Results: New Zealand National DH Series Round 3 - Christchurch

Feb 11, 2024 at 3:05
by Ed Spratt  
The 2024 New Zealand national series continued this weekend in Christchurch with Lachlan Stevens-McNab, Louise Kelly, Luke Wayman and Winnifred Goldsbury taking the top steps of the podium in the elite and U19 categories.

Lachlan Stevens-McNab secured his third win of the 2024 series as he just pulled ahead of Toby Meek by 0.37 seconds. With just one round remaining can Lachlan make it a clean sweep of the series next weekend? Sam Blenkinsop piloted his new gearbox Zerode race bike to third place, 1.5 seconds back. There was more competition in the elite women's racing this weekend with Louise Kelly winning the race with a 4.58-second gap to Julie Duvert. Martha Gill took third place.

In the U19 junior racing, Luke Wayman was fastest this weekend in Christchurch finding a huge 9.55 seconds against Hugo Arthur. Winnifred Goldsbury also took a big win in the women's U19 race as she went 8.78 seconds up on Bellah Birchall.

Check out the full results from the third round of the New Zealand national series below. Stay tuned for the fourth round in Cardrona on February 18.



Race Action:




Results:


Elite Men:



1st. Lachlan Stevens-Mcnab: 2:40.81
2nd. Toby Meek: +0.37
3rd. Sam Blenkinsop: +1.5
4th. Kieran Bennett: +5.69
5th. Nico Arnold: +5.91




Elite Women:



1st. Louise Kelly: 3:39.41
2nd. Julie Duvert: +4.59
3rd. Martha Gill: +10.89




U19 Men:



1st. Luke Wayman: 2:40.77
2nd. Hugo Arthur: +9.55
3rd. Seth Stylie: +13.45
4th. Erik Cassels-Brown: +13.80
5th. Eli Robertson: +22.58




U19 Women:



1st. Winnifred Goldsbury: 3:22.77
2nd. Bellah Birchall: +8.78



Full Results:

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You can view the full results list here.



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14 Comments
  • 11 0
 Juniors men&women win both races?
  • 2 0
 And the junior women 1st place was 16 seconds faster than elite! Kids these days are fast!!
  • 11 1
 Where was the Bulldog? Was he forbidden to race ?
  • 2 0
 Chained up
  • 3 0
 See what he did there
  • 4 0
 It was quite a brutal course- lots of rocks and dry slippery Christchurch moondust. It’s a pretty unforgiving place tbh. Fun to ride but I guess it would be scary to race. Not as bad as before the fire when the dust was inches thick hiding all sorts of mayhem!
  • 2 0
 WOW, the U19 consistently outperforms the elite category!
  • 4 0
 U19 constantly takes all the risks to win. Check out the OTB Podcast for some post race interviews, The Elites were holding back from the sounds of it.
  • 2 0
 The whole top 5 elite fit between 1-2nd in U19. And 0.05 between the 2 winners is pretty damn close.
  • 7 4
 Not many of the juniors had suffered through 6 months of teams collapsing around them, loosing their jobs, total uncertainty, managed to find land in the darkness of night mid storm, get on a team, understand the significance, be professional about it and look to turn up at the world cup still in one piece... most of the juniors will still have mum doing the washing for them.
  • 5 0
 @goodkent: we’ll getting beaten be a bunch of kids isn’t going to help much is it.
  • 2 0
 ...also heard over 30 riders broke themselves and ended up in hospital. theres some savage footage on insta. be interesting to see if theres many repeat names left in the junior ranks at the end o the season, and if so, if they can keep that pace across multiple weekends. Risk/reward/longevity.
  • 2 0
 @goodkent: well Luke been beating elites for a while now, so it might be also that he is just that fast Smile







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