Andrew Hill takes Burry Stander Classic win.
40km: 2hr00min, climbing: 600-800m
The Burry Stander Classic once again for the second year running made its home in the South coast town of Port Edward over the weekend. The race which has Burry’s name attached to the title was a perfect way to remember the Olympian. This was where Burry started riding as a youngster and continued to live and train achieving huge results along the way. So it was fitting for the race organising crew to make a notable mark on the calendar by putting together a well coordinated and memorable race to honour such a legend.
The route was a perfect balance between technical single track riding at Beaver Creek and Clear Water Trails to cruising in and out of the macadamia nut plantations and banana trees. The winter weather played its part perfectly and the couple of millimetres of rain the day before the race settled the trails very well and made for some great racing.
Up front Alan Hatherly and I took a strong lead and raced the entire race together until in the final kilometre I put in a strong effort to just finish just less then 1min minute ahead of him 3rd place went to Tyron Bird who raced back from 6th place to his podium finish.
Classic Overall Results
1st Andrew Hill (TIB insurance)
2nd Alan Hatherly (ASG)
3rd Tyron Bird (Quattro)