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Australian National MTB Series XC #2 - NE

Perth, Western Australia, November 19, 2005


Jongewaard and Colson look good for Games

Adelaide's Chris Jongewaard was determined to claim first place in the National Series cross country round today in Nannup, Western Australia. The 26 year old now holds the lead position for the Commonwealth Games selection race in three weeks' time in Melbourne. "I had to get out in front," admitted Jongewaard.

"It went well for the first lap then I had a bit of trouble getting started," he said, adding, "Second lap was good and I just hung onto it until the end."

"The course definitely challenged me. I'm not too much of a climber," he said. "During practice I didn't think there was too much climbing but obviously when you race it it's different."

The national champion took over the lead from Peter Hatton in the first 50 metres and forced the pace to the 40km course to finish five and a half minutes ahead of his closest rival Perren Delacour from Sydney. Delacour got the advantage early when two riders fell while tussling for position. Peter Hatton (Sydney) and Joel Healy (Victoria) lost ground when they fell on the single track section of the course. Delacour rode with Victoria's Alistair Farley before making his move on the last lap. Farley finished just one minute behind in third place. Hatton finished in a disappointing seventh after a puncture forced him to stop.

Melbourne's Emma Colson won her first round in the national series by winning the women's cross country. The three Victorians, Colson, Jenni King and Claire Baxter rode together for the first lap. Baxter proved her strength during the tussle but was outwitted by the experience of Colson and King. King went on to finish just 30 seconds behind Colson, proving her mechanical difficulties in round one would not haunt her in this round.

Colson and Jongewaard hold pole positions for the Commonwealth Games selection race in December; riders will race on the Games course at Lysterfield, and many believe a front position would be an advantage. Downhill racing begins tomorrow with world junior champion Amiel Cavalier and Perth's Sam Hill going head to head. In the women's race the Australian contingent will be competing against world cup series winner Sabrina Jonnier of France.


Elite/U23 Men
1 Chris Jongewaard                                                 2.04.17
2 Perren Delacour (Team Yeti Factory)                                 5.29
3 Alistair Farley# (Giant Bikes/Castlemain Cycles)                    6.30
4 Murray Spink                                                        6.56
5 Tim Bennett (Scott/Flight Centre)                                   7.12
6 Joel Healy# (Kona Mt Buller Factory Team/Victoria IS)               9.27
7 Peter Hatton (Clarence Street Cyclery)                             13.13
8 Lachlan Norris# (Cannondale/Maxxis/Slam/Castlemaine Cycles/VIS)    14.20
9 Ian Longville (Kalamunda Cycles)                                   15.03
10 Chris Winn# (Yeti/Spoken/Sram/Smith/Maxxis/Pearl Izumi)           15.39
11 Adam Freeman (GT Bicycles)                                        17.42
12 Cameron Carlyle                                                   19.31
13 Ashley Thomas (Felt Bicycles)                                     21.35
14 Jon Gregg                                                         23.07
15 Damon Griggs (Derrico Cycles)                                     23.55
16 Jared Dwyer (SRAM/Rockshox/Avid/Tnvatiu/BikeNow)                  24.56
17 Ashley Wass (Cycle Gallery/Polar)                                      
18 Dave Nairn#                                                            
19 Christopher Jones (Riders Choice)                                      
DNF James Lobegeiger (Kalamunda Cycles)                                   
DNF Mike Postma                                                           
Elite Women
1 Emma Coulson (Top Bike Tours/Giant Bicycles/Geax Tyres)          1.46.56
2 Jenni King                                                          1.28
3 Claire Baxter (Le Tour Cycles)                                      3.59
4 Tory Thomas (Scott/Rock Shox/Sram/Melbourne Bicycle Centre)         5.47
5 Dona Hamlin (Mongoose/Limar Helmets/Continental Tyres)              7.49
6 Rhonda Pearce (Riders Choice)                                       8.27
7 Naomi Williams (Felt Racing/Hutchison Tyres)                       10.56
8 Rebecca Armstrong                                                  13.23
9 Maria Papadopoms (Clarence St Cyclery/Trek Aust.)                  15.26
10 Claire Garcia-Webb                                                34.08
Under 19 Men
1 Daniel Johnston                                                  1.30.08
2 Glenn Stewart (Gordon St Cycles/Cannondale)                         3.38
3 Cal Britten (Kona/Mt Buller)                                        8.39
4 Jamie Paisley (Hendry)                                             13.15
DNF Jarrad Burrell                                                        
Super Master Men
1 Jeffrey Weymouth                                                   53.12
2 Kevin Jones                                                         5.38
3 Brian Case                                                         11.15
4 Alan Goodchild                                                     11.50
5 Bruno Wicki                                                        14.00
6 Doug Willing (Multi Plex Living)                                   14.45
7 Stewart Parkinson                                                  27.45
Master men
1 David Olle (Topbike Toures/Giant/Divella Pasta)                  1.21.56
2 Tony Tucknott                                                       1.52
3 Mike Thorman (Specialized Bikes/Malaga Cycles)                     10.51
DNF Michael Smith                                                         
DNF Paul Smith                                                            
Master Women
1 Tanya Britton                                                    1.00.30
2 Melanie Webb                                                       10.08
3 Kathy Pirotta                                                      13.36
4 Rowena Cole                                                        13.54
Sport Women
1 Donna Mason                                                        45.37
Veteran Men
1 Peter McDonough                                                  1.17.46
2 Paul Pirotta                                                        1.59
3 Damein Nabbs                                                       22.07
Expert Men
1 Wayne Bower (Active Cycles)                                      1.38.21
2 John Waddell (Santa Cruz/Redbull)                                   5.57
3 Brett MacKintosh                                                    7.44
4 Jamie Campbell                                                      7.45
5 Clayton Locke                                                       8.56
6 Neil Gledhill                                                      13.41
7 Glen Dusenberg (Van Dessel / Tank Cycles)                          17.04
8 John Carney                                                        28.04
9 Robert Merrells                                                    36.31
Under 17 Men
1 Jarrad Burrell                                                   1.40.03
2 Ben Thorman (Malaga Cycles)                                      1.07.29
Under 15 Boys
1 Liam Melville                                                      28.27
2 Rowan Brown                                                         8.22
3 Darcy Pirotta (Mum and Dad)                                         8.45
Sport Men
1 Mark Fairweather                                                 1.29.12
2 Mike Daws                                                           1.14
3 Greg Lewis                                                          3.39
4 Matthew Crook                                                       4.45
5 Simon Dec                                                          13.48
6 Iain Davidson                                                      25.51
DNF Chris Fishlock                                                        
DNF Jochen Schreyvogel                                                    
DNF Benjamin Pusey                                                        
DNF Tom Painter (Bunbury Yamaha MX Retreads)