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Trans-Provence 2015 – Day 2: Barcelonnette to Villars-Colmars

Well after yesterday’s race report summary wandering off into the philosophical meaning of maps and landscape we now return to a more fact-based report. (In the writer’s defence, yesterday the sun was hot and the beer was cold). For Day 2’s rally writing there was a little less sun and a little more caffeine. This Read more…

Trans-Provence 2015 – Day 1: Embrun to Barcelonnette

Competitors on Mavic Trans-Provence get a lot of maps during the week. They get five or six pages a day, lovingly prepared for them. They’re in order and in a swish plastic sleeve so that they can be taken out into the mountains with them every day. These maps are aids that support and/or confirm Read more…

The Big Picture | UEC Enduro Championships – Race Day Action

The racing is over in Kirchberg, Austria, and what a day it was! After almost a week of rain the trails were running thick with mud and the rooty sections were looking wild. This did not deter the 198 riders who were keen to make their challenge for the first ever European Enduro Championship title. Read more…

Trans-Provence 2015 – Day 0

Have you ever wondered what Mavic Trans-Provence does between the long gap each year between race weeks? Well, apart from running guided weeks following the route of the race, a lot of the year is taken up with scouting for the following year’s race. Scouting. Scouring over maps. Following the lines on the map to Read more…

The Big Picture | The UEC European Championship: one day, all seasons

The problem with big mountain races is that you sometimes get big mountain weather! This was certainly the case for the UEC MTB Enduro European Championships today, as trails opened up for the official practice in Kirchberg, Austria. However, the excited racers were not going to let freezing temperatures, rain and even snow dampen their Read more…

Aiming High | Part 3: James Shirley’s Trials & Tribulations

With the race season well and truly under way, it’s time to check back in with Radon rider James Shirley. As in all walks of life, even with the best preparation sometimes things just don’t go to plan. Pro racers measure their success in podiums and seconds found, so what does it feel like when Read more…

Race Report | Bex Baraona’s Round #3 at PMBA Enduro Series

Bex Baraona, the 22 year old Loose Riders England racer, student from Manchester University and inspiration to all young Women looking to take the leap into Enduro racing, has been tearing up this season. Dominating her field and as well as that, writing race reports! Round #3 of the PBMA Enduro took place at Lee Read more…

Race Report | Bluegrass Enduro Tour Round #2 by Hannah Barnes

We’re always sent race reports from the event organizers, consisting of a nice introduction of how everyone enjoyed themselves, moving onto ‘The Days Racing Consisted of’ and then the results, but fresh from the Bluegrass Enduro Tour, we received this special report from Specialized ambassador, Hannah Barnes and her views on the event. For the Read more…

Race Report | Enduro Cup Lombardia Round 2 – Brembilla

The second stage of Enduro Cup Lombardia took place in Brembilla (BG) and greeted the riders with a clear sky and demanding trails which made up for a great race. Read the official race report below to find out who took the crown. The second stage of Enduro Cup Lombardia in Brembilla (BG) started with Read more…