Thredbo, always a favourite spot for many Australian racers, hosted Round 2 of the Australian National Downhill series this weekend. After Round 1 at Awaba two weekends ago which had a mix of blisteringly hot temperatures and damp racing conditions, the weather in Thredbo was far more comfortable, although there were forecasts of high winds and rain for Sunday.
All eyes were on Troy Brosnan, and his fresh Canyon contract, would his new Sender enable him to take yet another win? In the Elite Women’s, Caroline Buchanan was back racing the downhill bike again but she would have some tough competition to beat, as Tegan Molloy, Danni Beecroft and Kellie Weinert were all showing great speed.
I just knew this weekend I just had to ride how I do up here and that paid off this weekend. – Tegan Molloy
It’s just another race, get on with it and get it done. – Tegan Molloy
Elite Women’s Results
1 – Tegan Molloy 5:16.08.
2 – Danielle Beecroft 5:24.64.
3 – Kellie Weinert 5:44.24.
The run that I had was pretty much perfect, the wind was playing a bit of a factor but I just pedaled as hard as I could and stoked to come away with the win. – Troy Brosnan
It’s been a good race to be back on the new bike and get a win and some more confidence on it. – Troy Brosnan
Elite Men’s Results
1 – Troy Brosnan, 4:34.36.
2 – Jackson Frew, 4:38.47
3 – Brent Smith 4:41.77.
Everyone loves the track and loves the venue, it’s all so close, so it’s always a great event. – Timmy Windshuttle, Thredbo MTB
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