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2017 MTB Worlds Junior Men’s XCO Results – Holden Jones Wins BRONZE for Canada

by pedalmag.com

September 07, 2017 (Cairns, Australia) – Holden Jones raced to a gutsy bronze medal for Canada in a hot battle for the silver in the 23.1km Junior Men’s XCO race this morning in Cairns, Australia at the 2017 MTB World Championships.

Holden Jones  ©  Michal Cerveny
At his debut Worlds, Jones was neck and neck with Joel Roth (Switzerland) for much of the latter part of the race until the final 1/2 lap when Roth was able to gain a gap.

Holden Jones en route to bronze  ©  Michal Cerveny
Cameron Wright (Australia) took the win after jumping to comfortable lead in the race that consisted of a Start loop + 5 laps ands crossed the finish line with a 35s margin over Roth. Tyler Clark was 27th, Gunnar Holmgren was 29th and Brody Sanderson did not finish following a crash. This is Canada’s first medal at the 2017 MTB Worlds.


1. Cameron Wright (Australia) 1:07:56
2. Joel Roth (Switzerland) 0:35
3. Holden Jones (Canada) 0:44
4. Juri Zanotti (Italy) 0:48
5. David List (Germany) 0:57
6. Mathis Azzaro (France) 1:20
7. Matthew Dinham (Australia) 1:54
8. Mick van Dijke (Netherlands) 2:04
9. Eden Cruise (New Zealand) 2:10
10. Alexander Young Andersen (Denmark) 2:11

27. Tyler Clark (Canada) 4:07
29. Gunnar Holmgren (Canada) 4:50
DNF Brody Sanderson (Canada)

Full results here.

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