NZ national cross country series kicks off

The 2007 cross country mountain bike national series opens this Sunday with round one at Coronet Peak. 22-year-old Te Anau rider Marcus Roy is the favorite in the elite men's race. Roy had a successful 2006 finishing second behind Clinton Avery in the national series and second behind fellow New Zealander Kashi Leuchs at the national championships. He also took 23rd in the U23 worlds in Rotorua.

The series includes five races, with the best four results counted to determine the overall winner. Coronet Peak's course will be 5.5km long.

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