HB Kruger, who usually specialises in mountain biking, caused an upset to win the men’s 25-mile race at the Paarl Boxing Day event in the Faure Street Stadium this evening.
Team BCX’s Kruger crossed the finish in 56:10.11, beating the ‘Devil’ winner, David Maree, who came second. Maree, who was better prepared heading into the Paarl event this year, placed tenth in the same race last year.
Morne van Niekerk rounded out the podium in third.
View below provisional results of the men’s 25-mile race (minutes:seconds.split seconds).
1. HB Kruger 56:10.11
2. David Maree
3. Morne van Niekerk
4. Shameeg Salie