Round 3 KZN XCE School Series Round Up

The third and final round of the KwaZulu-Natal leg of the Inter School Eliminator Series was greeted with clear skies and scorching temperatures as the riders were eager to see what lay ahead of them at Ashton College in Ballito. The course was 90% urban with a steep downhill to conquer just after a long sprint start, before heading back towards the school and through the corridors. The riders were all rearing to go, not only because they were more comfortable with the discipline, but also because the majority got to watch Philip Buys, on SuperSport, as he made it to the semi-finals of the World Cup Eliminator in Nove Mesto, in the Czech Republic, the Friday before.

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The racing was nail biting with a large number of the heats coming down to a very fast and closely contested sprint finish. Every heat was ridden like a final with riders gritting their teeth, pinning back their ears and pushing huge power through every pedal stroke in order to advance through the rounds and go for top honours! There was as much action off the route as parents and spectators were able to see about 80% of the course and their screams and cheers in support were close on deafening.

Once again the sponsors of the series never held back with their generosity, there were a truck load of prizes for a lucky draw on top of the finalists being covered in a host of awesome product from Fox Racing, Skullcandy, OGIO, Catlike, Enjoy Fitness, World of Heroes and Rockets Compression, along with Zululand Cycles and Concept Cyclery, as the shops support this race and providing vouchers to their stores as prizes.  Needless to say there were smiles all around!

Round 3 Results:

Under 14

  1. Ethan Biggar – Northwood
  2. Cian Leverage – Thomas More
  3. Joshua Rheeders – Kearsney

 

Under 16

  1. Sharjah Jonsson – Maritzburg College
  2. Mitchell Meugens – Martizburg College
  3. Cayde Muldoon – Northwood

 

Under 19

  1. Dylan Williams – Thomas More
  2. Caldon Petit – Northwood
  3. James Rich – Northwood

 

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