Northcott, Fry win cross country round

Sharratt, O'Neill top New Zealand Cup standings

The 2010 New Zealand Mountain Bike Cup was completed over the weekend in Rotorua's Whakarewarewa Forest. The six event cross country national series was wrapped up in style at the world famous Rotorua mountain bike mecca, with tough racing across all elite and age group categories.

Saturday's race was held in perfect conditions, on a multi-lap race course that couldn't have been any better. Technically challenging, with tough climbs all worthy of a national series final, the Whaka course stretched riders to the limit.

Local Rotorua riders shone through across the age group categories on the morning race start, notable race winners being Garth Weinberg (Masters 1), Marcello Ojerio (Masters 2) and Nigel McDowell (Under 17 Men's). The feature Elite, Under 23 and Under 19 race in the afternoon kept the crowds enthralled, with tactical exchanges happening right through both men's and women's events.

The elite women's race was dominated again this week by Eloise Fry, who while riding to her own race plan at the front of the field, had to deal with constant and building pressure in the five lapper. Monique Avery and Michelle Bellamy were locked in a two-way duel right through the race and used their own tussle to exert pressure on Fry. However, their efforts were to no avail with Fry riding too smart to be reeled in, eventually riding away to a three-minute victory.

In the elite men's race, it was a similar story; however, winner Mike Northcott didn't have this one securely sewn up until he had the finish line in sight. A group of four determined athletes stalked Northcott from start to finish but couldn't break his hold on controlling the race off the front. Dirk Peters saw off the challenges from Carl Jones, Brendon Sharratt and Stu Houltham and maintained contact with Northcott through to the fifth lap to secure second place, with Carl Jones recovering from a mid race slump to grasp a battling third place finish. Sharratt rode consistently to fourth, and did enough with this result to claim the overall New Zealand Mountain Bike Cup title for 2010.

The under 19 men's race provided a lesson on how to destroy your opposition - Richard Anderson (Blenheim) exploded out of a tight, leading bunch of five to attack the race on the fourth and fifth laps, opening a gap he would hold through to the finish for an emphatic win. Sam Shaw just held off Christchurch's Logan Horn for the second podium step, with the chasing riders clearly exhausted.

With the New Zealand Mountain Bike Cup now in the bag, riders have a short turnaround to prepare for the National Mountain Bike Championships, which start this Friday, February 26 in Wellington.

See below for full results for the final round in the New Zealand MTB Cup as well as final results for the North Island Cup and the New Zealand overall Cup.

Full Results

Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mike Northcott1:57:58 
2Dirk Peters0:00:23 
3Carl Jones0:03:25 
4Brendon Sharratt0:04:00 
5Stuart Houltham0:04:28 
6Scott Green0:04:37 
7Adrian Retief0:08:26 
8Patrick Avery0:12:26 
9Gavin McCarthy0:13:14 
10Wade Mangham0:16:24 
11Josh Page0:18:51 
12Darry Stevens0:19:16 
13Chris Kendall0:22:51 
-1lapNick Miller  
DNFAsh Hough  
DNFChris Gaze  
DNFJustin Price  
DNFCameron Wood  
Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Eloise Fry2:00:10 
2Monique Avery0:02:57 
3Michelle Bellamy0:06:08 
4Nina Pederson0:06:57 
5Katherine O Neill0:08:54 
6Raewyn Morrison0:10:04 
7Sara Taylor0:10:16 
8Adrienne Hooper0:19:00 
9Lisa Morgan  
Under 19 men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Richard Anderson1:41:03 
2Samuel Shaw0:01:44 
3Logan Horn0:01:46 
4Tom Bradshaw0:04:02 
5Locky McArthur0:04:59 
6Conor Corbett0:06:33 
7Harley Going0:15:55 
8Ian Burgess0:19:41 
-1lapGareth Owen  
DNFJack Chapman  
DNFDominic Furkert  
DNSReuben Horn  
Under 19 women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexa Peters1:51:49 
2Natalie Retief0:44:11 
#VALUE!
Junior Under 15 men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kurt Standen1:15:23 
2Jack Compton0:04:17 
3Gareth Cannon0:08:37 
4Peter Bethell0:10:39 
5Ethan Jacobs0:12:48 
6Jordan Castle0:12:49 
7Niam MacDonald0:26:23 
8Takumi Clarke0:45:58 
Junior Under 15 women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ellen Plumtree1:19:12 
Junior Under 17 men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nigel McDowell1:23:06 
2Tom Fox0:02:29 
3Sam Gaze0:05:45 
4Sean Hambrook0:06:27 
5Josh Parkin0:08:25 
6Callum Gordon0:13:50 
7Brett Stokman0:14:38 
8Ryan Hunt0:17:52 
9Jonty Sanders0:18:22 
10Corby Price0:18:51 
11Guy Hirst0:18:53 
12Benjamin Plumtree0:21:14 
13Frank Sutton0:22:14 
14Bena Simanu0:25:45 
-1lapBraden Lawson  
-1lapDaniel Terpstra  
-1lapDouglas Picken  
DNFMorgan Taylor0:33:45 
DNFNicholas Flutey  
DNFConnor Dove  
Junior Under 17 women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Olivia Wadman1:39:45 
2Siobhan MacDonald0:05:15 
Senior men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Earnshaw1:29:22 
2Nigel Cross0:01:09 
3Carl Evans0:05:31 
4Oliver Shaw0:07:03 
5Jonny Brown0:08:19 
6Simon Honour0:11:44 
7Ben Murphy0:15:04 
DNSDamon Mead  
Senior women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kathryn Campbell1:43:36 
Master 1 men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Garth Weinberg1:24:58 
2Jonty Taylor0:08:09 
3Ricky Pincott0:08:40 
4Mark Vincett0:15:52 
5Jared Scollay0:17:39 
6Matt Amos0:19:20 
Master 1 women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sarah Beadel1:34:46 
DNSMarguerite Ritchie  
Master 2 men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marcello Ojerio1:26:45 
2Blair Stuthridge0:04:45 
3James Gurney0:05:57 
4Bodo Lang0:10:22 
5Andy MacDonald0:16:50 
6Michael Spanbroek0:26:07 
7Ross Castle0:37:33 
Master 3 men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anthony Bradshaw1:36:46 
2Neil Poskitt0:02:20 
3Paul McDowell0:05:54 
4Bruce Law0:08:55 
5Paul Page0:22:57 
DNSGeoff Buysman  
Elite and Under 23 men North Island Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carl Jones148 pts
2Dirk Peters*144 
3Patrick Avery*140 
4Scott Green*122 
6Mike Northcott114 
5Gavin McCarthy114 
7Adrian Retief*112 
8Darry Stevens105 
9Nick Miller*98 
10Stuart Houltham91 
11Scott Thorne90 
12Ash Hough71 
13Cameron Wood*66 
14Mathew Gorter49 
15Brendon Sharratt45 
16Andrew Bott38 
17Brad Tilby37 
18Wade Mangham*36 
19Josh Page35 
Elite women North Island Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Eloise Fry162 pts
2Monique Avery143 
3Katherine O Neill141 
4Michelle Bellamy140 
5Adrienne Hooper113 
6Samara Sheppard99 
7Sara Taylor79 
8Sasha Smith75 
9Nic Leary60 
10Raewyn Morrison40 
11Nina Pedersen39 
12Amy Laird38 
13Lisa Morgan37 
Junior Under 19 men North Island Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Samuel Shaw60 pts
2Locky McArthur49 
3Tom Bradshaw42 
4Conor Corbett39 
5Ian Burgess37 
6Richard Anderson54 
8Harley Going45 
7Jack Chapman35 
9Campbell Tannock40 
10Dominic Furkert38 
11Gareth Owen  
12Logan Horn  
13Josh Russell-Gibbs  
14Reuben Horn  
Junior Under 19 women North Island Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexa Peters60 pts
2Natalie Retief49 
3Sophiemarie Bethell54 
4Charlotte Clouston45 
Junior Under 15 men North Island Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kurt Standen60 pts
2Jack Compton54 
3Peter Bethell49 
4Jordan Castle45 
5Ethan Jacobs39 
6Tom Coombes42 
7Gareth Cannon  
8Niam Macdonald  
9Takumi Clarke  
Junior Under 15 women North Island Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ellen Plumtree60 pts
Junior Under 17 men North Island Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nigel McDowell60 pts
2Josh Parkin54 
3Sam Gaze49 
4Brett Stokman42 
5Ryan Hunt37 
6Benjamin Plumtree34 
6Callum Gordon33 
8Frank Sutton32 
9Jonty Sanders40 
10Nicholas Flutey38 
11Corby Price36 
12Guy Hirst35 
13Bena Simanu  
14Tom Fox  
15Harley Going  
15Sean Hambrook  
17Connor Dove  
18Nathan Waghorn  
18Braden Lawson  
20Daniel Terpstra  
21Douglas Picken  
22Morgan Taylor  
Junior Under 17 women North Island Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Olivia Wadman60 pts
2Siobhan MacDonald54 
Senior men North Island Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Earnshaw49 pts
2Nigel Cross54 
3Jonny Brown42 
4Oliver Shaw40 
5Ben Murphy45 
6Josh Page160 
7Carl Evans  
8Stephen Blissett  
9Simon Honour  
Senior women North Island Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kathryn Campbell54 pts
2Katherine Prumm60 
Master 30+ men North Island Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ricky Pincott45 pts
2Jonty Taylor42 
3Jared Scollay40 
4Garth Weinberg49 
5Mark Vincett  
6Mark Leishman  
7Jason Goldie  
8Matt Amos  
9Lester Perry  
Master 30+ women North Island Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sarah Beadel54 pts
2Marguerite Ritchie60 
3Heidie Verhagen49 
Master 40+ men North Island Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1James Gurney54 pts
2Ross Castle40 
3Marcello Ojerio60 
4Scott Raynes49 
5Ian Thomas42 
6Greg McGovern  
6Blair Stuthridge  
8Carl Paton  
8Bodo Lang  
10Andy MacDonald  
11Geoffrey Notman  
11Michael Spanbroek  
13Karl Murton  
Master 50+ men North Island Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anthony Bradshaw60 pts
2Neil Poskitt54 
3Paul McDowell45 
4David Blanchett  
4Geoff Buysman  
6Bruce Law  
7Paul Page  
7Martyn Pearce  
Elite and Under 23 men New Zealand MTB Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brendon Sharratt214 pts
2Carl Jones202 
3Gavin McCarthy154 
4Stuart Houltham136 
5Ash Hough113 
6Adrian Retief*112 
7Dirk Peters*144 
8Brent Miller141 
9Patrick Avery*140 
10Scott Green*122 
11Mike Northcott114 
12Darry Stevens105 
13Ethan Glover*99 
14Nick Miller*98 
15Scott Thorne90 
16Dayle McLauchlan78 
17Alexander Revell77 
18Cameron Wood*66 
19George Bennett*60 
20Marc Metzler*49 
21Mathew Gorter49 
22Oliver Whalley42 
23Andrew Bott38 
24Michael Crawford38 
25Brad Tilby37 
26Jeremy Inglis36 
27Wade Mangham36 
28Michael Frei35 
29Josh Page35 
30Chris Kendall33 
Elite and Under 23 women New Zealand MTB Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katherine O'Neill190 pts
2Sara Taylor166 
3Adrienne Hooper*154 
4Raewyn Morrison85 
5Amy Laird174 
6Samara Sheppard*163 
7Eloise Fry162 
8Monique Avery143 
9Michelle Bellamy140 
10Cathy Hamer135 
11Hannah Thorne114 
12Sara MacDonald99 
13Sara MacDonald99 
14Nina Pedersen84 
15Sasha Smith*75 
16Nic Leary60 
17Harriet Harper49 
18Bridget Keegan42 
19Erin Greene40 
20Anja Mcdonald38 
21Lisa Morgan37 
Junior Under 19 men New Zealand MTB Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Samuel Shaw208 pts
2Locky McArthur205 
3Logan Horn188 
4Richard Anderson174 
5Dominic Furkert77 
6Bradley Hudson  
7Tom Bradshaw  
8Conor Corbett  
9Ian Burgess  
10Harley Going  
11Jack Chapman  
12Thomas Prestidge  
13Campbell Tannock  
14Gareth Owen  
15Anton Cooper  
16Josh Russell-Gibbs  
17Jamie Hawke  
18Joel Macmillan  
19Jordan Pearson  
20George Murray  
21Oli Austin  
22Reece O Connell  
23Reuben Horn  
Junior Under 19 women New Zealand MTB Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexa Peters180 pts
2Natalie Retief148 
3Charlotte Clouston109 
4Sophiemarie Bethell108 
Junior Under 17 men New Zealand MTB Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sean Hambrook208 pts
2Jonty Sanders169 
3Craig Oliver174 
4Nigel McDowell169 
5Josh Parkin156 
6Sam Gaze152 
7Jacob Stuthridge126 
8Brett Stokman126 
9Ryan Hunt115 
10Benjamin Plumtree110 
11Callum Gordon110 
12Frank Sutton104 
13Jake Glover103 
14Nicholas Flutey76 
15Corby Price72 
16Guy Hirst70 
17Bena Simanu68 
18Tom Fox54 
19Layton Murdoch49 
20Harley Going84 
21Andrew Jeffries42 
22Edward Palmer40 
23Hayden Cleminson40 
24Tayia Harrison40 
25Connor Dove39 
26Fraser Brown39 
27Allister Meffen38 
28Nathan Waghorn31 
29Braden Lawson31 
30Daniel Terpstra30 
31Douglas Picken29 
Junior Under 17 women New Zealand MTB Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kayley Murdoch169 pts
2Caitlin Holmes162 
3Olivia Wadman174 
4Siobhan MacDonald168 
5Mary Gray60 
Senior men New Zealand MTB Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Earnshaw169 pts
2Nigel Cross162 
3Lance Griffin157 
4Jonny Brown133 
5Oliver Shaw130 
6Stephen Blissett87 
7Ben Murphy84 
8Chris Sharland60 
9Josh Page160 
10Justin Leov60 
11Matty Graham60 
12Nick Kennedy54 
13Ben Shaler49 
14Carl Evans49 
15Cameron Cole45 
16Nick Clark42 
17Paul Husford40 
18Simon Honour40 
19Carl Schugers39 
20Ben Thomas38 
21Ashley Stapleton37 
22Dayne McKnight36 
Senior women New Zealand MTB Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kathryn Campbell174 pts
2Emma Prestidge158 
3Katherine Prumm60 
4Sabrina Jonnier60 
5Sarah Hughes60 
6Celia Lie54 
7Kristie Fogarty54 
8Madeline Taylor45 
9Pippa Holdom45 
Master 30+ men New Zealand MTB Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matt Amos188 pts
2Chris Taylor174 
3Ricky Pincott154 
4Jonty Taylor150 
5Jared Scollay131 
6Garth Weinberg109 
7Mark Vincett90 
8Chris Burr60 
9Mark Leishman60 
10Jason Goldie54 
11Richard Hayman54 
12Michael Martin49 
13Ross McCulloch49 
14James Marshall42 
15Darron Charity40 
16Brent Fogarty39 
Master 30+ women New Zealand MTB Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sarah Beadel228 pts
2Melissa Newell163 
3Andrea Murray114 
4Brenda Clapp60 
5Marguerite Ritchie60 
6Heidie Verhagen49 
7Pam Thompson49 
8Jenny Laird45 
Master 40+ men New Zealand MTB Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Blair Stuthridge234 pts
2Ross Castle156 
3Andy MacDonald126 
4James Gurney163 
5Nick Spencer143 
6Marcello Ojerio120 
7Craig Buist117 
8Scott Raynes98 
9Geoffrey Notman94 
10Paul McNabb90 
11Ian Thomas87 
12Al Killick54 
13Greg McGovern54 
14Ray Hope49 
15Tim Hoban49 
16Carl Paton45 
17Bodo Lang45 
18Derek Milne42 
19Rob Soothill42 
20Wade Jennings40 
21Michael Spanbroek40 
22Karl Murton39 
23Tim Bygate38 
24Stephen Gunther38 
25Ken Anderson37 
26Carlton Pezaro37 
27Harry Brouwer36 
Master 50+ men New Zealand MTB Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Neil Averis180 pts
2Anthony Bradshaw174 
3Neil Poskitt168 
4Paul McDowell139 
5Hamish Grant108 
6Andrew Scott54 
7David Blanchett49 
8Geoff Buysman49 
9Jeff Long49 
10Bruce Law45 
11Martyn Pearce42 
12Paul Page42 
Junior Under 15 men New Zealand MTB Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jordan Castle179 pts
2Ethan Jacobs169 
3Kurt Standen180 
4Ben Oliver168 
5Jack Compton148 
6Mitchell Campbell144 
7Peter Bethell139 
8Charlie Murray120 
9Craig Murray98 
10Tom Coombes96 
11Gareth Cannon91 
12Niam MacDonald79 
13Takumi Clarke76 
14Fletcher Slierendrecht42 
15Lachie Mcgregor42 
16Daniel O Brien40 
17Ben Friel39 
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