July 25, 2016 0
Max Knox and Samantha Sanders were the respective winners of the men and women’s elite titles at Round 5 of the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series, held at Sugar Rush on Holla Trails, Ballito at the weekend. But their wins were in stark contrast, with Knox winning a tight tussle and Sanders cruising to a comfortable victory. Knox (New Holland Agriculture), the current South African champion, was involved in almost a race-long battle with a field that stayed fairly tightly knit until almost three quarters of the way through the 103km race. Philip Buys (SCOTT LCB Factory Racing) was an early agitator, riding off the front to claim the King of the Mountain prize at 30km. But he was reeled back in and for most of the race a lead pack of around 15 riders broke up and reformed a few times on the rolling hills of the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.
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