Rider closes in on championship

IMBIL mountain bike rider Cale Anderson is on the verge of taking out the National Mountain Biking Series C-Grade Championship despite not winning a single round to date.

All Anderson has to do to take out the championship is finish the final round in Canberra next weekend.

The 30-year-old athlete has performed consistently throughout the series to find himself sitting in a commanding position.

Anderson finished third in the last race, in the NSW alpine town of Thredbo, following on from consecutive fifths.

While only required to finish to claim the series, Anderson indicated when speaking to Sunshine Coast media that he still wanted to finish first.

“As long as I finish the race and get some points on the table, there’s no one who can take the title away from me,” he said.

“But I’d like to finish it off with a win.”

Anderson said, however, he was willing to settle for a podium finish as the ideal way to celebrate a series win.

“I’ve been consistent without winning so far, so it’d be a good end to the series if I can get on the podium,” he added.

Gympie Times


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