Western Province Downhill round 4 - Contermanskloof, South Africa

Jul 16, 2012 at 2:57
by Ewald Sadie  

Like round #1 at George earlier this year, things were wet and cold this weekend at the 4th round of the WP DH season at Contermanskloof. The main line was given a break this time round, and riders took on the shorter, revised track.

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Duran van Eeden


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Cold and rainy


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Ready to shuttle


Saturday's practice saw some sunshine and blue skies, but things turned for the worse overnight and everybody woke up to grey skies and a constant drizzle that slowly increased to some proper rain. This turned the upper part of the track into a bit of a river, but luckily did not cause any major drama. Heading past the tree line, riders faced a road gap into a sharp right handed berm, which was followed by some tight corners into another road gap and some more corners. The final section was fast(ish) and open with a nice rock garden leading up to the finish line table.

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Shuttling up


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Rika Olivier


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Nice and muddy


With a number of the top riders overseas, the race was wide open and the crowd saw some new faces on the podium with Luke Davis taking the top step with a time of 2:00:59. 2nd spot was taken by Duran Van Eeden, followed by Dane Olsen in third.

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Luke le Roux


Top 10 overall:
1. Luke Davis - 2.00.59
2. Duran Van Eeden - 2.05.15
3. Dane Olsen - 2.06.08
4. Jaco Veldsman - 2.09.96
5. Andries Starke - 2.11.77
6. Luke Le Roux - 2.12.60
7. Jason Gorman - 2.15.47
8. Chris Nixon - 2.17.33
9. David Hartley - 2.20.10
10. Tyrone Van Rooyen - 2.20.56

A big thanks goes out to our sponsors:
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Ribs for embroidered caps,
Action Cycling for the riders support program,
Csixx for sponsoring the video,
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Redbull for energy and more prizes.
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7 Comments

  • + 2
 Well done ESP! You captured the day in a very "live" way! I still feel the mud and water on me when I look at the pics! Smile
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  • + 2
 Thanks guys! Conditions were tricky Smile
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  • + 2
 Super photos ESP!!!!! Great job well done!
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  • + 2
 Nice job on the photos! I like the variety of shots
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  • + 2
 Nice pics and write up!
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  • + 1
 got an eye there bru
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  • + 1
 Wicked pics! Nice!
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