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MICHAEL POTTER WINS THIRD STAGE OF PORT TO PORT

Defending Port to Port mountain bike champion Brendan Johnston has fought back to claim the leader’s jersey, finishing third in today’s challenging third stage in the Watagans. The win went to Michael Potter – but it was Johnston who was celebrating, now holding a solid lead over Cameron Ivory heading into the final day. Holly Harris continued her stranglehold on the women’s crown with a third stage win.

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RYAN CALLINAN CLAIMS VICTORY IN JAPAN

Merewether surfer Ryan Callinan’s chances of requalifying for the world tour have had a massive boost, claiming victory at the QS 6000 event in Japan. Surfing against Hawaiian Seth Moniz in the final, Callinan posted a 6.2 and 7 to claim the victory in deteriorating conditions at Shida Point. An emotional Callinan dedicating the win to his late parents, Garry and Janice. Congrats to Merewether’s @ryancallinan, winner of the @wsl_qs 6000 at Chiba in Japan! That’s a massive boost to his chances of qualifying for the @wsl Championship Tour for 2019. #WSL #surfing @nbnnews @surfest pic.twitter.com/jo5mRY2qu1 — Mitchell Hughes (@mitchhughesnbn) May 26, 2018

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MEREWETHER’S RYAN CALLINAN THROUGH TO SEMI FINALS IN JAPAN

Ryan Callinan’s incredible run at the Chiba Open in Japan continues, he’s now into the semi-finals after producing another impressive performance, this time to defeat Frenchman Charly Martin. Martin had a chance to win it with 10 seconds left, but Callinan had priority. He’ll now face Brazil’s Alex Ribeiro in the semis, it’s already the Merewether surfer’s best result of the season.

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BRENDAN JOHNSTON CLAIMS STAGE 2 VICTORY IN PORT TO PORT

Rankin Park’s Cameron Ivory still wears the leader’s jersey in the Port-to-Port Mountain Bike race, but there was no back-to-back stage victory today. Instead, day two honours went to defending champion Brendan Johnston. He out-sprinted the field, jumping to third overall in the process – just five seconds behind Ivory. It’s a far different story in the women’s category – Armidale’s Holly Harris holds a 13-minute lead after producing another dominant stage win. Today’s 45-kilometre course took riders through bushland in Killingworth, on the western side of Lake Macquarie. Tomorrow, they’ll take to the Watagans.

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IVORY CLAIMS STAGE ONE OF PORT TO PORT RACE

The Hunter’s own cross-country national champion, Cameron Ivory, is making his debut in the Port to Port mountain bike race, as the opening stage shifted from its original home at Port Stephens to Pokolbin. “It’s my first time here so I guess I don’t know what the first stage was like at Nelson Bay but I’m looking forward to it. I’ve never ridden up here before so it’s a first for me.” Ivory eventually won the day by the barest of margins. Racing continues tomorrow with a 45-kilometre stage, starting at West Wallsend.

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