Jaroslav Kulhavy Tops London Mountain Bike Podium; Nino Schurter, Marco Aurelio Fontana Take Second, Third
The Czech Republic’s Jaroslav Kulhavy was far from the favorite in the men’s mountain bike competition this year in London. The world champion had yet to collect a world cup win during the season. He entered the race in England quiet and poised to surprise the world-class field. He did just that, sprinting to the victory during the final 200 meters, beating out Switzerland’s Nino Schurter for the top prize, by just one second. Almost as remarkable was the third place ride by Italy’s Marco Aurelio Fontana. Fontana lost his seat and seat post during the final lap of the course and finished just 25 seconds behind the second place finisher, with nothing to sit on.
Oakley’s Julien Absalon was 49 seconds ahead of Oakley’s Nino Schurter and won the third round of the UCI MTB XC World Cup held in Offenburg, Germany. Absalon and Schurter placed 1st and 2nd respectively. With this win Absalon took the lead in the standings.
Oakley athletes dominate the podium at the Mountain Bike World Cup in Schladming, Austria Last weekend once again the MTB circuit travelled to Schladming, Austria for this year’s UCI NISSAN WORLD CUP FINALS in XC, 4X and DH. Schladming is famous for great racing and amazing tracks in all disciplines.