I thought that it was about time to feature some local ladies on Happy Friday. As the saying goes, Local is Lekker. Anriette Schoeman is a eight-time South African champion and former Olympian and is still one of the country’s strongest female racers.
MTN-Qhubeka’s Arran Brown won the Lost City Race that took place on Saturday 20 August, outsprinting Nolan Hoffman over the last kilometre to take the victory. Dusty Day (Matlosana) finished third.
Brown viewed the race as an opportunity to make up for the previous weekend’s racing event, where he lost out on the win in the final 500metres of the race. He achieved his goal, despite a challenging race riddled with mechanical problems.
The infamous Cape Winter could not stop Charles Keey and Cherie Vale from riding to victory at the second annual Oude Molen Distillery MTB Challenge in Grabouw on Sunday, 21 August 2011. Keey completed the 52km course in a deserving time of 2h35min56s, while Vale’s victory was sealed in 3h23min46s.
The world’s best BMX athletes descend on London’s Olympic Park this week for the third stop of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series. Almost 160 Elite Riders have signed up for the event, which kicks off today (Friday 19 August) with finals on Saturday, including South Africa’s Teagan O’Keeffe.
Racing is underway at the UCI Juniors Track World Championships at the Krylatskoe Velodrome in Moscow, a former Olympic track venue, with the participation of 176 men and 62 women from 35 countries. The competition began yesterday (Wednesday 17 August 2011) and runs until Sunday 21 August 2011.
Geddan Ruddock and Timo Cooper of Team Geru-Tico were victorious in the annual Trans Baviaans Ultra Marathon mountain bike event in Jeffrey’s Bay on Saturday.
The Western Cape duo finished almost 20 minutes clear of their closest competitors, Team Loutrans from the Freestate.