Vorster, Miller victorious

23 June 2020 | Sports

LIMBA MUPETAMI

WINDHOEK



The Rock and Rut MTB club hosted the Nedbank XC 1 race at IJG Farm Windhoek on Saturday, which was won by Michelle Vorster and Alex Miller.

Vorster dominated the elite women's category and increased her lead with every lap, thus winning the race comfortably.

She was followed in second place by Michelle Döman and in third was Irene Steyn. Vorster will be flying the Namibian flag high in mountain biking at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021.

In the elite men's race, spectators could not identify a distinct favourite since Tristan de Lange and Alex Miller kept on alternating the lead with each passing lap.

It came down to a closely contested sprint finish that kept the limited spectators on their feet and gasping for air.

Miller crossed the finish line first followed closely by De Lange in second place. The third place went to Hardus Nel.

Miller and De Lange remain hopeful to secure a spot for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021. Miller said that he was happy to have won the race as it shows that he still has his form. He further added that he is looking forward to upcoming races.

The cyclists will be participating at regional and international races throughout the year.

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