Have here a look to the best moments and all important decisions from the UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships:
The 2014 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships in Hafjell, Norway, opened on Tuesday with the first titles awarded in the Eliminator. The event was held in the unique historic village of Maihaugen, on the outskirts of Lillehammer, which offers examples of Norwegian architecture going back hundreds of years. The 840 metre course has everything from gravel road, to rocks and roots, drops and banked turns.
The Team Relay is a once a year event, with each country entering four riders from four categories – Elite Men, Elite Women, Under-23 Men and Junior Men. Each rider completes one lap of the cross-country course and then hands off to the next rider. Teams can send riders off in any order they wish, so the team leading early in the race with their strongest riders has no guarantee of being able to hold onto the lead later in the race.
The weather continues to favour the Championships during the Olympic Cross-Country race, with summer-like conditions bringing out thousands of fans. The local Norwegian spectators were hoping to see home favourite Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa win her fifth title, but the mountain biking legend could only manage ninth.
The good weather that has blessed these Championships continued, but the dry conditions made the Downhill track rough and full of loose gravel sections, with many riders flatting or crashing.
Categories: Mountain Bike Racing