Results: Australian XC National Championships

Mar 13, 2021
by Ed Spratt  
Photo: Matt Rousu

The results are in from the Australian XC National Championships, with Daniel McConnell, Rebecca McConnell, Sam Fox and Katherine Hosking taking the Elite and U23 titles for 2021. Rebecca McConnell secured her eighth consecutive Elite national title with a win of over 12 minutes on second-placed Zoe Cuthbert. After winning again this year, Rebecca McConnell has now reached a 15-year winning streak at the National Championships that goes back to her time as a Junior.

Daniel McConnell managed to take the national title in the Elite Men's racing, with Jared Graves coming across the line in second place after riders faced some tricky conditions. Following the XC National Championships, it is now onto Downhill as riders take on a brand new course.

Check out the full results below.


Elite Men (5 Laps):

1st. Daniel McConnell: 1:30:55.350
2nd. Jared Graves: 1:35:29.007
3rd. Cameron Ivory: 1:36:08.273
4th. Tasman Nankervis: 1:37:05.103
5th. Ben Bradley: 1:38:06.903

Elite Women (4 Laps):

1st. Rebecca McConnell: 1:43:18.303
2nd. Zoe Cuthbert: 1:54:35.090
3rd. Karen Hill: 2:02:27.257
4th. Rachel Hore: 1:44:56.897 [After 3 Laps]
5th. Imogen Smith: 1:47:24.040 [After 3 Laps]

U23 Men (4 Laps):

1st. Sam Fox: 1:13:53.657
2nd. Matthew Dinham: 1:14:18.117
3rd. Domenic Paolilli: 1:14:35.623
4th. Brayden Martin: 1:14:51.343
5th. Cameron Wright: 1:17:17.117

U23 Women (3 Laps):

1st. Katherine Hosking: 1:25:29.160
2nd. Isabella Flint: 1:29:46.647
3rd. Holly Lubcke: 1:30:44.007
4th. Phoebe Thompson: 1:41:41.163
5th. Isabella Hosking: 1:48:38.837

Full Results:

Elite Men:

Elite Women:

U23 Men:

U23 Women:


  • 38 3
 Jared Graves is an animal - pumped to see him 2nd to a World Cup assassin.
  • 23 0
 Levy said he could take him on climbs in an enduro race. Might be time for another episode of humbled once travel restrictions are over.
  • 11 55
flag aljoburr (Mar 13, 2021 at 4:45) (Below Threshold)
 Did Jared manage to pass the drugs tests?
  • 49 4
 @aljoburr: he managed to beat brain cancer and now he's back on the bike and on the a national championship race. Enough said.
  • 3 2
 @gooutsidetoday: and got second by seconds, with a crash, bleeding..
  • 5 0
 @Lagr1980: minutes* still an animal regardless
  • 10 0
 This article greatly needs a pic of Graves slaying it in full XC set up.... and bike check.
  • 3 0
 Looks like he is back riding for Yeti:
  • 1 0
 @gdharries: wow... he went full XC
  • 3 0
 @gdharries: interesting to see narrower rim on front. Not the way the industry sell us the thing....
  • 2 0
 @Clem-mk: And the 4 pot rear/ 2 pot front Very confused
  • 2 0
 @DirkMcClerkin: well, from his BMX days he knows how to ride without a front brake.
  • 2 0
 @DirkMcClerkin: It's the future!
  • 2 0
 @DirkMcClerkin: I guess it's due to wet conditions, less aggressive brake attack and rounder tire profile front to through the soft... Maybe?
  • 1 0
 @Clem-mk: Wondered about the tires...
Blacked out Maxxis Ardent Race front?
  • 1 0
 @DirkMcClerkin: continental race King Wink
  • 3 0
 according to this website, the even have trials and pumptrack nat. champs. How cool is that?
  • 2 0
 Yeah Harriet B-S won the ladies and James Gilchrist won the blokes
  • 4 0
 Nice work Jared, but Rebecca McConnell holy moly 8 titles in a row. Cleaned the field by a whopping 10 min in this one.
  • 3 0
 Couldn't believe it when I looked at the results. Jared f'ing Graves. Nice one!
  • 4 0
 where's Sam Hill?
  • 2 0
 A Karen Hill made an appearance...
  • 1 0
 @matjtom90: with flats pedals of course...
  • 1 0
 Good job Mr bradley. Shame about the state of women's xc ra ING in Aussie at the moment though
  • 2 0
 What do you mean about Australian women's XC?
  • 1 0
 @iamamodel: just not very competitive. Its a shame for everyone including the winner
  • 2 0
 @Madfella: you are judging this on one race result. if you knew their other results this year, you wouldn't be saying that.
  • 2 0
 Are there world unicycle championships? Send Jared.
  • 1 0
 Any luck on a race video? That course looked super sweet, I'd love to watch it
  • 1 0
 A buddy of mine said it was so muddy her wheels wouldn't spin. Ick.
  • 1 0
 It was Very muddy Big Grin Tassie turned on the weather for the race
  • 1 0
 Yeah tas! Doing it full privateer

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