Team Bonitas’ Tyler Day notched up his first victory in a national classic when he took line honours in the 26th The Herald VW Cycle Tour in Port Elizabeth on Sunday morning.
Day, tipped by team captain Malcolm Lange as a dark horse before the race, outsprinted a breakaway group of 12 riders after 105km on an overcast and blustery day in the Friendly City.
You can’t keep a good rider down.
Daryl Impey (MTN/Qhubeka) proved that when he won the pro-elite individual time trial (40km) at the South African Road Championship in Port Elizabeth in 52 minutes and 01 second.
In-form DCM team-mates Max Knox and Brandon Stewart are set to face off on “neutral” territory in this Saturday’s 85km Extreme Challenge at Addo just outside Port Elizabeth.
The mountain biking duo will aim to continue their impressive early- season form in the race that will form part of the annual The Herald VW
Cycle Tour in the Friendly City for a seventh time.
Daryl Impey (MTN/Qhubeka) is definitely one of the most successful riders when it comes to winning medals at the South African Road Championship.
During the past eight years he won no less than four medals (three gold and one silver).
Dylan Girdlestone (MTN/Qhubeka) had to undergo surgery Monday afternoon (31 January) on the collarbone that he had broken during the third stage of the present Tour de Langkawi in Malaysia.
The 21-year-old rider was under the impression that his collarbone was not broken, because the doctor in Malaysia who took the X-rays after his crash reassured him that nothing was broken. The doctor said that the plate and screws that should hold his collarbone together just became loosened on impact.