Social Round Up: Practice Laps on the Technical Tokyo Olympic Course

Jul 23, 2021 at 7:25
by Ed Spratt  
With the Olympic XC racing kicking next week the Athletes are taking to the technical course to perfect their lines ahead of the Men's racing on Monday and the Women's racing on Tuesday. Take a look at all the action we've seen across social media as we wait for the biggest MTB race of the year to kick off.

Kate Courtney

Luca Braidot
Evie Richards
Mathias Flueckiger
Nadir Colledani
Christopher Blevins
Simon Burney
Daniel McConnell
Tom Pidcock
Eva Lechner
Rocio del Alba Garcia Martinez
Alan Hatherly
Jofre Cullell Estape
David Valero Serrano
Yana Belomoina
Jens Schuermans
Janika Lõiv
Ondřej Cink


  • 30 0
 High potential for carnage and a small, very fast field of athletes. Excellent
  • 24 0
 This track looks awesome.
  • 1 0
 Like normal trail
  • 23 1
 The moral of this story is Instagram…
  • 9 2
 Yea, in a perfect world, we'd all get a Instant Gram
  • 4 0
 shh...big brother is listening. but really turn it off and go ride!
  • 2 8
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 Olympic sheepherding with mice for dogecoin--makes human flesh-eating zombies look positively refreshing
  • 9 5
 yeah.. was unable to watch a single clip as I dont have it, nor want it (Insta). Im okay with that because I'd rather just go ride my damn bike.
  • 22 8
 A lot of dudes here would insist you need at least 180mm of travel, a slacked-out, 62-degree HTA, and 210mm dropper post to ride what Kate Courtney ride there.
  • 4 2
 I lot of dudes here are not Olympic level mountain bikers. In fact, I would say a lot of them are not. Maybe even a majority. Maybe they want/need different things when tackling the same terrarin.
  • 1 0
 Ha! I was thinking "why the hell are they riding off those drops in spandex, skinny tires, and 80mm travel??! Those frames look like they're gonna snap!" Seriously though these girls and guys have major skills. Pretty awesome.
  • 6 0
 Typhoon will land on Tuesday. Women's race will be held on super difficult condition...

FYI. Instagram account list of TOKYO 2021 MTB XCO participants
  • 6 0
 Seriously? This course has lots of awkward tight off camber sections and on top of that lots of boulders. If rain is forecasted, that'll indeed become super difficult.
  • 3 0
 @jeroenk: Please check weather forecast of "Izu, Shizuoka".
  • 1 0
 @jeroenk: seriously. 'Tropical storm Nepartak could become the biggest name at the Olympics.' Tho it's funny that you're currently located near sea-level
  • 1 0
 @ceecee: Luckily some 18 meters above ;-)
  • 5 0
 It seems that the typhoon will not affect Women's race.
  • 10 0
 Best Olympic course yet!
  • 5 0
 Hot Humid fits Henrique Avancini. Good luck and God Speed to all the athletes
  • 5 0
 Track looks sick. I wanna ride it.
  • 3 0
 No kidding. I'd love to have a course like this around. Someone else already said it but this, IMPO, is the best looking Olympic circuit yet.
  • 1 0
 videos are removed ?
  • 2 1
 they need DownHill..
  • 1 2
 Where's MvdP and Lecompte?
  • 1 0
 MvdP just arrived yesterday
  • 52 0
 He has already finished.
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