Canberrans win 12 medals at AusCycling Mountain Bike National Championships | Canberra time


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Canberra’s mountain bike community is cleaning up at the AusCycling Mountain Bike National Championships with 12 medals won so far. Two-time Olympian Caroline Buchanan won by 0.679 seconds to clinch the elite women’s pumptrack title. The 31-year-old celebrated her victory in Southern Tasmania on Instagram. “This one is special. Maydena Bike Park is having a show this weekend,” she wrote. The Tuggeranong BMX Club athlete was joined by a number of other Canberra riders, including three-time Olympian Rebecca McConnell, who won the elite women’s XCO cross-country race, and Zoe Cuthbert, who finished second. Fellow three-time Olympian Daniel McConnell took silver in the elite men, and all three will be back for the XCC events on Sunday. MORE IN THE SPORT Canberra Off-Road Cycling‘s Owen Sheppard finished third in the men’s U13 cross country for both events. While ACT riders Sian A’Hern, Hamish Armstrong and Sorrell Fuller won their downhill events, followed by Mario Baldwin and Sarah Entwhistle taking silver, and Lewis Allborn finishing third. Canberrans will have another day of events, on the final day of competition on Sunday, to boost the Capitals’ medal count.



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