Mather and Bennett outclass for wins at Anaconda MTB Enduro – Red Centre

The Anaconda MTB Enduro - Red Centre finished Friday morning after five days and seven stages of intense and skilful riding through spectacular terrain surrounding Alice Springs. From stage one on Monday, the pace was on and competition furious between the top riders who are amongst the best that Australia has to offer. The majority of the 264 participants were along to enjoy themselves and just complete the gruelling event that would give them bragging rights.

The rivalry between eventual winner Ben Mather from Tasmania and Matthew Fleming from NSW started from day one with the two swapping the lead throughout the event with the outcome coming down to performances on the final day. Fleming threw everything he had at Mather for 34km and won the last stage but it wasn't enough to take top spot on the podium with the margin being just 30 seconds over the eight and a half hours of racing they did over the week.

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