MTB Derby: Macdonald takes the honours

2011-06-04 00:00

THE Compendium MTB Derby attracted some big names in cycling, with Neil Macdonald taking the honours in a time of one hour, thirty-nine minutes and 15 seconds — breaking the tape just clear of Waylon Woolcock in a sprint finish that saw James Reid take third.

Tyrone White placed fourth (1:44:26) and David Leiman fifth (1:46:32).

Candice Neethling had things her own way in the women’s race, taking a comfortable win in 1:58:15.

Veteran Shawna Thunder came in second (2:10:25) and Brenda Potts finished in third.

Nedene Cahill upset the field in the 20 km race, taking the overall win ahead of John Tomlinson and Keaton Korevaar in third.

Cath de Souza and Cindene Smith were placed second and third respectively in the women’s race.

Racing continued in the KZN Momentum Health Short Course Series at Holla Trails near Ballito last weekend.

James Reid seized control to take the win ahead of Luke Roberts and Travis Walker.

Jedson Tooms was placed fourth while Murray Starr won the juniors category in fifth place overall.

Candice Neethling led the women’s race ahead of veteran Nataschka Mowat, and Nedene Cahill who finished in third.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

The Fairfield Dairy Howick MTB Classic takes place from Howick High School ­tomorrow morning.

The race starts at 8.30 am and registration will be open from 5.30 am till 8.15 am.

Race options include the 40 km classic, 20 km intermediate (9 am) and 10 km fun ride (9.15 am).

Next weekend (June 12) is the Sardine MTB Super Classic, which starts at the Pont in Port Edward.

Racing starts from 8.30 am.

Events include a 45 km super classic, a 25 km intermediate and 10 km fun ride.

Pre-entries close on Wednesday with the first 800 entries receiving a race towel.

Refreshments and food will be on sale.

There will be a lucky draw. Prizes and medals be will awared to the first 800 finishers.

For more details, call Natalie Abbott at 083 549 6710 or go to www.roag.co.za.

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