Fight on the trails at Cordalba

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

IN ANY bat­tle ter­rain can de­ter­mine the vic­tor and when Toby Boy­lan and Michael Eng­land fought out round four of the Bund­aberg Moun­tain­bike Club’s XCO se­ries it was Eng­land’s abil­ity to power over the hills that guided him to the win.

Boy­lan led Eng­land (Glad­stone) for the first four laps in the ex­pert race but, with only 7.5km left, Eng­land took the lead.

Sec­ond-placed Boy­lan was 1.29 min­utes be­hind and Dane Lin­forth (Glad­stone) a fur­ther five min­utes back.

Eng­land is still un­beaten in the se­ries but cracks have ap­peared in su­per-hu­man ex­te­rior, Bund­aberg’s Brad Davis was in the top three on the open­ing laps but a punc­ture wrecked his chances and rode hard to fin­ish a cred­i­ble fourth.

0ver 40s se­ries leader Ash Ra­m­age lead from start to fin­ish the three laps in just over an hour to ex­tend his se­ries lead on Gympie’s Matt Hunter. In the women’s race An­gella Wil­liams (Gympie) ex­tended her lead and fin­ished ahead of Kate Maslen and Bri­ony Beals.

In the ju­niors (un­der 15) Austin Allen (13) and younger brother Dun­can (11) once again bat­tled each other for top spot on the podium but this time it was the el­der brother, Austin, who got the up­per hand and fin­ished two laps of the 5.5km course in 36 min­utes.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ON THE CHARGE: Toby Boy­lan leads Michael Eng­land in round four of the Bund­aberg Moun­tain­bike Club's XCO se­ries at Cordalba.

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