The third day of the Cape to Cape MTB gave us a real feast of mighty fine singletrack today, during the Margaret River Special Stage. The 53km stage took in the bulk of the finest singletrack that has put Margaret River on the mountain bike map.
In a stage filled with massive berms, tabletop jumps and picturesque trails running along the river, Lachlan Norris was able to retain his yellow jersey while Jenny Fay extended her lead even further.
After the bunch riding of the last couple of days the elite men’s field used the singletrack to try and blow each other apart, but in the end it came down to a five man sprint with Andy Blair just taking the win.
Jodie Willet was unable to make up any ground on Jenny Fay and a tangle with some fencing wire didn’t help things either. In the end it was Nic Leary who snagged second place, her 650B wheels clearly suiting the singletrack.
The stage finished at the idyllic Colonial Brewery where it will host the start of the final day’s racing tomorrow morning. Cape to Cape will wrap up tomorrow after a final 66km push to Dunsborough.