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.

Congratulations

Well done to Matthew Ferguson, Dirk van Zyl and Jaco Scholtz who were awarded Western Province colours in 2020 for their achievements at the Western Cape track cycling championship.

They earned the colours by winning races in their respective age groups.