Jakaranda Satellite Challenge


Early morning on a Saturday…..what else could we do but to race ANY local race on the calendar. This time around it was the Bestmed Jakaranda Satellite Challenge over a distance of 106km. The infamous Hekpoort lurking just 15km from the finish.

The Elites got away at 6am. Henning had a puncture and was out of contention for the overall win which left Jaco and Ian to do some racing on the front end. Both finishing in a remarkable time of 2:37.

In the Vets bunch Philip tried his best to tame the ever competitive Demacon and Bishops teams but it was a surprise solo break of Shaun Mackenzie on Hekpoort that stayed away to take the win. Philip was 5th finishing in a time of 2:44

Leezaan competed in the Elite ladies cat with the main focus of getting some decent training in for the upcoming worlds qualifier race in Pietermaritzburg. An-li took the win for the Bestmed ladies team with Leezaan finishing safely in the bunch with a time of 3:08 giving her 9th overall.

Mia and Johan and Dewalt competed in the open A bunch all finishing with good times.

Good luck to all for the week that is upon us. Keep the rubber side down!





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