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.


Duran van Eeden


Cold and rainy


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.


Shuttling up


Rika Olivier



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.


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:
Reeds for the shuttles,
Ribs for embroidered caps,
Action Cycling for the riders support program,
Csixx for sponsoring the video,
Skullcandy for prizes,
Redbull for energy and more prizes.
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  • + 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
  • + 2
 Thanks guys! Conditions were tricky Smile
  • + 2
 Super photos ESP!!!!! Great job well done!
  • + 2
 Nice job on the photos! I like the variety of shots
  • + 2
 Nice pics and write up!
  • + 1
 got an eye there bru
  • + 1
 Wicked pics! Nice!

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