I packed the mountain bike as part of my trip to Crackenback and Specialized Team Camp, as the local cross country trails are superb and great condition to learn from. It was a spontaneous decision to register. With our Camp schedule including available time for training & resort activities on Saturday, racing is one of the best training sessions you can get so I was in! :-)
- Stage 1: Time Trial – 5.5km time trial lap, Crackenback Resort (Saturday)
- Stage 2: Thredbo Summit Smash – a 21.5km ascent from Lake Crackenback to Thredbo Resort including the Thredbo Peak Party at the top! (Saturday)
- Stage 3: The Descender – a 24km descent from Thredbo Resort to Lake Crackenback (Saturday)
- Stage 4: The Marathon – a 75km XC MTB Marathon including 5 x 15km loops of Crackenback Resort (Sunday)
Tre-X & In2Adventure did a fantastic job co-ordinating the event. Meeting and riding with local and regional competitors within the XC scene was a highlight. A fantastic event which I'd highly recommend to all levels and abilities. I personally love the concept and challenge of a staged event and would love to support and come back one day in the future.
Cheers Bec :-)
Race report and results: