In the opening round of the MTBA national crosscountry series held in Tasmania Adrian Jackson impressed by taking 2nd place, just 1 minute 31 behind favourite Dan McConnell. AJ had finished second overall in the Jayco Australian MTB series last season and was sitting in third place for the majority of this race but finished strongly over the last few laps to claim 2nd in the event that took over 2 hours. AJ will now concentrate on the National Champs in South Australia next month, then title defence of the multi-day Wildside race in Tasmania.
Others may be interested in riding in or spectating future national races which are being held over the next 3 months.
Jan 15-17 Adelaide (SA); Jan 23-24 Shepparton (VIC); Feb 13-14 Thredbo (NSW); March 13-14 Stromlo (ACT)