South Africa’s greatest ever wheelchair athlete, Ernst van Dyk, added to his long list of achievements in the sport with victory in the para-cycling H1 to H5 category at the SA National Road Championships in Swellendam today.
The soon-to-be 48-year-old powered to victory over the 20km course, stopping the clock in a time of 26:49.
Paarl-based Van Dyk has been a prolific race and medal winner for South Africa over the years at Paralympic Games and World Championships level, as well as on the streets of New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Boston in particular.
Van Dyk will start as favourite in the men’s H3 to H5 road race over 60km on Sunday, March 21.
For all the results from day one of the SA nationals, go here.
|1||Warren van Eyssen||26:31|
|1||Nicolas du Preez||48:33|
|1||Ernst van Dyk||26:49|