Results: New Zealand XC National Championships 2021

Feb 27, 2021
by Ed Spratt  
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The results are in from the New Zealand XC National Championships, with Anton Cooper and Sammie Maxwell taking the titles for 2021. Anton Cooper defended his title in the Elite/U23 Men's category with a win of over two minutes on second-placed Ben Oliver. Sam Shaw rounded out the top three racers with a race time of 1:33:29.

Sammie Maxwell took the top step of the Elite/U23 Women's podium this weekend, with Kate McIlroy nearly three minutes back in second and Rebecca Kingsford in third position. Following the XC National Championships, it is now onto Downhill as riders take on a wild course at Christchurch Adventure Park.

Check out the full results below.


Elite/U23 Men (7 Laps):

1st. Anton Cooper: 1:29:01
2nd. Ben Oliver: 1:32:12
3rd. Sam Shaw: 1:33:29
4th. Cameron Jones: 1:34:15
5th. Josh Burnett: 1:36:17

Elite/U23 Women (5 Laps):

1st. Sammie Maxwell: 1:18:24
2nd. Kate McIlroy: 1:21:02
3rd. Rebecca Kingsford: 1:24:09
4th. Reta Trotman: 1:26:48
5th. Hannah Miller: 1:27:37

Full Results:

Elite/U23 Men:

Elite/U23 Women:


  • 17 0
 @KiwiSheep they had a cap on how many Sams that could enter the race I think...
  • 7 0
 With those odds, Sam should have won the men’s race for sure!
  • 2 0
 Shawnanigans you mean.
  • 2 0
 Blenki won the DH crown for the second year running, if anyone wanted to know....
  • 2 1
 What ever happened to Sam Gale?
  • 4 0
 Racing on the road in Europe.
  • 1 2
 My torpedo hurts just looking at the pictures.
  • 8 0
 He's a downhiller, you're thinking of Sam Gaze.
  • 2 0
 @KiwiSheep Sam Gaze... Back in 2019 at the Cape Epic he had a nasty head injury on the 2nd day (Stage 1) and he's never been the same on an MTB since. He's been in a number of WC races since but he's barely cracked the top 50. Sad to see.
  • 2 0
 Poor lad
  • 1 0
 is there a (live) stream of the nz champs?
  • 1 0
 Not sure I’ve ever seen Anton Race without a fern on his kit.
  • 1 0
 At the world cups he wears his team jersey for xcc ( short track) and nz national jersey for xco
  • 1 0
 @gcrider: Ah yeah, I forgot about the XCC.
  • 1 0
 Even 2 Sam's in the women's side lol.
  • 2 2
 Why do the men do more laps than the women?
  • 4 0
 Because they are faster and these level races are set so the winner is roughly 1:25

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