Our riders gain experience and move up through the categories from slower (C category) to faster (A category). So follow riders through the season as they get faster and Cat Up!!
Mountain bike races are notoriously harsh on bike and bodies. If you see someone at the bottom of the results or a DNF, expect a mechanical or a crash having had something to do with it.Courses can be selective on the types of riders that do well, from technical favoring experienced riders and "dirt road" climbing courses favoring strong beginners and road bikers.