Sardine Classic a big success

2015-07-09 06:00
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MTB 45km winners Hayley Smith and Brendon Davids.

Photos: supplied MTB 45km winners Hayley Smith and Brendon Davids.

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ON Sunday scores of professional and amateur cyclists took part in the Sardine Classic at Port Edward Holiday Resort. This well-established even, powered by Bundubashers MTB Club and produced by One Way Productions, was well co- ordinated. With a R10 000 cash prize, courtesy of MacBanana to the overall winners of the 45km, there was high motivation from the group of mountain bikers.

Unfortunately, defending champions Andrew Hill and Natalie Bergstrom were unable to retain their titles­, although they still landed a place on the podium.

Brendon Davids peaked brilliantly with his training for world champs and was more than two minutes ahead of the second place with a fast time.

The female race was neck in neck with Hayley Smith racing ahead 5km from the end and winning by just over a minute. One competitor said the course was tough where for most of the route you had to and#034;work continuallyand#034; to make it up the hills.

But the rewards of reaching the top outweighed the muscle strain as they witnessed the incredible views and ambience of the Umtamvuna landscape. Beautiful weather was warmly received as fun was had by all family members and friends at the food court and children’s zone.

The day ended in a suspense-filled lucky draw, with vouchers, accommodation packages and bicycle accessories up for grabs. - Supplied.

MTB results:

45km Men

1st Brendon Davids 1:50:37

2nd Julian Jessop

3rd Andrew Hill

45km Women

1st Hayley Smith 2:13:13

2nd Natalie Bergstrom

3rd Nataschka Mowat

20km Men

1st Robert Jessop 55:42

2nd Campbell van Rooyen

3rd Richard Gerry

20km Women

1st Karen Preston 1:05:35

2nd Simone Buys

3rd Mandy Francis

Trail run

10km Ladies

1st Elise Wiese 1:03:00

2nd Paula Scorer

3rd Ntando Zanuka

10km Men

1st Sinovuyo Nkasa 41:15

2nd Amanda Nyangeni

3rd Siyabonga Beaver

20km Ladies

1st Chantel MacLeod 1:56:53

2nd Danielle du Toit

3rd Surielle Demming

20km Men

1st Themba Xesibe 1:15:38

2nd Eric Ndovela

3rd Loyiso Dlamini

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