Mudd wins Australian four cross finals while Levinson claims series title

Simpson wins women's four cross race and series title

The Toowoomba Mountain Bike Club had worked hard to get the flood-ravaged track back into condition for the staging of the final two rounds which saw the return of UCI's world no.1 ranked rider Jared Graves. But it wasn't to be Graves' weekend. After a promising start and a convincing win in round three, Graves struck bad luck with a flat tyre in round four. That caused his lead to diminish in the final round as he settled for a respectable third position.

With twenty-five elite male riders, it was the category to watch, especially with series points so close. The same four men from the finals the day before showed that they were once again the best riders of the day. Graves was once again riding with ease but was having trouble with flats all day long, suffering from about four just on the Sunday. His last flat came at the worst time, in the final, while he was leading the race.

Graeme Mudd took this in his stride. "I heard his tyre going down in the third straight so knew I just had to make a move on the next corner to get passed," he said.

Mudd took the win and Richard Levinson also managed to pip Graves on the line for second, while Matthew Willoughby settled for fourth position.

The National Series Title went to Levinson for his second year in a row. Mudd’s win on Sunday allowed him to sneak into second place of the series while Ryan Hunt claimed third.

In elite women's race, Cherie Simpson again took the win, meaning she earned the National Series Title followed by Jolene Knight and Jayne Rutter.

In Under 19 men's race, Brandon Yrttiaho again took the win. He ended up third in the series with the win going to Ben Leslie and Max Hughes in second.

Callum Morrison won both the day and series in the Under 15 men's race. In Under 17 men's race, Daniel Campbell took out the series and Warrick McNab took the series title in the sport men's race.

Brief Results for round 4

Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Graeme Mudd  
2Richard Levinson  
3Jared Graves  
Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cherie Simpson  
2Jayne Rutter  
Under 19 men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brandon Yrttiaho  
Under 17 men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel Campbell  
Under 15
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Callum Morrison  

Final standings Australian Four Cross National Series

Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Graeme Mudd102 pts
2Richard Levinson102 
3Jared Graves102 
4Matthew Willoughby58 
5Ryan Hunt76 
6Daniel Hallam84 
7Rhys Willemse76 
8Ryan Chesney66 
9Kerry King50 
10Sam Trevor40 
11Daniel O'Brien40 
12Rhys Jones40 
13Dale Percy58 
14Jarrad Connolly52 
15Adam Walker26 
16Bryce Stirling18 
17Brodie Sturgess48 
18Cameron Tomlinson40 
19Damien Bogateke40 
20Brett Lancelot38 
21Nic Deininger24 
22Daniel Whiddon18 
23Louis Pijper18 
24Zach Hoskin12 
Women open
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cherie Simpson102 pts
2Jolene Knight20 
3Jayne Rutter40 
4Hayley Kellner18 
Under 19 Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brandon Yrttiaho102 pts
2Benjamin Leslie40 
3Hayden Wright32 
Under 15 Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Callum Morrison102 pts
2Zane Taylor76 
3Kyle Shannon66 
4Scott Treeby48 
5Max Warshawsky32 
Under 17 Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Harrison Reibelt66 pts
2Loughlin Murphy32 
3Mitchell McCorroll34 
4Daniel Campbell102 
5Andrew Cavaye32 
6Sam Reeves12 
7Lachlan Prout76 
8Angus McKee6 
DNSSam Rohdmann  
Sport Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Mortensen76 pts
2Scott Mason58 
3Warrick McNab84 
4Tim Abbott76 
5Kenton Matthews58 
6Dain Case66 
7Reece Gardener48 
8Mark Lindsay  
Veteran Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Roger Campbell32 pts
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