The cross country mountain biking competitions for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics wrapped up yesterday and Great Britain secured the gold for the first time in MTB history. 21 -year old Tom Pidcock was the new elite biker to watch going into the games, but because of his low UCI XCO ranking, his starting position was on the 4th row. Meeting this minor setback with intensity, he battled into the first five bikers within the opening heat. His competitors were picked to be Mathias Flueckinger, Nino Schurter, and Mathieu Van Der Poel—though Van Der Poel dropped out of the race after a nasty fall in the first lap. This left Pidcock battling in the lead for the following laps, able to separate the competition by charging up rocky surfaces the cross-country course had to offer. Come the final lap, Pidcock finished with a 20 second advantage over silver medalist Mathias Flueckiger (Switzerland) and a 34 second lead over bronze medalist David Valero Serrano (Spain). Not only was this win huge for the mountain biking community of Great Britain—being the first ever Olympic MTB title won by the country—but also for Tom Pidcock who is now the youngest Olympic mountain bike champion in history.
All women's freeride events just seem to keep coming. Between Future Grounds, Formation, and Dark Horse, it's pretty clear that the people like what they see and want more. Well folks, Hannah Bergemann is here to bring it to you. The event takes place on a dreamy Bellingham jumpline, also known as Blue Steel. Now, Bergemann, along with Transition and Red Bull have created Hang Time- an all women's progression session and jump jam. Riders such as Blake Hansen and Harriet Burbidge-Smith will
Whenever we see Brandon Semenuk’s name headlining a video title, it’s a cue to drop everything and watch it. It’s actually been a little while since the Canadian slopestyle god graced us with a new video, but his latest creation with none other than Rupert Walker is absolute gold, from a riding, filming, and building standpoint. Talk about a totally out-of-this world slopestyle setup, with features that can be tricked both ways – in fact, you can actually vote for your favorite feature to be
For Casey Brown, it’s all about giving the younger riders a chance to progress and be seen in women’s freeride. “To bring the event to a bunch of my friends and young girls that are coming up in the sport, I think that’s just inspiring,” Brown stated. The event is four days of a brand new jumpline in Brown’s hometown of Revelstoke, British Columbia, and the youngins hitting the course made it clear that they could not be more stoked about it. The interactions between the younger girls and the