Leov doubles up on national titles with downhill win

The New Zealand Mountain Bike Championships finished today with the downhill and cross country eliminator events contested on the slopes of Fringed Hill in the Brook Valley, Nelson. The hot, windy weather continued and the sunshine heralded new national champions in two very tough cycling disciplines - one new and one well established.

The downhill event drew a huge crowd, with a win on the Fringed Hill course considered one of the ultimate prizes in New Zealand downhill racing. Right through the lead-up age group categories, the in-form riders from the early part of the New Zealand MTB Cup seemed to hold advantages over their chasing rivals. Two Nelson riders who hadn't yet made NZ Cup appearances upset the form book by winning their categories - Hayden McKay in the Master Men 30-39, and Tania Carson in the Open Women. McKay's win gave him back-to-back championship titles in this very competitive category. Another Nelson rider, Leo Sandler in his first year in the junior U19s won the gold, and in a stunning time that placed him within the top 10 elite times.

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Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Justin Leov0:04:35.33
2George Brannigan0:00:01.38
3Bryn Dickerson0:00:02.80
4Kieran Bennett0:00:03.98
5Reuben Olorenshaw0:00:04.33
6Daniel Franks0:00:06.31
7Rupert Chapman0:00:08.75
8Matthew Scoles0:00:09.32
9Matt Walker0:00:10.32
10Hayden Lee0:00:12.25
11Luke Stevens0:00:13.36
12Joseph Nation0:00:14.15
13Wyn Masters0:00:14.24
14Richard Leacock0:00:15.96
15Nick Bygate0:00:17.35
16Sam Perry0:00:17.56
17Thomas Mathews0:00:20.17
18Daniel Heads0:00:20.93
19Jed Rooney0:00:22.27
20Dan Sims0:00:23.63
21Jarrah Davies0:00:25.76
22Eugen-Maxi Dickerhoff0:00:46.77
23Sam Stevens0:00:48.58
24Sam Baker0:00:55.55
25Thomas Jeandin0:01:27.48
26Aari Barrett0:01:34.86
27James Rennie0:02:04.82
28Octavio Teixeira0:04:33.87
DNFReon BoeRow 28 - Cell 2
DNFMartin KuhnRow 29 - Cell 2
DNFJared GravesRow 30 - Cell 2
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Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sarah Atkin0:05:41.02
2Harriet Harper0:00:03.46
3Anka Martin0:00:28.33
4Amy Laird0:00:36.32
5Adrienne Hooper0:00:49.70
6Julie Berry0:01:00.35
7Veronique Sandler0:01:09.99
DNSSophiemarie BethellRow 7 - Cell 2
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U19 men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Leo Sandler0:04:44.20
2Reece Potter0:00:04.98
3Lawrence Cawte0:00:12.97
4Kurt Summerfield0:00:13.33
5Jay Barrett0:00:14.59
6Jamahl Stringer0:00:16.67
7Louis Hamilton0:00:16.78
8Tom Burns0:00:16.81
9Tim Adams0:00:28.30
10Kyle Lockwood0:00:30.42
11Michael Melles0:00:40.52
12Troy Stewart0:00:42.44
13Raphael Kammlein-Cutler0:00:47.14
14Thomas Gornall0:00:50.64
15Harry Chapman0:00:51.22
16Jake Paddon0:00:53.19
17Ben Walker0:00:54.47
18Andy Wilson0:00:58.43
19Elliot Davison0:01:07.01
20Alex Faulkner0:01:10.16
21James Shipp0:01:12.65
22Lloyd Jenks0:01:16.12
23Connor Harvey0:01:20.33
24Zach Baker0:01:21.42
25Callum Sprosen0:01:21.49
26Jordan Burns0:01:25.56
27Alex Kennett0:01:33.91
28JD Devlin0:01:42.54
29Luke Hooper0:02:30.85
DNFJack FutterRow 29 - Cell 2
DNFCelyn EdwardsRow 30 - Cell 2
DQCaelab DrummondRow 31 - Cell 2
DQJono RossRow 32 - Cell 2
DNSDan McCombieRow 33 - Cell 2
DNSCole SmithRow 34 - Cell 2
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U17 men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Josh McCombie0:05:19.22
2Carl Goodwin0:00:01.18
3Connor Hamilton0:00:05.60
4Hayden Melles0:00:13.18
5Jonathon Kennett0:00:18.29
6Toby Walker0:00:24.69
7Fergus McIntosh0:00:41.91
8Gareth Burgess0:00:47.15
9Dj Holmes0:00:49.41
10Rod Hall0:00:52.76
11Laban Sjoberg-Mollison0:00:57.65
12Leo Calcasola0:00:57.67
13Ben Pointer0:01:01.62
14Robert Todhunter0:01:04.59
15Thomas Goodman0:01:10.70
16Jordan Titchmarsh0:01:13.42
17Sam Hendren0:01:26.31
18Marcelo Teixeira0:01:27.99
DNFWilliam TodhunterRow 18 - Cell 2
DNSJack HumphriesRow 19 - Cell 2
DNSRichard ScandrettRow 20 - Cell 2
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U15 men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Oliver Jarman0:05:53.89
2Eden Cruise0:00:19.26
3Carlos Wilson0:00:27.45
4Jake Shirley0:00:38.98
5Ben Karalus0:00:58.10
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Junior women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sophie Tyas0:05:58.59
2Phoebe Coers0:01:21.47
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Senior men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jake Boylett0:04:56.91
2Kieran Thompson0:00:04.10
3Ben Tyas0:00:05.02
4Nick McConachie0:00:07.02
5Mike Langford0:00:07.51
6Carl Edmondson0:00:12.70
7Mat Prior0:00:14.23
8Tom Humphries0:00:17.06
9Scott McGregor0:00:17.47
10Corey Russ0:00:21.75
11Warrick Trompetter0:00:22.09
12Daryl Webb0:00:34.33
13Cole Titchmarsh0:00:36.13
14Jonas Meier0:00:41.78
15Leighton Kirk0:00:46.01
16Adam McClintock0:00:51.74
17Alan Newton0:01:00.27
18Florian de Vries0:01:03.68
19Thilo Rucknagel0:01:19.39
20Robert Chappell0:01:34.43
21Colin Tocher0:01:42.23
22Russell Archer0:01:45.12
23George Murray0:02:00.03
24Chris De Casare0:03:31.30
25Ferris Fairbairn0:03:43.26
26James Hampton0:04:48.04
27Matt Clarke0:05:14.25
28Andrew Bias0:05:56.20
29Tyler Brooker0:06:09.76
DNSVincent EnstroemRow 29 - Cell 2
DNSMatt BurnsRow 30 - Cell 2
DNSMatthew PlowmanRow 31 - Cell 2
DNSScott TaylorRow 32 - Cell 2
DNSJon StoutRow 33 - Cell 2
DNSMichael McCullumRow 34 - Cell 2
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Senior women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tania Carson0:06:20.04
2Amanda Pearce0:00:01.42
3Kaytee Campbell0:00:34.52
4Jo Perrott0:01:10.71
5Pippa Holdom0:01:56.32
6Carolin Friese0:01:56.54
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Master 1 men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Hayden McKay0:05:01.15
2Derek Winwood0:00:00.15
3Boyd Grinstead0:00:07.49
4Chris Mancey0:00:15.19
5Andrew Martin0:00:22.55
6Ricky Pincott0:00:25.11
7Jamie Nicoll0:00:37.91
8Marcos Barbosa0:01:30.19
9Tony Boroviec0:01:32.45
10Kevin English0:03:39.81
11Sven Martin0:05:31.96
Row 11 - Cell 0 DNS Teruaki TakahashiRow 11 - Cell 2
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Master 2 men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Darryn Henderson0:05:25.75
2Mark Stirling0:00:17.22
3Karl Merriman0:00:28.20
4John Baddiley0:00:36.29
5Sean Cox0:01:03.28
6Nick Dalton0:01:20.46
7John Boylett0:01:21.60
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Hardtail men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Loni Harvey0:06:49.97

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