Riders prepare for two days of racing over 8 stages on a variety of terrain including everything from slippery dirt to cobblestone, purpose-built trails to ancient trails left by the Portuguese settlers and farmers.
We've narrowed the top 32 photos battling for the title of 2018 Pinkbike Photo of the Year down to 4. In addition to the cash prizing for photographers, there's a voter prize. Vote, and you'll be entered for a chance to win!
We are excited to announce the launch of Fantasy XC Presented by Trek and SRAM. Pick your dream XC World Cup team and you could be in the running to walk home with a Trek Top Fuel Carbon kitted out with Rockshox suspension and SRAM components!