In the juniors Hamish Lovemore from Hilton College leads Michaelhouse's Emmanuel Zaloumis with the hugely impressive Kyeta Purchase the third junior across the line. Veteran and top ten hopeful Lee Mc Gregor became the first casualty of the 2016 Berg when he pulled out during the first stage after he started the first stage under a flu cloud and once the chest pains became unbearable he withdrew from the race.
“It was a really hard day today for me and I want to thank Simon and Hank for a great day.
They tried to drop me at one stage but I put in a big effort to get back with them and I am happy with how it went today,” Boros mentioned.
Despite falling off the front three, Brendan Rice from Australia come home in fourth overall with his counterpart from Down Under Josh Kippin ending in eighth with Czech Republic star Petr Mojaisek rounding out the top ten.
From the start of the ladies race, Century City/Pink Lady's Beavitt laid down the gauntlet for the rest of the ladies and they were unable to respond to her determination and power as she cruised into a three and a half minute lead over Mocke Paddling's Nikki Russell.
“I made a few mistakes every now and then but we haven't paddled this stretch of river that much so I did get myself into a bit of trouble but there were no swims so I am pretty happy with how it all went.