Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Australasia's Best to Do Battle for Oceania Gold; 350 Ridersto Line Up atJubilee Park

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Australasia's Best to Do Battle for Oceania Gold; 350 Ridersto Line Up atJubilee Park

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Byline: Glen McCullough glenm@thechronicle.com.au

MOUNTAIN BIKING: About 350 riders will descend on Toowoomba's Jubilee Mountain Bike Park this weekend when 10 gold medals go up for grabs in the 2017 Oceania Continental MTB Championships.

Mountain bikers from under 13 to Masters will line up with some of Australia and New Zealand's leading riders during two days of competition.

The championships feature round seven of the 2017 XCO National Series and round four of the 2017 DHI National Series

Defending Elite Men's cross-country champion Anton Cooper heads an impressive entry list including triple Olympian and Australian champion Daniel McConnell

Joining him will be triple Olympian Daniel McConnell, 2014 Commonwealth Games rep Cameron Ivory and Toowoomba's former world champion Jared Graves.

Dual Olympic rider and defending Oceania champion Rebecca Henderson heads the elite women's field.

Ivory is eager to claim an Oceania medal ahead of a busy year of racing, culminating with the UCI World Championships in Cairns during September. …

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