So the results are in. After a flat tyre in 2008 and sitting out 2009 37 year old Mark Weir is back in 2010 for the win! Rad Ross Schnell pulled off second, 8 seconds back and last year's winner Adam Craig was relegated to third. Not too sure what that means for the overall all mountain title but as soon as I find out I'll let you know. Nathan Riddle followed up his top four finish at Ashland with fourth at Downieville and Jason Moeschler rounded out the top five. Duncan Riffle performed the best of the downhillers finishing in 6th while Greg Minnaar was just outside of the top ten in 11th, sometime Spoke contributor Dain Zaffke scored a respectable 27th. There's a good XC gallery over on Singletrack.com. If you like the sound of the Downieville make sure you enter New Zealand's premier all mountain event, The Coppermine Epic. Unfortunately there's no break between the gruelling XC climb and the sweet DH descent though, however you can have a beer at the top of the climb.
Mark Weir builds his buddies Marco Osborne & Matt Koen their own farewell Enduro course on his property
The dry, dusty Cairns course was blown to pieces by Sunday afternoon but that just added to the excitement, as the big home crowd was hoping for a yellow and gold winner, but it was to be heartbreak on all fronts!
The UCI World Champs in Cairns kicked off with the XC events and the Kiwis put in a great team effort, lead by Sam Gaze who claimed his second consecutive rainbow jersey
After a long and illustrious career Justin has decided to hang up his racing shoes in favour of spending time with his family and developing their new bike-centric property near Blenheim... Good luck mate and thanks for all the good times
Semenuk is back for the five-peat at the Red Bull Joyride. 12 massive features, the biggest crowd of the year and a stacked field, what more could you ask for at the iconic Crankworx Slopestyle
The Aussies thrive in the dry dusty conditions and Blenki's hot Whistler form continues as he bags another Silver in the Canadian Open DH at Crankworx
One of the best spectator events of Crankworx, the Pump Track Challenge went down last night in Whistler with some familiar faces in the mix but also a new one...check it out