The Race this weekend was held at Strachan Peak in Blenheim.

The track was Fast and open using many steep fire breaks. on the Saturday when we arrived the track was thick in mud and didn't really dry out till late in the day.

Come race day the track was fast and tacky, Ben Cathro put the fastest seeding run in with Justin Leov in second but come race run Justin Leov took the win.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

In second was Danny Hart and Sam Blenkinsop in third.

Ben Cathro had washed out in the last woods and folded his front wheel but was on for the win.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia
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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

In the women's Sabrina Jonnier took an easy win and was back after her crash last weekend.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Cathro washes out in the last woods while on a flyer.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

After the prize giving Sam Blenkinsop was given his 5th place world cup overall UCI trophy, specially made up by 23 Degrees his management company, as only the top 3 got one this year, Sam is definitely a man of few words

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

The uplift.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

The top guys queing for the port-a-loo.

Words and photos by David Sibley.

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