Gerard Said wins round four

Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 12:13

The cross country national points series resumed with the fourth round at Chadwick Lakes. Gerard Said had a remarkable day clinching a surprise win after an early attack which left current NPS leader Etienne Bonello unable to respond. The race at Chadwick lakes offered a great challenge due to its 1 km climb on loose soil and clay together with its technical downhill and single tracks. Some prominent riders opted out of this challenge.

The race rolled smoothly from the start line until the riders reached the first climb of the day. Gerard Said surprised everyone by an early attack which put NPS leader Etienne Bonello in trouble. Clearly not on his best form still recovering from the Tour ta’ Malta, Bonello struggled to match Said’s effort. Said was clearly on a good day as he dug deep to keep his advantage through the remaining laps to finish the race in 38:55 seconds, Bonello had to settle in second sport one minute later with Joseph Formosa in third place. Round five of the National Points series will be held  this sunday at Gudja which will be organized by Agones Cycling Club. Further information may be obtained by visiting www.maltamountainbike.com

 





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