Hilton rider Edward Greene stole the limelight with a comprehensive victory in the 126km road race of the Msunduzi Road Challenge after a decisive break on the closing stages of the race.
The team RSAWeb rider was part of an eleven rider breakaway that split the front peleton shortly after the halfway point at Dalton, and made his move as the contenders reached the outer city limits, and reached the finish at Alexandra Park alone after a gutsy solo break.
Andrew McLean signalled his return to top form after a two-month injury lay-off with a stunning overall victory in the 27km Time Trial at the Msunduzi Road Challenge, Africa’s only leg of the new UCI World Cycling Tour on Saturday.
Racing in his 45-49 year age category, the Toyota Cyclelab icon was the only rider able to cover the demanding undulating course in less than 40 minutes, comfortably winning his age group and showing up dozens of time triallists decades younger than himself.
Yolandè de Villiers and Johan Labuschange will rely on mutual respect and a great sense of humour the weekend of 11 – 13 November 2011 when they defend their mixed team title at the 2011 Contego Wines2Whales MTB Race powered by Maserati.
According to De Villiers, she and Johan make up a strong team as they share the same goal.
Entries are still being taken for the road race of the Msunduzi Road Challenge in and around Pietermaritzburg as interest in the only African leg of the UCI World Cycling Tour continues to gain momentum.
The specialist time triallists have been rostered into startlists for the 27km time trial in the Lion Park area on Saturday 29 October, while the field for the 90km, 111km and 126km road race continues to grow daily with late entries.
The year didn’t turn out the way they’d planned, but elite South African marathon racers, David George and Kevin Evans of Team Nedbank 360Life secured a tough mountain bike stage race win when they rolled with a sense of satisfaction over the finish line in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape on Saturday to claim a dominant victory at the DCM Cape Pioneer Trek.
A new venue served as a fitting place to crown new XTERRA world champions.
The 16th XTERRA World Championship turned into a sweet celebration for Michael Weiss, Lesley Paterson and Kapalua, Maui.
Weiss and Paterson earned their first XTERRA world titles on a new course that was described as both beautiful and brutal. After 15 previous years at Makena, the XTERRA World Championship off-road triathlon moved to the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua this year.
South African Dan Hugo finished a close second, a mere 33 seconds behind Weiss.