aQuelle Tour de Krantz MTB Classic news

2015-09-23 06:00

THE popular aQuelle Tour de Krantz took place in perfect weather on Saturday 22 August in Harburg. The 25km and 45km riders enjoyed a new track design which took advantage of the magnificent scenery from the cliffs of Laagerfarm.

The 45km track was a fraction tougher than in previous years characterised by an elevation climb of approximately 1150 metres. Also new to this year’s event was the 10km trail run which took riders to the top of the Mqeku Falls along riverine courses, forestry, grassland and Harburg Dam. This addition to the day’s events was well received and attracted walkers, runners and cyclists who took on the challenge of combining the run with either of the 25km or 45km MTB track.

Brendon Davids defended his title by winning the 45km in a time of 1:44:20, shaving two minutes off last year’s time, and was followed by Tyronne White then Andrew Hill. Jeannie Bomford has made it three in a row among the ladies taking the 45km title in a time of 2:57:52. Tiffany Keep and Hayley Smith came in second and third respectively only 30 seconds apart.

Timothy Nefdt, a junior, was the overall men’s winner in the 25km race in a time of 1:14:12.

The ladies 25km event was won by local girl Sabine Thies who showed her class by coming in fourth overall in a time of 1:19:54, eight minutes faster than last year’s winning time.

Roag played an integral part in the days proceedings as usual by taking charge of the timing and registration services. The Harburg community were involved in the farmers’ market, stalls, beer garden (with some fantastic craft beers on offer) and Kaffeestube.

Let’s not forget the important role played by aQuelle and other sponsors in making the event possible and for supporting this fantastic addition to outdoor living.

Well done to everyone who contributed on the day and we look forward to keeping the aQuelle Tour de Krantz an exciting event in the future

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