Christmas on the Horizon

It’s nearly Christmas again. It’s been sneaking up for the last twelve months and now people the world over will be counting down to Christmas by opening little doors on cardboard calendars.

How’s your German? Mine’s crap, but by the wonders of the interweb, I can still enjoy this german mountain bike site ( by using Altavista’s Babelfish translation utility.

Nightfire’s account from the singlespeed shenanigans at GBBC in Berlin this year was posted up on the Singletrackworld forum this week. Next years World Championships will be taking place in the city that was the former home of the Berlin Wall.

Meanwhile the singlespeed Euro champs will very much be taking place in Scotland, although any other details are a bit vague at the moment. It is however very likely to be taking place on a course which is likely to be pretty hilly…

The results of the fiorst of the Revolution track series are up on Cyclingnews. It’s no real surprise to see that David Millar and Bradley Wiggins took most of the glory:

World time trial champion David Millar (Cofidis) and Ghent 6-day winner Bradley Wiggins (FDJ) headlined the elite start sheet but were in good company with Paul Manning (VC St Raphael), Chris Newton (Corima RT), Rob Hayles (Cofidis) and veteran supremo Malcolm Elliott (Pinarello RT), who took the warmest of the audiences knowledgeable applause. In Millar’s recent move to track racing, his adaptation brings thoughts of ducks and water and he duly took first blood in the motor paced 10km event opener. Wiggins led in a chasing field of familiar names.

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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