Hot racing on day two of SA Road Champs

 
Day two of the 2015 Pennypinchers South African Road, Time Trial and Para-cycling Championships started with the para-cycling road races and it was Pieter du Preez who managed to claim the national title in the men's H1,H2 Hand cycling race. Photo credit: craigdutton.com

Day two of the 2015 Pennypinchers South African Road, Time Trial and Para-cycling Championships started with the para-cycling road races and it was Pieter du Preez who managed to claim the national title in the men's H1,H2 Hand cycling race. Photo credit: craigdutton.com

 

Mbombela – With typically hot Lowveld conditions greeting riders on the second day of the 2015 Pennypinchers South African Road, Time Trial and Para-cycling Championships the para-cycling programme came to an end with the various road races and it was the veterans who took to the time trail course on Wednesday afternoon.

The morning’s programme was jam packed with para-cycling events as the tandem races took to the road early and it was Alwyn de Kock and Heinrich Wagner claiming the spoils and the national title in their race.

Current World Champion in the H1 hand cycling categories Pieter du Preez was feeling a little bit under the weather going into his race but he was able to get out on the course and even at eight o’clock in the morning it was hot out on the course.

“I was a little worried when I came into the event and had quite a fever last night but I was pretty chuffed to get the win,” Du Preez says. “I did struggle a bit in the beginning of the race but I managed to get into a bit of a rhythm even when it got pretty hot out on the course!”

The course for the road race was something that he mentioned was going to be a struggle because of the heat but with some clouds to provide some respite he felt that the conditions were not as tough as they could have been.

“It was a bit overcast but the road temperature was close to 50 degrees and with us being so close to the ground it was quite hot on the ground but without any wind it meant that the conditions were favourable for me.”

Cycling fans can follow the results as the racing unfolds with live timing here. Spectators on the course can also follow the live timing on their mobile devices, using the Mobi results link here. If you cannot get to the event in Mbombela, watch the racing live on streamit360.tv from 6-8 February.

For more information, visit http://www.cyclingsa.com/2015-sa-road-champs.

SUMMARY OF RESULTS - 2015 PENNYPINCHERS South African Road, Time Trial and Para-cycling Championships - DAY TWO

Morning Session

Para-cycling Road Race

Men H1, H2
1. Pieter du Preez 02:00.48

Women H1, H2
1. Justine Asher 01:43.09

Para Tandem Men and Women
1. Alwyn de Kock/Heinrich Wagner 01:25.29

Men T1, T2 Tricycles
1. Goldy Fuchs 49.34
2. Gerhard Viljoen 51.42
3. Gerald Rex 01:01.32

Women T1, T2 Tricycles
1. Toni Mould 01:20.05

Men H3-5 Handcycles
1. Andries Scheepers 01:49.53
2. Simon Makgobela 02:02.45
3. Nic Whiteing 02:15.22
4. Barend Coetzee 02:19.0
5. Patrick Rasedimo 02:25.06

Men C3-5 Bicycles
1. Craig Ridgard 01:13.38
2. Juan Odendaal 01:20.48
3. Dylan da Silva 01:25.00
4. Dane Wilson 01:25.20
5. Werner van Onselen 01:32.48

Women C3-5
1. Vicky Dene-Ze Scheepers 01:25.24