Video: Highlights from SA XCO Cup Round 3 Presented by Insect Science

SA XCO Cup Round 3 Race Highlights

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!

It’s those nail-bitingly close battles that we live for and we got plenty of them at Summerplace Game Reserve on Saturday! PC: Dom Barnardt

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!


Elite Men
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)

Junior Boys
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)

Elite Women
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)

Junior Girls
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!

Elite Men
Elite Women

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.

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