There are plenty of stories out there about brothers training together, and it is not uncommon in professional cycling. But this video shows Stéphane Tempier out training in the Haute Alps with his brother, Cedric. The difference here is that Cedric is on a motorbike!
Racing Transalp is like no other mountain bike stage race experience. While some are harder, some are ‘cooler’ and others pride themselves on their trails, event vibe or services – you just cannot beat Transalp for the mountain experience, and the point-to-point nature of the race. And just like the modern day Crocodile Trophy has […]
It feels like the action and excitement of the third Perskindol Swiss Epic has only just subsided, but already a clean edit of some of the action is online. For the 2016 edition, the Swiss Epic put the race into reverse, and created a stage plan that is as diverse as possible. With a prologue […]
It’s winter time in Europe, and many European and North American professionals will be undertaking training camps in Mallorca, or Tenerife, or South Africa. Some will even choose to be skiing before getting start on their specific fitness. Nino Schurter has just released his latest video that showcases his training and racing on his path […]
The 2015 Perskindol Swiss Epic has come and gone, with new category winners, hard fought battles, countless corners shredded, carved and railed, and much food and drink consumed. Let’s not mince words here – the Swiss Epic is a premium stage race that offers one of the best mountain biking, and racing, experiences out there. […]
The Kowalski Classic is the proud sSingletrack King on the Australian marathon racing scene. No other single day marathon is capable of claiming such a volume of singletrack, without creating loops of the once course. This year, the course was again changed, but the attitude of the race, and quality of the trails wasn’t. You […]
A mountain bike stage race can be the ideal vehicle to discover new places, and meet new friends. The Greek Odyssey is an 8 day stage race in the Pindos mountain range that covers 600km and a huge 25 000m of climbing. It’s a pairs race, and offers a great opportunity to ride in, and […]
Of all the mountain bike stage races, the Bike Transalp is perhaps the most complete journey. It’s a classic point to point stage race from southern Germany through to Riva del Garda. The route has changed its shape, as has the length of the race. Now a 7 day format, with an increasingly technical route, the […]
There’s not much left to say about the Sudety MTB Challenge. We all love it. The trails are what you hope for at a mountain bike stage race. The organisation are caring, efficient, and organised. The racing is hot. And the experience… hard to beat.
Sometimes the most technically difficult challenge on a trail can be maintaining traction on a steep climb. But with the right approach and technique, you will be amazed at what you can climb up.