Mudd wins first four cross title

Nielsen, Levinson round out top three

In the spectator-friendly four cross discipline, Adelaide organisers created a party atmosphere to match the exciting nature of the sport.

Local under 17 rider Callum Morrison had a dominant win and was almost speechless. Morrison talked of the importance of the start in four cross. "I had the snap out of the gate, I wanted a clear track." This afternoon's win bodes well for Morrision's overseas goals in 2012.

Graeme Mudd won the elite men's four cross from Blake Nielsen and Richard Levinson. After watching the exciting racing, the South Australian Minister for Recreation and Sport, the Hon. Tom Kenyon presented Mudd with his first elite Australian Champion's jersey.

Mudd was ecstatic. "It feels good, I've finally got the win." He spoke of the close racing, "Blake and I were level down the first straight, we came around the first corner together, but I managed to get away from there and held it together".

While four cross racing is not featuring this year at a World Cup level, it will still be a key feature at the 2012 UCI World Championships in Austria, and it's a goal for Mudd. "I'll spend the next few months training for that one race in September."

Elite men major final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Graeme Mudd  
2Blake Nielsen  
3Richard Levinson  
4Ryan Chesney  
Elite men small final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
5Ryan Hunt  
6Daniel Campbell  
7Hayden Wright  
8Jared Rando  
U17 men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Callum Morrison  
2Trent Ellison  
3Simon Harrington  
4Jake Bull  
U15 men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stephen Henderson  
2Jackson Frew  
3Matt Ellison  
Veteran men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Gilfedder  
2Shane Duce  
3Craig Anger  
4Raymond Ross  
Sport men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matt Pearce  
2James Price  
3Tom Morrison  
4Michael York  
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