XC Short Track – Val di Sole
Follow the latest short track for the 2022 season.
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Men’s DH Final – Val de Sol
The world’s best men take part in a challenging downhill course in Val di Sole, Italy.
The origin of Val di Sole, nicknamed the Black Snake, is known worldwide for its brutality. It is undoubtedly the steepest in the UCI circuit, with an average gradient of 22% up to 40% in the most egregious section. Its length is 2.1 km, and it has a negative elevation difference of 540 m. The track is a challenge for the athletes and the risk of mechanical failures or punctures, unfortunately for them, always looms large.
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Black Snake starts out with flat, wide curves, but things change dramatically just by taking a look at the tree line. It’s not just a very steep path, but also a carpet of rocks and roots that drivers have to traverse – particularly in the Mercedes-Benz “hell” section – which is notoriously cramped and difficult to navigate. If the path is dry, the gaps between the roots fill with pockets of sand-like dust that can hide rocks and holes. Riders Attention!
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How is the cross-country course?
The cross-country circuit is more forgiving but no less grueling, with roots and boulders lurking for climbs and descents. In the forest there are some sections of the rock garden that present challenging technical challenges and are very beautiful to see. The course also includes a large section of the 4X World Championship track. It is 4.3 km long and has a total altitude of 190 meters per flight.
Val di Sole – XCO . Course Preview
Where are we exactly?
Val di Sole is located in Trentino Alto Adige. The area is very popular with cyclists, with excellent facilities for on- and off-road biking. The area where the World Cup trails are located is part of the Brenta Dolomites, an ideal place to take your mountain bike if you like challenging climbs and exciting descents. A 35km bike path runs along the Noce River and allows you to visit the Val di Sole to the beat of your pedals.
What happened the last time the World Cup stopped here?
The final stage of the World Cup in Val di Sol dates back to 2019, while in 2021 this location hosted the World Championship. In the cup we remember the first successes Laurie Greenland And by Maren Cabero, for both, it’s flowy and bug-free.
The winning race in the men’s DH race – Val di Sol
Take a look at the winning race from the men’s downhill final in Val di Sole, Italy.
Cross Country Highlights – Val di Sole
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Who to watch closely in 2022
Since this is the final stage of the World Cup for XCC, XCO and Downhill, as well as the individual race winners themselves, we will have to keep an eye on the points that will determine the overall rating for each discipline.
The three women fighting for the XCC title are also the primary champions in the XCO overall standings. In this case, Terpstra leads with 1,590 points, but McConnell and Keeler are only 64 and 88 points behind the Dutchman. For Terpstra, it will be enough to get ahead of these two in Sunday’s race to win the overall title.