Wessel Botha and Nico Bell claimed the Berg & Bush spoils after they won stage three of the mountain bike event in Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal, today.
Amy McDougall and Robyn de Groot, who also won the final stage, finished over six minutes ahead of Sarah Hill and Theresa Ralph. Third were Nina Hind and Robyn Assad.
“It feels good to be racing hard and getting the results,” said De Groot.
“I feel great, I have one more race left for the year, and I don’t really feel like taking a break. I’m thrilled to have ridden so well this weekend. Riding with Amy was also great fun. She knows the trails so well here, so I just let her show me the way.”
The mixed competition was won by Candice and Darren Lill. Hayley Smith and Jeremy Hulsen took second, while Christie Hearder and Chris Horter had to settle for the final spot on the podium.
More results can be viewed below.
Stage three results (50km)
1. Wessel Botha & Nico Bell 1:46:29
2. Philip Buys & Matthtys Beukes 1:46:30
3. Pieter du Toit & Phillimon Sebona 1:51:12
4. Craig Uria & Andrew Duvenage 1:52:47
5. Luke Chambers & Dean van Dyk 1:53:37
1. Amy McDougall & Robyn de Groot 2:00:31
2. Sarah Hill & Theresa Ralph 2:04:10
1. Christie Hearder & Chris Horter 2:07:41
2. Candice Lill & Darren Lill 2:16:03
1. Nico Bell & Wessel Botha 7:33:45
2. Philip Buys & Matthys Beukes 7:33:48
3. Pieter du Toit & Phillimon Sebona 7:40:29
4. Andrew Duvenage & Craig Uria 7:56:17
5. Johann Kruger & Ruan Pieterse 8:04:02
1. Amy McDougall & Robyn de Groot 8:30:49
2. Theresa Ralph & Sarah Hill 8:37:33
3. Nina Hind & Robyn Assad 11:00:11
1. Darren Lill & Candice Lill 8:55:39
2. Hayley Smith & Jeremy Hulsen 9:17:38
3. Christie Hearder & Chris Horter 9:18:42