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Mountain Designs Tassie 12 Hour

Four Springs, Tasmania - Saturday, March 3, 2007

Victorian Andrew Bell storms home in the Tasmanian 12 hour

The third annual Tasmanian 12 hour mountain bike (MTB) race was held on Saturday March 3 at Four Springs, outside of Launceston - the biggest mountain bike event in the state.

Andrew Bell, who has earned a reputation as Australia's best MTB endurance specialist, took a convincing win with over 5 laps (almost 60km) on his nearest rival. Local competitors had nothing on the Victorian, as he rode solid, consistent laps throughout the day - a total of 234km to take the win.

Bell is currently preparing for the National 24 hour Mountain Bike Championships, which are to be held on April 7 & 8 in Canberra. He placed second at the Nationals last year, and is working towards a strong result this year. "This Tassie race was perfect timing for the lead up to the Nationals. I'm feeling much stronger than this time last year, and looking forward to the Championships at Easter", he said.

Bell also had another reason for choosing a Tassie race as part of his preparation plan. "I've been looking forward to racing in Tassie for some time as my family hail from Hobart" said Bell. "My grandfather (Bevan Robinson) was a respected bike racer here in the 1940's and 1950's, so I really wanted to come over and race in my family's home state. It's great to be here."

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Results

Solo Male

1 Andrew Bell                      12.15.42
2 Andrew Rat Cathcart              12.02.47
3 Darryl Smith                     12.25.40
4 Elvin Lea                        12.00.16
5 Brett Stewart                    12.12.29
6 David Rayner                     12.00.00
7 Craig Chivers                    12.06.45
8 Matthew Clark                    12.31.46
9 Marcus Morse                     12.32.03
10 Marcus Langham (Team Praties)   12.00.12
11 Douglas Miller                  12.21.46
DNF Geoff Clark                     9.04.05
DNF Aaron Hickey                    2.16.32
DNF Ben Campbell                    2.56.05

Solo Female

1 Jody Bush                        12.48.19
2 Pip Morse                        12.31.43

Junior Mixed

1 Fred Mate                        12.30.03
2 Team Doug and Co                 12.07.50
3 Flat Knackers Revived            12.31.59

Pairs Male

1 Too Rooted to Ride Solo          12.45.57
2 US                               12.33.55
3 Nice on Brother                  12.06.18
4 Bike Central                     12.07.26
5 Yeti and a Wool Harvester        12.37.02
6 Sexual Chocolate                 12.35.31
7 AIRWOLF                          12.00.00
DNF Mechanical Singer               6.48.29
DNF Wall Dogs                       6.47.47

Teams of 3/4 Male

1 Team Sram                        12.26.53
2 Team Praties                     12.23.10
3 We left it Blank                 12.09.04
4 Shadforths                       12.16.34
5 Mountain Designs                 12.38.12
6 Knopeless                        12.00.00
7 We also left it blank            12.00.14
8 Dogs on the run                  12.06.21
9 What was my lap time?            12.18.09
10 Southern Masters                12.19.45
11 All the gear no idea            12.30.06
12 Public vs Private               12.01.46
13 Rough Riders                    12.04.26
14 Whatever                        12.13.00
15 Designer-Drugs-Convicts-Etc.    12.00.53
16 Red Can Riders                  12.08.19
17 Fiik                            12.00.00
18 Not Last this time              12.01.30
19 T.A.L.A                         12.00.00
20 Hope there’s no rain this time  12.00.00
21 Boags Bandits                   12.00.01
22 Applebys                        12.00.00
DNF Derrico Devils                  8.34.08
DNF Rough Riders                    7.39.20
DNF We also left it blank           3.38.05

Pairs Female

1 KC2                              12.10.37

Teams of 3/4 Mixed

1 Timing Guru’s                    12.21.56
2 Knocklofty Nomads                12.10.25
3 Cherish                          12.00.22
4 OTB R&D                          12.19.58
5 de C’s                           12.23.19
6 Screaming Loonies                12.26.00

Pairs Mixed

1 Almost one year                  12.10.22
2 HUGO THEN IGO                    12.13.30
3 Mr and Mrs Chicken and Egg       12.00.10
4 Exaggerated Claims               12.23.29

Teams of 5/6 Mixed

1 Luke and the Lads                12.00.19

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