Nino Schurter And Julie Bresset Win XCO World Champs!

Switzerland’s Nino Schurter and France’s Julie Bresset were able to cap off their brilliant 2012 seasons by winning the World Championships here in Leogang.

Schurter had already won the men’s UCI Cross Country World Cup sereis and last month added the silver medal from the Olympic Games to his impressive season’s haul. Bresset won the gold medal in the women’s race in London. It was Swiss 1-2-3 on the men’s medal podium with the Flückiger brothers Lukas and Mathias finishing second and third respectively.France’s Julien Absalon was fourth while another Swiss rider Fabian Giger completed the top 5.

Schurter took the lead on the first lap with Italy’s Marco Fontana being the only rider to keep up with the popular Swiss man. Fontana then crashed on a decent on the third lap allowing Schurter to control the race from the front and win the race 29 seconds ahead of Lukas Flückiger.

In the women’s race, Julie Bresset maintained her form from the recent Olympics with a dominant performance to win the World Championship. Bresset finished 1:47 minutes ahead of Norway’s Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa.

Bresset was never in danger of being caught after the opening lap but there was plenty of action behind her with Dahle Flesjaa particularly having an eventful race with a few crashes. Despite these problems it didn’t stop the veteran rider finishing second. American Georgia Gould finished third with Swizterland’s Esther Suss and Russian Irina Kalentieva completing the top five.

Danny MacAskill is at it again, this time in a slightly more relaxed and chilled out edit he checks out the Alpe Adria Trail, an epic adventure along the 750KM...

6 days ago
5,293

We saw it win, we saw it take the overall World Cup title and we saw it come so close to taking the rainbow stripes with Ratboy aboard, introducing the new San...

2 weeks ago
1,190

Now that's going BIG! It's no surprise that Andreu Lacondeguy's training compound involves some big air, but as it's an ex MX spot, he needs 13 metre drop in t...

6 days ago
1,067

Could this be the best backyard? Three years ago Marcelo Cardona left the city life behind, in search for a better life for his family, now he has a home surro...

2 weeks ago
896

Following Kelly McGarry down his own trails must be scary in anyone’s books, have you seen his total disregard to his own safety? Luckily for us Aaron Chase...

3 days ago
883
Mountain Bike Magazine Online and Free

IMB is a free international online mountain bike magazine that focuses on all aspects of mountain bike. It is published every 2 months and is completely free to read. This free online mountain bike magazine is the most successful online mountain bike magazine of its kind. With readers in over 150 countries round the world it is the only mountain bike magazine to achieve a true global status.

Each free issue of IMB comes packed full of articles about the sport of mountain bike. Regular features include our very popular video technique section with moves for beginners intermediates and experts alike. Add to that a mix of mountain bike news, travel and interviews from around the globe and you have everything you will ever need to keep you up to date with mountain bike.

IMB is the world's number one online mountain bike magazine. IMB is FREE to read and published 6 times a year by Next Element Ltd.

Total Page Flicks 103,074,556
TOP