• Getting some air during Stage 4 of the Cape to Cape MTB (Cape to Cape MTB)Source: Cape to Cape MTB
Brendan Johnston and Samara Sheppard continued their imposing form over the course of the Cape to Cape MTB, wrapping up overall wins with final stage victories.
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Cycling Central

23 Oct 2017 - 12:19 AM  UPDATED 23 Oct 2017 - 12:35 AM

Margaret River Town Centre played host to the start of Stage 4, with the opportunity to roll down the main street to a huge crowd of cheering spectators and supporters and onto the epic singletrack that the town is famous for.

Awaiting riders was a re-vamped alignment of the trails from Stage 1 for their final stage of the Cape to Cape MTB which, following a heavy overnight downpour, were in premium condition.

After tackling a few short, steep, fire-road climbs in South Carters competitors blasted Fence Run on their way to the Burnside loop where they slipped and slid their way through the flowy and twisty single trails.

A coffee fix through Double Espresso and Long Mac had riders pinging as they entered the newly refurbished and built Compartment 10 trails. Pumping and flowing through Big Pine gave riders an insight in to their next two descents where they would get their whip on over the masterfully crafted jumps within all of Compartment 10.

It was all smiles at the finish line as the emotions hit the riders when they finished what was an epic day and an epic week at the 10th Anniversary of the Cape to Cape MTB.

STAGE 4 - Female Open

1. Samara Sheppard - 02:11:42
2. Peta Mullens - 02:15:43
3. Renata Bucher - 02:16:39
4. Briony Mattocks - 02:18:18
5. Kathryn McInerney - 02:21:23

General Classification - Female Open

1. Samara Sheppard - 09:33:432. Peta Mullens - 09:53:57
3. Renata Bucher - 09:57:43
4. Briony Mattocks - 10:14:01
5. Jessica Simpson - 10:14:42

 

Stage 4 - Male Open

1. Brendan Johnston - 02:01:24
2. Tasman Nankervis - 02:01:28
3. Ryan Standish - 02:01:36
4. Andy Blair - 02:02:35
5. Rohin Adams - 02:02:36

General Classification - Male Open

1. Brendan Johnston - 08:46:35
2. Tasman Nankervis - 08:49:07
3. Cameron Ivory - 08:52:35
4. Andy Blair - 08:53:18
5. Rohin Adams - 08:53:38