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Maties for SA at world cycle event

Two members of the Maties Cycling Club will represent University Sports South Africa at the World University Cycling Championships (WUCC) in Portugal.

Max Sullivan, who’s doing his master’s in public administration, and Jacques Lloyd, who is pursuing a BAcc, kick-started their participation yesterday.

Other members of the SA team are Jacques Horn and Elmari de Wet of the University of Pretoria (Tuks). The event comprises a time trial and a road race.

The recent University Sports SA Championships in Pretoria played a big role in preparing Sullivan and Lloyd. The Maties team won the championships, and Maties cyclist Gert Heyns won the general classification. Lloyd won the Green Jersey as the best sprinter and finished second overall. It was the fourth year Maties had won the team competition and a hat-trick of titles for Heyns as individual. Ben Fish won the King of the Mountain jersey.

In the women’s competition Maties finished second and Linda Hitchings finished second overall.

Sullivan and Lloyd looked forward to the experience in Europe and performing for Maties and South Africa.

“Two years ago, Maties sent three riders to the Philippines where they claimed 13th spot in the criterium and 6th place in the road race. We are hoping to return home with similar results,” said Sullivan.

“We will be riding in SA colours, but be sure that we will fly the Maties flag all the way!”

Heyns won the SA Marathon Championships held in Grabouw last weekend. “The SA Marathon Championships were my main objective for the year, and successfully pulling it off feels very rewarding,” he said. “I am very proud to wear the SA stripes for the next year.”

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