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