Today was the first day of the pro edition at White River, Mpumalanga. The cool morning start quickly cleared up and transformed into a beautiful day of racing.

In the men’s race, Nicol Carstens had the lead at the 18km mark, thereafter Wessel Botha closed the gap and took the stage win in a time of 1:33:28. Theresa Ralph pedalled it out to create a 45second gap ahead of fellow teammate Kim le Court at the last checkpoint and managed to swoop in with a winning time of 1:59:58. 

Tomorrow we’re back at MTO White River for the second stage.

Pursuit Challenge #6 Stage 1 | Men Pro Podium 

  1. Wessel Botha  – 1:33:28
  2. Nicol Carstens -1:34:54
  3. Jacques Janse van Rensburg – 1:35:11

Pursuit Challenge #6 Stage 1 | Women Pro Podium 

  1. TheresaRalph- 1:59:58
  2. Kim Le Court – 2:01:05
  3. Samantha Sanders – 2:02:27