Geoff Kabush top Canadian finisher

UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in South Africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geoff Kabush of Courtenay was the top Canadian finisher in the elite men cross-country event at the 2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on Aug. 31.

Kabush finished his race in 25th place. He was was involved in a crash at the start of the race, and couldn’t close the large gap that resulted.

“It was a battle out there the whole day,” said Kabush to CanadianCyclist.com.

“A really high-speed course, really physical.  I came into it feeling I had a chance, fought as hard as I could, but 25th … not exactly excited about it.  I had a near death experience at the start, when a guy laid himself out flat in front of me, and I had to ride over a couple of other bodies and bikes.  Slotted in around 20th, but the speed was high just wasn’t able to move up.”

The cross-country eliminator race was held Sept. 1, with Kabush taking 26th place. The eliminator is a one-lap race held on a short, action-packed course. After a qualifying lap to qualify and rank the riders, two of the four riders in each heat move on to the next round,

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– Cycling Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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