2013 AVIS Van Rental Paarl Downhill Challenge

Feb 6, 2013 at 4:33
by Ewald Sadie  

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Dane Olsen


The 2013 Western Province DH pre-season kicked of this weekend with the annual Avis Van Rental Paarl Downhill Challenge. Typical to this time of year, both days saw temperatures above 30 degrees celsius, which ensured a bone-dry and very quick track. As race day progressed though, the wind picked up somewhat, affecting the top rider's race runs.

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Tiaan Odendaal (Junior SA Champion) - 5th


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Andrew Neethling - 1st


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Great weather for racing


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Shuttling up


The race was attended by a number of KZN riders, including Hayden Brown and Tiaan Odendaal. Among the local hero's were Andrew Neethling, Johann Potgieter and event organizer Stefan Garlicki. In the end a total of 80 riders attended the weekend, starting the year on a very positive note. As was expected, the elite men's racing was tight with the top 5 separated by just over 4 seconds. Though the first run's times were unconfirmed due to timing malfunctions, the second set of times showed the world number 17 to be on the top spot of the podium. Only 0.420 seconds behind him was Stefan Garlicki, closely followed by Johann Potgieter in third.

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Stefan Garlicki - 2nd


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Hayden Brown (Elite SA Champion)


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Jaco Veldsman


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Johann Potgieter - 3rd


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A very big thank you goes out to AVIS Van Rental as the title sponsor, Redbull, Leatt, Csixx, Unit, Adidas eyewear and Virgin Active for giving away some awesome prizes.


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Top 5 elite men


Top 10 overall:
1. Andrew Neethling - 01:43.980
2. Stefan Garlicki - 01:44.400
3. Johann Potgieter - 01:45.340
4. Adi van der Merwe - 01:46.580
5. Tiaan Odendaal - 01:48.300
6. Hayden Brown - 01:50.980
7. Devon Katzen - 01:52.350
8. Adriaan Smit - 01:52.360
9. Dane Olsen - 01:52.480
10. Duran Van Eeden - 01:53.160

Next stop, Nationals round 1 @ Jonkershoek.
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10 Comments

  • + 6
 Wish could ride all year!
  • - 2
 Just because this isn't English class doesn't mean you have to throw away proper sentences.
  • + 2
 No really. Learn to write/spell. You only make yourself look like a retard when you type gibberish.
  • + 1
 So sorry that I offended all of you by accidentally missing the " I " in between two words. I can however make a few more posts that sound "so retarded" if it will give you a chance to play english teacher and make you feel special.
  • + 0
 Nah, you did'nt offend me. But there are people that cant even spell or write a sentence. As if they're coming up with their own language. I was just making the point to not "chill". Because these people really do look like retards. Boo hoo if it hurts. Go back to school.
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  • + 3
 That dude with the red bar and stem had a sexy set up.
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  • + 2
 those pictures are magnifique ! very sharp lenses .
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  • + 1
 Pretty sick shots Ewald! I can see you like playing with the new camera! Smile
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