'Geraldton Jet - Jonty' - Rocks at State Champs
MWAS athlete Jonty Calder AKA "Geraldton Jet" made a brave decision to step up from his age category of U19 and entered the Open Expert division at the WA State Mountain Bike Championships on the weekend. This saw him pitted against experienced Mountain Bikers and racing six laps of a demanding course.
Jonty went out hard from the start to ensure he was at the front of the pack going into the technical single track of Pines trails. He was challenged a couple of times on unrelenting climbs but drew on his training and fitness to take the lead and remain there from lap four and be crowned State Champion. His nearest competitor finished over a minute later.
This will now see him elevated to race Open Elite next year.
Jonty will now enjoy a small respite from training before starting his campaign for Mountain Bike National round in Pemberton in January. He will then head to the National Championships in March where he will race U19.