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New Zealand Mountain Bike National Championships 2012

Date range:
January 27-29, 2012

January 27, Super D:

Leov and Harper blaze to super D titles

By:
Cycling News
Published:
January 28, 2012, 15:21 GMT,
Updated:
January 28, 2012, 15:31 GMT

New Zealand holds super D national championship for first time

The super D event was held for the first time as a national championship in New Zealand on Friday. It attracted a broad range of entrants including World Cup top 10 athletes, former world championship medalists, local trail chargers and international dark horses. Best described as a mongrel mix of the best components of downhill and cross country race courses, the super D is a downhill endurance event, designed to bring cross country and downhill racers onto an even footing.

Justin Leov had the pace right through the evening, and demolished the field with a blistering run of seven minutes and 15 seconds. No-one got close, with the gap back to second place Kieran Bennett at 13 seconds.

Leov was absolutely complementary of this style of racing. "This suits my strengths, and I think is more enjoyable for me than downhill racing. I look forward to seeing more of these types of events offerred."

Women's winner Harriet Harper also put daylight between herself and the rest of the women's field. Harper is racing with solid form despite having training and racing time minimised with work committments, but she blitzed to a time that placed her 21st overall in the 48 strong men's and women's entry list.

Racers faced hot, windy and dry trail conditions.

Full Results

Men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Justin Leov 0:07:15.90  
2 Kieran Bennett 0:00:12.21  
3 Joseph Nation 0:00:14.90  
4 Jared Graves 0:00:17.11  
5 Ethan Glover 0:00:37.34  
6 Matt Scoles 0:00:41.38  
7 James Hampton 0:00:55.59  
8 Daryl Webb 0:00:58.54  
9 Corey Russ 0:01:09.20  
10 Luke Donaldson 0:01:11.19  
11 James Rennie 0:01:25.09  
12 Rufus Wenlock 0:01:25.21  
13 Andre Jaworski 0:01:26.30  
14 Eugen-Maxi Dickerhoff 0:01:33.03  
15 Ollie Radford 0:01:48.81  
16 Andrew Bias 0:01:53.01  
17 Alan Newton 0:01:55.94  
18 Alan Newton    
19 Nick Elson 0:02:38.98  
DNF Edwin Crossling    
DNS Adrian Retief    
DNS Daniel Franks    
Women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Raewyn Morrison 0:09:15.61  
2 Sasha Smith 0:00:11.80  
3 Sarah Atkin 0:01:01.43  
4 Veronique Sandler 0:01:09.86  
5 Jo Perrott 0:01:16.65  
6 Ingrid Richler 0:02:23.10  
7 Stephanie Feltscher 0:02:59.44  
Master 1 men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jamie Nicoll 0:07:53.42  
2 Josh Findlay 0:00:32.82  
3 Ricky Pincott 0:00:33.79  
4 Sven Martin 0:00:35.76  
5 Boyd Grinstead 0:01:07.07  
6 Jonathan Gooder 0:01:26.68  
7 Andy Reid 0:03:00.80  
8 Willy Blakemore 0:03:06.34  
Master 2 men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mike Williamson 0:08:40.96  
2 John Baddiley 0:00:23.48  
3 Mike Stylianou 0:00:37.21  
Master women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Harriet Harper 0:08:48.72  
2 Anka Martin 0:00:47.79  
Junior men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jake Glover 0:08:27.15  
2 Lloyd Jenks 0:00:15.54  
3 Ben Karalus 0:00:23.99  
4 Ben Walker 0:00:32.93  
5 Toby Walker 0:00:40.72  
6 Spencer Cathman 0:00:47.39  
7 Kim Newton 0:00:47.45  
8 Sam Minett 0:02:26.23  
Tandem
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jackson & Rose Green 0:10:44.07