Local News Coverage of 2015 Event

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Bike enthusiasts converged on Windham Mountain Sunday for the final day of the Bike World Cup Festival for the men’s and women’s elite cross country races. Four days of intense mountain biking began Thursday, and organizers said about 1,500 athletes from 40 countries competed in the event… Read More

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WINDHAM — International athletes tore up the track at Windham Mountain for the Windham Mountain Bike World Festival, Expo and Block Party… Read More

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The only Mountain Bike World Cup site in the United States is right in our own backyard. Tens of thousands of people were in Greene County this weekend for the Windham Mountain Bike World Cup Festival… Read More

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2015 Results – UCI Windham Mountain Bike World Cup

Men’s Junior Downhill WINNERS

1. Laurie Greenland (GBR, Trek World Racing)
2. Jacob Dickson (IRL, Orange Dirt World Team, XFusion)
3. Neil Stewart (GBR, FMD Racing)
4. Charlie Harrison (USA)
5. Jackson Frew (AUS)

Women’s Downhill WINNERS

1. Rachel Atherton (GBR, GT Factory Racing)
2. Manon Carpenter (GBR, Madison Saracen Factory Team)
3. Tahnee Seagrave (GBR, FMD Racing)
4. Tracey Hannah (AUS, Polygon UR)
5. Myriam Nicole (FRA, Commencal/Vallnord)

Men’s Downhill WINNERS

1. Aaron Gwin (USA, Specialized Racing)
2.Greg Minnaar (RSA)
3. Loris Vergier (FRA, Lapierre Gravity Republic)
4. Gee Atherton (GBR, GT Factory Racing)
5. Steve Smith (CAN, Devinci Global Racing)

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New 2015 Video Highlights!

Video highlights from the 2015 Windham World Cup!

2015 Elite Men XCO

2015 Women Elite XCO

2015 Men/Women Elite DHI

View more past video highlights by clicking here!

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New Teaser Video!

The round in Windham, a small resort nestled at the foot of the Catskills in the State of New York, will welcome XCO and DHI competitions. The downhill track is renowned for its final section, nicknamed Peaty’s Plunge. It is an event that is eagerly awaited by the fans, who benefit not only from the competitions but also the concerts for youngsters and families.

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ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT TO REGISTER FOR PRO-AM RACE THE WORLD

Top cyclists from around the world return once again to Windham, N.Y. on August 6-9 for the 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano.

In addition to the elite UCI XCO and DHI races, there is a full schedule of community events including Ride the Plank, an indoor/outdoor expo, a block party in downtown Windham, a concert, fireworks, night ride, a kids’ fun race, Team FMX, and the opportunity to check out the newly opened Windham Mountain Bike Park.

Professional and amateur cyclists are invited to race against the best athletes in the country in Kenda’s Race the World cross country (XC) and the Fox Shox Race the World downhill (DH)

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VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!

Top cyclists from around the world return once again to Windham, N.Y. on August 6-9 for the 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano.

For the fifth time, the world’s best professional mountain bikers will converge on Windham Mountain for a World Cup event. Putting on an event like this is a monumental task and we need hundreds of volunteers to help make this year’s event another success.

Please consider volunteering!

There is a job for all interests, from assisting with registration or information to feeding volunteers, from taking a shift at the Block Party to handing out prizes for the Kids’ race, from helping with trail maintenance or serving a course marshal.

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Windham Mountain Resort Celebrates Grand Opening of Lift-Serviced Mountain Bike Park

Site of UCI Mountain Bike World Cup now offers downhill access for mountain bike riders

WINDHAM MOUNTAIN RESORT, N.Y. (July 13, 2015) Last Friday, Windham Mountain Resort celebrated the grand opening of its lift-serviced Mountain Bike Park of downhill trails for pro- and intermediate- level riders, a skills park, and a pump track.

The park was officially opened when New York State Assemblyman Peter Lopez, Elite U.S. Downhill Racer Neko Mulally, Windham Mountain Resort President and General Manager Chip Seamans and Ted Davis, Director of Mountain Operations at Windham Mountain Resort, rode mountain bikes and burst through the “ribbon” at the bottom of one of the trails.

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CONDITIONS WREAK HAVOC WITH TOP RACERS IN CROSS COUNTRY AND DOWNHILL RACES

CONDITIONS WREAK HAVOC WITH TOP RACERS IN CROSS COUNTRY AND DOWNHILL RACES AT THE 2015 UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE WORLD CUP IN SWITZERLAND; ATHERTON, MINNAAR AND DAHLE FLESJAA SCORE RECORDS FOR CAREER WORLD CUP WINS

Series returns to US at Windham (NY), August 6-9

Windham, N.Y. – Dry and hot conditions made the steep and technical courses even tougher for the first event of the series that featured both cross country (third of the series) and downhill (fourth of the series) races at the 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.

Rachel Atherton (GBR, GT Factory) won her third straight World Cup of the series, and her overall 23rd World Cup win for the Women’s Elite in Downhill. Manon Carpenter (GBR, Madison Saracen Factory Team) came in second place, back by five seconds. Tracey Hannah (AUS, Polygon UR) took third and Morgane Charre (FRA, Solid-Reverse Factory Racing) took fourth. Top qualifier Emmeline Ragot (FRA, MS Mondraker) took a corner too fast, crashed in a wooded section, but recovered to finish fifth.

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AMERICAN DOWNHILL RACER AARON GWIN SNAPS BIKE CHAIN, GOES ON TO WIN IN AUSTRIA

Series returns to US at Windham (NY), August 6-9

Windham, N.Y. – Leogang, Austria hosted the third round of the 2015 UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup presented by Shimano. This was arguably one of the most thrilling races of the season as American Aaron Gwin (Specialized Racing DH) snapped his bike chain at the start of his run but still managed to finish first.

Once again, the Men’s Elite race was incredibly close. Gwin shocked spectators as he sped through the finish line at 3:34.354 despite a broken chain which appeared to have snapped right out of the gate. Australian racer Connor Fearon finished second at 3:34.399 but was nearly disqualified after officials believed he went through the tape. France’s Remi Thirion came in third place (3:35.684). After winning at Fort William, Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate) of the Republic of South Africa hit his helmet peak on the start gate at Leogang, which caused him to finish 0.3 seconds after Brosnan and place fifth.

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POOR CONDITIONS RESULT IN ADDITIONAL CHALLENEGES AT THE 2015 UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE WORLD CUP IN SCOTLAND

Series returns to US at Windham (NY), August 6-9

Windham, N.Y. – The course at Fort William, Scotland, one of the most physically demanding courses on the circuit, was lined with tens of thousands of fans cheering on the second round of the downhill at the 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano this past weekend.

Rachel Atherton (GT Factory), 28, of Great Britain won the Fort William UCI World Cup race with a result of 5:31.654, nearly eight seconds ahead of fellow Brit 20-year-old Tahnee Seagrave (FMD Racing) who placed second with a time of 5:39.643. After a strong win in Round One at Lourdes, France, Emmeline Ragot (FRA, MS Mondraker DH), the defending winner at Fort William, finished third at 5:47.576.

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