THE EvoCities Mountain Bike (MTB) Series is set for a thrilling finish with three overall racers set to challenge for the women’s honours.
Just a handful of points separate the top three contenders and early series leader Eliza Kwan will be looking to secure the top prize.
“I love Wagga, it’s a track that’s got a bit of everything,” Kwan said.
“There’s nothing scary out there, but there are some bits that will slow you down if you’re not very technical,” she said.
Kwan raced in the first three EvoCities MTB races finishing in first place each time.
After those first three races, she qualified to represent Australia in Italy at the World Marathon Championships and a week later was racing at the UCI MTB World Cup round in Switzerland.
With Kwan now back from international competition, she’ll have a fight on her hands to finish as the series champion.
Fellow racer Brooke Rowlands took two wins and Liz Smith has consistently finished second, it’s meant the race to the series win is open ended.
“If Liz (Smith) wins, I need to come second to win the series,” Kwan said.
However, the Melbourne based Jenni King will participate in her first Wagga 6 Hour race – which could throw up some unique results for Rowlands, Smith and Kwan.
Even before the series has wrapped up, Kwan is keen to see it return.
“All the clubs have put on events that are great and a lot of these clubs and events are run by volunteers and passionate people,” Kwan said.
Without the volunteers, Kwan said the events like Wagga’s 6 Hour enduro and the EvoCities MTB Series would not get off the ground.
Entries for the Wagga 6 Hour have opened and will close on Saturday, September 5.
Kwan encouraged cyclists to have a go at the race.
“It’s really good fun,” she said.
“Wagga’s a perfect place to start, just bring enough food and water, go out on the track and have fun.”
Visit http://6hour.mtbwagga.asn.au/ to enter.
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