Western Cape started off the 2015 series with a bang! The riders from 26 different schools from around the province kept spectators thoroughly entertained with some high speed elbow to elbow racing action. Riders were treated to very diverse courses from our hosts Stellenbosch High, Herzlia High and Bloemendal Wine Estate.
Amongst the small field of ladies, it was Chloe Parker who took the advantage and walked away with the inaugural trophy for the ladies.
1. Chloe Parker (Rustenberg Girls High)
2. Jessi Nixon (Fish Hoek High)
3. Holly Erasmus (International School of Cape Town)
A dominant performance by Luke Moir winning two of the three finals he made left him a clear winner in the u/14 boys.
1. Luke Moir (SACS)
2. Jamie Penfold (Paul Roos Gymnasium)
3. Andrew Wyatt (Paul Roos Gymnasium)
After taking two victories and then falling out in the semi finals, Joshua De Freitas managed to defend his title by the smallest of margins of only 33 points in the u/16 boys!
1. Joshua De Freitas (Paarl Vallei)
2. Neil Olivier (Paul Roos Gymnasium)
3. Jean Louis Strydom (Stellenbosch High)
After streaming to victory last year, Manie Lubbe had to overcome some very stiff competition to sneak ahead and successfully defend his title amongst the u/19 boys.
1. Manie Lubbe (Hoérskool DF Malan)
2. Morne Hollander (Hoérskool DF Malan)
3. Jarrod Van Den Heever (Paarl Boys High)
It was however the result for the Overall Winning School that everyone was waiting for, especially with R10 000 from Enjoy Fitness in custom school cycling kit and a Rayne Camera up for grabs along with the trophy and all the bragging rights. It was Paul Roos Gymnasium who blazed ahead of the pack to stand victorious ahead of the other 25 schools!
1. Paul Roos Gymnasium
2. Hoérskool DF Malan
3. Paarl Boys High
Once again a massive thank you to our sponsors: Trek Bikes, Fox Racing, Enjoy Fitness, Rayne Camera, Skullcandy and OGIO. The local bike shops Olympic Cycles, Cycle Funatic and Sports World for their support. Krank’d Gear, Ultimate X and Chris Nixon Cycling Academy for contributing awesome prizes. A huge thank you to Paul Botner Music for supplying all the sound for the series and to Shaun Peters from Reeds Motor Group Tygervalley for his immense help and stretching his vocal cords on the mic at each event. Thank you to Steven Smuts from SnapSport Media for his awesome images and our videographer who put together the incredible video edits. Big thanks to the venues: Stellenbosch High, Herzlia High and Bloemendal Wine Estate for hosting the events. High fives to all the riders for keeping the spectators throughly entertained with intense racing and lastly to the parents for all their support in driving their kids to events every weekend and encouraging them.