Maximum Velocity 6 – sprint tournament results

The sprint tournament at Maximum Velocity 6 saw 10 riders competing on an omnium basis. The event took place on Tue 15 Mar 2022 at Bellville velodrome.

The top 6 riders scored points in the following events:

  • Flying 200m
  • Match sprint
  • Keirin A final

Flying 200m results

Burton Witbooi set the fastest flying 200m time at 11.57s. Jordan September who is a junior was not far behind in 2nd place at 11.76s

Here are the other times:

3. Wade Theunissen 11.82

4. Graeme Ockhuis 12.09

5. Duwayne Adams 12.2

6. Oswin Booysen 12.36

7. Hendrik Grobbelaar 12.57

8. Gavin Cannone 12.58

9. Dirk van Zyl 12.65

10. Matthew Ferguson 12.96

The flying 200m efforts were followed by the match sprints, but first Dirk van Zyl and Matthew Ferguson had to ride a 2-up sprint to determine who goes through to the 3-up sprints. Dirk kicked hard in the back straight on the final lap and opened up a gap for a solid win in 12.61s

Results of 3-up sprints:

P3,4 & 5 from the qualifyers 3-up result:

  1. Graeme Ockhuis 13.17
  2. Wade Theunissen
  3. Duwayne Adams

P2,6 & 7 from the qualifyers 3-up result:

  1. Jordan September 12.08
  2. Oswin Booysen
  3. Hendrik Grobbelaar

P1, 8 from 200m & winner of the 2-up sprint

  1. Burton Witbooi 12.16
  2. Dirk van Zyl
  3. Gavin Cannone

The winners of the 3-up sprints then proceeded to ride for P1-3 in the match sprint. The 2nd placed riders rode for P4-6 and the 3 riders for P7-9.

P7-9

  1. Duwayne Adams 12.29
  2. Hendrik Grobbelaar
  3. Gavin Cannone

P4-6

  1. Wade Theunessen 12.39
  2. Oswin Booysen
  3. Dirk van Zyl

P1-3

  1. Jordan September 11.99
  2. Graeme Ockhuis
  3. Burton Witbooi

P6-9 and Matthew Ferguson rode in the Keirin B final

  1. Duwayne Adams
  2. Gavin Cannone
  3. Matthew Ferguson
  4. Hendrik Grobbelaar

P1-6 rode in the keirin A-final

  1. Wade Theunissen
  2. Jordan September
  3. Oswin Booysen
  4. Dirk van Zyl
  5. Greame Ockhuis
  6. Burton Witbooi DNS (technical after being dropped by holder on the line)

Final Sprint tournament points

  1. Jordan September 22
  2. Wade Theunissen 17
  3. Burton Witbooi 14
  4. Graeme Ockhuis 11
  5. Oswin Booysen 7
  6. Dirk van Zyl 4
  7. Duwayne Adams 2
  8. Gavin Cannone 0
  9. Hendrik Grobbelaar 0
  10. Matthew Ferguson 0

Position of riders on equal points was determined by who finished the best in the keirin.

TrackCyclingSA club supports local events

TrackCyclingSA started the track year at the Jeanné Nell track classic that was held at Bellville velodrome. The even took place on Friday 25 February.

What an event celebrating one of SAs most talented sprinters. There was racing for scholars, women, veterans and elites. Local businesses, Intellibus and New Door, sponsored the event. It was definitely one of the top events that the velodrome has seen over recent years.

The program was innovative and racing was positive and fast. Well done to club members Simon Augustyn, Donna Marriott Lowry, Dirk van Zyl, Callie Greeff, Matthew Ferguson and Jaco Scholtz who participated.

TrackCyclingSA club took the top step in the masters competition after Jaco Scholtz won the points race and tempo races.

Dirk van Zyl and Matthew Ferguson both went through to the B-final of the keirin competition.

TrackCyclingSA ends the year on a high

TrackCyclingSA club competed in our final event of 2021 at the Paarl Boxing Day meeting on 26 Dec 2021. The event was held at the Faure street velodrome.

The veterans bunch at the Faure street velodrome, Paarl

Dirk van Zyl, Matthew Ferguson and Jaco Scholtz represented the club in the veterans category.

The club scored podium results in all of the events with Dirk and Jaco finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively in the 800m scratch race. Jaco then finished second in the 1500m scratch race before going on to a solo victory in 5km scratch race.

TrackCyclingSA club is based in the Western Cape, South Africa, and the next major track focus is the South African national championship that takes place at Bellville velodrome towards the end of March’22.

Practice makes perfect

The TrackCyclingSA team pulled off a surprise victory at the Western Cape track cycling championship in the masters category 3000m team pursuit. We fielded two endurance riders and two sprinters in our team. We practiced several combinations and settled on our optimal race strategy before the event.

We started the race at a measured pace. Our first endurance rider took two laps at the front. The first sprinter then took two laps and ramped up the speed before dropping off. At this stage the opposition closed in on us, but our final 3 riders kept our pace. We did not falter and pulled ahead towards the end of the race for a well deserved victory.

The 4 gold medalists are: Jaco Scholtz, Devaroux Jacobs, Callie Greeff and Dirk van Zyl.

The time was 3:46.9, beating the old club record by 6.5 seconds. We are looking forward to build a squad and to improve our time significantly.

TrackCyclingSA club 500m tt championship (11/9/21)

TrackCyclingSA cycling club held our 8th annual 500m TT club championship at Bellville velodrome today. The 500m is one of the first events that our new riders experience. It is part of our Ride the Wall track intro. It is incredible to see how riders progress over the years.

The overall winner is crowned based on a handicap system that takes age in to consideration. This year overall winner was quickest on the clock and on the handicap system.

Well done Dirk van Zyl on retaining the club champion trophy for the 3rd consecutive year and on setting a new club record of 36.54s. Photos courtesy of Jarred Brown.

Awards:

Final podium l to r: Devaroux Jacobs, Dirk van Zyl and Jaco Scholtz
1st woman – Donna Marriott
Fastest new riders from left to right: Simon Augustyn (2nd), Nelson Sardinha (1st) and Sean Howard (3rd)
Winner of the fastest lap, Dirk van Zyl. First lap 20.26s and second lap 16.28s

Gauteng and Northern regions Track Cycling Championship 2021 (from 21/08/21)

The Gauteng Track & Northern regions Cycling championship was held over two weekends at Hector Norris Park in Johannesburg.

Here are the results of the elite men’s and women’s races:

1500m Men

  1. R. Broxham
  2. J. van Wyk
  3. B. Moqumo

1500m Women

  1. C. Gnudi
  2. E. Gianchino
  3. V. Bester

Match Sprint Men

  1. D. Abbot
  2. M. Abrahams
  3. B. Moqumo

Match sprint Women (Open)

  1. K. Uys
  2. C. Gnudi
  3. M. Roller

Keirin Men

  1. J. van Wyk
  2. M. Abrahams
  3. B. Moqumo

Keirin Women (Open)

  1. E. Gianchino
  2. C. Gnudi
  3. V. Bester

TT men

  1. M. Abrahams
  2. B. Moqumo
  3. D. Abbot

TT Women

  1. C. Gnudi

Elimination men

  1. J. van Wyk
  2. M. Abrahams
  3. B. Moqumo

Elimination women

  1. C. Gnudi

Scratch men (open)

  1. J. van Wyk
  2. J. Dyke
  3. R. Broxham

Scratch women (open)

  1. C. Gnudi
  2. E. Gianchino
  3. M. Roller

Points men (open)

  1. J. van Wyk
  2. M. Broxham
  3. J. Dike

Points women (open)

  1. E. Gianchino
  2. K. Uys
  3. M. Roller

Individual pursuit men

  1. J. van Wyk
  2. M. Broxham
  3. M. Abrahams

Individual pursuit women

  1. E. Gianchino
  2. L. Labuschagne

Congratulations to our virtual track league winner!

Our first virtual league has finished. Thanks to the riders who pioneered the inaugural series. There is definitely more to come.

It was a tight finish. Two riders ended on 42 points each and with 5 wins each. The winner then had to be decided by the rider who supported the league throughout.

There was one rider who completed all 11 stages to take the title. Well done to Dirk van Zyl from TrackCyclingSA club who was the only rider to complete all of the stages. He is the first ever TrackCyclingSA virtual track cycling champion! 2nd was the Spaniard, Jolasher. Pierre van Zyl who started on the track with TrackCyclingSA earlier in the year finished third.

Dirk van Zyl at the Bellville velodrome (photo: Owen Lloyd)

Overall virtual track leauge results:

  1. Dirk van Zyl (RSA) 42 pts
  2. Jolasher (ESP) 42 pts
  3. Pierre van Zyl (RSA) 27 pts
  4. Jaco Scholtz (RSA) 17 pts
  5. Per (SWE) 17 pts
  6. Mick (GB) 16 pts
  7. Marco (AUS) 12 pts
  8. Michael H (AUS) 5pts
  9. Michael (RSA) 4pts
  10. Anton (RSA) 2 pts
  11. Luis (ESP) 2pts
  12. Reuben (ESP) 1pt
The virtual track series took place on the Virtual velodrome.

Virtual league standings

The first month of the TrackCyclingSA virtual league has wrapped up. The league runs up to the end of May and there are 7 more events (stages).

Riders on the BKOOL virtual velodrome

Here are the standings as at the end of March

There are still 42 points up for grabs over the next 7 events.

Join us now on the TrackCyclingSA group on BKOOL to compete.