With ski season on the way out (for the East Coast and here in Europe it barely even showed up), mountain bike season is fast upon us! This weekend marks the start of the UCI calendar season with the first stop in Lourdes, France. The weather is pretty nasty at the moment, which should make for some rad racing!
Here is the UCI World Cup DHI calendar so you can keep up with the stops:
April 9-10 - Lourdes, France
April 23-24 - Cairns, Australia
June 4-5 - Fort William, Scotland
June 11-12 - Leogang, Austria
July 9-10 - Lenzerheide, Switzerland
August 6-7 - Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec
September 3-4 - Vallnord, Andora
September 6-11 - WORLD CHAMPS - Val Di Sole, Italy
You can watch each event live and for free at http://www.redbull.tv/
If you haven't been following the teams during the off-season, there were some pretty big changes that should make for an exciting race season: Gwin off Specialized and on to YT Industries, Bruni off Lapierre and on to Specialized, Athertons off GT and on to Trek, and the GT team picked up Bulldog and Wyn Masters. This will also be Peaty's last year racing, so 2016 should be far from dull.
And just in case you need some stoke:https://www.newschoolers.com/videos/watch/823189/Downhill-MTB-Finals-Highlights---Mont-Sainte-Anne