World 24 hours of Adrenaline solo mountain bike champion, Craig Gordon, will be dusting off his Cannondale and going head to head with Matt Fleming, winner of the Central Australian Bike Challenge, and Saul Britton, winner of many 24 hour events at the inaugural Netti Enduro on Saturday, September 1-2 in Australia.
The trio will have serious competition from Dennis Van Hill, winner of the 2006 Lithgow 8 Hour, Blair Martin, winner of the 2006 Kooralbyn Marathon, or David McMurdo. On the women's side, Trek rider Kimberley Fleming, Australian development team member Zoe King, and recent second in the Noosa Enduro Naomi Hansen are the favorites.
A few guests from other disciplines will be looking to disrupt the plans of the favorites: singlespeeders Rob Parberry and Paul Lidgard, adventure racers Matt de Belin and Matt Koerber, and orienteer David Simpfendorfer.
Racers can choose between The Angry Doctor 100km or The Irate Intern 50km on September 2. The Nasty Nurse Prologue (10km) on September 1 is also an option.
Race entries close online on Monday, August 20, and participation is limited to 500 riders. For more information, visit www.arocsport.com.au/mtbenduro/mtbenduro_home.htm.