UCI points were up for grabs at the South African XCO Cup Round 3 presented by Insect Science. The beautiful and remote Summerplace Game Reserve an incredible location for South Africa’s best to come together for a heated battle, with the addition of one Aussie!
3 hours North of Johannesburg, the reserve located in the Waterberg has a formidably technical track that puts even the most seasoned XCO racers to the test. At 4.3km long with 185m of elevation gain per lap set at 1350 meters above sea level, the hard work isn’t only due to the unyielding technicality of the terrain.
Watch the riders go shoulder to shoulder in contest for precious UCI and SA Cup points in the Waterberg!
A huge thanks goes to Insect Science and Summerplace Game Reserve for putting on a spectacular event in a beautiful little corner of the world. Dom Barnardt worked tirelessly behind the lens to capture the scenes of the day!
1st – Philip Buys (01:29:13)
2nd – Johan van Zyl (+ 02:14)
3rd – Arno Du Toit (+ 03:05)
4th – Keagan Bontekoning (+ 03:33)
5th – Cameron Wright (+ 05:06)
1st – Ernest Roets (01:08:12)
2nd – Massimilliano Ambrosi (+ 00:09)
3rd – Justin Swanepoel (+ 01:41)
4th – Ruan Janse van Vuuren (+ 02:02)
5th – Jordan Boshoff (+ 03:16)
1st – Mariske Strauss (01:33:23)
2nd – Candice Lill (+ 04:05)
3rd – Karla Stumpf (+ 19:47)
4th – Liz Pretorious (-1 lap)
5th – Anneke Van Der Walt (-1 lap)
1st – Tyler Jacobs (01:04:50)
2nd – Lillian Baber (+ 05:24)
3rd – Madison Mann (+ 13:50)
4th – Riley Smith ( + 15:42)
5th – Anna Marx (+ 15:59)
Catch the full interviews with the Elite Men and Women below!
The 2022 SA XCO Cup will wrap up with the 4th and final round at Thaba Trails in Gauteng province on the 4th of June.