While many racers are enjoying a mid-week break between busy race weekends, endurance mountain bikers down under are busy with the Anaconda MTB Enduro, a stage race that started May 19 and runs through May 23, with some multiple stage days thrown in. After stage four, an epic 95km marathon from Ross River Station back into the Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge in Alice Springs, Australia, Adrian Jackson and Naomi Hansen were leading the men's and women's categories respectively.
The Anaconda MTB Enduro replaces the former Central Australian Bike Challenge (CABA) event. Time trials, cross country routes and night-time races over corrugated roads, loose rocks, singletrack and sandy patches, are just some of the interesting challenges thrown at racers to keep them on their toes.
See Cyclingnews' full coverage of the Anaconda Enduro.