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Australian Nationals set for Australia Day weekend

The 5-day schedule for the 2007 National Championships, hosted for the next 3 years in Canberra, is available now. Set for January 24-28, 2007, the draft schedule is subject to change without notice but will be confirmed in early December.

Tony Scott, Executive Officer of MTBA, said, "The Nationals presents some significant logistical hurdles to overcome in trying to host four MTB disciplines in the one location on the one weekend. What we learned at the 2006 Nationals, held in Mt. Beauty for XC and Thredbo for DH and MTNX, was that having more than 2 days to run all the competitions for each discipline was very advantagous and was well received by the participants."

He continued, "This year we have attempted to mimic that in Canberra at the new Mt. Stromlo MTB facility, and by hosting the nationals over the Australia Day weekend. This has provided us some extra holiday time to allow all the disciplines and all the race categories in them to shine in their own right."

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