Long Distance Qualification

Thursday, 28 August 2008

The long distance qualification race today threw the team a few challenges and mixed results were the order of the day.  Adrian and Alex comfortably qualified, finishing 1st and 3rd in their respective heats, whilst Paul and Dave narrowly missed the cut, finishing 22nd and 23rd.  Paul and Dave struggled with the change of style compared to yesterday, and made one too many small mistakes in a race where all errors were punished.


The women all successfully got round their courses without mispunching or any mishaps to make it through to the final.

Tomorrow is a rest day and all in the team will be doing a very easy ride and then resting the mind and legs for their next race.  Below is some pictures from today and some additional ones from the middle distance final.


The 2008 Australian MTBO Team...

    Paul Darvodelsky
    Adrian Jackson
    Alex Randall
    David (Larry) Simpfendorfer

    Cath Chalmers
    Thor Egerton
    Jen Graham-Taylor
    Mel Simpson

Relay Jitters Sunday, 31 August 2008
Long distance final Saturday, 30 August 2008 AJ managed a brilliant 6th today in the long final.
Maps from Long Distance Qualification Friday, 29 August 2008 Maps from Long Distance Qualification
Team gossip for the rest day Thursday, 28 August 2008
Long Distance Qualification Thursday, 28 August 2008
Golden Pictures Thursday, 28 August 2008
Gold for AJ in middle distance Wednesday, 27 August 2008 Adrian Jackson won the WOC middle distance race today
Sprint and Opening Ceremony Pics Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Sprint Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Team Photos Sunday, 24 August 2008
Photos from training week Saturday, 23 August 2008
Training camp draws to a close... Saturday, 23 August 2008
2008 MTBO World Champs Australian Team Friday, 22 August 2008
Official 2008 MTB WOC Program Friday, 22 August 2008 Check out the full event program