DUAL/DH #8: World Cup Soaks it Up
Leysin, Switzerland: August 26-27, 2000
The fast, hot downhill world cup season ended at last this weekend, though this time, cold and slow due to the huge rainstorm that slammed into the side of this Swiss Alpine town and dropped enough rain to transform a fast course into a slow, muddy chute of crashing.
DUAL/DH #7: World Cup Dual Speeds by in Austria
Kaprun, Austria: August 12-13, 2000
Anne-Caroline Chausson (FRA, Volvo-Cannondale) and Brian Lopes (USA, Volvo-Cannondale) picked up right where they left off last month in dual racing this weekend, when the leaders of the head-to-head series won yet another round of racing.
DUAL/DH #6: World Cup Returns to Japan
Arai Mountain, Japan: July 22-23, 2000
Like two seamstresses working a patchwork quilt of dual supremacy, teammates Brian Lopes and Anne-Caroline Chausson sewed up their 2000 season Dual championships when they won again and put themselves out of reach of their nearest chasers.
World Cup Interviews
Missy Giove and Anne-Caroline Chausson
Intriguing interviews with two of the sport's most recognized athletes, reigning 1999 NORBA Downhill Champion Missy Giove, and current World Cup Downhill Champion Anne-Caroline Chausson. Hear Missy and Anne-Caroline discuss downhilling, their racing seasons, the state of women's racing, and much, much more!
DUAL/DH #5: Dualing on a Muddy Gauntlet
Vail, Colorado, USA: July 15-16, 2000
Riders were flying at full speed down a muddy gauntlet toward the timing lights below, being blasted by camera flashes for the entire trip, but still managing to keep upright and fast in the waning light at this weekend's fifth stop of the World Cup dual slalom mountain biking tour.
XC#7: Evans and Blatter Win Penultimate XC
Canmore, Alberta, Canada: July 8-9, 2000
With just one race remaining in the Tissot-UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Cross-Country series, Cadel Evans and Barbara Blatter repeated last week's wins with two more impressive performances, wowing a vocal local crowd.
DUAL#4/DH#4/XC#6: Spectacular Gravity Runs
Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada: July 1-2, 2000
Mont Sainte Anne kicked off its 10th year of hosting World Cup racing this weekend, when the season's only triple-event - Downhill, Dual, and Cross-Country - kicked off in Quebec, Canada with an action-packed Saturday of gravity runs.
DUAL#3: Two for Two for Chausson, Lopes
Maribor, Slovenia: June 2, 2000
From the rolling green hills of Maribor, Slovenia, (drum roll please) Anne-Caroline Chausson and Brian Lopes, win for the second-straight week and give '99s #1 trade team (Volvo-Cannondale) a bit more to gloat about.
DUAL#2/DH#2: Rocks & Rollers in Hardcor-tina
Cortina, Italy: May 27, 2000
Anne-Caroline Chausson (FRA, Volvo-Cannondale) added to her list of achievements by winning her first-ever dual race, followed Sunday by yet another downhill win while teammate Flyin' Brian Lopes took the dual and Nico Vouilloz the downhill.
DUAL#1, DH#1: World Cup Goes Downhill in France
Les Gets, France: May 21, 2000
Anne-Caroline Chausson and David Vazquez lit the fires of the 2000 season, shaving just hundredths of seconds off their runs to beat an international field at this opening round of downhill action in Les Gets.
XC#5: Champs Warm Up in Italia
Sarentino, Italy: May 13-14, 2000
With the World Championships just weeks away, this weekend's World Cup mountain bike race in Italy was a good preview for competitors and fans alike to begin their betting and Marga Fullana and Miguel Martinez just upped the ante.
XC#4: Wicked Fast in St. Wendel
St. Wendel, Germany: May 6-7, 2000
Twenty-five thousand fans lined the scenic St. Wendel, Germany, race course this weekend to watch the world's best cross-country racers. Christophe Dupouey added another win while Barbara Blatter's the new kid.
XC#3: Huffin' It in Houffalize
Houffalize, Belgium: April 30, 2000
Thirty thousand fans turned out in scenic Houffalize to root for the homeboy, and all that cheering paid off when Filip Meirhaeghe took to the front. And Subaru-Specialized teammate Marga Fullana makes it two for the team.
World Cup XC#2 Heads for Spring Break
Mazatlan, Mexico: April 2, 2000
Martino Fruet and Alison Sydor made the most of their time south of the border, beating a slightly weakened field on one of the all-time toughest courses. Twelve thousand fans came out to witness mountain biking's debut in Latin America.
Grigson and Van Dooren Start It Off Right
Napa, California: March 26, 2000
With this season's World Cup cross-country tour doubly important as an Olympic precursor, Australian Mary Grigson and Bas Van Dooren were the day's biggest winners.
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