The third race took place on Saturday at the B’sorah Luxury Tented Camp, Bassora Farm in Broederstroom, North West Province. It was the first time this route has been included in the USN MTB Cup Series and riders were challenged by the combination of single game and cattle tracks, which were complemented with lung busting climbs on tough jeep tracks and a few descents that required a serious degree of skill.

Judging on the Twitter discussions, riders of the race really enjoyed the new route and venue.

Some of the Tweets included the following:

The preceding week’s rain softened the underfoot conditions and the slightly cooler autumn weather made the riding experience increasingly pleasurable and comfortable for all the competitors.

The overall winners of the USN MTB Cup #3 are:

Men’s winners

50km:

1. Shaun-Nick Bester 02.01.33

2. Stephan Reyneke 02.01.34

3. Arno Du Toit 02.02.18

30km:

1. Jacques Pretorius 01.25.18

2. Raymond Wagener 01.25.18

3. Bryn Freeman 01.31.15

Ladies winners

50km:

1. Yolandi Du Toit 02.11.02

2. Amy McDougall 02.11.30

3. Michel Coetzer 02.17.08

30km:

1. Danielle Rheeder 01.56.46

2. Denni Cartwright 02.06.07

3. Christine Popich 02.10.49

Dylan Victor, race MC and organiser, says, “We are very pleased with how the new route turned out. Our riders have provided us with great feedback and we will definitely look at using this location again.”

The full race results of race #3 can be downloaded here.

The fourth leg of the 2013 USN MTB Cup takes place on Saturday 8 June, at the Big Red Barn in Midrand.