Finals for the downhill and four-cross at Bromont took place Saturday afternoon and evening. The downhill was won by Sabrina Jonnier of France on the women’s side, and South African Greg Minnaar for the men. In the four-cross, it was Dutchman Joost Wichman and Fionn Griffiths of Great Britain who took victories. Photos of the events are in the slide show, below.

Four-Cross Qualifying

Individual qualifying for the World Cup Four-Cross event in Bromont took place last night, and it was won by American Jill Kintner (unaffiliated) and France’s Romain Saladini (Team Sunn). Riders started individually and did a quick time trial down the course (the Quebecois announcer called it “contre-la-montre,” French for “against the watch”). Times ranged from 51 seconds for the top men to about a minute for the women. The course is very exciting and spectator-friendly–there...

FasterSkier Reports on the Mountain Biking World Cup

Over the next three days, FasterSkier will be bringing you coverage from the mountain biking World Cup in Bromont, Quebec. We hope that our reporting will give a good perspective of another endurance and sprint sport at the elite level. The World Cup consists of three events: cross-country, which is a typical long-distance race; downhill, in which riders bomb down alpine ski trails; and four-cross, where four racers go head-to-head-to-head-to-head on a short (less than...