SOUTH AFRICAN ROAD CHAMPS

This year’s national road champs were held in a very humid Durban..

Gerhard and I decided to give the time trial a skip and focus on the road race.

It was a gruelling battle with possibly the strongest field of tandems we have raced against.

6 laps of an 18km circuit was slow poison with 1500m of climbing thrown into the mix.

By the last lap we were 5 bikes and managed to shake another 2 before the final ascent to the finish line. Hitting a new maximum heart rate of 205 bpm I gave all I had.. on the day it was to be 3rd place in the sprint..a result we are exceptionally happy with !

 

Now to focus on the one that eludes us….the Argus….