FARM JAM 2016 | Phil McLean MTB

LKI mountain bike athlete Phil McLean has earned himself a third place finish at the Farm Jam competition held in Winton, New Zealand over the weekend.

 The Christchurch-based rider impressed his peers with his flow through the jumps and technical tricks, including backflip-tailwhipping the biggest jump on the course to round out the podium in the rider-judged event.

 It was an emotional week for the mountain bike community after news broke of the passing of Kiwi mountain bike legend Kelly McGarry on Monday evening.

 McLean considered McGarry not only a friend but a mentor within the sport as well.

Story & Images - Johnny Bonnar.