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Round 2 Nationals – Thredbo

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Back to the home of downhill in Australia

We hit up one of the all time classic Australian race venues, Thredbo, for round two of the National Series. Even without the racing, a combination of blue skies and endless chairlift runs meant that riders were smiling all weekend long.

Our man on the scene RF Photographics gives us a run down of the weekend, a few points to note;

- Caroline Buchanan was on hand to add some spice to the women’s race, which was looking to be a tight race between Tegan Molloy and Danielle Beecroft as it was.

- Troy Brosnan was on his new Canyon, just like round 1, to get some practice on his new bike.

- The junior men’s race was up in the air with any number of rider capable of winning!

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With office views like this you can’t complain

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With very little rain the past week up in Thredbo the track was really dusty

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Troy effortlessly floating over the rocks in practice

In Practice Jake Newell is one that stood out the most to me, flying and getting wild everywhere.

In Practice Jake Newell is one that stood out the most to me, flying and getting wild everywhere.

Riley getting back to his best since his crash here a little over a year ago.

Riley getting back to his best since his crash here a little over a year ago.

Eyes focused on the way down the true blue chute

Eyes focused on the way down the true blue chute

Thredbo provided great weather over the first 2 days of practice

Thredbo provided great weather over the first 2 days of practice

Some took a little longer than others to get to grips with the dry and dusty track in practice

Some took a little longer than others to get to grips with the dry and dusty track in practice

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Remy and Paddi punching runs

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Filming the insta edits

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Caroline Buchanan came out and raced this weekend but unfortunately snagged a flat in her race run.

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After her win in Awaba Dani Beecroft was looking on form to challenge for the win. She came into 2nd come race day.

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Tegan always the favourite to take the win here at home, beating Dani by 8 seconds

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Harry Parsons looked fast all weekend, he dropped into 2nd only 0.19 back from the win

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Baxter flying down into the finish area to take the junior men win.

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Baxter all smiles after taking his first Junior win

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Timmy Eaton Kicking up clouds of dust

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Andrew Crimmins charging, unfortunately he put it down in his race run

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Tom Crimmins Snagged the 5th spot on the podium

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Olie Zwar swinging off it on the fastest section of track

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Jake Newell got a little too wild in his race run and lost a bit of time

Brent played down a great run to snag 5th

Brent played down a great run to snag 5th

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Jackson Frew had a flat in his seeding and was the first one down the hill on race day leading to a long sit in the hot seat only to be beaten by the last man down the hill

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Troy with the race run whips

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Troy pushed that run pretty hard taking the win by 4 seconds

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Todays Fastest

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Cheers Thredbo for another awesome event catcha in 2 weeks time in Mt Beauty

Next time we head to Mount Beauty for round 3!

Words and images: RFPhotographics (Facebook here or follow on Instagram @rfphotographics).

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