Recent Mountain Bike News
Frenchman Julien Absalon proved once again why he is one of the greatest mountain bikers of all time. The two-time Olympic gold medalist took gold once more on the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup circuit. The 33-year-old BMC rider dominated in Albstadt, Germany collecting his 29th career cross-country World Cup victory; a feat unmatched by any male of female in the sport.
It’s been all Julien Absalon in the Men’s Elite UCI Mountain Bike World Cup scene so far this season. While the two-time Olympic Champion had already secured World Cup victories in both Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and Cairns, Australia, the current World Champion, Schurter looked to regain control of the World Cup podium. The Swiss native did just that, topping the field by an eight second margin in front of 20,000 screaming fans in the Czech Republic. Absalon finished in the fifth position, twenty-nine seconds back.
“Proud of my bro!" Those were the words of Rachel Atherton, winner of the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Downhill in Cairns, Australia after she and her big brother dominated the brutal, rain-soaked, muddy course. The British brother-sister duo claimed the double on the weekend, something they’ve become accustomed to doing.