Clint Hendricks won the Carnival City Macsteel National Cycle Classic on Sunday.
Hendricks narrowly beats Reynard Butler in the sprint from a select group of riders just outside of Carnival City near Boksburg in Gauteng.
The 125km event is enjoying it’s new placement on the calendar with large fields of participants along the fast route which created a lot of excitement for all the categories.
The large elite race split around the half way point, and eventually, after many breakaway attempts and regrouping of the front end, a large escape headed together for the line. Nolan Hoffman, the previous week’s winner dedicated himself to the chances of BCX team mate Reynard Butler. However, it was Clint Hendricks who proved the quickest in the tailwind drag race to the finish line, as Hendricks won in the bike throw at the end!
Fast roads in the East Rand
Willie Smit had joined the front group along with Hoffman in the final kilometres, protecting Hendricks for his chance for the win. Timing was everything and it turned in favour of the RoadCover Cycling team and Hendricks for their first victory at this event!
The Elite Podium
The Result: 125km Elite event:
1. Clint Hendricks (RoadCover Cycling) 2:55:08
2. Reynard Butler (Team BCX) st.
3. Tyler Day (team Cycling Box) st.
4. Ricardo Broxham (Pro Touch) st.
5. Jayde Julius (Pro Touch) st.
6. Shaun Nick Bester (Sporting Tavira) st.
7. Jason Oosthuizen (Pro Touch) st.
8. Pieter Seyffert (Pro Touch) st.
9. Kent Main (Dimension Data Conti) st.
10. Jared Poulton (Leadout) st.
The following weeks should provide plenty of excitement as the Elite teams face each other at some new and existing events in the form of the Tshwane Classic and Telkom’s 94.7 Cycle Challenge
In the veteran's 40-49 category, Nic White eventually escaped with Martyn Davies in the final 25km. Closely pursued by Jacques Fullard and Thys Oosthuizen, the duo kept the pressure on to the end and battled it out in a two up sprint, White edging out Davies for the win.
Veteran's 40+ Podium, R-L, White, Davies, Fullard, Oosthuizen, Spencer and Joubert.