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What does it take to be a World Champ? Annemiek van Vleuten knows! – Scott has a new video series called What it Takes that goes behind the scenes with Annemiek van Vleuten to discover the motivations, struggles & determination of the 2019 Road World Champion. From one-day monument wins like Liège-Bastogne-Liège to multi-day stage races like the Giro Rosa, then the coveted rainbow-winning 105km solo attack day of World’s, Annemiek dominated in 2019.

But how did she get there? Was it her not-so-secret training of going head-to-head with Mitchelton-Scott’s point-to-point 2000km men’s team training camp?

Episode 1 of the series One of the Boys is up now, starting the glimpse in how Annemiek van Vleuten has risen to the top on the Women’s Road Cycling circuit, with five more installments on the way from March through September this year. Scott-Sports.com

2020 Scott Addict RC aero road bike, custom World Champion rainbow Scott Addict RC of Annemiek van Vleuten, photo by Sam Flanagan
c. Scott, photos by Sam Flanagan

Want to check out Annemiek’s World Champion rainbow Addict RC in detail, head over here.

Where to ride & watch others killing it

  • Take the Polar Plunge Jump at Spider Mountain’s 1 year anniversary – This weekend at the only lift-served, year-round mountain bike park in Texas, Spider Mountain celebrates one year of operation. And to do so, they’re hosting the Polar Plunge Bike Jump on Feb 8, with riders jumping bikes off a big ass ramp into Lake Buchanan. You know you wanna do it! SpiderMountain.com

  • 2020 Levi’s GranFondo U24 & Families Ride Free – We’ve already wrote about it, but it bears repeating. Levi’s GranFondo is all about getting more kids on bikes, and building the next generation of cyclists, so… U24 Ride Free. Every rider under 24-years-old next Oct 3, 2020 can ride Levi’s GranFondo for free. Families too! LevisGranFondo.com/u24

  • Psyched for the DH World Cup, Lošinj reminds us… This Is Not a Bike Park – Lošinj is coming back for the time, now as the 3rd round of the UCI MTB World Cup. By now you know that you should bring your sunscreen, but maybe you forgot how rowdy the track on Lošinj is? Don’t worry, their first video teaser of the year is ready to get you amped up as much as the pros are. LosinjWorldCup.com

Contests & Deals

  • Win entry & hotel for two to race any of the Gravel Epics! – From the Atlas Mountains in Morocco to the lava fields of the active volcano Mt. Etna, to the green forests of Slovenia and the gravel roads of Girona. Gravel Epic is the first global gravel race series: 4 events, 4 countries, 4 vastly different experiences that will get your heart pounding & 4 winners. Click HERE to register to win!
  • Didn’t get into Dirty Kanza? Win a slot AND wheels with ENVE – Here’s another chance if you missed out on a Dirty Kanza entry this year? Enve are providing free entry for 10 riders to experience the gravel event that has no equal this May. Plus, one grand prize winner will also receive an Enve G23 wheelset and Gravel Handlebar, too. Register before Feb 18 & subscribe to the Enve newsletter to enter. Then pick the course of your choice:DK200, DK100, DK50, or DK25. ENVE.com

  • Calling All Unicorns, BBUC is flash sale-ing 30% off – It’s the winter selling season doldrums for Austrian clothing producer Brilliant Brilliant Unicorn Clothing, and they want to boost their revenue stream to fund the upcoming summer collection – Racing Dream. So if you buy what’s in stock now, they’ll give 30% off your entire order just to drum up a quick cash stream influx, with code “JANUARYRACINGDREAMS” at checkout. shop.BBUC.co
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