The World Cup Round 5 in Val Di Sole, Italy showed some great racing. Jess Stone finished with a great solid result in 14th place. Two years ago, the World Championships were held here - Rachel won the womens and Gee won the mens and the famous Sam Hill drift crash at the finish where he'd have stormed it! I remember watching it on freecaster and thought the track looked awesome – these guys definitely made it look easy.
Update from Santa Cruz Syndicate on the latest races and standings. The UCI Downhill World Cup Series is becoming a nail biter as Santa Cruz Syndicate’s Greg Minnaar takes 2nd place today in Val Di Sole, Italy in the fifth of the six race series. Gee Atherton takes the series lead with a 3rd place finish, just 7 points ahead of Greg with one race left.
Wood has been the choice for the past month, so it was nice to get on some rock this weekend in North Wales. After a few months away from climbing due to low motivation after a hideously wet 5 week trip to Fontainebleau, I have started training again. The past 4 weeks has been dedicated to campusing, fingerboarding and one arm sessions. This is to build up my basic strength again!! I have 2 more weeks of this training to go, then 6 weeks to convert this into some sort of climbing ability before going back to...
More new rocks and new adventures have come into play! The last year has proven to be a new development wave of explorative breakthroughs. All across the west coast, fellow rock pioneers have been on the forefront of fresh stone establishment. From the high altitude granite of Lincoln Lake, Colorado to the Sierra Buttes granite in Lake Tahoe, California and down to Browse boulders in Saint George, Utah. One cannot doubt the massive amounts of unexplored granite in the west.