Biking an Olympic trail

Mountain bikers hit the trails in a bid to qualify for the London Olympics at the first World Cup event of the season.

    In a little over four months, the eyes of the world will be on London for the 2012 Olympics.

    More than 10,000 athletes will compete at the games but with qualification for many sports still to be decided, the next few months promise to be tense for many hopeful Olympians.

    Amongst those looking to take a step closer to London were the world’s top cross country mountain bikers who were taking part in the first World Cup event of the year in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

    Al Jazeera’s Dan Williams reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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