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    Jenny Rissveds, reigning Olympic and Swedish XC mountain bike champion, has announced that she wants to fully recover and be 100% ready before racing again. Consequentially, the 23-year-old has terminated her contract with the SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing team. After winning Olympic gold at Rio 2016...
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    One of America's top cross country and cyclocross pros is hanging up his race bikes. Durango, Colorado-resident Todd Wells, 41, announced this week that he's retiring from racing. Among his long list of achievements are three Leadville Trail 100 wins, three U.S. CX national titles, and 12 U.S...
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    The Rio Olympics are kicking off later this week and to celebrate, Specialized has created a limited edition range of bikes and gear. They're coated in a thermocolor paint that changes colors at 71 degrees Fahrenheit/22 degrees Celsius and whose palette was inspired by the Olympic torch. At...
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    Hadleigh Farm, U.K. (August 11, 2012) -- Georgia Gould (Fort Collins, Colo./LUNA Pro Team) on a warm, but windy Saturday finished third to earn the bronze medal in the Olympic mountain bike cross-country race at Hadleigh Farm in Essex, United Kingdom. Gould finished third, 1:08 behind gold...
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    Hadleigh Farm, U.K. (August 12, 2012) -- The American men posted the best results in the country's Olympic mountain bike history as they each placed in the top 15 of the race on Sunday to close the cycling portion of the 2012 Olympic Games. Three-time Olympic performer Todd Wells (Durango...
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    Select quotes from American Olympic mountain bike cyclists before their competition begins at Hadleigh Farm outside London. The women will compete Saturday, Aug. 11 at 12:30 p.m. BST and the men are slated to compete on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 1:30 p.m. Marc Gullickson-USA Cycling Mountain Bike...
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    Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 15, 2012) -- USA Cycling announced today 21 of its 24 nominees to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team, including 10 male and 11 female athletes across the disciplines of road cycling, track cycling, mountain biking and bicycle motocross (BMX). Six of these were automatic...
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    Both Choose Ultralight Tubeless Ready Technology for Victory Beijing, China - August 27, 2008 - - Orbea Team riders Julien Absalon and Jean-Christophe Peraud both chose Hutchinson Piranha 2.0 Tubeless Ready tires to launch their attack on the World's best mountain bike racers on the dry...
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    MONTEREY, Calif. With only months to go before BMX racing makes its much-anticipated debut at the Olympics, fans can get a live look at BMX racing at the Sea Otter Classic over the weekend of April 19-20. It comes as no surprise that the majority of Olympic hopefuls hail from California...
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