Epic with a Chance of Lycra - 54 Photos from World Champs XC

Just because we don't feature much true XC content on Vital, doesn't mean we're not fans of the sport! World Champs in South Africa provided many epic battles among the super-fit in XCO, XCE and the Team Relay. Enjoy the incredlble imagery that captures the pain and the joy of all things XC from Pietermaritzburg by Marius Maasewerd, Sven Martin and John Parkin.
Create New Tag
  • kidwoo

    9/12/2013 10:32 PM

    That's pretty much the best loogie pic ever taken sven. Nice work!

  • Pininator

    9/12/2013 3:41 PM

    Those rocks look tough for even a dh-rig. On an xc-rig?!? Seriously mad-props!

  • wydopen

    9/12/2013 3:02 PM

    would have liked to see some vid of them negotiating those rock sections...awesome pics though

  • ekard

    9/12/2013 2:59 PM

    Refreshing change of pace. Wouldn't mind more xc slideshows. There's always references to the xc races in the dh slideshows that tease more than anything else. If it's got two wheels and knobby tires, Vital slideshows can keep it compelling.

  • anotherbikerguy

    9/12/2013 1:36 PM

    glad to see some appreciation for the XC crowd and the unbelievable riding they do. great shots!