Mont Sainte-Anne to Host 2019 MTB World Championships

Mont Sainte-Anne to Host 2019 MTB World Championships

Gwin thundering down to the line and coming up short by less than a second once again - this time 0.67.

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) today announced the successful bids for an unprecedented number of upcoming UCI World Championships. In a demonstration of the sport’s continued globalisation and the UCI’s strong desire to take the sport to new territories and regions, eleven countries, including Turkey – a first in the history of UCI World Championships – Canada, Poland, Germany and the USA, have been awarded hosting rights for 15 flagship events across seven cycling disciplines up to 2020.

Among the successful bids are Yorkshire (Great Britain), which will host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, Mont-Sainte-Anne (Canada), which has been awarded the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike (and Masters Mountain Bike) World Championships and Heusden-Zolder (Belgium) and Houston (USA), which will stage the 2019 and 2020 UCI BMX World Championships respectively. The 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships will be held in Berlin (Germany).

In addition, the UCI has announced that every two years, the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships will be held at the UCI World Cycling Centre (UCI WCC) Velodrome, situated at the headquarters of the International Federation in Aigle, Switzerland. The decision was made as part of the UCI’s ongoing strategy to help nurture and grow track cycling for young athletes by ensuring competing nations are fully supported through the state-of-the-art resources and facilities at the UCI’s Home of Cycling.

The full list of upcoming UCI World Championships and hosts is:

? 2017 UCI Mountain Bike Four-cross World Championships – Val di Sole, Italy

? 2018 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships – Maniago, Italy

? 2018 and 2020 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships – Aigle, Switzerland

? 2018 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships – Auronzo, Italy

? 2018 UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships – Liège, Belgium

? 2019 UCI Road World Championships – Yorkshire, Great Britain

? 2019 UCI Mountain Bike (and Masters Mountain Bike) World Championships – Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada

? 2019 UCI BMX World Championships – Heusden-Zolder, Belgium

? 2019 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships – Emmen, the Netherlands

? 2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships – Poznan, Poland

? 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships – Berlin, Germany

? 2020 UCI BMX World Championships – Houston, USA

? 2020 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships – Oostende, Belgium

? 2020 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships – Sakarya, Turkey

Brook Mac keeping it rowdy all the way to the line.

The announcement was made at the end of the first day of the UCI Management Committee meeting, which is taking place in Doha, Qatar, during the 2016 UCI Road World Championships. It is the first time that these Championships are organised in the Middle East, and only the second time that they are held within the Asian Confederation.

UCI President Brian Cookson said: “We are delighted to be able to reveal the names of so many new hosts from such a wide range of countries around the world and we look forward to working closely with the successful cities and regions in the coming months and years as we build towards each of these UCI World Championships. We were especially impressed by the strength of interest in hosting our flagship events, as demonstrated by the sheer number and calibre of the bids we received. The UCI is committed to expanding the reach of cycling worldwide and ensuring the sport continues to grow in both established and emerging markets.

BETD Acquire Middleburn Cycle Components

BETD Acquire Middleburn Cycle Components

The brand name of iconic UK bicycle component manufacturer, Middleburn Cycle Components has been bought by another cycle component manufacturer, Staffordshire based BETD Cycle Components. Hampshire based Middleburn are well known amongst custom bike builders and enthusiasts for their sought after cycle components which include retro-style, British made, chainrings and cranksets. The company went into voluntary liquidation in September after ceasing to trade in August.

BETD acquire Middleburn Cycle Components.

The brand will now live on thanks to the acquisition by BETD who are part of the KMF Group, specialists in precision sheet metal and precision engineering products. BETD Managing Director, Kate Lewis commented: “We are delighted to be able to keep the Middleburn brand alive. We shall manufacture and continue the supply of many of their iconic products and will also be able to increase their availability through our existing online store and growing trade accounts.”

KMF Group is one of the largest privately owned engineering firms in the Midlands. It employs over 450 in its state of the art factories in Newcastle-under- Lyme and at a manufacturing facility in Slovakia. KMF Group managing director, Gareth Higgins said: “BETD are now an established part of our group supported by a fully integrated suite of our precision engineering facilities. The business will continue to grow leveraging off group functions such as marketing, logistics, and finance.”

“I would like to assure all former customers of Middleburn Cycle Components that we will continue to supply their sought after components, manufactured to the same exacting standards that customers expect. We also now have the exciting opportunity to add new products to the portfolio backed up by our first class customer service.”

Propain Rage CF “First Edition” – Carbon DH Bike

Propain Rage CF “First Edition” – Carbon DH Bike

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The new Rage CF carbon downhill bike by Propain was definitely one of the highlights at the Eurobike 2016. After the success of the Tyee CF it was the next logical step to upgrade the downhill bike to carbon as well. The new full carbon frame features a wide variety of geometry options. Three different top tube lengths and two different chain stay lengths are possible for each frame size to perfectly adjust the geometry to the rider, the track, or the riding style. Just like the Tyee CF in 2016, the Rage CF will be available as a limited “First Edition” for pre-order, priced at € 4,999 and in an exclusive color.

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Images for Propain Rage CF First Edition Carbon dream bike blog
bigquotes We wanted to design a bike which is capable of winning World Cup races, but at the same time, is versatile enough to be the perfect bike for weekend fun on bike park tracks. – Robert Krauss

Propain – Evolution in Development

Constant evolution is the mantra of Propain’s development team. The new Rage CF represents the fourth generation of Propain’s downhill bike, but this time the result might as well be called revolutionary. The frame has been redesigned to get the best out of the carbon attributes, and features a whole host of new improvements and adjustments. What has stayed the same, though, is the highly acclaimed Pro10 suspension system, which combines pedal efficiency with small-bump sensitivity.

The Rage CF can be built just below 15kg (33pounds) and is one of the lightest Downhill bikes available. The frame weight tips the scale at 3.1kg (6.8 pounds) which is more than 500g lighter than the aluminum version. Even though the frame weight is impressive, it was not even the main development objective. The primary development goal was to use the properties of the carbon material in order to create a stiffer bike with a much more predictive feel than is achievable with an aluminium frame.


A lot of input from the Propain Dirt Zelvy Worldcup team went into the development of the frame. The riders, along with Ben Reid, know exactly what is needed to get the most out of the bike. As a result, the Rage CF features a new and revolutionary reach adjustment which, along with the new chain stay length adjustment, enables you to adapt the bike perfectly to your size, track and riding style. Surprisingly, the feedback from all team riders on the head angle was similar, so Propain decided to refrain from head angle adjustment and instead focused on reach and the chainstay length adjustment. Also, the suspension system was tweaked towards perfection.The beginning-stroke progression was increased to make the bike sit higher in travel.
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The new suspension kinematics produce a more progressive rate in the beginning of the stroke (blue line)


One Bike for Everyone

While most bikes currently on the market trend towards shorter chain stays, the new Rage CF can be adjusted to feature a whopping 459mm chain stay length for ultimate stability at high speeds. “This was a request from our WC riders” says head of R&D Robert Krauss. For those who prefer shorter chain stays the length can be set to the short position at 445mm length. This bike perfectly meets Propain’s objective to develop a bike that is versatile enough to win WC races but is just as great for simply having fun with your buddies in the bike park.

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dropout “chip” can be reversed to alter the the chainstay length by 14mm
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Oval headset cups can be reversed to change the reach (and top tube length) by 10mm.

Attention to Detail meets Versatility

The novel reach adjustment provides a yet unknown flexibility to adjust the frame size according to your needs, your size or the track. Simply by flipping the headset cups the reach can be adjusted by +/-10mm and with another centred cup the frame can be ridden in the 0mm position. Combined with the new chain stay adjustment this will give you tons of options to customize the geometry to your needs. Combining all the given options the wheelbase can be adjusted by a total of 34mm.

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Images for Propain Rage CF First Edition Carbon dream bike blog
Images for Propain Rage CF First Edition Carbon dream bike blog

Rage CF First Edition

As known from previous product launches at Propain there will be a limited, highly exclusive “First edition” of the new Rage CF. The bike will be available in a limited volume for pre-order starting at midnight on the 10/10/2016. Besides an amazing build kit the frame is dressed in a stunning matte royal blue, which is only available for the First Edition.


• Carbon monocoque main frame
• Unique reach adjustment (+10 mm / 0 mm / -10 mm)
• Chain stay length adjustment (445 mm / 459 mm)
• Internal cable routing (optimized not to interfere with a race plate)
• Combined fork bumper and cable routing
• Durable and strong down tube protection made of durable plastic material
• Exchangeable ISCG mount to protect the frame against heavy impacts
• New, future proof metric sized shock (250x75mm)
• Threaded BSA bottom bracket


• Fork: Fox 40 Factory
• Shock: ]Fox Float X2 Factory
• Drivetrain: Sram X01 DH 1x7
• Crankset: Sram X01 DH Carbon
• Brakes: Magura MT7 First Edition
• Wheels: Zelvy Carbon DH 35
• Handlebar: Sixpack Millenium Carbon 785
• Stem: Sixpack Millenium 35
• Seat Post: Sixpack Forward
• Saddle: Sixpack Kamikaze
• Tyres: Onza Ibex DHC 650B
• Frame Sizes: S/M and L/XL
• Weight: 15.1kg
• Price: € 4,999

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Rage CF Geometry

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Rotec Revert 5.0 AM/Enduro Racer

Rotec Revert 5.0 AM/Enduro Racer

Revert 5.0 2017

After much anticipation, Rotec’s heavy hitting entry into the All Mountain arena is here! The Revert 5.0 is now available for order. Not only does the Revert destroy any gravity styled trail, from enduro to flowy jump lines, but the geometry of this new frame is super responsive on any park styled course – and our concentric-bottom-bracket-based based “SPP” (Shared Pivot Point) suspension system makes the rear-wheel tracking and overall handling truly superb. The pedaling efficiency is unbelievable, and with its X-Fusion’s Vector air HLR shock and it’s perfectly balanced cockpit and amazing center of gravity, it floats over the biggest jumps and obstacles like it has an autopilot function. This extremely comfortable and stable bike redefines fun on two wheels, while being at the pinnacle of all-mountain competition. The Revert 5.0 initially will be sold as a frame for $1499.00 USD without it shock, or with an X-Fusion Vector air shock for $1699.

Revert 5.0
Revert 5.0 2017
The Revert 5,0 is compatible with either 27.5″or 26″ wheels, so you can truly build this frame up to suit you, and the roughest terrain you can find. While going through testing, we have had huge feedback regarding the frame’s lightness and handling. The rear end is amazingly stiff, making cornering feel like you are locked into a rail-guided machine. Keep an eye out for the new Revert prototypes floating around the local trails, as our factory pilots show just what these new bikes are designed for.

Revert 5.0 2017
Revert 5.0 2017
Revert 5.0
Revert 5.0 2017

For more information, contact Rotec.
Trans-Cascadia Dream Bike Contest Winner Announced

Trans-Cascadia Dream Bike Contest Winner Announced

Congratulations to Paola Kendrick who won the Ten for Trails: Santa Cruz – Shimano Equipped Dream Bike Contest! When we called Paola she was in the middle of a museum tour and had to keep our conversations short, but after we followed up with her on email, this is what she had to say, “my husband Joe and I made a donation to your cause to support [our son-in-law] Byron in the [Trans-Cascadia] race.

bigquotes I am thrilled to support your wonderful group and wish you all the very best!
– Paola Kendrick, Contest Winner

She is even giving the bike to Byron and he will be choosing the recipient of the $3000 to be donated to a trail advocacy group, “Byron’s response was one of pure joy! He put it in a text, because remember I was in a museum and shouldn’t have been on my phone in the first place! [He wrote] ‘just when I thought I could not be happier with my family vacation and safely completing an epic backcountry race – this just elevated my stoke!” Paola is definitely the hero of her mountain biking family today, “my daughter posted on FB that I am ‘Officially the coolest mother-in-law in the whole world!

Ten For Trails Win A Custom Santa Cruz - Shimano XTR Equipped Dream BikeTen For Trails: Byron will have his choice of Santa Cruz – Shimano XTR Equipped Dream Bike

Thank you to everyone who donated – stay tuned for more initiatives from Trans-Cascadia!

MENTIONS: @TransCascadia

The Big White Bike Park

The Big White Bike Park

Photography Robb Thompson
Big White Ski Resort has officially started constructing a world-class, lift-served mountain bike trail network with 100’s of acres of gravity fed trails, terrain parks, pump tracks, and freestyle training facilities. In June, Alpine Bike Parks began trail design and construction started in early August. Alpine brought on local riders Tom and Bas van Steenbergen and started carving out trails for Big White’s master plan developed by Brent Harley and Associates. For 2017, there will be a spectrum of trails for all ability levels, including pro-level trails designed by Tom and Bas.

For over 50 years, Big White has been consistently ranked as Canada’s top family ski resort. Located in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, the resort village is a 45-minute drive from Kelowna, 5 hours from Vancouver and 6 hours from Seattle.

Bike Big White’s goal is to create a unique asylum for the mountain biking community. At full build out, this family-friendly trail network will include more than 30 trails (70% flow and 30% technical) to explore for years to come.

Bike Big White
Working around the clock to build world-class downhill trails before the snow flies, Alpine’s team has just scratched the surface of the resort’s wild alpine terrain. Everyone is psyched to make Big White’s ride-in, ride-out alpine trails legendary. The collaboration process between the resort, the builders, and the hometown hero’s has created something special that Big White is very proud to release. The bike park opens in the summer of 2017.

 bikebikewhite Photography Robb Thompson
Through the years, I have become an avid gravity mountain biker and often I find my family traveling long distances to ride great trails,” said Big White’s President, Peter Plimmer. “So, I have to say that this project is as much a personal lifestyle decision as it is a business decision. We want to have an awesome place to ride close to home and I believe the personal meaning of this project to our family will differentiate us from other lift-served riding destinations.

Photography Robb Thompson
 bikebikewhite Photography Robb Thompson
Tom and Bas scheme on the optimal line with Alpine’s PM Morgan Benbough.

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Dustin Gilding, Alpine’s lead trail designer and excavator operator, points out the line to ReBull Media House producer Harrison Mendel. Harrison has brought together an all-star crew to capture the magic up on the mountain this summer. Be on the lookout for some great content dropping in the coming months.

 bikebikewhite Photography Robb Thompson
 bikebikewhite Photography Robb Thompson
Photography Robb Thompson
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It would be an understatement to say that there are BIG things to come from Big White.

Photography Robb Thompson
The dirt at big white is prime right now.

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Photography Robb Thompson
A couple trails on the lower mountain are complete and Tom and Bas took some time out to test ride them…

Photography Robb Thompson
There are multiple lips and wide landings aplenty.

Photography Robb Thompson
Alpine’s owner Judd de Vall brought his kids out to test out the trails… 9-year old Anthony Shelly with the big no-footer!

Photography Robb Thompson
Smiles all around from the groms – Big White is Li’l Shredder approved.

Photography Robb Thompson
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Thank you Dustin Gilding for all that you do – Good luck to you and Carson at Rampage in the weeks ahead

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Images for The Big White Bike Park blog.
Up and comer Kelowna rider Ben Schleith… Thanks for your shovelling and filming.

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Images for The Big White Bike Park blog.
Canada, Eh!

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Thank you to the awesome crew. We could never have planned for this and we are so proud to have been able to get this park off to such a great start!

Big White mountain biking trails

Big White Resort has some exciting collaborations and projects in the works with trendsetting riders, builders, and bike industry companies,” adds Plimmer. “We look forward to sharing our story with you as we undertake and continue this exciting and creative process.”

For more information visit

MENTIONS: @tomvansteenbergen / @Basvansteenbergen / @bikebigwhite / @robb / @Alpine-Bike-Parks /@hmendel

#IRIDEFORPAUL – One Year Later

#IRIDEFORPAUL – One Year Later


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There are few mountain bikers who draw admiration like Paul Basagoitia. He has always had a way of surprising us, starting of course with his big win on a borrowed bike in the inaugural Crankworx Slopestyle, followed by his repeated victory after returning to Whistler the following year—this time with multiple sponsors. He went on to continuously influence the sport with his vision and signature style year after year.

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Images for IRIDEFORPAUL - One Year Later blog
Paul has been featured in numerous video segments—continuously raising the bar for what’s possible on a bike. He went on to prove he was more than just a kid with a bag of tricks when he started entering and winning races. From big mountain double flip lines to Crankworx pump tracks, he has been an unstoppable force in a variety of disciplines.What many people do not realize is that Paul came from a BMX racing background and to this day he claims that one of his most cherished accomplishments was on a BMX.

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bigquotes Winning the #1 gold cup plate is still one of my top career highlights. – Paul Basagoitia

In October 2014, as a four-time Red Bull Rampage competitor, Paul put in an impressive run to pre-qualify for a spot in the finals at the 2015 event with the world’s most elite freeriders. As the pinnacle of the MTB season, the annual event is the only competition of its kind in that athletes design and build their their own lines and can better their score by pulling tricks, doing it all on DH bikes. It is regarded as the Superbowl of mountain biking, and if you have ever witnessed the event in person, you definitely understand why.

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Images for IRIDEFORPAUL - One Year Later blog
Fast forward to Rampage 2015 and his line had it all; steep, rugged chutes; boosty jumps; a natural canyon gap; and a drop that looked to be the highest within the boundaries of the competition. But, as we know, with Paul it’s not just about the line, it’s how he rides it. And he didn’t hold back. After stomping a flip over the canyon gap on the upper portion of his line, Paul made his way down to where his big drop awaited. Blasting a massive blind drop is a stressful task under any circumstances, let alone in a competition of this caliber. A drop of this size is something that very few people have even witnessed, let alone experienced.
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With the crowd roaring from what was shaping up to be a winning run, Paul approached the cliff with a full head of steam. Landing deep in the transition, Paul impressively muscled it out and managed to stay on the bike. However, at Rampage, if you lose control for even a fraction of a second, there are almost always consequences. In Paul’s case, the consequences were life-changing.The impact of the drop forced him off-line and he was bucked out of control over a cliff, landing directly on his back and shattering his T12 vertebrae. Paul was airlifted to St. Georges hospital and immediately underwent extensive surgery. Since then, not a day has passed where Paul has not worked towards recovery.

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There was a tremendous outpouring of support from the tightly-knit community—from Paul’s close friends and athletes to various companies around the globe. Although the support was generous and wide-spread, the road to recovery is a long one, and a year later he could really use our continued support.
A few weeks before Rampage 2015, Paul filmed a video to help launch the latest RYDERS goggle, the Tallcan. After the accident, RYDERS chose to hold off on releasing the video as RYDERS did not want to distract from the strong impact the #IRIDEFORPAUL initiative was having. Now that some time has passed, RYDERS is excited to share this video in an attempt to rekindle support for Paul.

bigquotes As the last footage of Paul riding before Rampage, this piece is very important to us. Since his injury, Paul has been doing everything he can to raise spinal cord injury awareness. His desire to help others while going through something so incredibly challenging speaks volumes to his character. – Fraser Vaage of RYDERS
bigquotes About 12k new cases of #spinalcordinjury occur each year. I Wish I could help each one of them out. – Paul Basagoitia

RYDERS wants to use this video to continue to bring attention and support for Paul, his rehabilitation, and his objective to raise spinal cord injury awareness. In addition to donating directly to the #irideforpaul initiative, RYDERS has added a couple of options:

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– RYDERS will donate $10 with every #IRIDEFORPAUL T-shirt sale
– RYDERS will donate $10 with every Tallcan Goggle sale in October
– Simply donate directly to the IRIDEFORPAUL Foundation
Photos: Nick Pavelka – Irelevant Media
Video: Justin Liddell – Definition Films

MENTIONS: @RydersEyewear / @PBass775

The Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Chronicle

The Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Chronicle

The Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Chronicle
The Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Chronicle

– What Happened –

The 2016-2017 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup kicked off with two rounds in four days in the USA. 2015 UCI World Cup winner and reigning UCI World Champion Wout Van Aert (Crelan-Vastgoedservice Continental Team) took back to back victories at CrossVegas last Wednesday evening and at Jingle Cross (Iowa City) three days later.

It was an all-Belgian podium in CrossVegas where Van Aert was joined by second-placed Michael Vanthourenhout (Marlux-Napoleon Games Cycling Team) and Laurens Sweeck (ERA Real Estate – Circus). All three athletes are just 22 years old.

Despite suffering a cracked toe during a crash in CrossVegas, Van Aert took victory again in Iowa City, this time in front of Kevin Pauwels (Marlux-Napoleon Games Cycling Team) and Sweeck.

Van Aert, who also took the award at both events for the fastest lap, logically tops the World Cup standings. He has a total of 160 points, thirty more than Laurens Sweeck. Pauwels is third with 109 points.

In women’s racing, Dutch rider Sophie de Boer, 25, celebrated the second World Cup victory of her career in CrossVegas beating older rivals Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) and US Champion Katherine Compton in the final sprint. On Saturday afternoon Compton, 37, bounced back with a splendid solo victory in Iowa City in front of French Champion Caroline Mani and young American Kaitlin Antonneau. After clocking the fastest lap time of the day in the opening lap, Nash, 38, encountered mechanical problems during the third lap and went on to finish fourth at 48s. Katherine Compton tops the World Cup standings with 145 points. Nash is second (130 points) followed by De Boer a further two points back after finishing 7th in Iowa City.


– What’s Next –

UCI World Cup round 3: Valkenburg Provincie Limburg in the Netherlands on Sunday October 23rd for categories Men Elite, Women, Men Under-23 and Men Junior


– Last year’s results –

Elite Men
1. Lars van der Haar (NED)
2. Wout Van Aert (BEL)
3. Sven Nys (BEL)

1. Eva Lechner (ITA)
2. Kaitlin Antonneau (USA)
3. Pavla Havlikova (CZE)

Men U23
1. Michael Vanthourenhout (BEL)
2. Wout Van Aert (BEL)
3. Fabien Doubey (FRA)

Men Junior
1. Eli Iserbyt (BEL)
2. Max Gulickx (NED)
3. Johan Jacobs (SUI)


– What you should know about… The Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup visiting the USA –

2016 is only the second time in UCI World Cup history that the biggest international cyclo-cross series visits the USA. Last year CrossVegas was the only round to feature in the series. This year Jingle Cross Iowa City received the upgrade to World Cup status, becoming the second-ever US race to feature in the UCI World Cup. Jingle Cross is a charity event, offering its profits to the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. The race was traditionally held in late November or early December, hence its name with a Christmas theme. For this year’s World Cup, the race was moved to September, earning it the label ‘Christmas Comes Early!’.


Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Rankings


– Photo of the week –

Caroline Mani


– Focus on Wout Van Aert –

Wout Van Aert crossing the finish line in Iowa

After the retirements of Sven Nys and Niels Albert it is Wout Van Aert, 22, who took over the role of top Belgian cyclo-cross rider. The slim but powerful man from Herentals excels on physical courses but also has thetechnical skills to battle along on more technical courses. During the build-up to the cyclo-cross season he captured four victories on the road, including the prologue at the Tour of Belgium.

Key results

1st UCI World Cup Jingle Cross Iowa City (2016)
1st UCI World Championships (2016)
1st UCI World Cup overall (2015-2016)
1st Belgian Championships (2016)
2nd UCI World Championships (2015)
1st UCI World Cup CrossVegas (2015, 2016)
1st UCI World Cup Koksijde (2014-2015)
1st Under-23 UCI World Championships (2014)
3rd Under-23 UCI World Championships (2013)
2nd Junior UCI World Championships (2012)

All the podiums in the history of the UCI Road World Championships

All the podiums in the history of the UCI Road World Championships

2015 UCI Road World Championships - Richmond (USA)
2015 UCI Road World Championships – Richmond (USA)

Since 1927 (date of the first Men Elite road race), generations of champions have graced the podium in the different specialities and categories of the UCI Road World Championships. Below is the list of all the riders who have won medals at the UCI’s biggest annual event.

Men Elite

Road race – ME

Individual time trial – ME

Team time trial – ME

Women Elite

Road race – WE

Individual time trial – WE

Team time trial – WE

Men Under 23

Road race – MU

Individual time trial – MU

Men Junior

Road race – MJ

Individual time trial – MJ

Women Junior

Road race – WJ

Individual time trial – WJ

The UCI Trials World Cup Chronicle

The UCI Trials World Cup Chronicle

The UCI Trials World Cup Chronicle
The UCI Trials World Cup Chronicle

– What happened? –

The 2016 UCI Trials World Cup concluded in Antwerp, Belgium, on September 24-25. This is the seventh consecutive year that the UCI Trials World Cup has visited Antwerp. The competition took place in the middle of the city, in the Grote Markt (Great Market Square), in the heart of the old city quarter, providing a stunning backdrop for the event.

In the Elite Women’s competition, recently crowned UCI World Champion Nina Reichenbach of Germany was beaten for the first time this season, finishing second to Janine Jungfels of Australia. Perrine Devahive of Belgium took third. Reichenbach finishes the season with 1120 points to win the UCI World Cup title, followed by Tatiana Janickova of Slovakia (820 points) and Debi Studer of Switzerland (780 points).

The final round saw a change at the top of the Men’s 20″ ranking. With his third consecutive win (seven points), Abel Mustieles of Spain overtook his countryman Benito Ros to take the overall UCI World Cup title. Second in Antwerp with 19 points, Ros moved down to second in the overall standings with 1000 points to Mustieles’ 1050. Dominik Oswald of Germany finished third (21 points) in Antwerp and moved up from fourth to third in the overall standings with 760 points.

UCI World Champion Jack Carthy of Great Britain took his fourth consecutive win in the Men’s 26″, to lock up the World Cup title. Gilles Coustellier of France finished second to Carthy in Antwerp, followed by two other French riders Vincent Hermance and Nicolas Vallee. In the overall standings, Carthy finished with 1095 points, followed by Vallee at 835 and Hermance at 825.


– What you should know about… the 2016 UCI Trials World Cup –

With five rounds, the 2016 UCI Trials World Cup included the most rounds since 2014. The World Cup visited four countries in 2016, opening in Krakow, Poland for the third consecutive year, and finishing in Antwerp for the third time.


UCI Trials World Cup Ranking –


– Photo of the week –

Benito Ros in action


– Focus on Janine Jungfels –

Janine Jungfels

Australian Janine Jungfels is a rare non-European rider to win on the UCI World Cup circuit. The 27year o-ld from Brisbane has been competing since 2005 and racing internationally since 2009, when she finished fourth at the UCI World Championships held on home soil in Canberra. She won the world title in 2015 and has16 World Cup podiums, including six wins, to her name.

Main results

1st UCI World Championships (2015)
6 UCI World Cup victories
2nd overall UCI World Cup (2015)
3rd overall UCI World Cup (2011, 2014)