The Fox Superflow® mountain bike (MTB) gravity event launched Cooma and the Mt Gladstone Trails into the race venue portfolio of Rocky Trail Entertainment on the weekend, one of Australia’s major private MTB race organisers.
Close to 350 competitors pedalled to the starts of three timed race stages at the Mt Gladstone MTB trails and with 8:48.2 the 19-year old Elite racer Thomas Locke from Sydney clocked in the winning time ahead of Enduro World Series Champion Jack Moir from Newcastle. Only 0.3 seconds separated the two Rocky Trail racers! Glen Goggin from Bredbo was in third in the Elites. In the women’s, Engadine’s Connor Mielke will join National Downhill and Oceanias Champion Ellie Smith in the lead on the top of the Fox Superflow NSW/ACT Series® ranking on equal points after two rounds.
This is race was endorsed by the Snowy Monaro Regional Council and hosted by the local Snowy Mountains MTB Club who proudly showed of their home trails, which received glowing reviews from the visiting riders.
“We received such great feedback by our racers this weekend, everyone was so impressed with this trail network and how well it held up in the wet conditions, it’s really well built and certainly the rocky, sandy terrain was an advantage this weekend”, said Rocky Trail’s Juliane Wisata about the technically challenging gravity courses in Cooma and that even the cold and wet weather couldn’t dampen the excitement levels of the racing field.
Race winner Thomas Locke said that he had come early to check out the trails ahead of the event,
“[It] Was sick to race somewhere new out at Cooma. Very wet and cold weekend but shuttles on Friday and fun tracks made it all worth it.”
He added that he had a mechanical on his second race run and that the Fox Racing Australia crew on-site lent him a demo bike, which had saved the day.
Wisata explained that the Cooma event was part of a of 17 Fox Superflow® race line-up all along the East Coast of Australia and that a new Superflow® PRO Stage format would be launched at selected venues, which will offer an additional fourth, more demanding, race track.
“Our vision is to create a pathway for our riders, which may ultimately give them the stepping stones to be racing in the EWS, the Enduro World Series”, Wisata explained. EWS Champion Jack Moir returned from a shoulder operation and was back at the start line in Cooma. He said that the should still felt a bit weak, but was stoked about the courses, which had been new for him too.
The next Fox Superflow® events will take place at Silvan MTB Park in the Victorian Yarra Ranges (9+10 April) before heading to East Gippsland’s Mt Taylor on 30 April and 1 May. Stromlo Forest Park in Canberra will host a series round on 7+8 May. The Silvan and Stromlo events will also include a Rocky Trail Academy schools event on the Fridays.
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