Young bike trio fly flag for Tassie

THREE members of the Launceston Mountain Bike Club finishing in and around the top 10 in their age group at the 2014 Australian MTB Championships is an "outstanding result", according to coach Phil Leslie.

In the under-15 event at Bright, Victoria, Sam Fox finished fifth and Innes Ferrier, sixth, with Innes's older brother, Ewan, 13th in the under-17 race.

"All three boys should be very proud, as that was their goal for the weekend and they did it," Leslie said.

"Sam Fox had a sprint for fourth, but just got pipped on the line, while Innes had a cracker, and he gives 110 per cent all the time. The under-17s was hotly contested with some super-fast racing, so for Ewan to finish 13th was a fantastic result."

Fox and Innes Ferrier had to avoid a crash at the start of their race.

An eight-person team from LMBC will also see Alex Lack contest the under-19s, Brendan Adair and Tom Goddard in the under-23s, and Ben Mather and Row Fry among the elite competitors. The titles end on Monday.

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