Solid effort at National Mountain Bike Series Round 6

Posted 16th March 2016

Five TAS riders took part in the final (sixth) round of the National Mountain Bike Series at Toowoomba’s Jubilee on 5-6 March, with some outstanding results. The riders, competing for the Armidale-based Two Wheel Academy, were contested by tough conditions, being very dry, dusty, with temperatures in the low thirties and high humidity.

On Saturday they raced a Cross Country Olympic format (XCO) – an endurance long course event which is competed to Olympic Level.

Competing in their first national level race in the U17 men’s division, Angus Apps came 11th, Duncan Chalmers was 13th, Tom Cannington 14th with Joe Sewell in next place.

Michael Harris came second in the U19 men’s category, ultimately finishing third overall in the series results.

A Cross Country Criterion (XCC) short course multi-lap race was held on Sunday.

In C Grade men, Angus Apps placed second, Duncan Chalmers was third and Joe Sewell, home in fourth spot.

Michael Harris (U19) put in a terrific race in the A Grade men’s race, coming third. Michael will attend the national championships in Bright, Victoria on 17-20 March and then and Oceania Championship in Queenstown New Zealand the following week.

MTB Harris

Michael Harris

MTB group

Angus Apps (left) and Duncan Chalmers (right)

MTB Cannington

Tom Cannington

MTB Sewell

Joe Sewell