The future champions in one of the most exciting Olympic sports will go on show this Sunday May 21st at Hinze Dam, Queensland, Australia when the Gold Coast Mountain Bike Club hosts round three of the MTBA Sunshine Series. More than 200 of Queensland's most talented cross-country mountain bikers are expected to line up for the Gold Coast round, with the host club sure to feature prominently in the results across all divisions.
The Gold Coast Club showed its class at the recent Merida 24 Hour, when the team anchored by junior sensation Daniel Hallam and Masters warhorse Brett Stevens beat all comers to win the prestigious endurance classic.“There's no question the Gold Coast is a great nursery for mountain bike talent and Sunday's race is all about showing what our riders are capable of,” said race director Guss MacAnally.
Sunday's races will be staged entirely on a specially crafted single-track (recently featured in Australian Mountain Bike Magazine) which snakes its way through thick forest country, combining technically challenging switchbacks, hillclimbs, descents and creek crossings. The terrain will suit riders who possess both technical skills and stamina, with the Gold Coasters, who know the course intimately, sure to have a hometrack advantage.
Racing kicks off at 8.30am Sunday May 21st with junior divisions, the elite shortcourse sprint event at 10.00 a.m. followed by the elite cross-country event. Details of the Sunshine Series program are available at www.twowheelpromotions.com.au