Wild Wild West Series Round 3. Walloon 2021
Round 3 of the Wild West Series was held at the ever excellent Walloon
With close to 100 competitors taking to the start, the technical Walloon course turned on the Christmas magic. Tight, twisty, dry and dusty trails provided excellent, close racing conditions, ensuring that time gaps between competitors were minimal at the finish.
Riders were treated to beautiful racing conditions, with the temperature remaining cool due to the early start time (8.00am). Due to the unique racing format at Wild West events, with everybody on the circuit at the same time, nobody was left to sweat it out with a late afternoon race, all riders had finished racing by 10.00am.
No dismounts were required across the entire course, with a selection between A and B lines at all techincal sections. Walloon is a great facility to develop skill as a rider especially when tackling each element under racing conditions. Although Walloon is not open to the public for riding between events, you can ride at the facility as part of coaching setup ‘JR’s Gym and Bike’ visit their website for contact information.
Results – Walloon XCO (Cross Country) – Sunday, December 19th 2021
Sunday’s XCO (Cross Country) mountain bike race at Walloon
A Grade men once again had a very strong field take to the start line at Walloon, with Jared Graves repeating his win from Kooralbyn (Round 1). Joel Dodds and Kyle Stewart swapped positions from the previous round at Wondai to finish 2nd and 3rd.
1. JARED GRAVES
2. JOEL DODDS
3. KYLE STEWART
Late entry Anna Beck took out a comfortable win in the the A Grade womens event with more than a minute’s advantage by the finish. Lisa Dodds and Ashley Watling battled hard all the way to the line with less than a second separating them at the finish.
1. ANNA BECK
2. LISA DODDS
3. ASHLEY WATLING
Complete results for all categories from Round 3 XCO can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking here.
Event photography from Walloon
The amazing Dylan Provan Visuals have again provided a selection of stunning photographs from Walloon. Head over to his facebook page to see them all and give him a like, follow and share whilst you’re at it so you don’t miss any in the future.
We have added a small selection from Dylan’s collection for your viewing pleasure below.