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Located in the heart of Methven Mt Hutt Village, Big Als Snowsports is a premier specialty ski/snowboard rental, repair and retail store. Welcome to our BLOG where Big Al will be churning out the latest news on our teams, events, results and general grumpiness when he sees fit!

Oceania Mountainbike Champs Mt Hutt Bike Park

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

In the biggest bike event held in Methven The Oceania MTB Championships were held in the Mt Hutt Bike Park last weekend. Competitors from Australia, N.Z. and the Pacific competed in the X-C and Downhill events. Friday was a ride day and the first day of competition Saturday was a brilliantly fine day for the       X-C riders. The elite mens race was won by Aussi Dan McConnell world No 4 from under 19 Kiwi pro rider Anton Cooper. The Kiwis had a win in the elite womens race with Karen Hanlen the winner. Sunday was downhill day and the conditions could have been different. Rain from the tail end of a tropical cyclone wet the course. Kiwi and world No 5 Sam Blenkinsop was successful in the elite mens race. Kiwi Sarah Atkin made a clean sweep for the kiwis winning the elite womens race. The X-C Eliminator proved a clean sweep for the Aussis in the wet. (whats that about?) Shaun Lewis won the mens event and Olympian Rowena Fry the women's.