The men of Team RSAWEB had a very busy and successful weekend with stage 2 and 3 of the Pro Classic Spring Series being held on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Saturday saw the second stage of the series, the Hill Climb, an approximate 2.2km individual hill climb whereby cyclists climb from the bottom of Malanshoogte to the top. Team RSAWEB rider, Jos Le Roux, took first place and fellow team rider, Edward Greene secured 3rd place – a mere 1 second off the pace, and 0.1 second short of 2nd place.
After leading the Team Competition after Stage 1 (Orbit Tour de Worcester), Team RSAWEB entered the next stage with a firm grip on the competition. Jos’ win also gave him enough points for the General Classification lead and thus receiving the Pink Leader’s Jersey.
Sunday’s Circuit Race was a challenging course for the Team, amidst wind and undulating terrain. Team RSAWEB had 3 riders representing to defend Jos’ lead and control the peloton. Late in the second lap, a convincing group – which had Team RSAWEB rider, Edward Greene, in the mix – broke away and managed to stay away. This group fragmented before the finish line, and it was Edward that put himself in the lead to secure the win.
Back in the peloton, Jos – in the Leader’s Jersey – managed his own break away in pursuit of the lead break. He soloed for two and a half laps without catching that break, but managed to claim 7th position for the day – enough to comfortably defend his points lead of the Pink Leader’s Jersey.
An overall successful day with all Team RSAWEB riders finishing well and defending their lead in the Team Competition.
The Aca Joe Pro Classic Spring Series continues with Stage 4 on 23 October 2011 for the Tiletoria West Coast Express race, but in the interim Team RSAWEB will be focusing on a few national races.