Hammer Nutrition Missoula XC expands event schedule


(June 14, 2013) -- The organizers of the Hammer Nutrition Missoula XC are gearing up for a weekend full of mountain bike racing taking place at Marshall Mountain outside of Missoula, Mont., June 22-24. 

“We are expanding the Missoula XC to cover the entire weekend by adding short track racing on Friday evening and a Super D on Sunday,” said Race Director Ben Horan.

The short track and cross country will be held at the same venue at Marshall Mountain. 

“The short track will be a shorter modified loop on the existing Pro XCT course," added Horan. "We will include the ‘Local Glory’ and ‘Buffalo Jump’ sections for the short track as those sections have been popular in the past with participants. The Super D will be at a new venue for us at Snowbowl Ski Area and we are excited to have this event to cap off our race weekend.”

Also new for this year will be the addition of live streaming of both the women’s and men’s elite fields. Shaun Radley the race announcer of the Missoula XC is overseeing the operation of the live broadcast. Coverage starts at 2:45 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time and can be viewed on Hammernutrition.com and Velonews.com.

“We are using a six-camera setup including a Cinestar helicopter camera which will provide viewers with some great live course action,” said Radley.
Race Director Horan said, “It looks like Todd Wells (Specialized Factory Racing) and Max Plaxton (Sho Air – Cannondale North American Factory Team) will be toeing the line along with defending Hammer Nutrition Missoula XC champ, Sam Schultz (Trek Factory Racing) in the men’s field. Local favorites Heidi Rentz (Ibis-Hammer Nutrition) and Rose Grant (Sportman’s Ski Haus) along with Amanda Sin (Scott - 3 Rox Racing) are a few of the racers in the women’s field.”

The Hammer Nutrition Missoula XC at Marshall Mountain will be held on June 22nd 2012 at Marshall Mountain in Missoula, Mont.

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PHOTO: Sam Schultz winning the 2012 edition of the Hammer Nutrition Missoula XC (photo by Tom Robertson)

 About the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Cross Country Tour (Pro XCT)
Created in 2009 to consistently provide world-class athletes with a competitive arena on American soil, the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Cross Country Tour (Pro XCT) recognizes the best professional cross country teams and athletes competing on U.S. soil by employing a season-long rankings system to identify overall men’s and women’s series leaders. For more information on the USA Cycling Pro XCT, visit usacycling.org/proxct. Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX, and cyclo-cross.

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