MEDIA PICTURES 2015

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FINAL Stage 9

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Elite winners in 2015: Sarah White (AUS) and Urs Huber (SUI).
Urs Huber (SUI) victorious across the line at Port Douglas.
Brendan Johnston from Canberra (AUS) - Best Australian finisher and 3rd overall for the National Marathon Champion.
Finish on Four Mile Beach - Urs Huber (SUI) and Brendan Johnston (AUS).
The "Crocodile Trophy".
The overall race winner Urs Huber with "his" Crocodile Trophy 2015 - third race victory since 2009 and 2010.
Crocodile Trophy "Class of 2015" - this year's finishers celebrate in Port Douglas after nine days of racing.
Stage 8

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Race leaders Urs Huber (SUI) and Sarah White (AUS) at Skybury Coffee Plantation - a well-deserved rest with delicious coffee after seven long days.
The Crocodile Trophy peloton leaves Skybury Coffee Plantation on the morning of stage eight.
The unique landscape around Skybury Coffee Plantation.
Leaders under water: Huber, Nissen, Pettina.
A welcome refreshment in the river for Brendan Johnston and Ondrej Fojtik at the river crossing.
The surrounds get more tropical - Sarah White at a river crossing today.
Amateur leader Christian Leschke (GER).
Sometimes a crash can be refreshing.
Changing landscapes to Wetherby Station.
Stage 7

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In a sprint finish to the line Lukas Islitzer (AUT) wins Stage 7 at Skybury Coffee Plantation ahead of race leader Urs Huber (SUI).
Race leader Huber, "Islitzer is the deserving stage winner today."
Brendan Johnston stays in third overall and in the Australia leader jersey.
Urs Huber has been setting a fast pace in the lead group for days.
The lead group around Urs Huber at a river crossing: Brendan Johnston (AUS), Ondrej Fojtik (CZE), Lukas Islitzer (AUT) and Soren Nissen (DEN).
The stead-fast leading elite woman Sarah White.
The scorching midday heat is written all over the riders' faces - even the top riders like Ondrej Fojtik are glad to be a the finish.
Greg Saw, Crocodile Trophy defending Champion from 2014 sits in seventh position overall ahead of the last two stages.
Leading amateur women Kristin Endres (#107) in a peloton with para-athlete Arnout Matthys (BEL).
Regina Genser awaits team mate and partner Lukas Islitzer at the finish; the elite woman is recovering from a gastro-intestinal issue since earlier in the week and didn't race.
Once again the surrounds change and the Crocodile Trophy races further north and towards the coast again.
Stage 6

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Start line-up at Irvinebank (l-r): Brendan Johnston (AUS), Urs Huber (SUI), Sarah White (AUS), Milton Ramos (ESP) and Jiri Krivanek (CZE).
Race start in Irvinebank today.
With three stages to go, Urs Huber keeps dominating the elite men's field.
Today's race was a marathon in the Irvinebank mining region with views of the spectacular Outback - Urs Huber left, Soren Nissen right.
Sarah White, the strong elite women draws from here ultra-marathon running experience in the tough conditions. Here with A3 rider Dirk Carpentier (BEL).
Lead group with Nissen, Huber and Johnston on a wide and open Outback road.
Dusty and hot conditions are demanding today. Here the lead group with Urs Huber at the front.
It's important for riders to replenish with plenty of fluids at the feedzones; an additional depot was installed today to assist riders - here Jiri Krivanek (CZE) tries to cool down.
Bad luck for Nicholas Pettina (ITA): flat tire, looses time, drops from 2nd to fourth position overall.
Lukas Islitzer auf dem gesamt f├╝nften Platz und noch drei Etappen vor sich.
Stage 5

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The early leadgroup: Urs Huber #3 (SUI), Nicholas Pettina #7 (ITA), Brendan Johnston #4 (AUS) and Soren Nissen (DEN) in background.
The competition for is heating up: Urs Huber #3 (SUI), Nicholas Pettina #7 (ITA) and Brendan Johnston #4 (AUS).
Sarah White, determined to stay the fastest women in the field.
Chasing group with Milton Ramos #6 (ESP), Lukas Islitzer #20 (AUT) and Ondrej Fojtik #17 (CZE).
Hard on the chase: Ryan Sherlock #12 (IRE), Matthias Grick #14 (AUT), Lukas Islitzer #20 (AUT). In background from left Vincent Arnaud (FRA) and Milton Ramos (ESP).
Ondrej Fojtik (CZE), double Crocodile Trophy winner.
Austrian Manuel Pliem and Czech rider Jindra Knot.
Arnout Matthys the Para-Athlete on course to Irvinebank today.
Kristin Endres (GER), the leading amateur woman.
Jean McDonald (AUS), the second amateur woman overall riding through the mining region towards Irvinebank.
Stage 4

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Urs Huber wins his third stage at the 2015 Crocodile Trophy with a final attack before the finish.
Sarah White at the finish: exhausted, but determined to keep her race lead.
Nicholas Pettina and Urs Huber in the rainforest.
Urs Huber and Nicholas Pettina: the Swiss-Italian battle for the overall race lead is in full swing.
Soren Nissen in third today.
Tough day in the saddle: rain, mud, steep climbs - Sarah White (left) and Regina Genser (right) on track together early in the race.
Leader jerseys after Stage 4 (l-r): Atherton MTB Park official, Leasie Felderhof, Amateur Leader Christian Leschke (GER), Overall race leader Urs Huber (SUI), Sarah White (AUS), Fastest Australian Brendan Johnston (AUS) with Son of Leasie Felderhof, who owns the Coombre Station, the Crocodile Trophy camp of the past two days.
Stage 3

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Urs Huber claims his second stage win at the 2015 Crocodile Trophy and holds onto the overall leader jersey.
Unstoppable during first three stages and in women's leader jersey: Sarah White from Cairns.
Brendan Johnston finishes second in Stage 3 and holds onto the Fastest Australian leader jersey.
Regina Genser, 2nd finisher in Elite Women today - two crashes, a slipped chain and flat tire, but still happy with her result.
Italy's Nicholas Pettina, third on today's stage.
Fifth Soren Nissen (DEN) and fourth today, Milton Ramos (ESP).
Sarah White stays upright as a fellow rider dusts himself off in the Atherton MTB Park.
Fastest Austrian, Lukas Islitzer - him and partner Regina Genser (2nd in Elite Women) make a charming and fast couple.
Race start at the Atherton MTB Park - Organiser Gerhard Schoenbacher (left) with officials from the local council and mountain bike clubs.
Stage 2

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A misty morning for Urs Huber on the climb to Copperlode Dam, Nicholas Pettina on his wheel.
The lead group with (top three from the the front) Huber, Pettina and Johnston crossing Copperlode Dam.
Brendan Johnston (AUS) holds a fast pace uphill and keeps the Europeans at it with a fourth overall placing after two stages - too fast almost for the race media crew to capture the action.
Nicholas Pettina (ITA) in comfortable and respectable gear: the race leader jersey during today's stage.
Soren Nissen on the steep climbs onto the Atherton Tablelands - today racers faced wet and muddy conditions early in the race.
Stage 1

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Pettina ahead of Johnston at the race start in Smithfield.
Race start - Local elite women's winner Sarah White (right) ahead of Regina Genser (GER).
Best Australian finisher, Brendan Johnston, in the Smithfield rainforest.
Matthias Grick (AUT) and Greg Saw on course in Smithfield.
Nicolas Pettina with the Crocodile Trophy t-shirt that was his lucky charm.
Paraolympian Arnout Matthys (BEL) on course in Smithfield.
Urs Huber (SUI) finishes in second during Stage 1.
Elite Men's podium with (l-r) Urs Huber, Nicolas Pettina and Brendan Johnston.
Sarah White with her boomerang stage trophy.
Leader jerseys.
Leader jerseys (l-r): Overall Nicolas Pettina (ITA), Amateur Lincoln Carolan (AUS), Women Sarah White (AUS), Australian Brendan Johnston (AUS).
Overall winner and race leader Nicolas Pettina (ITA) with the stage win trophy - a boomerang.
His Excellency, the Governor of Queensland, Paul de Jersey with his wife opened the race in Smithfield.