Gu & Butterflies dominate Mont 24-Hour

Top elite teams unstoppable in Down Under enduro

The men's Gu/SRAM/Niterider team and women's Brazilian Butterfly squad dominated the elite categories at the Mont 24-hour in Canberra over the weekend of October 27-28.

In a perfect display of 'how to win a 24-hour race', the Gu/SRAM/Niterider squad of Sid Taberlay, Perren Delacour, Chris Jongewaard, and Brent Miller took a little time out of the Giant team on most of their laps, and rode a controlled, consistent and error-free race to finish their 48th lap over 30 minutes before John Claxton, James Williamson, Daniel McKay, and Murray Spink. The Gu squad's final lap was perfectly timed, with Taberlay crossing the line seconds after the 24-hour mark.

On the way, Taberlay set the weekend's fastest lap of the 11km course at Mount Majura Vineyard, storming out of transition on Saturday afternoon to record a 27:14 and pick himself up a $500 spot prize to go with the team's $4,000 for the overall win.

Brazilian Butterfly (Joanna Wall, Rowena Fry, Tory Thomas and Katherine O'Shea) were even more dominant in their class than the Gu team, getting a lap ahead of the Clarence Street Cyclery Femmes by midnight and consolidating their lead in the small hours with consistent, fast laps while the Clarence St women slowed significantly.

By dawn it was clearly all over; only a miracle of Biblical proportions could have put Clarence St - Marie Papadopoulos, Kimberley Fleming, Katrin Van Der Spiegel and Lindsay Gorrell - back in contention and the smiles on the faces of the Brazilian Butterfly riders said it all: their $4,000 prize was in the bag. The final score was 42 laps for the Butterflies and 39 for the Clarence St Femmes.

Fun for 1300

Away from the elite riders, the field of about 1300 ranged from relative beginners at their first 24-hour to current and former Australian national champions as 1999 World Cup road champion Anna Wilson and current Australian road series leader Peter McDonald popped out laps. McDonald took time out of give a demonstration of water-carrying, executing a circuit of the event area with 35 bottles stuffed into his jersey, shorts and teeth.

There were singlespeed teams, downhillers (including a rare sighting of former junior world champion Amiel Cavalier in a skinsuit!) and fancy dress - the prize there going to the 'Soft Curves' team who rode in frilly shirts and bow-ties or posh frocks for the whole race. Venue Mount Majura Vineyard provided wine tastings and cellar door sales, and the various food and coffee vendors were busy right through the night keeping everyone fuelled.

Results

 LapsTime
Elite four male pro  
   
1 GU SRAM Niterider48  24:00:09
2 GIANT 148  24:30:16
3 Kona Mt Buller47  24:28:21
4 Team Felt46  24:01:52
5 Giant 246  24:06:09
6 Trek Bicycles Australia46  24:27:26
7 Race Elements / For The Riders45  24:24:59
8 Multivan Merida41  23:35:42
9 8 wheels track35  22:45:33
10 McGee's Cycling Store22  24:36:13
   
Elite four female pro  
   
1 Brazilian Butterfly42  24:28:43
2 Clarence St Cvclerv Femmes39  24:17:32
3 Giant39  24:26:12
4 Niterider Girly Dream Team34  23:57:35
   
Open four female  
   
1 Gu Girls32  24:06:26
2 coasties31  24:26:17
3 Hot Chicks29  24:29:53
4 Tipplers24  24:00:24
5 Dirtsurfina Dames18  22:38:10
6 MontyFoursome15  24:03:53
7 AMB Chixs9  22:13:56
   
Singlespeed fours male  
   
1 Sexy and Single44  24:07:26
2 One Coq37  24:21:13
3 Gears? Yep! 4 here!36  24:13:03
4 CBD Cogniscenti20  21:36:26
   
Singlespeed fours mixed  
   
1 The Fearless Gearless36  24:14:31
2 Onespeed Juaaernauts30  24:30:34
3 The 4 Dicks28  24:40:01
4 gear = no brains15  22:51:18
   
Junior six male  
   
1 K.S.C NiteRider42  24:21:54
2 Blackman Bicycles32  24:00:14
3 K.S.C Jetblack Products26  24:30:13
   
Junior six mixed  
   
1 Brig htOrangeEvents.com35  24:23:58
   
Masters six female  
   
1 Crusty Dirtbike Divas33  24:09:02
   
Masters six mixed  
   
1 CBD Slippery Cucumbers.35  24:05:01
   
Masters four male  
   
1 Retirement Village People38  24:04:32
2 flat white35  24:22:40
3 The Damned35  24:28:48
4 the lawson lunatic fringe riders34  24:02:49
5 who wants to do another lap?32  24:22:18
6 Rein 129  23:51:53
   
Open four male  
   
1 Gong pinners43  24:02:57
2 Coffee Guru Racing43  24:33:58
3 Matts Mates42  24:01:12
4 Baum Cycles42  24:03:08
5 Team Lounge41  24:22:14
6 All Systems Go41  24:28:26
7 PVF40  24:13:11
8 Team Goombah Racing40  24:17:06
9 Trek 440  24:17:50
10 The Perthverts40  24:27:48
11 Drift Bikes 139  24:13:26
12 the beer belly crank rankers39  24:13:31
13 Pushy Galore39  24:18:09
14 OConnor Drifters39  24:23:03
15 G'day Muscles38  24:03:49
16 Kinross Kickers38  24:14:35
17 Just for fun38  24:34:43
18 Renegade Riders37  23:58:32
19 PUUUUUUUMPED37  24:20:39
20 KOM36  22:37:45
21 Trilogy in Four Parts36  24:12:27
22 Fitter happier36  24:19:37
23 Mr Men36  24:22:32
24 Riddle Me This36  24:25:29
25 Loose Moose36  24:26:03
26 Dirty Pirates36  24:30:28
27 Bundy Bears36  24:38:46
28 Riddle Me That35  23:59:40
29 Slow Riders35  23:59:44
30 The Burgher Boys35  24:18:41
31 Get some pork on your fork35  24:18:56
32 X-raved Dirtsurfers34  23:38:59
33 Rein 234  24:02:13
34 FOB'S34  24:02:42
35 Doday Brothers34  24:03:37
36 Turramurra Nudist Colony34  24:13:51
37 blokes on spokes34  24:17:08
38 Guru Feel Good Riders34  24:19:51
39 Crash Test Nerds34  24:21:26
40 The Sled Runners34  24:21:49
41 Mont life Crisis34  24:21:49
42 Blame it on Mitch34  24:23:35
43 Booz Cruz33  24:02:19
44 Blazing Saddlesores33  24:09:37
45 Bashed Rings33  24:10:18
46 DirtMusic33  24:23:18
47 RRRT Race Team33  24:23:44
48 Closer Racing Team32  20:48:34
49 s432  23:14:05
50 Choice Bro32  23:43:22
51 Rein 332  23:57:58
52 Team Juan32  24:00:46
53 Neck & Giblets32  24:15:24
54 The Dirty Meavers31  23:51:51
55 pro-motion31  23:53:32
56 Smelly Appendage31  24:02:24
57 Summit Gear31  24:16:54
58 Back on Track30  23:37:26
59 Magic Carpet Ride30  23:51:08
60 Thanks for the memories30  24:05:50
61 The Magical Bacon Cycling Squad29  24:22:45
62 Well Well One 128  24:06:26
63 Cannondale 227  23:10:09
64 Drift Bikes 227  23:21:29
65 Nearly Nimble Numbats27  23:27:53
66 Bundv cannot catch this27  24:14:03
67 svdneysingletrack.com27  24:27:35
68 Well Well Well 227  25:02:34
69 Rack Off Soundly Sleeping26  24:00:18
70 Lyneham Locomotiv26  24:29:31
71 night riders24  23:23:39
72 Team Fake Rolex Silver23  22:05:27
73 Camel Toe Racing22  22:52:11
74 Cannondale 122  22:56:37
75 Four Sore by Twenty-Four22  24:03:21
76 Tards20  24:03:33
77 Bermagui Dirt Surfers19  24:11:11
78 JetBlackProductsl17  21:46:10
79 sabre17  21:51:17
80 Squeaky Pivots17  23:54:54
81 Carefliaht 616  22:33:18
82 Lost in Transition15  23:16:13
83 Amgen Australia10  23:53:31
84 JetBlackProducts29  06:23:06
85 Albion8  18:31:10
86 Peddlers of Filth7  24:00:24
87 Shimano1  22:09:31
   
Open six male  
   
1 Total Rush46  24:02:36
2 OnvabikeBelco44  24:12:50
3 Cycleworld 642  24:13:14
4 Bike Addiction41  24:17:34
5 Sydbmasters40  24:12:17
6 Large Supreme40  24:14:20
7 Team Lard40  24:28:03
8 The New SID39  24:00:11
9 choco racing39  24:05:23
10 Frasers Cycles39  24:05:25
11 I Like the downhill bits39  24:06:55
12 Daffodils39  24:31:32
13 Catch the flow38  24:09:54
14 Clarence St Cyclery38  24:11:48
15 GU One38  24:15:37
16 Six Idiots38  24:33:01
17 Team Leakvaas37  24:01:41
18 JimJams37  24:08:19
19 Kazakhstan Railways37  24:14:54
20 The Brady Bunch37  24:29:54
21 Age and Treachery36  24:05:05
22 Kings of Bling36  24:09:30
23 Regean36  24:37:58
24 IMOS36  25:25:13
25 Team Gordon Street Cycles35  23:59:46
26 Fitz Fingers in Memory of Fitz35  24:19:05
27 Wardens, Trolls & Fit Men35  24:26:29
28 Team FoxFury35  24:39:15
29 Team Supreme Pimps34  23:43:55
30 Hofftastic34  23:54:56
31 Master Finish34  24:04:28
32 MONT-v Python34  24:06:41
33 Ocean CS Racing34  24:14:07
34 Badger Lovers34  24:14:22
35 ANU MC Marathon Men34  24:21:06
36 So fast, it looks like we're slow34  24:25:39
37 Slick and Tyred34  24:34:34
38 Team Woozle33  24:05:53
39 Cleqqs Claqqers33  24:08:40
40 Helter Skelter33  24:13:09
41 No idea33  24:16:39
42 whacko-the-diddly-o's33  24:25:23
43 First Timers33  24:27:06
44 Not quite so Mad Doas32  24:02:58
45 Snowjob32  24:07:50
46 The Plan Makers32  24:12:36
47 NoBMoB Monties31  24:12:03
48 The Bulging Builders31  24:31:58
49 The E Team30  23:19:40
50 Shining Wits30  23:37:23
51 Rock Hoppers30  24:01:50
52 One Touch Allstars30  24:10:54
53 Ce n'est as cass30  24:19:03
54 2 Monts and 4 blow-ins30  24:35:40
55 WWOP Butterflies30  24:41:32
56 The Jackson Six29  24:05:33
57 The Fat Weasels28  23:36:26
58 bencamjimpauljayrob28  24:10:30
59 Team OAF27  23:56:39
60 The Jackson Six26  21:53:33
61 The Carlton Draughts26  23:29:35
62 I Wait For No One26  24:26:31
63 Scottv's Six Pack24  23:13:07
64 Liquid Chicken24  24:11:37
65 The Kickers19  21:43:50
66 Team UFO17  21:44:56
67 Early onset off...17  22:39:25
68 More Giants6  22:48:11
   
Open six female  
   
1 Team Aurora35  24:20:47
2 Inspect Her Gadget32  24:12:13
3 ANUMC Women32  24:24:15
4 Tyred Girls32  24:24:40
5 Wonder Women29  24:38:10
6 Smarties24  23:19:48
7 Patrolling Chicks23  23:43:49
   
Open six mixed  
   
1 Chalkers45  23:59:04
2 Cannondale/SRAM45  24:15:18
3 Torq Australia43  24:01:26
4 Over the Big Hill41  24:21:42
5 AWCC CREW40  24:04:41
6 TORQ'N HELL40  24:23:46
7 Weekend C Bernies 139  24:27:24
8 Weekend c Bernies 238  24:35:38
9 Brat Camp37  24:27:41
10 The Lights Are On But Nobody's Home37  24:42:49
11 NoBMoB36  24:33:21
12 Moruya Team Bicycles (MTB)36  24:36:59
13 Castlemaine Rocky Riders36  24:41:46
14 soft curves36  24:44:15
15 Team Black Wolf36  24:45:26
16 Soft Edges35  24:19:35
17 Cannondale/Sram34  18:25:16
18 Red Hot Poker Crew34  23:47:16
19 Party Cardigan34  23:57:58
20 Bronte Bra Boys34  24:03:02
21 Cyclopaths34  24:05:11
22 Innisfail34  24:17:55
23 The Flying Datemen34  24:37:06
24 www.lauqhinqmind.com33  24:21:16
25 Little Miss Grumpy and the Tasty Beers33  24:35:55
26 Speed Kills31  23:52:28
27 Fair Weather Riders31  24:24:18
28 Careflight 430  23:12:22
29 Nic's Bike Bi-atches30  23:40:04
30 Cactus30  23:56:23
31 MONTsters30  24:33:59
32 Mid Life Crisis30  24:37:29
33 Mossy Possie29  24:00:51
34 Do it Again29  24:01:04
35 Flat Batteries29  24:28:36
36 Dusk till dawn28  24:02:56
37 More Laughing Minds28  24:11:18
38 Westpac Warriors28  24:12:55
39 The Old SID28  24:29:08
40 CareFlight Team 227  23:47:58
41 GIANT Mixed27  24:04:36
42 NobMob Soft Shocks27  24:24:39
43 Rolling Steel Wheels of Zurich26  24:31:14
44 Southern Highlands Young and Restless26  24:36:32
45 Minimum Chips25  22:40:25
46 The MONTstars22  24:03:31
47 Cult of the Carbon21  22:48:53

See the Mont 24-Hour website for detailed results.

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