Durbanville High School played host to the 3rd leg of the Pro Classic Series on Saturday, where Team RSAWEB set out to defend their Leader’s Jersey. Having to rely on a “skeleton team”, Team RSAWEB felt a little vulnerable in this race, however earned themselves a 2nd place, courtesy of Robert Quinn.
The 48.5km circular route saw cyclists exit Durbanville via Wellington Road, travel along the R312 past the Fisantekraal aerodrome and across the “fruit sellers” four-way intersection. They turned left down the second Voorpaardeberg Road, then down Paardeberg Road and right onto the R302. The cyclists made a right turn at the silos and right again onto Philadelphia Road, before hitting Adderley Road for the final stretch back to Durbanville.
Team RSAWEB member, Robert Quinn gives us a brief outline of the race:
Overall, this race was fought quite positively. The start smoothed out after a jagged departure whereby Team Daiken took control. Cape Town Market upset the rhythm though with the irresistible temptation to attack. Soon Team Daiken and the Maties followed suit and Team RSAWEB suddenly had their hands full.
The finish was uphill on a bend and into the wind, but the sprint for the line was softened by the preceding 15km of constant hard attacks. The opposing teams did what they could to crack Team RSAWEB’s armour, and persisted until the finish. Alastair Davis of Team Diaken managed to hold out for the win, with myself taking second, and Emile Jacobs taking third place on the podium.