2017 XCO NATIONAL SERIES | ROUND 1 & 2 – ORANGE, NSW
Words by Donna Dall
Progressive Coaching Systems athletes dominated in several categories on the weekend taking home 5 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 2 bronze medals and others had standout performances in MTBA’s series opener.
MTBA’s series opener double header was held in Orange, NSW, the first time a National Round has been held in the town at the Kinross Forest which was popular by the riders.
A selection of results from PCS athletes:
Cameron Wright won Round 1 and Round 2 in the U19 Category showing he is keen to represent Australia in Cairns later this year.
Jonathon Dodds claiming 3rd on Day 1 in U17
Luke Brame (u23) of Focus Attaquer Team raced hard to take out 4th in Elite on day 2.
Matt Galway fought hard to claim 3rd in U17 on day 2.
David Penhaligon won the Masters 2 cat on both day 1 and day2!!!
Bernard Cossar-Smith of Cairns picked up a silver on Day 1 and then went one better with Gold on Day 2 in the Masters 3 Men Cat!
Attendance at a race like this takes time and preparation. I'd like to take the opportunity to thank ALL athletes to their dedication in training and of the hard-working parents, supports and sponsors who work tirelessly behind the scenes both at home and at the race! It is a great team effort and I appreciate your time, effort and trust in me!
Full results can be found here: http://www.mtba.asn.au/news/opening-round-right-on/
It's now time for the athletes to turn their attention to the rest of the 2017 National Series and the 2017 National Championships.
2017 XCO NATIONAL SERIES
ROUND 3 JANUARY 28TH *C3 ARMIDALE, NSW
ROUND 4 JANUARY 29TH C3 ARMIDALE, NSW
HOSTS: New England MTB
VENUE: University of New England
ROUND 5 FEBRUARY 11TH *C3 BAIRNSDALE, VIC
ROUND 6 FEBRUARY 12TH C3 BAIRNSDALE, VIC
VENUE: Mt Taylor
OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS/ROUND 7 MARCH 10TH – 12TH C3 TOOWOOMBA, QLD
HOST: Toowoomba MTB Club
VENUE: Jubilee Park
* UCI JUNIOR SERIES – XCO ROUNDS
2017 MTB NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS- 16 MARCH & 19 MARCH - CANUNGRA, QUEENSLAND