WP (Western Province) Downhill round 2 - Zevenwacht, South Africa

May 14, 2012 at 3:33
by Ewald Sadie  

Round 2 of the WP downhill series took place this weekend, with another new track added to the 2012 calendar. Zevenwacht DH was resurrected after 6 years of slumber, to host a very successful weekend of racing, with 85 riders taking part. The track was fast and flowy and not very technical - making it a lot of fun and suitable for DH riders of all skill levels.

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Myles Kelsey


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Adriaan Smit


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Race day's early morning mist and epic cloud display


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Luke Davis


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Adi van der Merwe


Some features of the track included a gap over a decommissioned tin mine entrance, a big rock drop and a 12m table at the bottom. In between there’s some fast open sections with a couple of doubles and some rock gardens to round things off.
Luckily the predicted bad weather stayed away all weekend and conditions were absolutely perfect for racing. Unfortunately though, race day produced 3 big crashes with Kyle Fletcher breaking his collar bone and dislocating his hip and Peter West breaking his arm in 3 places. We hope you recover soon guys!

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Duran van Eeden


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Robert Starke


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Even a couple of hardtails taking on the track - Bjorn Hallwachs


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Table mountain keeping an eye on things


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Francois Du Toit


Thanks to all the sponsors, all the organisers and everybody that helped with preparing the track.

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Duran, Adi, Theo and Robert


Top 10 Overall:
1. Adi van der Merwe - 1.56.78
2. Duran van Eeden - 1.59.66
3. Theo Erlangsen - 2.00.39
4. Devon Katzen - 2.01.65
5. Robert Starke - 2.01.66
6. Dane Olsen - 2.01.74
7. Luke Davis - 2.01.87
8. Adriaan Smit - 2.02.35
9. Thomas Rood - 2.03.26
10. Luke le Roux - 2.03.46
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7 Comments

  • + 3
 Ewald, you are a legend behind the camera! Your shots are just out of this world! Smile
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  • + 1
 Cool, event, well done to all the riders. The photos are amazing! would love to see more!
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  • + 1
 sick shots Ewald! some POD's in there in my opinion!
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  • + 1
 DUDE! gimme the TABLE!!!
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  • + 1
 wow~great shots~!
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  • + 1
 awesome shots bro
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