Olympic Mountain-Bike Course Gets Harder

After trial race, riders wanted more hills

Apr 5, 2012
Outside Magazine

Organizers for the upcoming London Olympic games have made the course for men's and women's cross-country mountain-biking tougher. The course, which covers just under three miles on the campus of Hadleigh Farm in Essex, will now include more climbing and wider passing lanes. Organizers held a trial event in July, then collected feedback from racers. "It is wider and higher than for the test event and with [a] stunning setting," London 2012 official Debbie Jevans said. Thirty women and fifty men are expected to compete on August 11 and 12.

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