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US Cup announces new Triple Crown All Mountain Series

The inaugural Triple Crown All Mountain Series will include three American mountain bike races for 2010, as announced by organizers on Friday. The series will kick off at Bonelli Park in California, on March 13-14, then move to Colorado to include the Mountain States Cup series at the Chalk Creek Stampede on May 15-16. It will wrap up with a final at Massanutten resort in Virginia on June 19-20. The series visits the East and West and the Rockies in between. “We are excited to release our Triple …

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Twenty Pro Continental teams apply for Wild Card status

Twenty Professional Continental teams have applied for Wild Card status, the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced today. Teams granted Wild Card status for the 2010 season have the right to be invited to races on the UCI ProTour calendar. The UCI approved 19 teams for Pro Continental status earlier in December and all but two, Poland’s CCC Polsat Polkowice and Brazil’s Scott – Marcondes C

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Popular Scottish mountain bike destination celebrates anniversary

The Nevis Range, near Fort William, Scotland, will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday when it reopens for the winter season of skiing. Originally a ski resort, it has grown and expanded to serve mountain bikers, including hosting the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in 2007 and many UCI

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Massanutten races change dates

Two national-level races held at Massanutten Resort near Harrisonburg, Virginia, will be moving dates for 2010. The Hoo Ha! cross country race, which is scheduled tentatively as the final of the new US Mountain Bike Racing League (MBRL) will slip a few weeks to June 20 while the Yee Ha! downhill race, a round of the US Pro Gravity Tour (ProGRT) will move up a week to May 1. The Hoo Ha! has been run on the first weekend of June in recent years, but is shifting so as to avoid conflict with other races …

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Team IMBA raises $80,000

Eighty-seven members joined the Team IMBA program to raise US$84,937 in 2009 according to imba.com. Participants raised nearly $50,000 in donations, and thanks to a matching grant from SRAM, clubs earned $60,000 while IMBA trailbuilding projects benefitted by $20,000. Throughout the season, riders raised funds for local and national trailbuilding projects by riding their bikes at designated events. The top fundraiser was the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The …

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Rabo-Giant Offroad Team to debut in January

Rabobank has restructured its cyclo-cross team for the coming year, bringing in mountain bike riders and sharing the sponsorship for the Rabo-Giant Offroad Team. The new squad, which will start as of January 1, 2010, will concentrate on supporting and promoting mainly Dutch riders, also focusing on young riders. The majority of the 16 riders is less than 23 years old. The new team will be managed by Jan ten Tusscher, and have two team directors, one for each discipline: Leo van Zeeland for the mountain …

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Organiser withdrawal shakes up US ProXCT on eve of 2010 season

The US Cup Mountain Bike Event Management has pulled out of its role as organizer of the USA Cycling-backed US ProXCT, the American series of national-level cross country races, heading into its second season in 2010. The news came Tuesday after the US Cup organization learned on Friday that International Cycling Union (UCI) inscription had been denied for its Bonelli Park race, which was set to be the opening round of the 2010 US ProXCT. Both the US Cup and USA Cycling shared their reactions with …

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Lofer, Austria to host 24-hour race

A new 24-hour mountain bike race is coming to Autria in the spring of 2010. The first edition of the 24 hours of Lofer will be run on May 22-23 in the center of Saalachtal in Lofer. The event will benefit a youth welfare organization Pro Juventute. The race will be run on a 5.6km course with 78m of climbing per lap. “This may sound unspectacular, but considering the duration of 24 hours, it is quite challenging,” predicted organizers. “I think we have created an interesting course …

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Portugal gets another mountain bike stage race

Portugal is gaining another mountain bike stage race for 2010. THe Xquest will run in its first edition from October 4-10. The event is being promoted by Jo

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Peraud eyes Tour de France

French mountain biker Jean-Christophe Peraud will be concentrating on road cycling the next two years, racing as a neo-pro with Belgian team Omega Pharma-Lotto. Until now, the 32-year-old has been competing mainly on the mountain bike circuit, where he has achieved prestigious victories such as the 2005 European Championship and a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Last year, he nevertheless started to excel on the road as well, becoming French amateur champion. In 2009, he went on to win …

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