Namibia: National Cycling Titles On the Line

NAMIBIA’s top cyclists will battle it out for national titles when the Nedbank National Road Cycling Championship takes place this weekend.

The national time trial championship takes place this afternoon on the Okahandja road, while the national road race championship takes place on Sunday morning, starting and finishing at Carin Park near Brakwater.

Nedbank Namibia’s spokesperson, Gernot de Klerk, emphasised Nedbank’s commitment to the development of cycling in Namibia:

“Nedbank Namibia continues to be one of biggest supporters of cycling in Namibia, and with the fantastic work done by our sporting authorities and organising volunteers, we have created some exceptional platforms over the years to spur on the development of Namibian cycling. Hosting the national time trials and national road race this weekend, further speaks to the investment the bank continues to put into the sport with the ultimate quest of producing cyclists and events of sheer international quality,” he said.

The competition amongst the elite men should be fierce as several cyclists are capable of winning the national titles.

In last year’s road race Dan Craven beat Tristan de Lange after a thrilling sprint to the line, but Craven won’t be back to defend his title since he is currently in Spain, and in his absence cyclists like De Lange, Drikus Coetzee, Alex Miller and Martin Freyer will all be in with a chance of taking the honours.

Coetzee is in good form, having come second at last weekend’s Windhoek Pedal Power race, finishing behind South African Marc Pritzen, while Miller who missed last weekend’s race due to illness, is fit again and raring to go.

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