TrackCyclingSA News – March/April 2018

What have we been up to?
The first quarter of the year has passed in a flash and TrackCyclingSA club has been busy on all fronts!

We saw great achievements:

  • Heloize Visser: Podiums on track at Paarl Boxing Day (Dec’17) and also crowned Western Cape Time Trial champion women 30-34 (Jan’18)
  • Francois du Toit: Silver at SA tt champs masters cat. (Jan’18)

 

  • Matthew Ferguson: Keirin win at the track at WP league #1 and many more podiums. His first win since he made his return to the track.

  • Dirk van Zyl, Riaan Joubert and Anton Scheepers all going strong in the track league.
  • Great participation in many events including the Cycle Tour and MTB Cycle Tour.

12-hour of Killarney (Apr’18)

TrackCyclingSA had a great weekend at Killarney race track. We had a total of 8 riders competing at the 12h of Killarney event and had some great results:

The awesome 4-some of Sebastian Miller, Anton Scheepers, Pascal Marggraff and Callie Greeff, and took victory in the 4-man category.

Rory Florence and Eduard Loof secured a podium with a 3rd place in the 2-man event.

Heloize Visser finished 4th in the mixed category.

Imraan Ho-Yee completed his first 12h of Killarney in the solo category. He planned to ride only 250km, but smashed that and clocked about 300km.
Our sprinters collecting heavy metal
Matthew Ferguson and Dirk van Zyl represented TrackCyclingSA club at the Masters festival at Bellville velodrome over Easter.

Subsequently Matthew also went on to compete in PE as a master years after he raced there as a scholar in 1979. Both Matthew and Dirk walked away with medals. Well done!!!

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TrackCyclingSA News – December 2017

Wow what a year!
TrackCyclingSA had a fantastic 2017.  Enjoy this photographic overview!

FIRST ROAD MEDALS AT THE WESTERN CAPE ROAD CHAMPS @ OUDTSHOORN IN JAN’17

RECORD NUMBER OF TRACKCYCLINGSA RIDERS AT NATIONAL ROAD CHAMPS IN FEB’17 – WELL DONE TO ALL!!!

TOUR OF GOOD HOPE IN MARCH’17 – TRACKCYCLINGSA MIXING IT UP IN A STAGE RACE

WE WERE AT THE PAARL 6 DAY

OUR FIRST TEAM PURSUIT – THE BEST IS YET TO COME IN THIS DISCIPLINE!!!

GREAT PARTICIPATION AT THE SA TRACK CHAMPS – FIRST TIMERS AND OLD HANDS. MEDAL BAG FILLED UP MORE.

CLUB 500m TT CHAMPIONSHIP A GREAT SUCCESS IN JUL’17

TrackCyclingSA ALSO ENJOYS MOUNTAIN BIKING

OUR TEAM SPRINT WAS EVER PRESENT AT THE LEAGUES – LOOKING FORWARD TO NEW CLUB RECORDS!

MATTHEW FERGUSON WAS SELECTED FOR SA AND COMPETED AT THE WORLD MASTERS @ LA, USA

MORE HEAVY METAL AT WESTERN CAPE TRACK CHAMPS 2017
Peter Wheeler, Dirk van Zyl, Callie Greeff and Matthew Ferguson all bagged more heavy metal.

GREAT MEMORIES ON THE ROAD

VICTORY IN THE WP TRACK LEAGUE – Callie Greeff won the WP track league in 2017 (masters cat.)

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New kit for TrackCyclingSA club in 2017

by Jaco Scholtz

TrackcyclingSA club has launched our new kit for 2017. The kit made its debut on track at the Paarl track. The new kit by OTR Designs was made possible by the club sponsors, Groundup construction, RSA Litho and Embryo screen printing..

22 riders will be riding in this kit during 2017 in races on the track, road and also in some mountain bike events.

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Title no.7 for Nolan Hoffman

Nolan Hoffman won the 25-mile race at the 119th Paarl Boxing day sports event held at the Faure street stadium in Paarl South Africa.

The event took place on the 26th of December 2016. Hoffman had ups and downs in recent years after being disqualified in the final sprint in 2014 and then taking an emotional win in 2015. The 2016 race looked to be a tough one after Hoffman crashed earlier in the elimination race, but he stepped up to the plate in the 25-mile with courageous and clever riding. He read the race perfectly and  made the right move to take the 25-mile title for a unprecedented 7th time.

Nolan Hoffman 25-mile 2016

Nolan Hoffman wins the 25-mile ahead of Brandon Christians, Steven van Heerden and Clint Hendricks. Photo by Owen Lloyd (Intellibus)

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