Scintillating performances

The Nedbank Rock & Rut cross-country series, known as the XC, concluded over the weekend.

09 July 2019 | Sports

Tristan de Lange took first place in the elite men's category and Marion Schonecke emerged victorious in the elite women's category of the final Nedbank Rock & Rut series event over the weekend.

The event, which took place at the IJG trails play-pit in Kleine Kuppe, attracted many participants.

Organisers said the event was successful and ended off the cross-country races on a high note.

Christo Swartz took the number one spot in the sub-veteran men's category and Courtney Liebenberg emerged victorious in the sub-veteran women's category.

The youngsters also brought their best, with Hugo Hahn claiming first place in the junior men (17-18) category, while Cindy Rowland came first in the junior women's race.

The under-16 boys' category saw Bergran Jansen coming in first, while Monique du Plessis won the u-16 girls' category. The u-10s also impressed as Micah Chase won the boys' category, with Nicole Suren won the girls' category.

The exciting mountain bike series included participation by boys and girls aged 10 years and younger and grandmaster men and women aged 60 and older.

With men and women competing in the junior men and women, veteran men and women, master men and women and elite categories, the participation was very broad. The XC series is the only cross-country event in Namibia. It is unique in the sense that each series consists of short and explosive races, typically done in laps, with exciting racing taking place in each category.

The aim of the XC series is to collect points over a series of five races, in which skills can be improved and riders can grow in the cycling community.

The series takes place on an annual basis and is highly-anticipated.

The XC zero races started in March this year at the IJG trails, while XC1 took place in April at the IJG trails.

The XC2 series took place at the coast in Swakopmund.

The XC3 event took place at Waldorf School Windhoek during June, while XC4 was concluded at the IJG trails in Windhoek at the weekend.

Gernot de Klerk, head of marketing and communications at Nedbank Namibia, highlighted the bank's long-term commitment in support of cycling development in Namibia, which dates back more than three decades now.

“Our support has only increased in the intervening years and cycling is now comfortably the bank's largest sponsorship property,” De Klerk said.

Sport Reporter

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