Saturday 12 December started off as a wet and cold day but was quickly reversed once racing started for the inaugural Beat The Terra – an adapted format of eliminator. 20 riders in a heat battled it out along the 3,3km course with a leg burning 80m of climbing for the first kilometer before being treated to the prestine single track of Lombards Terra with the top 10 advancing to the next round.
Both the guys and girls set blistering paces around the course and well exceeded our originally thought average time. The sight of riders lying on the ground showed the effort that they had put in over the short course as they all wanted to get onto the podium to walk away with a share of the prize money!
A massive thank you has to go to our host Bloemendal Wine Estate, Tygerberg MTB Club for the incredible work they have done on the trails and then to RedBull for making the event possible. Kyle from GoPro and Steven from SnapSport Media for the video and photos. Grevile from Great-Time for helping us ensure we got all the right results as riders flew past and then all those who took the chance on the weather and entertained the spectators with some great racing action!
Photo credt: Steven Smuts – SnapSport Media
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