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The 2019 UCI MTB World Cup dates and venues have been released. Read on for all the news on an extra round of competition for the downhillers, as well as a new venue.



  • Dwars door Vlaanderen results: Dylan van Baarle goes solo to hold off peloton
    Dutch rider Dylan van Baarle put in a stunning solo effort to win Dwars door Vlaanderen today. Van Baarle (Ineos) won after a 52km solo ride with Christophe Laporte (Cofidis) in second, 26 seconds behind. Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix) took third. South Africa’s Ryan Gibbons finished at the front-end of the peloton in 24th place. Dwars […]
  • Dwars door Vlaanderen: Trek-Segafredo cleared to race
    UCI WorldTour team Trek-Segafredo has confirmed that it will return to racing at Dwars door Vlaanderen today. Trek-Segafredo missed Sunday’s Gent-Wevelgem race after at least two members of the team tested positive for Covid-19. The team did not reveal who the riders were, but Mads Pedersen and Alex Kirsch were deemed to be close contacts. […]
  • Dwars door Vlaanderen: Bora-Hansgrohe given green light to compete
    The Belgian Ministry of Sport has given the green light to the German WorldTour team Bora-Hansgrohe to compete in today’s Dwars door Vlaanderen. Bora-Hansgrohe had been prevented from taking to the start of last Sunday’s Gent-Wevelgem race as well as the prior Frida’s E3 Saxo Bank Classic when a number of team members came into […]
  • Ryan Gibbons on double Flanders duty for UAE Team Emirates
    South Africa’s Ryan Gibbons faces a busy week in the Flanders region of Belgium with his UAE Team Emirates. On Wednesday Gibbons will line up at Dwars door Vlaanderen while on Sunday he will be in action at the Ronde van Vlaanderen, more commonly known as Tour of Flanders. Dwars door Vlaanderen, which was first […]
  • Race to Willowmore results: Ingrid Avidon first women to finish
    Ingrid Avidon has won the women’s race at the 2021 Freedom Challenge: Race to Willowmore. Avidon completed the 530km route from Cradock to Willowmore in the Eastern Cape in 62 hours and 58 minutes, finishing third overall in addition to taking the honours in the women’s category. The second woman across the finish line was […]


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