Capes rid­ers star in se­ries

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Sport - Therese Col­man

Capes re­gion moun­tain bik­ers have done ex­cep­tion­ally well at WA’s Grav­ity En­duro moun­tain bike se­ries.

Duns­bor­ough’s An­gus Ni­chols is the new male un­der-13 whip­pets State cham­pion af­ter a suc­cess­ful cam­paign.

The 11-year-old only be­gan com­pet­ing a year ago, and was named ti­tle­holder at the se­ries fi­nale in Ser­pen­tine last month.

“I was re­ally shocked . . . sur­prised but stoked,” he said.

“I hadn’t won all the rounds, so I knew I had to work hard in round 7 for a win.”

Head­ing into the fi­nal, An­gus was in sec­ond place by just 100 points, but made an epic come­back, to­talling 1350 points by the end of the se­ries.

Mar­garet River’s Kyme broth­ers also had a suc­cess­ful end to the se­ries, with Roly, 18, named the male elite cham­pion and Gus, 14, crowned male un­der-17 cham­pion.

Cowaramup’s Jessie Oven­den was named cham­pion in the fe­male sport 19-39 cat­e­gory.

Bus­sel­ton’s Jay­den Fraser placed sec­ond in the male un­der-19 cat­e­gory, Duns­bor­ough’s Nick McBeath placed sec­ond in the male ex­pert di­vi­sion, and Bus­sel­ton’s Phil Straker came third in the male sport 19-39 di­vi­sion.

Mar­garet River’s Mark Mes­sen­ger came third in the male su­per mas­ters 50-59 event, and Taashi Dingey placed third in the male un­der-13 whip­pets. Capes moun­tain bik­ers also did well at the 2018 Moun­tain Bike Aus­tralia Grav­ity En­duro Na­tional Cham­pi­onships in Fox Creek, South Aus­tralia on Oc­to­ber 26.

Roly Kyme placed sec­ond in the ju­nior men di­vi­sion and Gus Kyme placed sec­ond in the un­der-15 men cat­e­gory.

Fraser placed sixth in the ju­nior men, ahead of Ri­ley Wes­tra, who placed sev­enth.

Next year’s na­tional cham­pi­onships will be held in May­dena in Tas­ma­nia.

Pic­ture: Jake Young, Sum­mit Stu­dios

Duns­bor­ough’s An­gus Ni­chols was named male un­der-13 whip­pets State cham­pion at the se­ries fi­nal of the WA Grav­ity En­duro cham­pi­onships.

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