The 25th Crocodile Trophy starts this Saturday in Cairns and over 100 race participants have started to arrive in Tropical North Queensland for the Anniversary Edition of this iconic event. Four racers from the NSW Central Coast will represent the Il Pastaio/Rocky Trail Racing Team, which is headed up by Rocky Trail’s Martin Wisata.
Martin Wisata finished today in 18th place outright after a race time of 04h03:14. He says his legs “didn’t fire at all at the start” but suddenly came good in Davies Creek MTB Park.
Listen to his post-race interview with local race commissaire Will Bird and check out the Highlight Video of Stage 1:
The 42-year old Austrian-born Martin Wisata from the NSW Central Coast is at the start for the 10th time in a row, which is the current record world-wide. The Austrian has been living in Australia for 15 years and says that the Crocodile Trophy had become his major motivation to ride and race throughout the year and it had been a life-changing experience since his first race in 2010. Living on the NSW Central Coast, Martin is one of the co-founders of Rocky Trail Entertainment and the team manager of the Il Pastaio/Rocky Trail Racing Team at the Croc Trophy this year.
About the Crocodile Trophy:
The racers started today, 12 October, in Cairns and for the first time the event stops at Ringer’s Rest Function Venue and Wondecla on the Atherton Tablelands for two nights each. The race then moves to the Mareeba region mid next week with two nights at Skybury Tropical Plantation and for the very first time Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures will host a stage finish on Friday! The ultimate experience for the racers from all over the World before finishing on the magnificent Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas on Saturday, 19th October!
Link: CROC WEBSITE