Revered as some of the finest singletrack in the country the Port to Port have made a conscious effort to string together one of the funnest stages of any MTB stage race in Australia. Riders were spared any long significant hill climbs today much to the relief of most riders after the brutal climb of […]
Port to Port stage 3 up and down the mountain we go!
The longest and most difficult stage of the Port to Port is agreed by most to be stage 3. In years past this has been the stage where teams are able to create bigger time gaps to gain or solidify the race lead. This year was shaping up to be no different with close racing […]
Port to Port stage 2: Thrills and spills at Killingworth
Stage 2 of the Port to Port MTB stage race was spoken highly of from competitors who raced a similar course in 2018, high expectations were justified as riders roared through the hard pack yet flowy singletrails of the Southern Hunter Valley. With narrow margins on the GC for the men’s pairs an exciting race […]
High drama on Port to Port stage 1 as interstate riders take the spoils.
The Port to Port now in its 6th year has undoubtedly become one of the premier MTB events on the Australian calendar. With hundreds of riders coming from all over the country and world to compete, news of the race’s amazing trail network and slick organisation has spread far and wide over the race’s short […]
Johnston and Mattocks win 15th Convict 100
The Convict 100 mountain bike marathon has now well and truly established itself as a classic and reliable staple on the Australian XCM calendar. The race originally called the Dirt Works Classic was first run in 2004 making it one of the oldest continuously running marathons in Australia. A very similar course has been used […]
Johnston and Harris cinch Port to Port 2018 titles
The final day of the 2018 Port to Port promised to be many things. It would be on of the shorter stages at 45km, and the flattest with only 570m of climbing. But it would also have some of the best trails, and be the only stage that would take us from one point to […]
Potter wins, Johnston claims the lead at Port to Port
Stage 3 of the Port to Port MTB Race is known for a hard but fun course. And with an update to the start it meant we would be racing sooner and not in a neutral escort on the road for as long. And with everything on the line for the open men’s race and […]
Johnston takes stage 2 at Port to Port
Stage two of Port to Port was an all-new route for 2018, bringing new trails, a new start and finish and a whole lot of guesswork to how it would play out once the gun fired, especially considering how close the men’s GC is after Stage 1. With the race starting at the Sugar Valley […]
Ivory and Harris snare Port to Port leads
The 2018 Port to Port had a rejig for its 5th year, moving the start to Audrey Wilkinson winery in the Hunter Valley. The rising sun with hot air balloons and a sky that went from purple to orange and then to clear blue greeted every rider as they arrived. As the 8am start got […]
Port to Port stage 4: The Beach Finale!
The final stage of the Port to Port aptly wrapped up today in the Port city of Newcastle just north of Sydney. Famous for it’s coal port and steelworks, the strong working class heritage of this town has forged many a strong athlete over the years including 2nd place at this year’s MTB XCO national […]