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09 November 2017

Rustenburg/ Tshwane – The City of Tshwane opened its roads to cyclists for its first official mass participation single day road race on Sunday, 5 November, over distances of 98km and 60km. More than 5,000 cyclists participated in the inaugural event which will certainly become one of the biggest events on the road race calendar!

Tshwane Classic, presented by ASG Events, is an exciting new event for the South African cycling community meant total road closure for the entire distance that ensured a totally traffic free environment.

The race started and finished at the Voortrekker Monument and passed by various historical landmarks in Tshwane, including Freedom Park and the Union Buildings while it also ran on the N4 out and back towards Hartbeespoort.

Many cyclists from the Rustenburg Cycling Club (RCC) participated and achieved some outstanding results. The top ten performances were: Floris Engelbrecht (2:25:55); Michael Sevens (2:28:11); Jon Andrews (2:30:38); Alec Brough (2:44:16); Eileen O’Connor (2:47:58); MC Dippenaar (2:52:24); Tracey Andrews (2:52:24); Johnny Lang (2:52:40); Dean Townsend (2:53:51) and Vaughan Townsend (2:58:32).

From left, RCC cyclists: Jon Andrews, MC Dippenaar, Tracey Andrews, Christa Venter, Jason Andrews, and Christo van Staden.
Andries Scheepers ready for action!
From left: Johnny Lang and John-William Lang
From left: Jon Andrews, Dean Townsend, and Vaughan Townsend.
The Tshwane Classic finishing medal

 

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