Round seven of the 2019 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series saw hot and sunny conditions along with cold, rainy and muddy conditions for the Dunlop Tomahawk on Sunday, June 2 in Odessa, New York.
Kailub Russell came out on top earning his fourth overall win of the season.
However, that win did not come easy for Russell as he swapped the lead position several times with fellow XC1 Pro competitor, Thad Duvall. As the duo continued to make their way through the treacherous course, Duvall would find himself in the lead as the two-lap card was out.
After a long pit stop, Russell was back in the lead when the white flag came out indicating one more lap to go. Duvall came through 31 seconds behind Russell, but you could tell Duvall was on a mission to battle for the overall win. As the anticipation grew, everyone's eyes were on the road crossing after the pro pit section. Russell crossed back over the road first, but Duvall was gaining on him. With only two-miles separating them, Russell made his way through a small section of the woods and out to the finish line 16 seconds ahead of Duvall to earn his 58th career overall bike win.