Our first “big” race for Pretoria in a while.
A coldish Autumn morning saw us line up for the start of the Bestmed Capital Classic. The route was fairly boring heading out on the N14 highway towards Krugersdorp and back.
In the end everyone enjoyed a day out on the bike. Andre finished an impressive 16th overall, coming in with the main Elite bunch in a time of 2:20
Philip and Jaco Engelbrecht finished in the Vets bunch with Philip getting 5th (2:28) and Jaco 18th (2:33)
Ronet and Renate raced Ladies for the day.
Congratulations to Ronet getting 8th overall in a time of 2:54
Renate finished 19th in a time of 3:09
Jaco and Ilé took on the tandem. Great result for them with 3rd mixed tandem!
Well done to all!!!!!
The past weekend Gauteng Provincial Track championships took place at Hector Norris Park in Johannesburg and TCS made their presence known in all the events with Ilze Bole dominating the woman’s races.
In the scratch race, where the aim was to be the first over the line on the last lap of the 10km race, Ilze Bole took top honours and Ronet Human, who has just started racing on the track rounded of the podium with a 3rd in what was her second ever scratch race.
In the Keirin race, where the cyclists gets a lead out from a motorbike for a certain amount of laps, ends in a full on sprint for the line where Ronet again made it onto the podium to secure another third place.
The points race was very exciting to watch as the woman battled it out to try and get the most points on every sprint lap which was every 5th lap. Tactics played a huge part in the end with Ilze, again taking the victory and Ronet narrowly missing out on a podium spot.
Ilna Lemmer and her team mates set a new national record in the team pursuit master ladies category.
So 2015 is a go!!
We welcome Energas and Kamoeba to the TCS family. Pretty awesome to see companies still supporting cycling and we appreciate it very much that TCS is your choice.
So SA champs happened as well as Fast One and Ride for Sight.
With SA’s, TCS got a new road champ as well as the TT champ for ladies 60-64.
Well done Ilna Lemmer!! We are very proud of you!
Philip Fourie got a third place in the TT Vets 35-39. Also very well done.
Ride for Sight saw good results with Andre and Dewalt finishing in the main bunch (Elites) and Philip getting a top 10 finish in the Vets cat.
Racing this weekend will resume with Carnival City as well as Sabie MTB challenge.
Good luck everyone!!!