Corke flys on to podium at National Champs

Sue-Anne Stuart
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CHAMPION: Riley Corke (middle) celebrates his under 15 National Championship win.

RILEY Corke, a year eight student at Wangaratta High School, has achieved a major mountain biking career milestone this week by winning the 2018 MTB XCO National Championship for the Under 15 Male category.

The Cross Country National Championships was held over three days at the University of New England at Armidale in NSW from February 23-25.

The under 15 and under 17 men raced at 1:30pm on the Saturday.

The heavens dropped a deluge on the under 17 starting wave making the already tricky technical sections of the single track course very challenging.

The under 15 men started only a few minutes later.

The course had a three minute starting loop on grass, steep climbs, tricky roots and rocks, step ups, a rock garden made of boulders called Ducket’s Way, and a huge one metre rock drop called Mars Attack.

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