Team rider Justin Morris recently completed the largest single day MTB race in the USA; The Iceman. He reflects on what draws 5000 riders and their supporters to the woods of Northern Michigan.
Party in the jungle (and a world cup)
Wow!The week in Brazil racing the first World Cup there in 17 years was incredible. From racing, to exploring, to cuisine, and catching up with mates, there wasn’t much to dislike! I flew into Rio, and other than a slight flight change, I had a smooth trip from Aussie. I met Cameron Jones at the […]
Livign(o) life large in Europe
It can be a lonely experience racing in Europe no matter who you are, but especially so as an Aussie or Kiwi. We travel thousands of kilometres by ourselves, to the opposite side of the world, to race usually alone, with little contact with our family and friends back home. So it’s been a great […]
Les Get(s) into some more World Cup racing!
It was always the plan to push through the first month of races in Europe with training, however its always disheartening to feel like you’re going backward at each race. So I was looking forward to my second world cup, and a recovery week. Car troubles World Cup round four was situated in Les Gets […]
Aussies at Swiss Cup in Savognin
Following my first two races, I was keen to put a proper week of training in again and hopefully find some legs before the next race in Switzerland. The first order of business was buying a fan (the mechanical kind, not the people), to get a good night’s sleep in the heat, and a pillow […]
MarathonMTB return to Europe
After over a year since any of the MarathonMTB team were overseas, Sam finally managed to fight through the red tape and escape to a European summer, and his first World Cup season
National XCO titles
For an Australian XCO racer, the National Championships is the biggest race of the year, I have been trying to take the green and gold for 8 years, and have had nothing else on my mind for the last 12 months. This might seem obsessive, and it probably is, but everyone gets into sport for […]
What are the benefits of solo training?
As a coach I am often asked by athletes whether they are better off to go and do structured efforts on a solo ride or to join a local fast group ride instead? It is a good question which has a multifaceted answer and one in which I enjoy exploring with different athletes. As with […]
Sam Fox recaps XCO National Championships
In Australia, The Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) XCO National Championships is the race that brings out all the big names. 2020 was no exception, with previous winners returning to defend their titles in Elite Men and Women, under 23 Men and Women, and other big names like Cam Ivory (2018 XCO, XCM, XCC champ), Brendan […]
Mariske Strauss joins the CST Sandd Bafang team
Mariske Strauss will join the CST Sandd Bafang MTB Racing Team in the Olympic year 2020. Mariske will be the 3rd female rider to complete the CST Sandd Bafang MTB Racing Team , next to Yana Belomoina (UKR) and Anne Tauber (NED). This makes the team one of the strongest mountain bike teams on the […]