Burke narrowly misses top three in national series

TWO-WHEEL HERO: Lachlan Burke races for the finish line in the Oceania titles in Toowoomba.

TWO-WHEEL HERO: Lachlan Burke races for the finish line in the Oceania titles in Toowoomba.

Although there was a chance for Lachlan Burke to move into top three of the U-15 men’s National Cross Country Olympic (XCO) Mountain Bike series, the opportunity never arose and he locked fourth place in the final race.

Burke also contested the Oceania titles at the Toowoomba event last weekend, and although he started the race behind and spent much of the race traversing the rocky and difficult track, the young Mudgee biker finished up 6th in the race.

The finish is impressive after the race revealed that even New Zealand competitors had travelled to battle for the Oceanic contest alongside Burke’s usual rivals.

Burke now turns his focus to the Nationals in Canungra, and although the weather may be rough for riders, Mudgee’s biking talent will be unperturbed by the predicted poor conditions.