riding success

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 24-Mar-2016

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BENDIGO mountain bike aces Peta Mullens, Tasman Nankervis and Chris Hamilton have returned from the National Mountain Bike Championships in Bright with a swag of silverware.

Mullens came home with silver from the women’s crocc-country event, while Nankervis and Hamilton finished second and third in the under-23 cross-country titles.

Mullens finished behind three-time national champion Rebecca Henderson, who blew away a strong field. 

“I knew straight away on the start loop that my legs didn’t have it,” Mullens, the 2013 national champion, said.

“I think as a bike rider you kind of know early on and I tried to put that aside and just power on as much as I can but she just had the better of me by far.”

In the under-23 men, Scott Bowden claimed back-to-back national titles, beating the Bendigo duo of Nankervis and Hamilton by over two minutes.

Nankervis continues to improve, while Hamilton has been focussing largely on road racing, and admitted his legs weren’t up to the challenge on dirt.

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