Solo racers take GC wins, team riders claim KOM and Sprint titles at Daisy Hill in Logan.
The QLD Series of Rocky Trail’s Shimano Mountain Bike Grand Prix continued at Daisy Hill MTB Park supported by Logan City Council. There was some legs burning out there on hero dirt, but lots of smiles when people crossed the line!
The event at Daisy Hill featured a 9km circuit course and was endorsed by the RATS Cycling Club. The target lap times in these events are anywhere between 30 and 50 minutes across the field of first-timers between the tap and those having trained a lifetime for power output. The major titles in the four hour competition are the General Classification for Solo Riders as well as Sprint and KOM/QOM accolades.
Junior Ethan Weiss takes Solo GC
Young U18’s racer Ethan Weiss had travelled to Logan from Mackay to compete and made the trip worthwhile: with 9 completed laps in 4h26.16 the National Junior Development Squad rider claimed the Solo GC victory and the yellow winner race plate.
In second outright was 30+ racer Cameron Holling (+1:24min) ahead of Master 40+ racer Joris von der Tang (+2:11min). As the best performing solo racer, Weiss placed as 6th in the overall line-honours, which was claimed the team of Joel Dodds and Patrick Flood with 10 laps.
In the females, Rebecca Stone was the solo GC winner with 7 laps in 4h26.11 ahead of former Olympian Lisa Mathison (+4h31) and Elisabeth martin (6 laps).
Teams go for Sprint and Climbing titles
In the pairs competition, the event offered Sprint titles for fastest lap times for adults and juniors. A climbing section awarded King and Queen of the Mountain accolades (KOM/QOM).
In the adult classification both Sprint and KOM/QOM titels were claimed by the same riders:
Holly Lubcke and Michelle Cooper, in fact were ex aequo in the QOM spot with a 1:36min climb and Ella Menigoz clocked in 1:45min. The three females also claimed the fastest lap times – Holly with 30:12min, Michelle’s fastest lap was 30:44min and Ella’s was 31:47min.
In the men’s Joel Dodds, Patrick Flood and Aden de Jager took it all out: Joel Dodds was the KOM in 01:11min and a fastest lap time of 25:13min. Patrick Food came in second (climb 1:25min/lap 26:58min) and Aden de Jager was third (climb 1:27min/27:31min lap).
The fastsest Juniors were Charli Edwick with 33:26min in the females and Tom Waites with 25:57 was the fastest male Junior.
The QLD Series continues on 20 August with the final event at Sugar Bag/Sunshine Coast.
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