Derby's second hosting of the Enduro World Series has landed a second global award.
When the Tasmanian mountain bike mecca first welcomed the series in 2017, Detonate was judged the trail of the year.
Two years later and the newly-built Kumma-Gutza, which flows into Air-Ya-Garn, has won the 2019 award.
Organisers were rapt with the recognition as the trail was built specifically for the EWS and formed the opening stage of the event in March.
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Accessed via Snig Track and Kingswall, Kumma-Gutza has since become an important part of Blue Derby's black diamond network.
A double-black diamond rating signifies it as extremely difficult which resulted in huge crowd numbers along the trail during the stage.
The stage was won by Isabeau Courdurier, of France, and Austrian Connor Fearon (after Martin Maes was suspended).
Launceston rider Rowena Fry placed third.
Trail builder Rhys Atkinson helped create the stage with the help of the World Trail crews. He said Kumma-Gutza is a tribute to his favourite style, a mix of natural features such as granite boulders and rock slabs, with wide off-camber sections allowing for multiple line choice at high speed.
Kumma-Gutza descends from one of the highest points on the trail network back into Derby.
The EWS created the trail of the year award to recognise and celebrate trail builders, without whom the series couldn't exist.
The award is voted on by riders, team managers and the media who have been at every EWS round that season. As the builders of the winning trail, World Trail will be gifted £2000 to donate to a trail association or charity of their choice.
Launceston College student Fenella Harris, who won the under-21 category at Derby, finished the series in third place in her category.
Harris also competed in New Zealand, Canada and America, amassing 375 points.
Claiming victory in five of her six races saw Canadian Lucy Schick win the under-21 division, with 710 points, from Leah Maunsell, of Ireland (545).
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