Friday, February 22, 2008

National Hillclimb Champion!

Sorry for the lack of updates - finishing work at 1 in the morning will do that to ya! When I get a minute I will regale/bore you with a thousand stories from the last couple of weeks, but for now I really want to congratulate Tim Wilding for winning the 2008 National Elite Hillclimb Championship today! A fantastic effort from Tim to sharpen up his legs for Saturday's XC Championship...Cheers to Tim of course, but also to his sponsors - Santa Cruz/Maxxis/Pearl Izumi/NoTubes/Karl Kane Design/Roadworks, and his coach Bryan Hall.

Tim just after his win

Elite HC Podium: l to r Gavin McCarthy, Tim Wilding and Tony Hogg

Also in the medals today in the heat of this stunning Wellington summer was legendary hard man John Randal with his hard-fought Bronze medal in the Masters event. John is also riding the XC on Saturday and the MTB Criterium on Sunday at Long Gully, representing the Roadworks jersey superbly well as always!

John in battle

Masters HC Podium: Ian Paintin 4th (Silver), Jonty Ritchie 2nd, Wayne Hiscock National Champion, Jonny Waghorn 3rd, John Randal 5th (Bronze)

Tim's Championship winning Blur in rigid fork climbing mode

Have heaps of pics and stuff from the last couple of weeks to bang on about, but later for that. Cheers, Oli