Day 1 of the World MTBO Champs end with the US MTBO Team in... well... the same place as last year...
...and the seven years before that.
SPRINT Distance MTBO results... http://wmtboc2019.dk/sprint/official-results/
Good on them for showing up and competing. Better showing than Canadian team it seems.
There is a Canadian girl here riding the open courses at the moment. We're trying to get her enthused about riding next year. She says there aren't any events in Canada. Canada would make a good addition to the Asia Pacific Cup.
Who's winning the APC tRicky? Do you get points for punctures?
Waiting on official results after today's long (sounds like there was a protest for cutting through a dead end track, which may affect both M & W21 including Aus & NZ riders) but NZ is easily leading Aus after two days with a close tussle for 3rd between Japan, Turkey and USA. No Hong Kong or Kyrg riders this year sadly.
Strange. The team leaders notes that I saw, and Rob's gossip suggested that they made a real effort to show what was a track and what wasn't. Including taping and mowing. The mowing wouldn't explain any puncturing would it? You're riding well tRicky.
That was for the middle, not the long. There were some dead end tracks in the long that people have ridden through and claimed they were just 'indistinct'. The protest(s) was overturned.
Points as they stand after three races (bracketed figures indicate individual placings for the top two riders collecting points):
56 - New Zealand (1/2; 1/3; 1/2)
45 - Australia (3/4; 2/5; 3/4)
24 - USA (8/10; 4/8; 5/7)
22 - Japan (5/7; 6/10; 6/10)
18 - Turkey (6/9; 7/9; 8/9)
So even when Georgia and Devon aren't taking the top two or three spots in the comp, Tim and Tegan step up to fill them.
protest to reinstate someone who was dsq? or protest to dsq someone who rode through the dead ends?
There was a DSQ after a complaint I think, then a protest against the DSQ, which overturned the initial decision. Sorry, poor terminology in my previous post :-)
Final results of the APC:
1. 95 New Zealand
2. 73 Australia
3. 46 USA
=4. 33 Turkey
=4. 33 Japan
And NZ could have been higher were it not for an overlooked control. C'est la vie... Australia, we meet again - in October.
Not in this comp they wouldn't have. Only race they didn't get top two spots in for APC was the middle.