Maserati BIG5 Challenge off to a fierce start
The Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival has begun in earnest with the Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour mountain bike races, which means that the Maserati BIG5 Challenge is now underway.
The mountain bike race is the first event of the Maserati BIG5 Challenge, the race that sees athletes participate in five events over the course of 10 days. Taking an early win in the race series was Bradley Weiss in the Men’s category and Fienie Barnard in the Women’s category. Next up for the competitors will be the Featherbed Knysna Dragons Lagoon Mile tomorrow (Sunday 9 July).
The top riders battled it out on the forest track and singletrack trails for line honours in the Cycle Tour with Matthys Beukes taking overall victory, followed closely by Gert Heyns and Matt Beers. In the Women’s category Robyn de Groot arrived on the finish line in sweeping style with Candice Lill and Yolandi de Villiers finishing second and third respectively.
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There are events to suit every taste lined-up for the duration of the Best 10 Days of Your Winter, for more information visit www.oysterfestival.co.za.
Maserati BIG5 Challenge Results:
Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour Results (80km):
1st Matthys Beaukes
2nd Gert Heyns
3rd Matt Beers
1st Robyn de Groot
2nd Candice Lill
3rd Yolandi de Villiers
IMAGE from left to right: Knysna Rotary President – Doug Emanuel, Head of Sponsorship Momentum – Carel Bosman, Executive Mayor – Councillor Eleanore Bouw-Spies, General Manager of Advertising and Marketing for Pick n Pay – Dave Ramsden, Worldsport Director – Bruce Parker-Forsyth