Bike Wanaka's Dean's Bank 10hr
Words and Photos: Jason Beacham
The Bike Wanaka Dean's Bank 10 race ran this past sunday. Although it was supposed to rain, the Crown Range kept the moisture at bay. The wind however, decided to show up and stay relentless all day long. With it's lack of trees on the majority of the course, this created a strong headwind for the first half of the course. The strong and prepared riders were the ones to shine on the day.
In the 10 hour Open Teams, 4EVER Racing NZ Orange and Black teams led the charge out of the gate and averaged lap times of just over 30 minutes. They finished how they started in 1st and 2nd with 19 laps in total. In 3rd, averaging 31 minute laps, Cycle World Racing was the only other team to hit 19.
In the Women's 10 hour, 4Ever Ladies dominated with 17 laps. 4 laps ahead of the 2nd and 3rd place teams.
The Mixed team 10 hour was a tighter race, with only a few seconds separating Team Lap it Up in first, from team No Third Wheeling in second. Both teams managed 17 laps total.
Video Courtesy of Oscar Hetherington
Full results can be found on the Bike Wanaka website here: http://www.bikewanaka.org.nz/events