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TROY BROSNAN WINS ROUND 1 OF NATIONALS ON CANYON DEBUT

Words by Owlpine Group

Troy Brosnan has debuted his partnerships with Canyon and SRAM in fine form, taking out Round 1 of the DHI National Series at Awaba Mountain Bike Park in New South Wales over the weekend.

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Brosnan topped qualifying in the Lake Macquarie Town, where the dusty track is dubbed one of the best in the country.

I WAS PRETTY EXCITED TO RIDE THE NEW BIKE AND SEE EXACTLY WHAT IT WOULD DO, THE WEATHER WAS REALLY HOT AND ABOUT 38 DEGREES AND 80% HUMIDITY SO IT WAS PRETTY HARD TO KEEP COOL. PRACTICE WAS A LOT BETTER AND I JUST KEPT GETTING FASTER AND FASTER AND FELT GREAT FOR RACE DAY.

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The win was a projection of what is to come from Brosnan in his National Series Campaign as he posted a dominant winning time of 3:30:91.

MY RACE RUN WAS AWESOME, I FELT REALLY GOOD AND KNEW THAT I HAD A REALLY GOOD RUN. IT WAS PRETTY MUCH PERFECT, ONCE I STARTED THERE WASN’T REALLY THAT MUCH PEDALLING IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF LEANING BACK AND JUST LETTING GO DOWN THE TRACK SO I WENT DOWN WITHOUT MAKING ANY MISTAKES AND ENDED UP TAKING THE WIN BY A COUPLE OF SECONDS. HOPEFULLY IT WAS THE FIRST OF MANY WINS ON THE NEW BIKE!

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After debuting on his Canyon Sender and in Mavic Race Gear in Awaba, Brosnan is confident in his team and the year ahead.

IT’S A BIG CHANGE THIS YEAR FOR ME HEADING TO CANYON, SO TO HAVE THEM AND SRAM THERE AT THE RACE SUPPORTING ME AND GIVING ME EVERYTHING I NEEDED TO RIDE AND DO WELL WAS REALLY GREAT AND I’M SUPER STOKED WITH THE NEW TEAM AND THE WAY THINGS ARE ALL ROLLING.

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Round 2 of the 2017 DHI National Series will be held at Thredbo, New South Wales, on Feburary 3rd, where Brosnan has a rich history, most recently winning the Cannonball MTB Festival in December.

Awaba Race Results

1st – Troy Brosnan: 3:30.91
2nd – Jake Newell: 3:36:00
3rd – Jackson Frew: 3:36:92
4th – Brent Smith: 3:37.55
5th – Joel Willis: 3:38.27