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Coming up this weekend ...




Only list of SA riders I can find is for Team XC


11A Mariske Strauss

11B Luke Roberts

11C Rourke Croeser

11D Burry Stander


XC Track here


Walkies pics here


Will be live on Freecaster but you need to buy a 'code', worth supporting considering they broadcast all the World Cup mtb and downhill for free.

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Saffas riding:


Burry Stander

Philip Buys

Rourke Croeser

Dominic Calitz

James Reid

Mariske Strauss

Candice Neethling

Gert Heyns

Luke Roberts

Brendon Davids


Greg Minaar

Andrew Neethling

Johan Potgieter

Timothy Bentley

Tiaan Odendaal

Alasdair Fey

Adi vd Merwe

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So today (day 1) saw France take gold in team relay ahead of Switzerland and Italy. South Africa finished in 11th, 3,30 minutes off the pace.


One Saffa in the junior Womens race:

Ashleigh parker-Moffatt finished in 32nd, 14min off a Swiss rider in 1st.


Tomorrow a few more South Africans in Junior men: (106 on start list)so have good starts

Gert Heyns - to start in 11th

Luke Roberts- start in 19th...had a good ride at last WC

Brendon Davids- start in 20th


and U23 women XC: (47 starters)

Mariske Strauss- start in 21st

Candice Neethling-start in 27th


...hope all goes well

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Shoe, it must a big step up riding in SA races and then suddenly have to ride in a World Champs. It's kinda like playing in the Varsity Cup and then having to move to the Super 15. Tough.

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Yesterday (Thursday) saw the Junior men and U23 women take place.

Junior men:

1. Victor Koretzy (France) 1.07

2. Anton Cooper (NZL) +01min

3. Andrey Fonseca (Costa Rica) +01min

23. Brendon Davids (RSA) +6.3min

33. Gert Heyns (RSA) +8min

DNF Luke Roberts


U23 Women: (NB. of 46 starters only 15 completed full race distance)

1. Julie Bresset (France) 1.32

2. Annie Last (GBR) +1.30min

3. Pauline Ferrand Prevot (France) +5.40min

18. Mariske Strauss (RSA) -1lap

29. Candice Neethling (RSA) -2lap

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So U23 XC Men just done:

1. Thomas Litscher (Switzerland) 1h32min

2. Marek Konwa (Poland) +1.42min

3. Henk jaap Moorlag (Netherlands) +2.13min

31. Rourke Croeser (RSA) +11.09min

32. james Reid (RSA) +11.10min

Dominic Calitz (RSA) lapped


...close one between Rourke and James. Tomorrow (Saturday) Elite Men and Elite Women XC.

GO BURRY :clap::clap:

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Elite Women XC just finished: No South Africans


1. Catharine Pendrel (Canada) 1h.46min

2. Maja Wloszczowska (Poland) +28sec

3. Eva Lechner (Italy) +1.36min


8th Emily Batty (Canada) +4.30min

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Top 10 for Burry now. moving up nicely.

Trying to cross over to the lead group


Neno and Koolharvey setting the pace

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25th through the start loop back to 9th after lap 1. Awesome. Chase group of four with Burry 54sec off leaders

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