’s road Olympic long teams on Friday, naming the lists of athletes from which final 2016 Olympic rosters will be selected next summer.
Track long team selections will be made Dec. 15, while BMX and men’s road team selections will be made on June 24, 2016, with the final Olympic Team selection.
The men’s mountain bike long team includes three automatic and four discretionary nominations; up to three members will be named to the final Olympic Team. The women’s mountain bike long team includes two automatic and six discretionary nominations; up to two members will be named to the final Olympic Team.
The women’s road long team includes four automatic and six discretionary nominations. Four road team members, including two time trialists, will be named to the final Olympic Team in June.
Men’s mountain bike long team
Stephen Ettinger (Bozeman, Mont./Team Sho-Air-Cannondale)*
Russell Finsterwald (Colorado Springs, Colo./SRAM-Troy Lee Designs Race Team)
Alex Grant (Salt Lake City, Utah/Ridebiker-Cannondale)
Howard Grotts (Durango, Colo./Specialized Factory Racing)*
Spencer Paxson (Bellingham, Wash./Kona Bicycles Factory Team)
Keegan Swenson (Park City, Utah/Team Sho-Air-Cannondale)
Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized Factory Racing)*
Women’s mountain bike long team
Larissa Connors (Silverado, Calif.)
Kate Courtney (Kentfield, Calif./Specialized Factory Racing)
Lea Davison (Jericho, Vt./Specialized Factory Racing)*
Georgia Gould (Fort Collins, Colo./LUNA Pro Team)
Rose Grant (Kalispell, Mont.)
Erin Huck (Boulder, Colo./SCOTT-3Rox Racing)
Mary McConneloug (Chilmark, Mass./Team KENDA-M&M Racing)
Chloe Woodruff (Prescott, Ariz./Team Stan’s NoTubes-Niner)*
Women’s road long team
Mara Abbott (Boulder, Colo./Wiggle-Honda)
Kristin Armstrong (Boise, Idaho/TWENTY16 p/b SHO-AIR)*
Megan Guarnier (Queensbury, N.Y./Boels Dolmans Cycling Team)*
Amber Neben (Lake Forest, Calif./FCS Cycling-Visit Dallas Cycling p/b Noise4Good)
Shelley Olds (Gilroy, Calif./Ale Cipollini)*
Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif./UnitedHealthcare)
Carmen Small (Durango, Colo./Bigla Pro Cycling Team)
Lauren Stephens (Dallas, Texas/Team TIBCO-SVB)*
Evelyn Stevens (San Francisco, Calif./Boels Dolmans Cycling Team)
Tayler Wiles (Fairfax, Calif./Velocio-SRAM)
Ridebiker Alliance p/b Sho-Air Launches Sixteen Rider Professional Mountain Bike Team.
Huntington Beach, Calif.—November 4, 2015: Ridebiker Alliance is proud to announce its 2016 professional privateer mountain bike roster, a groundbreaking program supporting sixteen athletes.
Ridebiker has evolved the traditional factory team model based on the changing professional landscape over the last 15 years. “We’ve diversified our focus from supporting a few factory riders to being able to support far more racers from a variety of demographics,” said Ridebiker founder Scott Tedro. “Since so many of the professionals are local or regional heroes who need extra support to compete nationally and internationally, the privateer model is ideally suited for them.” Tedro continued, “It gives us an opportunity to really deliver a platform from which these professional athletes can launch their own sustainable privateer programs. This is a unique program that is new to this sport in the US. The privateer model is well established in motorsports, and the time is right to bring it to mountain biking.”
The Ridebiker athletes will cultivate and manage their own portfolio of sponsorships, while gaining critical financial and logistical support from Ridebiker Alliance for the 2016 season. The industry response is encouraging, as Ridebiker is able to provide great service to these athletes but also provide a lower cost of entry into sponsoring top athletes for bike and component brands such as long time partner Kenda Tires. Ridebiker is creating the opportunity to turn professional mountain bike racing into a viable, sustainable career while developing entrepreneurial skills that can carry over to any workplace.
“More athletes than ever have the ability to reach an audience and make an impact for a brand,” said Ridebiker’s VP Colt McElwaine. “There are so many deserving men and women attempting to make a career out of racing bikes, yet available roster spots for North American riders have been steadily decreasing for years, partially due to an outdated factory team model. With Ridebiker Alliance signing 16 athletes to our professional mountain bike squad, as well as our title sponsorship of the TWENTY16 UCI Women’s road team, we are planning to turn that trend on its head.”
The 2016 Ridebiker roster includes 2012 Olympians Sam Schultz and Max Plaxton, 2015 BC Bike Race Champion Tristan Uhl, 2015 U23 Cyclocross National and U23 Pan American Champion Ellen Noble along with nationally ranked, regionally dominant riders like Billy Melone and Larissa Connors.
Team Ridebiker 2016
Erin Alders (Downieville, CA)
Jason Blodgett (Indianapolis, IN)
Eric Bostrom (Newbury Park, CA)
Larissa Connors (Silverado, CA)
Mikaela Kofman (Toronto, ON, CAN)
Levi Kurlander (Durango, CO)
Payson McElveen (Durango, CO)
Billy Melone (Lancaster, MA)
Ellen Noble (Kennebunkport, ME)
Cole Oberman (Harrisonburg, VA)
Max Plaxton (Victoria, BC, CAN)
Spencer Rathkamp (Stevenson Ranch, CA)
Sammi Runnels (Austin, TX)
Emily Schaldach (Boulder, CO)
Sam Schultz (Missoula, MT)
Tristan Uhl (Austin, TX)