Queensland Enduro Series: Toowoomba Race Report

Round 2 of the modified series went down on the weekend in stellar weather conditions at Toowoomba. There was no shortage of dust and rocks as usual at Toowoomba, but the pleasant day time temperature certainly made the leg burning 23km course a fraction easier. As usual the Toowoomba round proved a physical affair and there were no shortages of challenges for the riders.

Caitlin Dore in the Elite Women’s field

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A total of 151 riders attended with 86 junior riders (U19 and below) making the commitment to the mammoth course. The riders would have to undertake the full climb of the range on two occasions to make it to the stages with many smaller climbs in between. A mega Queen’s stage had riders descending for approximately 6 minutes at pace as they headed down Danomite – Anonymous – Hot Rod and into the bottom of Frenzy. There was approximately 1000m of elevation, no shortage of technical features, plenty of pedaling and a whole heap of dust to contend with. As usual Toowoomba delivered a challenging round of the Queensland Enduro Series.

Rory Whittaker dropping in

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Euan Noble opening it up

Race Results

The business end of the day certainly played well into the hands of the fittest riders with Ben Forbes taking out the Elite Men’s Podium and Elle De Nooyer taking out the Elite Womens podium. Expert and Men and Women’s categories were won by Tim Penberthy and Imogen Loft respectively. The Junior categories again had a big showing with half the riders donning a race plate being in the U19 or below categories. U19 Men was won by Will Hynes, U17 Mens Taj Pollard, U15 Men by Carter Sloan, U15 Women by Sacha Mills, U13 by Oliver Colthup and U13 Womens Ashlyn Argent . All other podium results can be found below and full results click the link.

Ryan Leutton on his way to 6th in Elite Men

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Nick Maxwell in the U17 class

Another round of the COVID modified Queensland Enduro Series is done and dusted and another epic weekend on the bike for many riders. Official race photos can be purchased by contacting Sam Bianchetto or clicking the link below, make sure you grab your best shots and support the guys behind the lens. Don’t forget to follow him on instagram to keep up with his killer content!

Next round heads to Kandanga on 3-4 October for the first enduro event to be held at the private property known for a history of DH events on the SEQDH calendar. New trails have been built and it looks set to be another great round of the series, rego opens soon and we will let you know when it’s open for entry…..

Aaron Stone coming down the range

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