South Australia's Chris Jongewaard completed his successful return to elite-level mountain biking with a tight victory in the men's short track national championship, one day after claiming the elite men's cross country title.
Jongewaard outsprinted Victorian young gun Paul Van Der Ploeg for the win, while 2010 national champion Sid Taberlay collected the bronze 28 seconds later.
"Definitely backing up after yesterday is a good feeling. It's just a different type of race, there is so much heartrate involved, you have to keep it up and you can't really back off," Jongewaard said. "It makes it extra hard when you have a big power house chasing you down from behind."
|2||Paul Van Der Ploeg (Felt Bicycles, Sram Components, Torq Nutrition)|
|3||Sid Taberlay (Kenda / H20 Overdrive)||0:00:28|
|5||Ben Henderson (Torq/Anytime Fitness,Stromlo Forest Park,Capital Bicycle Hire)||0:00:45|
|7||Luke Fetch (Search2Retain - Felt)|
|8||Ben Mather (Rapid Cycling, Adidas)|
|10||Andrew Blair (Swell Redshift Mtb Team, Felt, Frm, Sram, Maxxis)|
|12||Trenton Day (Scott Bikes, Breakaway Cycles)|
|13||Mitchell Codner (Rotor / Frs Magura Gu Energy Gel)|
|14||Matthew Fleming (Clarence St Cyclery, Shimano, Trek)|
|15||James Downing (Lonsdale St Cyclery Canberra)|
|17||Scott Liston (Search2Retain - Felt)|
|19||Garry Millburn (Cannondale, Turramurra Cyclery, Hammer Nutrition)|
|21||John Groves (Apollo Bikes)|
|23||Cal Britten (Search2Retain - Felt)|
|24||Jack Lamshed (Search2Retain, Felt Bicycles)|
|27||Neil Van Der Ploeg (Search2Retain - Felt)|
|DNS||Nick Both (Swell-Redshift Racing)|
|DNS||Joshua Carlson (Rockstar Racing, Giant Bicycles, Ftptraining.Com)|
|1||Ryan Standish (Ultimate Ride Bike Shop)||0:18:56|
|2||Billy Sewell (Gordon Street Cycles, Focus, Haven Marine)||0:00:03|
|4||Christopher Aitken (Breakaway Cycles)||0:00:18|
|6||Alexander Meyland (Rock And Road Cycles/Giant Bicycles Aust)|
|13||Thomas Coach (Ultimate Ride)|
|4||Reece Tucknott (Wembley Cycles Specialized Bikes Shotz)||0:00:17|
|DNS||Mark McInnes (Butler Hr, Kirrawee Cycles, Magura Forks And Brakes.)|
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