The All Terrain series moved to Icart for stage two and yielded a new leader in Dave Emery, who has only been running seriously a year.
He initially watched Matt Loveridge, wearing the yellow vest, and young George Mason hare away, but the 28-year-old kept in touch and by the end of the punishing five-mile race had opened a half-minute lead to snatch ‘yellow’ from Loiveridge going into this evening’s Telegraph Bay step climb.
Emery crossed the line in 33min. 34sec., to Loveridge’s 34-04.
Tristan Robilliard finished third on stage made all the more precarious by the afternoon thunderstorm and heavy rain.
With 2 races done, David Aigner heads up Div 2 in the GC and Dave Watson heads Div 3 and Matt Mason 4.