Cycling wrap

2011-08-20 00:00

BRANDON Stewart continued his winning ways as he took his second consecutive victory at the Cowan House MTB Super Classic in Hilton last weekend.

Stewart’s winning time of 1:52:29 placed him well clear of second placed Andrew Hill (1:59:25) with Sean Merredew a few seconds back in third place (2:00:14).

The first woman home was local talent Julia Colvin (2:25:50) with Natalie Bergstrom second (2:35:56) and Sarah Gray third (2:41:07).

On a day which would have kept most sensible citizens securely wrapped under their duvets, one can only be inspired by the 400 riders who were out on the muddied, misty tracks for more than double the winner’s time — the last rider home in the 40 km race was out there for more than five hours.

ROAD CYCLING

On October 29 and 30 the inaugural Msunduzi Road Challenge will see thousands of avid cyclists take to the streets of Pietermaritzburg and surrounds on the scenic 90 km, 111 km, and newly set 126 km routes in Pietermaritzburg.

The Msunduzi Road Challenge is South Africa’s inclusion in the highly anticipated UCI World Cycling Tour that offers the unique opportunity for enthusiasts to ride an all-new road cycling challenge while offering seasoned competitors the opportunity to qualify for the one-off final in 2012, previously known as the UCI Masters Road World Championships.

The eighth event in the KZN Lassen Series takes place at Camperdown tomorrow morning.

There will be various distances according to age groups. For more information call Michelle Matthews at 084 407 5566.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

The aQuelle Tour de Krantz takes place this morning in Harburg and offers three events: 45 km Super Classic, 25 km Intermediate and Farmer’s Agricare 10k m fun ride. For more details call Marie de Toit at 076 655 7080.

Sunday, August 28, sees the Moffatt Optical Howick Highlander taking place from the Karkloof Market (just outside Howick).

For details call Jon Adams at 079 467 5043.

MULTISPORT

The N3TC Karkloof Adventure Quest starts today from Bushwillow in Karkloof. Two events, a Mini Quest over three hours and the Adventure Quest over eight hours will be open to pairs, novices and experts.

The longer race starts at 8 am followed by the Mini Quest at 9 am. Registration opens at 7 am. Further information on www.adventurequest.co.za.

The second event in the Time Freight Multisport Series returns to Shongweni Dam tomorrow morning. For details log on to www.maxcluer.com.

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