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Australian National MTB Championships - CN
Mount Stromlo, Australia, January 26-28, 2007
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Race 9 - January 28: XC Short Course: Elite Men
Is Rowney out of retirement?
Legendary mountain bike rider, Paul Rowney did not let retirement get in the
way of gaining another national title in Canberra today. The 34 year old Olympian
unleashed his talent and took the lead in the final stages of the short course
event. Rowney admitted he surprised himself, "I've done a month of training
before this. It's great to win the open men's."
Chris Jongewaard was drained from his Olympic cross country win the previous
day and could not maintain the pace ending up in third place while fellow Adelaide
rider, Shaun Lewis, tried hard to pull Rowney back. The track had become slippery
and many riders slid on the dirt. Lewis placed second in the open men's race,
a remarkable achievement for an under 23 rider.
1 Paul Rowney
2 Shaun Lewis
3 Chris Jongewaard