Menlopark High School is top of the log going into the second Spur Schools Mountain Bike League race at FH Odendaal High on Saturday, 25 July. Having logged an impressive, 364 points at the first Gauteng regional event they are confident that they will manage to hold onto their lead spot. Zwartkop High is in second with 223 points, Waterkloof High School in third with 190 points followed by Garsfontein High School in a close fourth with 189 points.
The day was earmarked by exciting racing with strong competition in both the junior women’s and men’s categories. Rivals Lynette Benson from Waterkloof and Saffron Vosloo from Menlopark matched each other’s pace throughout the race, but in the end Lynette pulled ahead and crossed the line seconds ahead with a huge smile on her face.
The Junior Men’s race gave the crowd another exciting sprint finish between three Menlopark riders and one Centurion HS rider. Throughout the 4 laps, Martien Venter, Henry Liebenberg, Wessel Botha (Menlopark) and Anthony Rennie (Centurion) paced together creating a small gap of around a minute from the strong chasing bunch. However, Martien Venter had his fellow Menlo team mates looking over his shoulder, but Martien kept his pace and beat Henry at the line by just one second for the win!
Special Anatomic leader jerseys were handed out to the first placed boys and girls in each category and they will be wearing them with pride at the next event as Gauteng Series leaders:
The Spur Tour de Dal presented by Anatomic will be hosted at FH Odendaal on Saturday, 25 July. Registration starts at 07h00 and racing will be open to Gauteng schools only. Entry fee is R95 and R130 for late entries. The course opens at 07h30 for training with the first races setting off at 08h15. Online entries can be done on highschoolmtb.co.za.