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Friday, 06 July 2012

Drakenstein Long Road Stage

LEADER:  CPUT’s Charles Keey secured first place in the Drakenstein Long Road Stage and is leading the USSA Cycling Tournament.

CPUT’s Charles Keey is leading the University Sport South Africa (USSA) Cycling Tournament.

A  BTech Mechanical Engineering student, Keey’s natural talent for cycling coupled with strong technical skills has seen him clinch the much sought after Yellow jersey, which he will wear in today’s races.

Keey has clinched top spots this week, including first place in the Nedbank/Old Mutual Challenge Mountain Bike Challenge and the Drakenstein Long Road Stage event, which saw riders complete a route of 124 km.

TOUGH:  Cyclists endurance was put to the test during the Drakenstein Long Road Stage event, which saw them complete a route of 124 km.

Another strong competitor in this year’s USSA Cycling Tournament is Michel Coetze from North West University, who has been leading the female stages.

Coetze, who has been competing in cycling events for the past three years, clinched first place in the female Drakenstein Long Road Stage event as well as the Nedbank/Old Mutual Challenge Mountain Bike Challenge.

After a tough week of hard riding, cyclists will today compete in the last two events of the tournament, which will determine the overall winners.

The first event will test riders’ hill climbing skills as they race up to the well-known Taal Monument in Paarl. A distance of just over 1km, this is a tough challenge.

After a short break the riders will be back on their bicycles as they compete in the final event of the week long USSA tour - the Nedbank/Old Mutual Criterium Event.

This popular event takes place at the Wellington Campus and is the last chance for riders to clinch important sprinter points as well as to secure first place in the team competition.

By Candes Keating

For more photographs of the event see the CPUT Facebook Page

Written by CPUT News

Email: news@cput.ac.za