Round three of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup happened in Sweden with fierce competition racing for the gold.
Aaron Gwin dominated the field again this week at the final round of the 2015 World Cup, taking home gold. With the win, Gwin also locked up the overall series title which came down to the wire.
Behind every cloud is a silver lining, and despite a one day rain delay which forced the postponement of the most highly anticipated event of the week-long Crankworx Whistler festival, Red Bull Joyride hit the mountain on August 16th showcasing slopestyle mountain biking under near perfect weather conditions. The Red Bull Signature Series event featured 18 of the world’s top athletes in a season-defining showdown that marked the final stop of the Crankworx World Tour and the last required win for the Triple Crown of Slopestyle.
For decades - since long before Brandon Semenuk was born - mountain bikers have regaled each other with tales of those exceedingly rare-but-wonderful moments spent aboard the “flow train.” It’s a seemingly altered state, when rider and bike and trail just work together seamlessly, rolling along without a hiccup or hesitation. But it was Semenuk, and the talented crews at Anthill Films and Teton Gravity Research, who finally captured the essence of the flow train on film.
American Troy Lee Designs rider Aaron Gwin proved once again that he is a force to be reckoned with on two wheels by winning the Windham, NY World Cup Downhill stop by a massive 3.5 seconds; unheard of for a track that usually comes down to hundredths of a second between the podium riders.
After a couple of weeks off, World Cup racing resumed this past weekend on the classic beast of a track in Mont Ste Anne, Quebec. Troy Lee Designs’ Aaron Gwin was 7th, while Brendan Fairclough continues to move back up the rankings with a 9th place finish. SRAM TLD team rider Luca Shaw continued having a career best year with another top 20 finish, in 19th place-uncharacteristic of a rookie pro, to be riding this well.