Watch MTB World Champs live here on Quickrelease.tv

Thanks to those wonderful multi-camera folks at Freecaster.tv here’s a clickable player so you can watch tonight’s action from the Nissan UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, live from Fort William.


The 4X action kicks off at 8pm tonight (UK-time). The player requires your ‘puter to have the latest version of Quicktime. Freecaster doesn’t have the rights to stream the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships to the US. Apparently, UCI president Pat McQuaid is currently in the US and will personally knock on the doors of any Americans daring to access the Freecaster coverage. He’s a big bloke, you have been warned.

The 4X events look likely to fall to Michael Prokop (CZE) and Jill Kintner (USA). They have the explosive energy needed to move ahead in sprints, fearless commitment in the jumps and a natural ability to choose a line that puts them in front of their competitors. But they won’t have it all their own way in Fort William, especially in the Men’s race when riders such as Brian Lopes (USA), Guido Tschugg (GER) and the ultimate showman, Cedric Gracia (FRA) will be going for the Fort William crown. The Brits are also strong contenders, led by Gee and Dan Atherton, Will Longden, Scott Beaumont and in the women’s race, Joey Gough and Fionn Griffths.

On Sunday at 12:30 UK-time watch live coverage of the Downhill Championships for Women’s Elite and Men’s Elite on the slopes of Aonach Mor. Has Steve Peat recovered enough from his recent injury to withstand the challenges he will face in the new longer course of Aonach Mor?