Hill rides to victory in MTB Derby

2010-06-05 00:00

WHOEVER thinks Saturday races don’t work could have been proven wrong, judging by the incredible turnout of nearly one thousand entrants at the inaugural Compendium Cyclelab MTB Derby at Shongweni last weekend.

Andrew Hill (TIB Insurance) rode home to victory in the 40 km event, crossing the line in a time of one hour, thirty-eight minutes and 38 seconds. Junior Ryan Ellis (Team Jeep) won the sprint for second place just a second ahead of Neil MacDonald. Shaun Peschl and Carl Calvery completed the top five men home.

In the women’s race, veteran Alison Misselhorn was an impressive winner in a time of 1:03:33. Landy Puddu (Team Jeep) placed second a minute back while Brenda Potts took third place.

Sean Dupont was the only rider to break the hour in the 20 km ride, taking the honours in fifty-eight minutes and 56 seconds. Joshua Nelson was the second man home (1:00:05) followed by Callan Deacon (1:01:59). Bronwyn Friedman won the women’s race in 1:15:29, followed by junior Shannon Waibel (1:16:30) and Peta Johnson (1:16:58).

Full results available on www.roag.co.za

MOUNTAIN BIKING

The Unlimited Dusi Mfula two-day Off Road Experience starts today near the Lio­n Park and finishes at Inanda Dam over a 62 km stage. The second day starts and ends at Inanda Dam and features more single track than any other MTB event, according to course director Andrew GI King. It is 42 km long and takes in the Shembe plateau and Umzinyathi Falls. A number of top teams have entered with the favourites being Andrew Hill and Carl Calverly, Jeremy Thomson and David Leiman and Tyronne White and Iain Don-Wauchope. Both Leiman and Don-Wauchope are previous winners of the race. For further details log onto www.dusimfula.co.za

The Fairfield Dairy Howick MTB Super Classic takes place from Howick High School next Sunday (June 13). The event offers a 45 km Classic, 25 km Intermediate and 10 km fun ride. The first 150 entries will receive long sleeve T-shirts. Full catering, ablutions, prizes to the top three in each category and lucky draws for all. Entries on www.entrytime.com. For more info contact Gordon on 071 517 4349 / Ken 082 572 3297.

MULTISPORT

Multisporters will be gearing up for the Time Freight Multisport Series which starts on Saturday, June 19, at the Pont, Port Edward.

Participants can choose between the Multisport and the MultiX events. The full course Multisport comprises a five kilo­metre trail run, 20 km MTB and five kilo­metre paddle; the short course is made up of a 2,5 kilo­metre trail run, 10 km MTB and 2,5 kilo­metre paddle. The MultiX caters for the non-paddlers and comprises a five kilo­metre trail run, 20 km MTB and 2,5 kilo­metre trail run and offers a half-distance event. The John Dory’s Kids Multisport Dash offers U7 and U11 youngsters their own taste of multisport.

For information, entries, route maps, photos and more visit www.maxcluer.com.

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