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Gallery: Canadian mtb project’s Val di Sole and Les Gets trip

Behind the scenes and at the races with the national mountain bike team

Photo by: Loic Meier

The 2022 mountain bike season wrapped up with a bang: two big races in two weeks. First, UCI mountain bike world championships in Les Gets, France. Then, the next weekend, World Cup season finals in Val di Sole, Italy.

The Canadian national team sent a big squad to both events to try fight for the rainbow stripes. While most factory team riders compete with their own teams, non-factory riders compete under Cycling Canada. (And, at worlds, everyone races in the blue, white and maple leaf of the Canadian team).

Canadian team mechanic Loic Meier brought along his camera to capture some of what happens behind the scenes with the team project. Between races and turning wrenches, Meier caught track walk, some cross country racing and some of the finish line madness from Les Gets and in Val di Sole.

All photos by team mechanic Loic Meier

Les Gets world championships: Downhill and XC

Val di Sole World Cup finals – Downhill team track walk


Val di Sole