Speaking of World Cup four-cross series leaders Jill Kintner (Seattle, Washington, USA) and Michael Prokop (Czech Republic), the Jeep King of the Mountain series kicks off this weekend in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Prokop and Kintner are defending champions.
Both riders have won four of the first five races of the UCI World Cup season. Prokop also earned the World Championship, European Championship, National Championship and Czech 4X Cup. Kintner is reigning World Champion and US National Champion.
Deer Valley NORBA preview
By Steve Medcroft
The NORBA National Mountain Bike Series returns to Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah this weekend (July 6-9). Six total competitions are on tap for the weekend. Besides the already-ran marathon, action picks up again on Friday with Super D and Mountain Cross. Cross Country is featured on Saturday. Downhill and Short Track finish out the weekend on Sunday.
Action opened Thursday with the third event in the four-race marathon series where, after 4,000 feet of climbing for three 17-mile laps, Travis Brown (Trek/VW) and Josie Beggs (Starbucks) took top honors.