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    Chris Kovarik has started the 2010 season off with a bang, winning his first National Championship since 2002. Claire Buchar also claimed victory in the women's race so this is a great start to the season by both of them. The team now has 2 National Champions in both their respected countries...
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    Milka Wheels of Speed World Downhill challenge, powered by Shimano The race is held on the track they used for the World Cup races a few years ago and is part of the Sympatex Bike Festival, a huge event like the German equivalent of Sea Otter. The race itself is well organized with some...
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    Last weekend we were at La Bresse in France for the 2nd round of the Nissan UCI World Cup. The race week did not get off to a great start when driving across France, we had to pull into the hospital to get Claire checked out. No-one spoke much English at the hospital and they quarantined us...
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    Last weekend the UCI World Cup 4X event split from the usual DH World Cup - this time they had the 4X event alongside the XC world cup in Houffalize, Belgium. The 4X was live on Eurosport and it was great coverage. It had me screaming at the TV for our riders. The track was long and the...
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    Team CHAIN REACTION CYCLES.COM/INTENSE's roster will stay the same as last season with the addition of Claire Buchar/Kovarik and UK 4X rider Lewis Lacey. Claire had a great World Cup season last year showing she is now a regular top 10 girl and hopefully with the support of a factory team...
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    Well the long season came to a climax this past weekend in Schladming, Austria with possibly the best track of the year according to most of the riders. There was some upsets and great rides and unfortunately we didn't have the best of weekends. First off in qualifying Matt Simmonds had a...
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    Chris Kovarik takes 3rd in the Air DH! The Jim Beam Air Downhill took place on Wednesday here in Whistler at the Kokanee Crankworx Festival. One of the most famous and most celebrated tracks in mountain biking, A-Line consists of nearly 100 jumps throughout it's length=great fun to ride but...
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    Well after great qualifying runs in the morning from all the team Chris 4th, Julien 8th, Matt 18th and Ruaridh 38th with a rear flat towards the end of his run we were looking good for a great final result with hopefully top 20s all round and at least 1 podium if not 2. I haven't been here...
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    .!. Willingen Wheels of Speed! We have just been at the great Wheels of Speed event in Willingen. It is a huge festival as well as a great Downhill race on the same course as they held the World Cup round a few years ago. The course is like a huge BMX track up top with a lot of hard...
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    Well Round 2 of the World Cup Downhill is over. The heavy rain held off for the finals and all the riders had a fair race which was cool. The track was really demanding on the riders with fast open drifting turns at the top, then into a build up rocky bermed section over a step down jump...
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    Team ChainReactinCycles/Intense launches website The 2008 season will see the Europe's largest online cycle retailer take a top group of riders to the World stage for both Downhill and 4X - Team ChainReactionCycles/Intense. https://www.CRCIntense.com will document the progress of Chris...
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