Urban Assault 2012 - Cape Town

Oct 16, 2012 at 3:14
by Ewald Sadie  

It was back to Cape Town for the always exciting, annual Urban Assault DH race this past weekend. Starting at Signal Hill, riders descended into the historic Bo Kaap, down the concrete staircases, and onto a tar road that lead to the finish line.


James Kennedy


Dane Olsen

Unlike the usual timing format where the fastest of your race runs are used, the two race runs of the day's times are combined. Meaning you have to put in two faultless runs to have any chance of a podium. Weather conditions were great for racing with perfect sunny skies on both days.


Robert Starke


Theo Erlangsen

With Johann Potgieter and Stefan Garlicki returning from Europe, the top two spots of the podium were reclaimed with Potgieter taking no.1 with a time of 5.26.87, and Garliki following with a time of 5.39.67. Third spot was claimed by Devon Katzen with a time of 5.40.98.


Devon Katzen


Duran van Eeden

Top 10 overall:
1.Johann Potgieter - 5.26.87
2.Stefan Garlicki - 5.39.67
3.Devon Katzen - 5.40.98
4.Theo Erlangsen - 5.42.49
5.Dane Olsen - 5.46.41
6.Adriaan Smit - 5.47.45
7.Luke le Roux - 5.47.66
8.Duran van Eeden - 5.48.86
9.Jason Gorman - 5.49.83
10.Robert Starke - 5.53.40

Overall it was another successfull Urban Assualt, with no serious injuries, however the marshalling for this event was not on par and lead to a number of very close calls.

Thanks to our sponsors - Redbull, Dragon Sports, Cyclelab and Reeds.
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  • + 1
 Your comments about the course marshals is crazy because when I covered the event in 2009 I had the exact same experience. In fact I stopped an old man walking his dog from going onto the track...a rider almost hit him wide open. Organizer was dismissive.
  • + 1
 very nice.. miskien volgende jaar. maar hoekom is dit twee race runs combined? surley favour dit net die pros?
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