Final Results for dusi2c
Final Results for dusi2c
Clinical Team TIB claim dusi2c title
Blue Lagoon – Having built up a healthy buffer after stage one, Andrew Hill and Tyronne White maintained their dominance with another stage win and the overall BSi Steel dusi2c title on Sunday while the Jeannie Dreyer and John Ntuli combination was the strongest mixed combination over the two days of racing.
The benefit of having a healthy lead meant that Team TIB’s Hill and White were not required to push the pace, and after the group broke down to two pairs early on the leaders had to make sure that they did not lose touch of the Team Safire outfit of Warren Price and Trevor Rowe. White was a bit concerned about his fitness levels following a break from riding to enjoy his honeymoon however he suggested that the second stage was going to be a lot easier on the body.
Hill, who has won every edition of the BSi Steel dusi2c, has seen the race grow from strength-to-strength and ranks the 2016 edition of the race up there as one of his favourite instalments of the event.
“The race has definitely improved every year and having guys like the Durban Green Corridor involved cutting and setting up the trails really just helps the race step up every year. With all factors considered I would definitely say that this year’s race ranks up there with one of the best I have raced,” Hill mentioned.
Hill claimed his fourth title in 2016 but White returns home with his first and the North Coast resident is happy that the planets finally aligned allowing him and Hill to take on the two-day adventure together.
Team Safire were always going to be up against it coming into the final stage and with such a sharp, flat stage the chance to get away from the leaders never arose however the Price and Rowe duo held on to their second place comfortably.
The final spot on the podium was a fight between two of the RMB Change a Life Academy teams with their Number One team of Ndumiso Dontso and Sipho Kupiso starting the stage in third place as Bongmusa Zikhali and Siyanda Masango started Sunday in fourth place.
After a slight mechanical error on the start line on Saturday, which cost them five minutes at the end of the stage, Merchants’ Jeannie Dreyer and John Ntuli rode the complete race to take the overall title in the mixed category from overnight leaders Sani Racing’s Andrew Houston and Bianca Haw.
Ntuli echoed Dreyer when talking about the effort that they had to put in on Sunday to overturn the advantage that Houston and Haw had built up after the first stage of the race.
“Jeannie and I raced really well today and I am really happy that we were able to make up the time on the leading mixed team. Jeannie was incredibly strong and I felt good which helped us a lot in chasing down the leaders – I’m really happy with the result!” an elated Ntuli commented.
The 2Fast2Furious pair of Wesley and Candice Parker-Dennison managed to hold on to their third place in the mixed category after starting the final stanza of the race with a lead of just under a minute.
The Highway Bakkie duo of Brenda Potts and Sarah van Heerden finished the race as the leading ladies pair following the two days of racing.
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SUMMARY OF RESULTS – BSi Steel dusi2c Stage Two (Mfula Store to Blue Lagoon)
1.Team TIB (Andrew Hill/Tyronne White) 02:14.48 04:47.22
2.Team Safire (Warren Price/Trevor Rowe) 02:14.49 04:50.27
3.RMB Change a Life 1 (Ndumiso Dontso/Sipho Kupiso) 02:22.52 05:02.37
4.The Underdogs (Klaas Meintjies/Christiaan van Dyk) 02:25.21 05:09.33
5.RMB Change a Life 3 (Bongmusa Zikhali/Siyanda Masango) 02:37.15 05:19.47
6.Merchants (Jeannie Dreyer/John Ntuli) 02:29.44 05:22.47
7.Sani Racing (Andrew Houston/Bianca Haw) 02:37.39 05:25.31
8.Hidden Hunger (Douglas Drysdale/Sean Henderson) 02:29.51 05:28.36
9.RMB Change a Life 2 (Mboneni Ngcobo/Mazwi Smimango) 02:22.51 05:32.17
10.2Fast2Furious (Wesley Parker-Dennison/Candice Parker-Dennison) 02:42.23 05:49.02
1.Merchants (Jeannie Dreyer/John Ntuli) 02:29.44 05:22.47
2.Sani Racing (Andrew Houston/Bianca Haw) 02:37.39 05:25.31
3.2Fast2Furious (Wesley Parker-Dennison/Candice Parker-Dennison) 03.06.39
1.Highway Bakkie (Brenda Potts/Sarah van Heerden) 02:51.09 06:08.15
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