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23 Apr 2019 16:41

Ricco' wrote:
jmdirt wrote:First XC this weekend. MVDP is in amazing form: 1) can he make it work on the dirt? 2) Is Nino ready? 3) Are the other top guys ready?


It's not this weekend.

This weekend it's only Downhill in Maribor.

The first XCO WC will be in Albstadt on May 19th.

17 May-19 May 2019 MERCEDES-BENZ UCI MTB WORLD CUP - XCO/XCC
GER
Albstadt CDM
24 May-26 May 2019 MERCEDES-BENZ UCI MTB WORLD CUP - XCO/XCC
CZE
Nove Mesto na Morave CDM
05 Jul-07 Jul 2019 MERCEDES-BENZ UCI MTB WORLD CUP - XCO/XCC - DHI
AND
Vallnord - Pal Arinsal CDM
12 Jul-14 Jul 2019 MERCEDES-BENZ UCI MTB WORLD CUP - XCO/XCC - DHI
FRA
Les Gets CDM
02 Aug-04 Aug 2019 MERCEDES-BENZ UCI MTB WORLD CUP - XCO/XCC - DHI
ITA
Val di Sole CDM
09 Aug-11 Aug 2019 MERCEDES-BENZ UCI MTB WORLD CUP - XCO/XCC - DHI
SUI
Lenzerheide CDM
06 Sep-08 Sep 2019 MERCEDES-BENZ UCI MTB WORLD CUP - XCO/XCC - DHI
USA
SnowShoe CDM
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25 Apr 2019 01:37

glassmoon wrote:
Ricco' wrote:
jmdirt wrote:First XC this weekend. MVDP is in amazing form: 1) can he make it work on the dirt? 2) Is Nino ready? 3) Are the other top guys ready?


It's not this weekend.

This weekend it's only Downhill in Maribor.

The first XCO WC will be in Albstadt on May 19th.

17 May-19 May 2019 MERCEDES-BENZ UCI MTB WORLD CUP - XCO/XCC
GER
Albstadt CDM
24 May-26 May 2019 MERCEDES-BENZ UCI MTB WORLD CUP - XCO/XCC
CZE
Nove Mesto na Morave CDM
05 Jul-07 Jul 2019 MERCEDES-BENZ UCI MTB WORLD CUP - XCO/XCC - DHI
AND
Vallnord - Pal Arinsal CDM
12 Jul-14 Jul 2019 MERCEDES-BENZ UCI MTB WORLD CUP - XCO/XCC - DHI
FRA
Les Gets CDM
02 Aug-04 Aug 2019 MERCEDES-BENZ UCI MTB WORLD CUP - XCO/XCC - DHI
ITA
Val di Sole CDM
09 Aug-11 Aug 2019 MERCEDES-BENZ UCI MTB WORLD CUP - XCO/XCC - DHI
SUI
Lenzerheide CDM
06 Sep-08 Sep 2019 MERCEDES-BENZ UCI MTB WORLD CUP - XCO/XCC - DHI
USA
SnowShoe CDM

When I posted the link for the UCI calendar I had the end of April saved in my head as the opening round...just the wrong discipline I guess! Its strange that I have CRS, but I can remember the wrong stuff! :lol:
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25 Apr 2019 20:29

... but DH is also fun to watch anyways ;)
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26 Apr 2019 02:47

glassmoon wrote:... but DH is also fun to watch anyways ;)

:D
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01 May 2019 08:50

jmdirt wrote:
glassmoon wrote:... but DH is also fun to watch anyways ;)

:D



Thrilling stuff! Just got me a trail bike and thus far I had more crushes than I ever had with my road/city/XC bikes
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04 May 2019 18:31

Obviously great for Bruni to open the season with a win. The top four are within a second (top 40 in 6)!

Homer hat on: HUGE result for Harrison! The kid is fast, but 4th at a World Cup is bringin' it! 6th is a solid finish for Gwin especially considering his injury issues, and building/owning his own new team this year (including new bikes). Norton has had a 'strange' career, but 10th at a World Cup is a great result! Three USAers in the top 10!

Congrats to Seagrave for sure, but big result for Atherton on a bike that she and her brothers designed/tested/built in the off season! That has to be a cool feeling to race a bike that is yours!
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15 May 2019 07:43

Shut up, Jens!
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17 May 2019 11:42

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/course-preview-smooth-sailing-albstadt-world-cup-xc-2019.html

I mean... last year was a bit insane but this looks like a pump track. Desperate for VDP to get off to a good start?
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17 May 2019 17:00

Tot the surprise of absolutely no-one MvdP wins the short-track race in Albstadt.
Schurter looks in good form to win the big one though.
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18 May 2019 10:53

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Tot the surprise of absolutely no-one MvdP wins the short-track race in Albstadt.
Schurter looks in good form to win the big one though.

Agree. N1NO is still the man to beat in XCO race. You can only close the "descent gaps" so many times until you're not able to do that again ;)
The course in Albstadt isn't very technical though so... I'm pumped for the great battle.
Also ladies race will be fun to watch - Jolanda and Kate seem to be in great shape with Annika (the 5 time Cape Epic winner) lurking from behind. The relatively tech easier course should suit her too.
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18 May 2019 19:27

Great short track action for both men and women!
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19 May 2019 22:37

Great racing in slop conditions! Congrats to Kate and Mathias! It seems that names that start with Math are fast! :)

I hated those kind of races because your chamois is wet the entire race and nothing works great on your bike.

I dislike man made 'features' in mountain bike racing. I'm OK with a fly over in the expo area, but boardwalks instead of trails is stupid IMO.
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20 May 2019 12:26

Northshore has its place, but I agree that this isn't in World Cup races. Heard Nino was struggling, wonder if his was ill?
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20 May 2019 13:10

King Boonen wrote:Northshore has its place, but I agree that this isn't in World Cup races. Heard Nino was struggling, wonder if his was ill?

Yeah he was, IMHO he just overblown the first 2 laps (as he saw MVP far back after the start) and never really recovered fully...
MVP paced himself nicely and Mathias had a very good day obviously. Henrique had a mechanical and Kerch will be good in altitude later for sure. Also too bad for Cink after his (rather promising) return from the road racing (with Bahrain) - rear wheel puncture.
Too bad MVP is planning to skip at least 2 WC races so he probably won't be competing for the overall win, but yeah... his schedule is pretty insane during the whole year around so it's understandable.
Oh and Lars... well he was just all over the place (literally) :o

Great race for Kate and her 1st win in Elite (WCH excluded obv.), Jolanda is strong as usual and great to see Yana back after the last season's issues.
Bummer for Annika (she felt pretty bad whole week) as she was in great shape during Cape Epic and spring classics on the road...
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20 May 2019 13:36

Great races! Especially happy for Yana and Florian!
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20 May 2019 17:05

King Boonen wrote:Northshore has its place, but I agree that this isn't in World Cup races. Heard Nino was struggling, wonder if his was ill?

N1no has had a tough May so maybe something is up. Maybe he overtrained in an attempt to be as good as MVDP? Did he get sick after the Cape? Maybe he's as good as always but the level of others is up? He's not too far off though so he should be OK.

That being said, I'd love to be that good when I'm off! :lol:

Homer hat on: obviously Kate is great for USA racing, but Chloe Woodruff was sixth (less thatn 3 min back). Two strong USA ladies!
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23 May 2019 08:43

Look who's coming back next Sunday in Nove Mesto WC... :)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxuQPGBCkBC/

EDIT: She was set to be back in Albstadt last weekend already but they DNS at the end due to the weather. Hopefully she will do good in Nove Mesto.
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25 May 2019 02:56

WOOHOO! Woodruff!

EDIT: No surprise that MVDP broke everyone. I wonder though, how much they will mark him knowing that he will miss a few rounds and therefore won't be a factor in the overall? The big joke would be if he changes his plan and does the full series (oops, maybe we should have at least tried!).
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26 May 2019 12:16

glassmoon wrote:Look who's coming back next Sunday in Nove Mesto WC... :)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxuQPGBCkBC/

EDIT: She was set to be back in Albstadt last weekend already but they DNS at the end due to the weather. Hopefully she will do good in Nove Mesto.



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