The Australian riders have come away from the South Africa XC Series with some extra baggage after the weekends races.
'The Australian riders have come away from the South Africa XC Series with some extra baggage after the weekends races at Cascades MTB Park in Pitermartizburg. A team of 18 headed over to compete in the UCI C2 and junior world series races to gain valubale UCI points and experience for junior riders, National junior women’s champion Zoe Cuthbert finished with three gold medals from her races which included an XCC, with Holly Lubcke picking up a third and seventh and Phoebe Thompson a bronze and fourth place, while Emily Wooster came away with a sixth and fifth in the junior women’s XC field. Cameron Wright (Giant Factory Off Road Racing), would end up with two silver medals in the elite men with Matthew Dinham 12th on Saturday then backing up to go one place better on Sunday. The elite women saw Sarah Tucknott with a seventh both days and Sarah Riley riding into eighth position in her two starts. The junior men faced a field of 53 with results from Day 1: Nick Chisholm 6th, Zach Larsson 15th, Cooper Jensen 19th, Declan Inglis 20th, Connor Flett 23rd , Jordan Riddle 26th, Stephen Roberts 30th. Day two results: Cooper Jessen 8th, Declan Inglis 9th, Corey Smith 10th, Nick Chisholm 12th, Steven Roberts 13th, Jordon Riddle 22nd, Conor Flett 23rd, Ash Allnutt 30th, Momo Frank DNF, Zach Larsson, Liam Johnston DNS'
Tracey Hannah's (Polygon UR) purple downhill patch continues this time at the IXS Innsbruck Downhill race at the Innsbruck round of the Crankworx World Tour.
'Tracey Hannah’s (Polygon UR) purple downhill patch continues this time at the IXS Innsbruck Downhill race at the Innsbruck round of the Crankworx World Tour. The Australian took the crown by more than eight seconds to the rest of the field, giving her a third straight title at the venue and the overall lead. “I always find my motivation on race day.” “Made it a bit hard getting wet this morning but imagined I was racing against some tough sprinters.” “I put a lot of pressure on myself I love Crankworx, I love coming, I like winning.” In the elite men Dean Lucas (Scott DH Factory) was back on the podium with a third behid New Zealand’s Brook MacDonald and Eddie Masters (Pivot Factory Racing). The Victorian is starting to find some form after his sixth in the opening Crankworx world tour round in Rotorua. Michael Hannah (Polygon UR) the next best finishing fourth with Jackson Frew (Kona) in 16th. The Australian juniors also featured on the podium with Luke Meier-Smith backing up his recent good world cup form with a second while Australian junior wonen’s downhill champion Cassie Voysey, off the back of her fourth at the Leogang World Cup finished in second. Results Watch Replay'
Eighteen Australian cross-country riders will line up at the weekend to race in the South Africa XCO Cup Series which incorporates a UCI Junior World Series race.
'Eighteen Australian cross-country riders will line up at the weekend to race in the South Africa XCO Cup Series at the Cascades MTB Park, Pietermaritzburg which incorporates a UCI Junior World Series race. Australian Under 23 champion Matthew Dinham will race in the Elite Men category along with former world junior champion Cameron Wright (Giant Off-Road Factory Team). While racing in the elite women is Sarah Riley and Sarah Tucknott (Oceania Under 23 Champion). Australian juniors are using the event to assist with their world championship selection and secure vital uci points. In the men it will be Ashlea Allnut, Nick Chisholm, Connor Flett, Momo Frank, Declan Inglis, Cooper Jensen, Liam Johnston, Zach Larsson, Jordan Riddle, Steven Roberts and current Australian junior champion Corey Smith. In the women’s Zoe Cuthbert, the 2019 Australian champion will line up alongside fellow Aussie Holly Lubcke, Phoebe Thompson and Emily Wooster in the field of 16. Entry List'
Danielle Beecroft (NSW) has missed a podium spot by one after the 100% Dual Slalom at the Innsbruck Round of the 2019 Crankworx World Tour.
'Danielle Beecroft (NSW) has missed a podium spot by one after the 100% Dual Slalom at the Innsbruck Round of the 2019 Crankworx World Tour. The New South Wales rider easily made her way through the round of 8 where she would face off against fellow Australian Harriet Burbidge-Smith. Despite Burbidge-Smith taking the win in the second race, Beecroft had enough of a time advantage to move through to a semi-final meeting with Canadian Vaea Verbeeck. Verbeeck, who is the current leader in the overall Queen of Crankworx standings, couldn’t match the pace from the Aussie in the first run as she took a .4 second advantage into their second race. But after clipping the final gate before the finish, Beecroft would see her advantage slip away and Verbeeck move into the gold medal race. The Australian left to fight it out with Anneke Beerten (NED) who took the first meeting and a .83 advantage. Despite taking the second race, Beecroft was unable to bridge the gap to the Dutch rider leaving her in fourth. Beecroft was a winner of the dual slalom event in Whistler, Canada last year. Watch Here'