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UWCT: Amy’s Gran Fondo kicks off 2015 season

UWCT: Amy’s Gran Fondo kicks off 2015 season

For the second year running, the Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo will open the UWCT season, giving amateur road riders their first chance to qualify for the Final and race for the rainbow jersey. On September 14th, more than 5000 competitors will set of from Lorne, Victoria, and ride along a fully closed Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay then through the Otway Ranges back to Lorne.

UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships: Great Britain Dominates Downhill

UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships: Great Britain Dominates Downhill

American Jill Kintner set the first sub-four minute time for the women, which would be good enough for fifth. Kintner’s time stood up through one rider before Tahnee Seagrave (Great Britain) knocked four seconds off it to take the Hot Seat. Seagrave held the lead until Manon Carpenter came down second from last and took the lead below 3:50. However, the defending champion, Rachel Atherton (Great Britain) was setting new fast times at each split and looked to be on her way to another win, until a mistake near the bottom of the course cost her the win by a mere 88-thousandths of a second.