Cannondale Scalpel Si 2017

It was rumors about a new Scalpel this year as the last one lacks some things. And now at Cape Epic it’s being raced on for the first time:

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Space for 2 bottles:

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Not the best picture but lowered in front to work with new Leftys:

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A redesigned rear triangle with a new shocklink and a more tucked in rear damper. Also got internal routing

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Curious on the official news and geometry. Will it be as good as the upgrade from Flash to F-Si?

Annonser

Thüringen Rundfahrt and European Championships

Sometimes a 2nd place can be a win. Emma Johansson came 2nd today after she got outsprinted by a girl just sitting on the wheel before. Highlights from the last stage today:

And the European Championships in MTB and Trail started in Italy today with Team Relay. 11th place for Sweden isn’t anything to smile for but can smile for Manuel Fumic and Germany:

The Nationals has started!

I’ve been cycling today but more from that on Strava. And a big thanks to Tommy at Öster Cykel for the bike I’ve borrowed this weekend 🙂

Then the national time. Normally it’s just the National Championships on road now but Denmark and Germany already rode their XCO Nationals too. Annika Langvad got the champion jersey once again:

In Germany Helen Grobert won women elite:

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And the coolest german won men elite, Manuel Fumic!

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In Norway they started the road Nationals and today it was men U23. Team Joker with a strong team this year too got the first 3 places 🙂 Odd Christian Eiking won in front of Truls Engen Korsæth and Anders Skaarseth:

Would have loved to see that live 😀

New weekend, new bikes?

Merida showed their new Ninety-Six today:

Ghost has showed their new Lector:

And Focus got their Raven Max:

Now without tape but didn’t found a good picture. Cannondale changed the colours from green to orange:

It’s a World Cup hype with new things. Everyone wants to do as BMC who was the first this year to present a new hardtail. The big question is when Cannondale is releasing their new Scalpel? And what about Scott and Specialized, nothing new on the XC scene, except victories? 😉

Jenny Rissveds won the U23 World Cup race in Albstadt today! is the last news from Germany. Really fun 🙂

Ready for todays XCO World Cup?

Thought of sharing some videos from the World Cup in Nove Mesto na Morave with you yesterday but Jenny’s win was more important. So today some hours before the start.

Cannondale Factory Racing intro:

Cannondale Factory Racing rides a lap:

And a preview with Specialized Racing:

Who will win today? Langvad and Absalon?