Calvin Beneke of AC/DC Luso maintains the lead in the Road Cycling Series standings after 11 events this season.
Beneke, who led the Elite and U23 men series after eight events with 241 points, now leads with 256 points.
Completed are the Mpumalanga Tour, Fast One Cycle Race, South African national championships road race and time-trial, 99er Cycle Tour, Ride for Sight, Berge en Dale, Herald Cycle Tour, Tour of Good Hope, Cape Town Cycle Tour and Emperors Palace Classic.
NAD’s Matt Beers is still second on 186 points, with teammate Gawie Combrinck dropping to fifth on 165. Emperors Palace Classic winner Reynard Butler of ProTouch (175) moved into third position and is followed by Clint Hendricks (170) of BCX.
National road champion Carla Oberholzer of Demacon still leads the women’s standings on 196 points.
Spur’s Ariane Luthi, who won the Tour of Good Hope earlier this month, is in second place on 175. In joint third place on 105 points are Ciovita’s Maroesjka Matthee and Oberolzer’s teammate, Lynette Burger. Carmen Buchacher of Dormakaba lies fourth on 104 points with Joanna van de Winkel of Cycle Nation fifth on 96.
NAD and ProTouch are also leading the Best SA Team category on 640 points, with the Demacon team sealing the deal in the women’s standings on 500.
The junior men’s category is led by ProTouch’s Rickardo Broxham (391), followed by teammate Tiano da Silva (323). Hi-Q’s Ruben Helberg and Infinita’s Ryan Terry, with 295 points each, together hold the third spot.
Tiffany Keep, who finished second at last weekend’s Emperors Palace Classic, retains her lead in the junior women’s standings with 185 points. Azulde Britz of Positive Sports Solutions is second on 165, with Kelsey van Schoor of Africa Pride on 140.
The Support SA Talent project launched the Road Cycling Series at the start of the SA road cycling season to recognise and develop South African road cyclists.
It leverages the existing road racing calendar, allocating points modelled on UCI Points to athletes and teams. These points are based on the final results from each event in the series and are accumulated throughout the season.
The events include 21 one-day classics, six multi-stage tours, as well as the SA National Road Championships.
More standings below:
Elite/U23 men (team, points)
1. Calvin Beneke, (AC/DC Luso, 256)
2. Matt Beers (NAD, 186)
3. Reynard Butler (ProTouch, 175)
4. Clint Hendricks (BCX, 170)
5. Gawie Combrink (NAD, 165)
6. Jayde Julius (ProTouch, 156)
7. Nolan Hoffman (BCX, 155)
8. Gustav Basson (ProTouch, 143)
9. Nico Bell (NAD, 136)
9. Eddie van Heerden (My Velo, 136)
1. Carla Oberholzer (Demacon, 196)
2. Ariane Luthi (Spur, 175)
3. Lynette Burger (Demacon, 105)
3. Maroesjka Matthee (Ciovita, 105)
5. Carmen Buchacher (Dormakaba, 104)
6. Joanna van de Winkel (Cycle Nation, 96)
7. Liezel Jordaan (85)
7. Kim le Court (Demacon, 85)
9. Yzette Oelofse (Bestmed, 84)
10. Lucy James (71)
1. Rickardo Broxham (ProTouch, 391)
2. Tiano da Silva (ProTouch, 323)
3. Ruben Helberg (Hi-Q, 295)
3. Ryan Terry (Infinita, 295)
5. Callum Ormiston (Hi-Q, 230)
1. Tiffany Keep (185)
2. Azulde Britz (Positive Sports Solutions, 165)
3. Kelsey van Schoor (Africa Pride, 140)
4. Ashleigh Parsons (60)
5. Carla Steyn (Valencia, 55)
1. NAD (640)
1. ProTouch (640)
3. BCX (620)
4. My Velo (260)
5. ACDC Luso (240)
1. Demacon (500)
2. Cycle Nation (160)
3. Bestmed (20)
3. Clover (20)