1998 Mountain Biking World Cup Index
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XC Finals Bromont, QB, Canada
September 5-6, 1998
Alison Sydor and Cadel Evans made Volov-Cannondale triple champs this weekend when they grabbed the overall titles. Gunn-Rita Dahle and Christophe Dupouey shined for the day, taking the top podium spots.
DH Finals Arai City, Japan
August 30-31, 1998
The season wrapped up in Arai City, Japan. Riders had plenty to say about the grueling quagmire, uh...course, but if we got the hint, everybody had a blast, especially Chausson, Vouilloz, Miller and Lopes.
DH#7 Kaprun, Austria
August 15-16, 1998
It was a replica of DH #6 with the only change being Eric Carter beat Brian Lopes in the men's dual. Otherwise it's Chausson and Vouilloz in the DH and Miller again in the women's dual. Photo gallery, results and story.
DH#6 Sierra Nevada, Spain
August 8-9, 1998
For Anne-Caroline Chausson it may be that the fourth time's a charm for the WC DH title. Nico Vouilloz pulled out the men's win and Katrina Miller and Brian Lopes took the dual. Get the race gossip and injury stats, too.
XC#7 Conyers, Georgia
July 11-12, 1998
Hubert Pallhuber and Laurence Leboucher dominated in the deep South where the women dueled it out and the men hung onto their slicks in the final wet lap.
XC#6 Canmore, Alberta, CAN
July 4-5, 1998
Cadel Evans and Alison Sydor take XC#6. Evans donned his customized half red, half blue suit signifying his under- and over-23 leadership.
DH#5 Snoqualmie, Washington
June 27-28, 1998
Steve Peat and Anne-Caroline Chausson navigated the steeps and deeps of Snoqualmie Pass, Washington to take downhill #5. Peat nearly gave the Full Monty after winning with a perfect ride.
DH#4 Big Bear, California
June 20-21, 1998
Last month’s Mongeese winners Leigh Donovan (USA) and buddy Brian
Lopes (USA) failed to prevent the powerful Anne-Caroline Chausson (FRA, Sunn-Un) and up-and-coming David Vazquez (ESP, Volvo-Cannondale) from doing what they do best... win.
DH#3 Les Gets, France
May 30-31, 1998
On their home turf, Anne-Caroline Chausson makes it win #2 while Christian Taillefer was the perfect spoiler to the Sunn machine as he gave his small Peugeot team a high profile win.
DH#2 Nevegal, Italy
May 23-24, 1998
Sari Jorgenson and Cédric Gracia add their names to the lost of winners in this world cup season. Only XC racer Cadel Evans has had a repeat.
XC#5 Plymouth, Great Britain
May 16-17, 1998
Aussie Cadel Evans and French girl Laurence Leboucher each emerged to win the season's fifth world cup race on a very fast, long course on Merry 'ol England .
XC#4 St. Wendel, Germany
May 9-10, 1998
Filip Meirhaege and Gunn-Rita Dahle become the newest set of winners. With eight races (four men's and four women's), there are now eight different winners.
XC #3 Budapest, Hungary
May 2-3, 1998
Swiss Thomas Frischknecht and Chantal Daucourt won big this weekend despite the mudtrack Saturday.
XC #2 Silves, Portugal
April 18-19, 1998
Paola Pezzo and Cadel Evans pick up where they left off last year.
XC #1 Napa, California
March 28-29, 1998
Multimedia cybercast with tons of audio, photos and stories from the World Cup crosscountry kick-off where Alison Sydor and Rune Hoydahl prevailed.
DH #1 Stellenbosch, South Africa
April 4-5, 1998
It's all about the French as Anne-Caroline Chausson and Nicolas Vouilloz maintain their all-too-familiar center stage spots in the world cup downhill season opener.
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