Relive some of the action from one of the best downhill races ever, with Intense Factory Racing at the 2019 World Cup finals in Snowshoe, West Virginia. From the crew: “I really enjoyed racing back in the states this weekend, the home crowd was so cool. The track was a lot of fun and it Read More The post Intense Factory Racing at the Snowshoe World Cup Finals appeared first on BIKE Magazine.
Here's what we noticed from the sidelines as it all kicked off in West Virginia.( Photos: 5 )
With only a few months left of the 2019 race season, we’re gearing up for 2020, and next year’s Santos Tour Down Under will take place from 16 to 26 January in Adelaide. How to watch the Vuelta a España 2019 | full schedule for live TV, streaming and highlights How to watch Tour of Britain 2019 TV coverage | full schedule for live TV, streaming and highlights The 2020 Tour Down Under The four-stage 2020 Women’s Tour runs from 16 to 19 January, with 382.8km of riding and 5,750m / 18,865ft of climbing. The six-stage Men’s Tour then kicks off on 19 January, with 921.2km of riding and 12,047m / 39,524ft of climbing. After the success of last year’s changes, it will once again climax on the Willunga Hill climb, on 26 January. How can I watch the Tour Down Under 2020 live in the UK? The broadcasting schedules are yet to be announced, but we anticipate that Eurosport will once again be showing live coverage of the Tour Down Under. A subscription costs £6.99 per month or £39.99 per year. Highlights will likely be shown on ITV 4. An alternative way to access the Eurosport channel is via Amazon Prime. Eurosport Player costs £6.99 per month after a 7-day free trial and Amazon Prime comes with a 30-day free trial and costs £7.99 per month. TVPlayer also provides access to the Eurosport channel via its Premium Plan, which comes with the first month free and then costs £6.99 per month or £69.90 annually (giving you two months for free). How can I watch the Tour Down Under 2020 live in the US? NBC Sports Gold should be showing live coverage of the Tour Down Under. In order to watch, you’ll need to sign up for the NBC Cycling Pass, which costs $54.99 (subscription period 28 May 2019 to 1 May 2020). NBCSN — available through cable — should also be showing live coverage. How can I watch the Tour Down Under 2020 live in Australia? As with last year, Seven West Media will be broadcasting the Tour Down Under in Australia, accessed via the 7plus streaming service or 7Sport app, both of which are free to use. How can I follow the Tour Down Under 2020 if I can’t watch live coverage? The Cyclingoo app provides racing results and news, and covers the entire cycling season including the Tour Down Under. Download the Cyclingoo app from Apple Store Download the Cyclingoo app from Google Play The Tour Tracker app is free to use and will also provide race coverage of the Tour Down Under. You can use it online or download it for iPhone or Android. Highlights are also being shown for both the women’s and men’s races on the official Tour Down Under YouTube channel. Women’s Tour Down Under 2020 schedule Ziptrak Stage 1: Hahndorf to Macclesfield, 16 January Distance: 116.3km The 11-day TDU festival kicks off in Hahndorf. tourdownunder.com.au Novatech Stage 2: Murray Bridge to Birdwood, 17 January Distance: 114.9km Stage 2 features the debut of the Christmas Tree Ridge climb with a max 11% gradient. tourdownunder.com.au Subaru Stage 3: Nairne to Stirling, 18 January Distance: 109.1k Following its first finish last year, Stirling is once again the destination for Stage 3. tourdownunder.com.au Schwalbe Stage 4: Adelaide, 19 January Distance: 42.5km Type: Schwalbe Classic (25 laps x 1.7km circuit) The Women’s Tour concludes with 25 laps of the Adelaide circuit. tourdownunder.com.au Men’s Tour Down Under 2020 schedule Schwalbe Classic: Adelaide, 51km, 19 January Distance: 51km (30 laps x 1.7km circuit) The opening circuit returns to the heart of Adelaide for the first time in years. tourdownunder.com.au Ziptrak Stage 1: Tanunda to Tanunda, 21 January Distance: 150km Stage 1 is a five-lap 30km circuit connecting Tanunda, Bethany, Angaston, Penrice and Nuriootpa. tourdownunder.com.au Novatech Stage 2: Woodside to Stirling, 22 January Distance: 135.8km Stage 2 once again takes in the Adelaide Hills. tourdownunder.com.au Subaru Stage 3: Unley to Paracombe, 23 January Distance: 131km Stage 3 is one of the more complex stages. tourdownunder.com.au Stage 4: Norwood to Murray Bridge, 24 January Distance: 152.8km Stage 4 should promise an exciting sprint finish. tourdownunder.com.au Stage 5: Glenelg to Victor Harbor, 25 January Distance: 149.1km Stage 5 could suit a breakaway at the final climb. tourdownunder.com.au Be Safe Be Seen Stage 6: McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill, 26 January Distance: 151.5km The 6th and final stage once again climaxes on the notorious Willunga Hill. tourdownunder.com.au
Pick up this month’s mag and relax as MBUK brings you pages of awesome mountain biking content. Legendary photographer Dan Milner reveals how that adventure you’ve been dreaming about may be simpler to tackle than you first imagined, while Thomas Vanderham and Scott Laughland explore Ecuador’s best riding spots and Ed earns his turns in the remote west-coast of Scotland at Torridon. Plus, you’ll discover MBUK’s top picks for your perch with a saddle group test; four sub-£700 hardtails get tested; and find out everything you need to know about Dyfi bike park from a guided tour around Dan Atherton’s masterpiece. Log out drop in MBUK’s features editor Ed explores the mag’s top-voted UK mountain bike destination – Torridon – to discover what all the excitement is about in this remote and unspoilt Scottish wilderness. As a bonus, he takes in the Isle of Skye too. Fortunately, the famous Scottish midges are there to keep him from gloating too much. Features editor Ed takes a trip up the west coast of Scotland to see why Torridon became MBUK’s top-voted UK bike destination. Andy Lloyd Adventure unpacked With three decades of travelling the world to some of the most isolated places, photographer Dan Milner busts some myths about adventuring. He passes on his wisdom which shows it’s perhaps more straightforward than you believe and even reveals how to turn a regular ride into a beautiful adventure. Dan Milner knows how to pull off a great adventure, and he reveals it may not be as daunting as you believe. Dan Milner Sub-£700 trail rippers Four hardtail trail bikes from Marin, Voodoo, Vitus and Pinnacle get put through their paces to see just how much bike you get for less than £700, and, which is likely to put the biggest smile on your face for the riding you prefer. You can get a lot of bike for £700 these days. Four bikes from Vitus, Marin, Pinnacle and Voodoo get tested in this month’s bike test to find out just how much. Steve Behr Dyfi bike park Find out everything you need to know about the UK’s newest bike park, built by none other than Dan Atherton and his digging crew. This mid-Wales spot certainly reflects Dan’s vision of mountain biking and is a potential paradise for those looking to get loose. Dan Atherton lives and breaths Dyfi. He also shreds it harder than anyone. Steve Behr Wrecked and rated 14 saddles, unisex and female, go head to head in this month’s group test, providing you with the best advice for your backside. Having the right saddle can make a world of difference to your riding comfort. Check out 14 saddles in September’s group test. Georgina Hintern Six of the best lightweight full-finger gloves also get reviewed, along with heaps of the latest gear and kit to offer you the most reliable buying advice. First rides Santa Cruz’s downhill smashing v10 29, NS’s new enduro beast the Define 150, and Devinci’s latest Django Carbon get the first ride treatment where their initial flaws and highlights are revealed. The new Santa Cruz v10 29, NS Define 150 and Devinci Django Carbon receive the first ride treatment. Find out what the MBUK testing team thought of these new rides. Steve Behr Free gift Just in time for the new season, this free mudguard will help keep any fresh trail gloop out of your eyes. MBUK Ride More mudguard" title="MBUK Ride More mudguard"> Just in time for autumn, pick up a copy of the mag to get the free MBUK Ride More mudguard.
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Sweden's Jenny Rissveds and Switzerland's Nino Schurter top the XCC podium in Snowshoe, West Virginia The post Rissveds and Schurter Win Final UCI World Cup Series Race of 2019 appeared first on Mountain Bike Action Magazine.
After the UCI DH World Championships of Mont-Sainte-Anne last week, the best downhillers in the world are back to challenge each other in the World Cup circuit at the final event of the season in Snowshoe, West Virginia that for the first time in history hosts an event of this magnitude in the world of MTB. As can be seen from the course preview, Snowshoe offers two sections, the first and the final one, with numerous jumps and banks on a very hand built course, while the central part is ragged and natural. Today’s qualifying sees Danny Hart again in the lead, as in the qualifications of the Worlds of Mont-Sainte-Anne and the last round in Lenzerheide, with two and a half tenths of a second between him and the newly confirmed World Champion, Loïc Bruni. Third place in front of the home crowd for the American Charlie Harrison. Troy Brosnan continues with consistent results to collect important points for the overall, ending in fourth place while Greg Williamson landed in 5th. After missing out on gold in MSA, Tracey Hannah returned to first place in Snowshoe qualifying, besting her direct rival in the overall title race, Marine Cabirou, by more than two and a half seconds. Third position, almost 10 seconds back, went to the new World Champion, Myriam Nicole. Right behind we find Veronika Widmann in a promising fourth position, followed by Sian A’Hern in fifth place. In the Junior field, the qualifying heat sees the two new world champions in each category dominate on the US track, Kye A’Hern and Valentina Höll. Complete results: Snowshoe qualifications Elite Men Elite Women Junior Men Junior Women Tomorrow the final round will be played with the live stream on Red Bull TV.