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The Karoo's queen of heat shares her hot weather MTB secrets

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Yolande de Villiers rides stronger, the harsher it gets, on Karoo trails. (Photo: Carli Smith/www.zcmc.co.za.)
Yolande de Villiers rides stronger, the harsher it gets, on Karoo trails. (Photo: Carli Smith/www.zcmc.co.za.)

With temperatures rising past 30-degrees Celsius at 06:30 am, the 2022 Attakwas saw many riders struggle to finish.  

Baking the Klein Karoo with 51-degree heat, the Attakwas became a case of pedalling purgatory, for most

Performing on her local trails, Yolande de Villiers was in a league of her own while battling the heat, defending her Attakwas title with an incredible 6:06:18 finish - 39 minutes ahead of the second-placed Sarah Hill (6:45:15).

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