Tomorrow, the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup kicks off in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. Red Bull TV broadcasts the live women’s event at 9am GMT, or 3am MST, Sunday, 24 May 2015. If you’ve never watched the cross country World Cup, we recommend taking some time to catch the action. These ladies take no prisoners, […]
When USA Cycling issued the first press release announcing the UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championship team, Pua Mata was not on the list. The winner of the 2011 Whiskey Off Road was the first candidate in many minds for a nomination. The Whiskey Off Road, contested 1 May 2011 in Prescott, Arizona, was not an official qualifier for the Worlds team, but with the likes of Catharine Pendrel (Luna Chix) and Kelli Emmett (Giant) showing up for the cash, any result would be worthy. Pua took the win in Prescott in the last minutes of the race, besting Canadian National Champion Pendrel, earning $4,000, and cementing her name as the best Marathon Mountain Bike Racer in North America.