The team had a successful race at the Dome2Dome Classic on Sunday with Reinardt Janse van Rensburg taking the win.
It all started with the usual early morning start, waking up at 4am to get to the race which started at 06:15. The Dome2Dome route is a challenging one, going up Maropeng, around the Cradle and finishing at the top of Sterkfontein. The team had done a pre-race ride during the week to discuss the plans and to make sure everyone had the right knowledge of the route.
The race started out fast with many attacks being launched all the way up Maropeng. I managed to slip away just after Maropeng and established the first real gap on the bunch. A few riders came across before and in the Cradle including two of my team mates, Arran Brown and Reinardt Janse van Rensburg. We knew Reinardt was riding strong as he is preparing for the World Championships, so Arran and I took the responsibility to keep the break’s momentum up and save Reinardt as much as possible for the finish. Reinardt still had a big kick at the finish and managed to sprint Hanco Kachelhoffer and William Bush who were 2nd and 3rd respectively.
The team is really happy and enjoying their riding. We all motivate each other which makes being a part of this team a real pleasure!