The USA Cycling Pro XCT series rolls into Missoula, Montana, this weekend and you can catch the action live at VeloNews.com. The Hammer Nutrition Missoula XC has expanded in 2013 to include Short Track Cross-Country and Super D events, and the elite cross-country races will broadcast live on Saturday, June 22.
Marshall Mountain will see the return of elite-level mountain bike racing this week and will play host to Friday evening’s Summer Solstice STXC event as well as Saturday’s cross-country main event. On Sunday, the racing will move to the nearby Snowbowl Ski Area for the Hair of the Dog Super D weekend finale.
Local Olympian Sam Schultz (Trek Factory Racing) will toe the line against former U.S. cross-country champion Todd Wells (Specialized) and Max Plaxton (Sho-Air-Cannondale). Heidi Rentz (Ibis-Hammer Nutrition) and Amanda Sin (Scott-3 Rox) are among the top starters in the women’s race.
Live coverage kicks off Saturday at 4:45 p.m. EDT and will make use of six on-course cameras, including a Cinestar helicopter camera. Elite women start at 5:00 p.m., with the elite men following at 8:00 p.m. Former race director and current University of Montana broadcaster Shaun Radley will anchor the commentary team.