Video: Nove Mesto XC World Cup Course Preview With Marco Fontana & Ric McLaughlin

May 25, 2018
by Sarah Moore  

Ric McLaughlin tries to follow Marco Aurelio Fontana on the rooty Nove Mesto Na Morave cross-country course. The wide-open course has lots of line choices and will be lined with people come Sunday.


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22 Comments

  • + 32
 That spinning stoppie was actually super sick
  • + 20
 Awesome preview. Love Marco's narrative. Really helps describe the dynamics of the race and how the course affects that.
  • + 6
 Marco is so much fun to watch. So stylish.
  • + 4
 Marco is really talented and open minded on a bike, he mixes different skills and always ready to share his stoke with the others. A true pro mountainbiker.
  • + 6
 Thanks for this PB.
  • + 5
 did that girl say to Marco "can I have your number?" LOL
  • + 1
 I thought that as well!
  • + 9
 Hahaha if only. She said "you don't have a number," referencing his plate. Could actually result in a fine I think!
  • + 3
 did marco offer her a friend too for could be a 3some offer..lol
  • + 4
 Haha yeah no plate number. "Yeah but I am a friend" response was awesome. This looks like a brutally fun course.
  • + 2
 T'was a UCI official asking. All racers and team support are supposed to have plates during the practice sessions, so they can control who's riding on course (it's technically a closed course). Probably also a liability thing so Joe Schmoe spectator isn't trying to ride course and throw elbows with racers in practice.
  • + 1
 That looks like a fun loop and would be a great ride with a couple of mates on a Saturday morning, last place pays for breakfast. Bring back the baggie shorts Marco. I love these course previews.
  • + 3
 Ooh, Ric sprinted too soon at the finish--would've had him beat otherwise, definitely.
  • + 4
 What no uplift , some call it cycling
  • + 1
 These XC loops are not easy. And also some tricky loose lines and corners.. and those rock gardens on hard tails!! :o... There is quite a lot of riding talent in XC!
  • + 2
 My iPhone is just showing some cookie policy...

Solved- had to switch to full site to access the “X” acknowledgement.
  • + 1
 Get Claudio in on the XC course preview action along with Marco and Ric and I could watch all day.
  • + 1
 Can't view video because of adobe flash player...

Why?
  • + 1
 What a crappy video player.
  • + 1
 nope, nevermind... my bad... i've got it working ok now.
  • + 2
 @Leggi: Yep, Flash. Flash needs to die, already.
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