Spinning is winning

Western Province cycling is kick starting track cycling for the winter season on the 23rd of April after successfully hosting the South African national championship in March.

The theme is back to the 90s and the maximum gear ratio is 90-inches (50×15).

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TrackCyclingSA team at national track champs

The South African national track cycling championships is taking place at Bellville velodrome. The event started on 26 March and ends on 31 March.

Scholars and Masters races are on in the morning and early afternoon while the elite cyclists race in the late afternoon.

TrackCyclingSA had a good start with silver medals in the masters individual pursuit categories for Matthew Ferguson (45-54) and Callie Greeff (35-44).

Dirk van Zyl (right) competed in the 1500m bunch race on day 1. Photo: Owen Lloyd (Team Intellibus)

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TrackCyclingSA surprises at TTT

The TrackCyclingSA team was seeded towards to middle of a field of 31 teams that entered for the Team Trial Trial hosted by Western Province.

The event took place on Sunday, 24 March. Teams of six riders each started on Slent road, close to Klipheuwel. This was a long TTT at 60km consisting of 2 x 30km loops. The clock was stopped on the 4th rider to cross the line.

Five of the team never participated in a team time trial before. The team set off at a steady pace as planned and team cohesion was great for the duration of the race. Lap 1 went well and the team crossed the line slightly faster than the target time.

The team from l to r: Sebastian Miller, Jan-Harm van der Merwe. Jaco Scholtz, Rory Florence, Anton Scheepers and Michael Struwig

Lap 2 was faster and when the clock stopped for everyone the TrackCyclingSA team was placed 7th overall. This is a great result since the team placed well above their starting order seeding.

The next stop for the team is at the SA national track cycling championships that takes place at Bellville velodrome from 26 to 31 March.

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TrackCyclingSA team gears up for TTT

The TrackCyclingSA team of Sebastian Miller, Michael Struwig, Anton Scheepers, Rory Florence, Jaco Scholtz and guest rider, Jan-Harm van der Merwe, is gearing up for the Team Time Trial hosted by WP cycling on 24 March 2019.

The time trial is over a distance of 60km. The team will use the opportunity to prepare for the Winter League Road series.

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