2021 World Cup XCO

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  1. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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  2. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

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    Any idea where this is televised?
    NBCSN?
    FLOSPORTS?
    GCN?
    Red bull?
     
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  3. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    Redbull.tv


    I linked it above.


    You can watch live on Redbull, NBCSN will likely televise it at a later date.
     
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  4. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall iMTB Rockstah

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    Hmmm usually the red bull YouTube channel had pre race and post race vids. Course preview etc... Didn't see any yet
     
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  5. mtnbikej

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  6. mtnbikej

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  7. Faust29

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  8. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall iMTB Rockstah

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  9. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall iMTB Rockstah

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    Nevermindi guess it's not under the bike channel yet mixed in with everything else
     
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  10. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

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    It's a total pain in the arse! It used to be on the main page. Now I have to do a search when I want to watch it.
     
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  11. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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  12. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Hmmmm, trying to watch the replay of the mens DH final, but it seems to be unavailable, although the Redbull website says "replay available."
     
  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    So why does the USA suck at XC racing? We invented it!

    My theory: We are a nation of hedonists. XC is too hard and not fun enough. We will probably excel at e-bike racing though! :thumbsup:
     
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  14. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    Simple, we just don't have the high altitude mountains like they do everywhere else. Look at racers that do well.....France, Swiss.

    And our women do well....the men, not sure what they are doing.
     
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  15. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Rockstah

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    The Men, they're probably all distracted looking at the "where are all the mtb hotties" thread but live and in person. Aka: Hot chick's on bikes make legs go soft.
     
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  16. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Funny you should mention altitude. When the Grundig World Cup and Champs events were mostly in CO (Vail, Durango, Winter Park, etc) and other high altitude places like Mammoth, the Euros complained that they couldn't compete at such high altitudes. That was the beginning of the end for US XC - most events got moved to Europe. The Alps are considerably lower in altitude than the aforementioned venues.

    Top US woman today was what, 16th (just behind the first Mexican woman)? Of course, I didn't see Kate Courtney on the list, so perhaps she didn't race.

    So I'm still going with Americans are too lazy to concentrate on XC. Plus, the US doesn't really pay much attention to European sports in general (ski racing, cycling, kayaking, squirrel suit flying, Formula 1, World Wars etc...)
     
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  17. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

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    Kate is out until the Olympics with a broken bone in her forearm. She's been training on the road... And she got engaged!
     
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  18. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

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    Jolanda Neff had a crash in the 4th lap which resulted in a broken hand. She was still able to finish in 4th place.
     
  19. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

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    I don't follow it closely, but this paragraph caught my eye. :eek:

    https://www.cyclingnews.com/races/uci-mtb-world-cup-xco-leogang-2021/elite-women-xco/results/

    The course suited Lecomte perfectly as a climber, and she took the lead before the end of the start loop and the first of five laps, never to relinquish it. Incredibly, she has led every lap of every World Cup race this season. She steadily powered away from the rest of the field to a gap of over two minutes, before slowing slightly on the last lap.
     
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  20. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

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    And looked like she just took a spin around the block at the finish.
     
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  21. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    I'm hoping that when they get into some of the more technical courses, it'll level the field....but from the sounds of it, she's can handle herself just fine on the descents as well.
     
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  22. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

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    I watched a lot of the replay... The announcers were talking about gear ratios, and how the riders would all be in their easiest combo on some of the steeper climbs. She wasn't. It's hard to see, but her chain wasn't at the top of the cassette in the sections that every other rider was in the granny. :confused:

    I call off season single speed training... :Roflmao
     
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