Results: Australian National Downhill Championships

Mar 14, 2020
by Ed Spratt  

With a series of cancellations and postponed events this week the Australian National Downhill Championships is one of the few races not to fall victim to the COVID-19 virus. Come race day and it was last years champion Troy Brosnan who posted the top time in the Elite Men's race. Troy came closely followed by Connor Fearon in second place and Aaron Gungl closed out the top three, 3.164 seconds back.

The Women's racing saw a dominant Sian A'Hern who managed to secure the national title in 2020 after coming within half a second of Tracey Hannah at last years event. Tegan Molloy crossed the line in second place and Ellie Smith finished the day third, over 36 seconds behind Sian.


Elite Men

1st. Troy Brosnan: 3:33.899
2nd. Connor Fearon: +1.234
3rd. Aaron Gungl: +3.164
4th. Jackson Frew: +4.535
5th. Baxter Maiwald: +9.153

Elite Women

1st. Sian A'Hern: 4:15.402
2nd. Tegan Molloy: +15.329
3rd. Ellie Smith: +36.258
4th. Harriet Burbridge: +56.880

Junior Men

1st. Luke Meier-Smith: 3:37.829
2nd. Joshua Arcus: +5.250
3rd. Joel Sutherland: +16.035
4th. Tom Carter: +18.094
5th. Blair Stuart: +22.378

Junior Women

1st. Cassie Voysey: 4:33.543
2nd. Ashleigh Weinert: +0.598
3rd. Tess Buckley: +2:14.075

Full results are available here.


  • 32 1
 Where were the Hannah's?
  • 5 0
 same question
  • 12 0
  • 19 18
 Double diarrhea!
  • 1 0
 @kinglingping Probably doing solo rides.
  • 4 1
 I guess still in NZ or quarantine, people travelling back from NZ right now require 2 week isolation
  • 3 2
 @Jamesgoulding: other way around. Australia is doing stuff all to control Corona. As soon as our weather cools it will blow up.
  • 15 0
 @EarIysport: they're both out stockpiling toilet paper
  • 6 1
 @EarIysport: you have to self quarantine for 2 weeks after arriving in Australia at the min.
Aus has also cancelled major events where mass gatherings of people would attend. Most people here are using common sense to prevent the spread the rest are buying toilet paper.
  • 5 1
 @Jamesgoulding: NZ has compulsory quarantine for ALL arrivals, not Australia. Australia has self-quarantine for Australian nationals arriving from Italy, South Korea, China, and Iran. Foreigners have self quarantine.
  • 4 0
 @iamamodel: Things are changing quite quickly here, as now "All overseas arrivals to Australia will need to self-isolate for 14 days as of midnight on Sunday"
  • 2 2
 @iamamodel: Update time, broseph.
  • 1 0
 @EnduRowan: Obviously.
  • 17 1
 First win for the new Sender
  • 8 0
 Troy has been a Sender for at least 10 Years and won several times.
  • 2 0
 @Bearmann: he's on a new redesigned sender with 29" wheels. both troy and kye are on 29" prototype senders
  • 2 0
 @Bearmann: Troy is definitely a sender!
  • 11 0
 U19 men winner would have got 4th Elite Men. Not bad.
  • 2 0
 Actually third if my maths isn't broken.
  • 3 0
 @WishIWazFaster: It's 4th AntN was right
  • 8 0
 Sian A'Hern is on fire, left all ladies far behind !
  • 4 0
 Top 2 Junior girls would have come in very close 3rd and 4th in elite
  • 7 1
 Baxter !!!!! Ewwww! Yeaaaaaah bosss ! When I saw the girls I thought too spot was Remy Morton ha ha
  • 4 0
 On the enduro whip to. The lads rapid
  • 8 0
  • 4 0
 I think the Hannah's, Dean Lucas, ect are already in Europe since RD 1 was to be next weekend.
  • 1 0
 Darn, I thought that was Chris Kovarik’s rad hair on top of the podium — I almost jumped out of my chair, but then realized it was Kovarik-hair-imposter Sian A’Hern =/. Congrats Sian!
  • 2 0
 Never expected to see anyone but Troy at the top. Hope he gets a win this year. Come on Troy, stomp your opponents like you stomp waffles in the shower.
  • 3 1
 I swear I thought that Remy Morton on the first place lmao
  • 2 1
 Would love to see Bronsnan take some wins this year!!! He's always so close. Such a consistent performer.
  • 1 0
 ah yes, its superwoman/man season! mtb- the only sport with folks that do this strange gesture.
  • 2 0
 It's Harriet Burbidge, not Burbridge. The results have the wrong spelling.
  • 1 0
 The new Canyon Sender looks awesome. Got a good look at it
  • 1 0
 Pinkbike. I see what you did there!
  • 2 0
 folks raced and lived!!!
  • 1 0
 troy brosnan taking the title was no shock ahah
  • 1 0
  • 1 0
 Good onya, mate!
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