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Slip Sliding: Lenzerheide U23 XC Photo Epic
Jul 9, 2017 at 17:13
U23 XC Lenzerheide
Words and Photography // Irmo Keizer and Matthew Delorme
Eyes on the prize, as always.
This is what the morning looked like in Lenzerheide.
Womens' U23 start.
Evie Richards had an early lead, but she eventually slipped back to third.
Not sure how this set up warranted a photographer's bib.
Evie Richards and Sina Frei make their way up one of the course's technical climbs. Frei would overtake Richards seconds after.
Evie's slip cost her valuable seconds.
Sina Frei, Kate Courtney and Haley Batten struggled to keep the pace of Evie Richards from the start. The three of them battled for second.
Kate Courtney rode to the front in lap three and would ride to victory unchallenged.
Courtney, with a comfortable lead coming into her last lap. Sina Frei in second.
Another Victory for Kate Courtney.
Just so you know: Carriages have priority. Ignore it and the Swiss will fine you,.
Martins Blums looking all business at the start line of the men's U23.
Simon Andreassen was back on it in Andorra, riding to victory unchallenged. What will today bring?
A double crash at the men's U23 start piled the riders up.
Martins Blums kept the leaders jersey with another win.
Initially, Petr Fagerhaug led the series, but is now loosing ground.
Sebastian Carstensen Fini almost lost it here. Props though.
A night of rainfall turned a dry and dusty track into a slick, slippery challenge.
Simon Andreassen Takes the high line to avoid the roots.
Martins Blums on his way to first place.
Peter Disera makes a quick exit from Heidi's Hell.
Biting down the pain.
The sweet taste of victory.
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(Jul 10, 2017 at 3:18)
Fantastic images as per normal. Loving the XC coverage. Course was legit and racing was fantastic. Seems like XC racing is making a bit of a come back. Proper technical courses like this are the reason. It's not just dirt roadies winning like years ago. Real MTB skills combined with incredible fitness and determination are needed to win. Some super fast young talent coming into the sport too.
(Jul 9, 2017 at 23:37)
Kate of NorCal - we noticing how rad your'e riding!
(Jul 9, 2017 at 19:17)
XC is getting more tech! They need seat droppers!
(Jul 9, 2017 at 20:02)
(Jul 9, 2017 at 20:57)
Absolutely disgusting. They should be ashamed of themselves.
(Jul 9, 2017 at 20:29)
Didn't know Bruce Willis was into MTB (third photo down)?
(Jul 10, 2017 at 9:52)
Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Steven Seagal, Bruce Lee. All of 'em.
(Jul 9, 2017 at 19:22)
Sweet one-footer! haha
(Jul 9, 2017 at 22:33)
Yeah Fini with some XC steez!
(Jul 10, 2017 at 16:55)
Great you guys provide coverage of all races unlike TV.
(Jul 10, 2017 at 7:13)
Awesome! Love the coverage, keep it up PB!
(Jul 9, 2017 at 22:15)
The hardest sport in the world. No doubt in my mind. Pure suffering up and down!
(Jul 9, 2017 at 20:02)
(Jul 10, 2017 at 7:33)
Kepp up the XC love PB!
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