Race Report: ABSA Cape Epic - Prologue (Stuart Spies)

13-03-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race Reports 

Just a quick one at the Epic today, a short(ish) 26km out and back over a few hills - pretty big hills to be fair - to get the racers warmed up for the challenge ahead. Here's Team Momsen Bikes UK's Stuart Spies to guide you through how the day went for himself and Scott... Wow! Ok so I’m still...

Race Report: ABSA Cape Epic - Day '0' (Scott Cornish)

12-03-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race Reports 

Some people get all the good jobs... Our Endurance Ed, Scott Cornish, has teamed up with the experienced stage racing machine Stuart Spies to take on the legendary, wild and untamed ABSA Cape Epic. Stay tuned as the pair endeavour to bring you all the pain, suffering and glory of this legendary...

Race Report: Cyprus Sunshine Cup - Novus OMX Pro Team

04-03-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race Reports 

The team first entered the Cyprus Sunshine Cup back in 2006, with the now manager, Paul Beales, racing alongside co-founder, Will Cooper. A lot has changed since then! A decade later we returned to Cyprus as a UCI Elite Team with World-class riders, Annie Last and Mariske Strauss. The Sunshine Cup...

Cyprus Sunshine Cup Stage 3 – 45km Point to Point (Maxine Filby)

27-02-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race Reports 

Today was a successful day we all came back in one piece, no crashes and no mechanicals. That is a win right there. Today’s stage took us back up the descent from yesterday which was definitely not as fun going up as coming down then down some ace single-track and ending on dirt road. I’ve had...

Race Report: Cyprus Sunshine Cup Stage One – TT (Maxine Filby)

25-02-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race Reports 

Two years I go I came to race the Sunshine Cup for the first time. I had such a fantastic time that I vowed I’d be back the following year. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it last year but thankfully I’ back this to to enjoy the amazing trails and great atmosphere of this prestigious race. This...

Jason Boutell is back and means business day1

12-02-2016  Steve Corbyn   XC Race Reports 

A return to the racing world So having been off the mtb for a good few months following a shoulder injury I sustained last August at the final World Cup in Val di Sole I decided it was time to get myself back to it. I chose the Hellas – Salamina Island Stage S1 Stage race which consists of a...

Results Roundup - 7th Feb

08-02-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race Reports 

Round 1 of the Gorrick Saddle Skedaddle Spring Series got underway at Crowthorne wood yesterday with a packed field there to enjoy another classic Gorrick course. In the Expert Women's race it was Emily Wadsworth (Beeline Gener8) who took the first round win after a blistering first lap. Holly...

Club La Santa stage 4, video & results roundup

07-02-2016  Scott Cornish   XC Race Reports 

Brits and Irish were well represented at this 4 day stage race, taking home some well deserved podium spots. Sally Bigham stormed it in the elite women for the win with 3 other Brit ladies in the top 10, Helen Wainwright, Carla Haines and Jenny Lee. Julie Elder did a great ride to win the M30...

Club La Santa Stage 3

02-02-2016  Scott Cornish   XC Race Reports 

Stage 3 was only 21km, it only took about an hour, less for a few, more for others, but it was the TT. A TT up a mountain (with a couple of descending sections) to an observatory at the top of the dramatic Famara cliffs. The usual high winds were a mere pleasant breeze today, just enough to cool...