Josh Strang once again rounded out the World Trophy Team‰Ûªs immense efforts in the Chilean heat, clocking a fastest time of 44:55.24, which has accordingly secured his position at 10th overall. Based on the individual and collaborative team efforts in day four, Australia‰Ûªs full team are now all in the top 10 overall!
Looking to our fifth consecutive winners, the Australian Women‰Ûªs World Trophy Team, day four was another fantastic day that proved just how skilled our three ladies are as they hold the lead for a fourth consecutive day. Team Australia now leads the class ahead of Team USA by eight minutes, with Spain, France and Sweden following thereafter to round out the top five overall.
Tayla Jones lead the charge for Team Australia in day four, clocking in a fastest time of 51:33.31, which further cements her first-place position overall ahead of Team USA‰Ûªs Brandy Richards. Jessica Gardiner scored the second fastest time for the team of 53:38.76, however due to the tough conditions and the heat of riders including Brandy Richards and Livia Lancelot, Gardiner has moved to fourth position overall. Mackenzie Tricker had a challenging day today as she navigated the rocky terrain alongside the stifling heat and blinding dust, moving from seventh to 12th position overall.
Reflecting on today‰Ûªs course and special tests, Tayla Jones noted; ‰ÛÏday four was pretty good! I had a couple of crashes which took up a bit of time, but I made up all the hills which I‰Ûªm happy about. The rock test got rough really quick though, so I struggled to manage that test. Overall though today was another good day, I got another day win and the team made up more time which I‰Ûªm absolutely stoked about! Hopefully we can keep it up tomorrow and stay safe!‰Û