Between the World Championships in Graechen in 2019 and those planned for 2025, the Valais will remain in mountain bike marathon mode next season with Raid Evolénard hosting the European Championships.
Racing During a Global Pandemic – O Tour Bike Marathon
It’s been eleven months since I spent two weeks travelling around France and Spain to three different bike races, now finally it was time to release my competitive spirit once again! In March this year we spent three weeks training in Gran Canaria ahead of the start of the season in April, with those races […]
Hynek and Stošek win Swiss Epic Stage Two
Kristian Hynek and Martin Stošek won the 2nd stage of the 2020 Swiss Epic, after timing their attack to perfection, climbing away from the rest of the leading group inside the final 10 kilometres. While Future Cycling Northwave won the stage, they could not do enough to unseat the race leaders, SCOTT-SRAM. Catch up on […]
Men and women to watch at the 2020 Swiss Epic
With Olympic Gold Medallists, multiple World Champions and a host of talented young riders, the Swiss Epic boasts arguably its best ever field this year. The Swiss Epic has always seen a quality field take to the start, with World and National Champions lining up to test themselves at the Swiss mountain bike stage race. […]
XCM World Champs- Back of the Pack race report
Team rider Justin Morris whom also lives with Type 1 diabetes reports on racing the UCI XCM World Championship from the perspective of last place on the starting grid.
Ferrand-Prevot and Paez win 2019 XCM World Championships
The 2019 UCI XCM World Championships started on a clear and crisp day in Graechen, Switzerland. Sitting in the canton of Valais, the area is known for wine, the Matterhorn, being the driest canton – and it should certainly be known for mountain biking. With men taking on a 91km race with about 3800m, the […]
UCI XCM World Championships Live Stream!
We hope it’s working, but the 2019 UCI XCM World Championships are being streamed live. Follow here and you can also follow us on Instagram for any updates via the feedzone at Kalpetran and from the finish. Not sure what the course is like – check out our preview. The race will be streamed in […]
Thoughts and Sensations of competing at a World Title
Close to 300 men and women will compete at the MTB marathon elite world championship this weekend here in Grachen, Switzerland. Some will be vying for the honour of spending the next 12months in the coveted rainbow jersey, a widely respected prize throughout the world of cycling. Others will be lining for the sheer experience […]
Swiss Epic 2019 Stage 5
The final stage of the Swiss Epic, stage 5, took the race in full circle, back to Davos. Covering 64 kilometres and 2,350m of climbing, the stage promised no easy finale, with a number of challenging climbs. MarathonMTB.com’s day at the Swiss Epic With one day to go and over 6 minutes lead, Imogen and […]
Swiss Epic 2019 Stage 4
I know from experience that you can’t pack much more than 2,000m of climbing into 50km if you want to finish in the same place you start – so while today’s Swiss Epic stage looks mercifully short, it was bloody hard work, and that’s how it always stood out from the race route. Swiss Epic […]