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MONT 24hr this weekend

The MONT 24hr Australian Mountain Bike Championships, kicks off at 12 noon this Saturday, October 8. 2,450 riders will be competing over the tight singletrack course in the Australian Capital Territory including 176 solo riders (a number equal to the complete field of the 1999 original race).

With two return tickets to the World Solo champs on offer, more riders have been challenged to go the solo option. The field is wide open with many of the top Solo riders recently returned from their efforts at the Adrenaline World Champs in Canada. Solo Males contenders include Saul Britton, trying to come back after a major back injury, Graeme Allbon, 17th at the World Solos, adventure racer Matt DeBelin and first time 24hr rider Johnny Waddell. One of the favorites is young rider, James Williamson.

The female Solo category is a close field of some of the most extreme endurance sportswomen in Australia. The field includes Freya Scollay, 4th in the World Solos, Olympian Carla Zijlstra-Evans, Adventure Racer and MONT Solo winner Rosi King, and our own Katrina Roper.

The over 40s field is equally strong with Neil Dall fresh from his Canadian experience. Single Speeders are also well represented.

With over $70,000 in prizes, air fares and prize money the race offers opportunities for all riders to take home some Schwag

More information: www.corc.asn.au.

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