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.
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.
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.