MOUNTAIN BIKING

  • Mountain biking picks speed in Himachal Pradesh October 11, 2012

    Shimla: Cycling through the rugged mountain tracks of Himachal Pradesh is on a roll. And this time, the adventurous mountain bikers are not just foreigners. At a nineday, 438km long mountain biking (MTB) expedition here last week, 62 of the 75 cyclists were Indians most of them with white...
  • Khulavy wins Olympic mountain bike gold August 12, 2012

    Hadleigh: World champion Jaroslav Kulhavy of the Czech Republic won a twoman sprint on Sunday to take the gold medal in the mountain bike race of the London Games. Kulhavy made the most of a final steep ascent on the technical circuit in the English countryside to move ahead of Nino...
  • Olympics: Khulavy wins mountain bike gold August 12, 2012

    London: World champion Jaroslav Kulhavy of the Czech Republic won a twoman sprint to claim the Olympic gold medal in the mountain bike race of the London Games on Sunday. Kulhavy made the most of a final steep ascent on the technical circuit in the English countryside to move ahead of...
  • Olympics: Julie Bresset wins mountain bike gold August 11, 2012

    London: Julie Bresset of France won the mountain bike gold medal in her first Olympics, rolling through the English countryside and waving her country's flag as she finished. Bresset dominated the picturesque course at Hadleigh Farm on Saturday. She seized the early lead, then took advantage of a mistake by defending...
  • Mountain bikers take on Himachal's toughest trails October 23, 2008

    Manali: Twenty eight foreigners from as far as the United States, Canada, Australia and Britain participated in the Hercules Mountain Biking Himachal challenge and came back with much more than just a tan. The 19 stage endurance race took the bikers on a trail from Shimla through Mandi then Kullu...
  • France's Absalon defends mountain bike crown August 23, 2008

    Beijing: France's Julien Absalon took his mountain bike status to new heights on Saturday when he became the first rider to defend the men's Olympic cross country title. JeanChristophe Peraud finished second at 1min 07sec to hand France the silver medal while Nino Schurter raced ahead of Swiss compatriot and world...
  • Mountain biking king wants nothing less than gold August 21, 2008

    Beijing: Choosing the colour of an Olympic medal is a luxury that comes to few top athletes. But when it comes to men's mountain biking, one man stands out from the rest. And Frenchman Julien Absalon wants nothing less than gold. "If I don't win a medal it will be a major...
  • Laoshan Mountain Bike August 2, 2008

    Location: Some 20km west of Beijing. Description: A winding 4.6km course through the middle of a forest and the grassy hills of Laoshan. The first 165 metres are asphalt. Sports: VTT Competition dates: August 22 and 23 ...