McConnell wins first elite national title

Beijing Olympian Daniel McConnell of Victoria won the men's cross country at the Australian national championships in Adelaide on Saturday. As the only mountain bike event on the Olympic program, there was more than the coveted green and gold jersey at stake with each performance between now and London sure to leave an lasting impression on the minds of national selectors.

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Elite and Under 23 men (Under 23 indicated with *)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel McConnell1:58:40
2Lachlan Norris (Drapac Porsche)0:01:35
3Paul Van Der Ploeg* (Felt Bicycles, SRAM Components)0:02:49
4Joshua Carlson (Total Rush Factory Specialised)0:03:01
5Sid Taberlay0:04:03
6Aiden Lefmann (Cannondale,)0:04:33
7Jason English (Clarence St Cyclery, Shimano, Trek)0:04:35
8Dylan Cooper (TREK
9Shaun Lewis0:04:54
10Andrew Blair (Redshift Racing, KOM, SRAM, Jetblack, Maxxis)0:04:57
11Cal Britten*0:06:06
12Nick Both0:06:26
13Daniel Braunsteins0:06:54
14Perren Delacour (OnyaBike Belconnen & Civic )0:07:00
15Travis Frisby*0:08:37
16Neil Van Der Ploeg0:10:44
17Matthew Fleming (Clarence St Cyclery, Shimano, Trek)0:11:25
18Scott Liston (FELT, SRAM, Pinacle Cycles)0:12:47
19Merlin Spranz* (B.-d. Farm Paris Creek Bio-Mechanics)0:13:18
20James Williamson (Giant)0:14:59
21Matthew Potter0:15:16
22Brenton Jones* (Torq Australia)0:15:29
23Jeremy Ross0:16:01
24Glenn Stewart*0:16:53
25David Johnston*0:17:18
26David Johnston*0:17:46
27Jarrod Moroni0:18:28
28Steele Von Hoff0:19:10
29Matt Ligtermoet (Rush Racing Specialized Sram)0:19:18
30James Maebus0:21:15
-1lapPeter KutscheraRow 30 - Cell 2
-1lapJames PeacockRow 31 - Cell 2
-1lapMark Tupalski*Row 32 - Cell 2
-1lapSean HurleyRow 33 - Cell 2
-2lapsBen Henderson (Crowne Plaza Canberra,Onya Bike)Row 34 - Cell 2
-2lapsJohn Groves (Apollo Bikes)Row 35 - Cell 2
-2lapsGarry MillburnRow 36 - Cell 2
-2lapsJulien WicksRow 37 - Cell 2
-4lapsAdrian JacksonRow 38 - Cell 2
DNFJack LamshedRow 39 - Cell 2
DNFJames KennedyRow 40 - Cell 2
DNFSimon FredericksenRow 41 - Cell 2
DNFLuke Fetch*Row 42 - Cell 2
DNFNicholas MorganRow 43 - Cell 2
DNSAaron Benson*Row 44 - Cell 2
DNSNick MenagerRow 45 - Cell 2
DNSLewis Rattray*Row 46 - Cell 2
DNSMark Flood*Row 47 - Cell 2

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