Bec McConnell won the Women’s Elite Tier 1 XCO Race 8 minutes ahead of Katherine Hosking, while Dan McConnell won the Men’s Elite Race that was held in Stromlo Forest Park. Dan was 2 minutes ahead of Reece Tucknott in second place with Cameron Wright in third. Sebastian Jayne had the best overtaking of the day while passing Andy Blair on Hammerhead. If you missed the action, you can view it here.
In the U19 Junior World Series event Zoe Cuthbert took the gold medal in Junior Women while Corey Smith came first in Junior Men and both riders secured valuable UCI points. CORC rider Declan Inglis came 10th in U19 with Jordan Riddle in 14th place just ahead of Ashlea Allnutt. Spence Collaviti came 20th in the U19 race.
In the U17 Men Race Ryan Smith came 11th after a flat tyre on the first lap. Jesse Dunlop was 15th in the same race. Eden Dickson comepted in U15 Men and secured the 9th place in his category.
All the CORC riders who entered did a fantastic race in the technical course. The event had a good vibe with the Handlebar Cafe serving food, refreshments and great coffee. Russ Baker was commentating and made sure everyone was kept updated on results and race progress throughout all races. It didn’t matter where on the course the spectators were standing, music and the latest updates were always heard. The Henderson family also did a great job fundraising to support Australia’s 2019 Australian Champion’s to compete in the World Championships. If you would like to contribute please visit their online fundraising page.
CORC would like to thank all the hard working volunteers for making the race happen.