Recent Mountain Bike News
Nearly ten thousand athletes and some fifty thousand fans make the annual pilgrimage to Monterey, California for the mountain bike season opener, the Sea Otter Classic. Now one of the world’s largest bike festivals, the Sea Otter Classic began as a modest one-day event in 1991 after a local bike shop suggested that co-founders Frank Yohannan and Lou Rudolph put on a mountain bike race. A fantastic tribute to the power of suggestion…
Among a multitude of nicknames, Marianne Voss has been dubbed the Queen of Cycling. She proved why this name is fitting, once more, at the 2013 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. The 25-year-old secured her firth successive championship and the sixth of her career. Her winning time of 43 minutes was 1:34 minutes faster than runner up Kate Compton (USA).
Canadian Kurt Sorge came away with the victory at the 2012 Red Bull Rampage in Virgin, Utah. With over 2,000 fans lining the course in the Southern Utah desert, Sorge nailed a pair of gutsy performances, beating out some tough competition. Sorge’s second run proved crucial to his victory as he beat out competitors who threw down a handful of backflips and other gutsy tricks. Also, Oakley riders made up five of the top ten finishers. The seventh edition of the highly anticipated event did not disappoint as some of the best mountain bikers in the world soared to new heights and conquered the highest start in the event’s history.