Troy Brosnan (SA) and Rowena Fry (TAS) have won the elite men and women’s 2017 Gravity Enduro National Championships at Fox Creek, Adelaide over the weekend.
After the final four stages, Brosnan who was four seconds behind Connor Fearon (SA) heading into the final day, was able to pull back the time to take top step by three seconds ahead of fellow South Australian Fearon and last years champion Chris Panozzo (VIC).
“It’s kind of interesting to actually be an enduro national champion I’m not even the downhill national champion,” the Adelaide resident remarked.
“After yesterday I knew I had to make that time up and really gave it all on that first stage and surprised a little bit it worked out.”
For Fry, the 30 second gap she held to the 2016 champion Phillipa Rostan (SA) was enough to take out her first national enduro title with Shelly Flood (SA) in third.
The Tasmanian two time cross-country Australian champion proved she was an even match for the local downhillers on their home track and added another title to her already impressive resume.
“I was always a little bit worried cause I didn’t actually feel that great on the bike today but knew I had a bit of time up my sleeve and be a bit more conservative and upright,” Fry said.
There was more local joy with junior men up-and-comer Sam Walsh claiming the green and gold jersey making it a perfect season after winning the national series.
His time of 17:58:24 would have placed him 5th in elite men.
More than 200 riders were part of the weekend hosted by Inside Line Downhill MTB Club which used 22km of Fox Creek’s best trails.
Photo Credit: Matt Holmes
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