Fluker’s no fluke


A NOVICE Queens­town mountain biker has notched another national win – and chases more glory this weekend. 

Kate Fluker (left) won the Christ-church leg in the four-part New Zealand Cross Country Mount­ain Bike Cup last Saturday – even with a swollen ankle. 

She’s hoping for a repeat performance on Saturday at the NZ Cross Country Champs in Dunedin. 

Fluker, 23, won three of four senior women’s division races in the national series – she didn’t compete in Napier and despite winning on points, it cost her the title. 

“You had to race Napier and Christ­church to qualify for an overall result,” Fluker says.
“[But] it was a good way to finish.”