Ricky Boyer wins Australian Mountain Bike Series round #1 in Hobart while Junior Troy Brosnan sets the fastest time of the day.
Isaac Heppell sent over this info from MountainBike Australia.
It has taken him more than ten years, but Newcastle downhill rider Rick Boyer has finally broken through to claim the first national series victory of his career at the 2010/11 Jayco Australian Mountain Bike Series in Hobart today.
After posting a string of podium finishes over the years, the 29-year-old importer flew down theGlenorchy Park track clocking a swift 3:10.51 to defeat fellow NSW riders Shaun O’Connor(3:10.71) and Rhys Atkinson (3:13.92) and take the points.
“I’m ecstatic, I’m really stocked,” Boyer said. “This is my first victory in more than ten years on the circuit. It has been a long time coming, but I finally cracked it.”
“The track held up and it got faster as the weekend progressed. I knew I was confident in posting a fast time and it all came together in the end.”
Boyer was the second last rider to come down the hill and had to wait patiently in the hot seat for local Hobart favourite Kaine Cannan to complete his run. But Cannan couldn’t match him on the clock, crossing the line in 3:16.38 to finish in seventh place.
Former World Cup champion Nathan Rennie (QLD), who today competed in his first elite race since emerging from retirement, placed eighth in 3:16.51.
Current world junior champion Troy Brosnan (SA) actually posted the fastest time of the day, clocking 3:08.71 to claim victory in the under 19 men’s event.