Paul van der Ploeg 3rd at Trans NZ Enduro!
In his first multi day enduro event, Giant Bicycles Australia sponsored rider Paul van der Ploeg has finished in 3rd place after 5 super tight days of enduro racing in the annual Trans NZ enduro event.
Taking place in the stunning South Island of New Zealand, the Trans NZ sees riders having to climb to the top of each stage before racing timed descents over the course of 5 days.
Paul chose his Reign Advanced enduro race bike for the event and headed into each stage blind having not ridden any of the trails previously. After multiple lead changes throughout all 5 days Paul secured 3rd place with there only being 36 seconds separating 1st - 3rd after 5 days of racing!
From NZ Paul will head back to Melbourne before competing in the opening rounds of the Enduro World Series in Rotorua, New Zealand and Derby, Tasmania.
To see the full results from the TransNZ check out the results page on their website here.
Friday, 3 March 2017