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Everitt race fiercely contested

The second edition of the Chas Everitt Around the Pot, Overberg 100-Miler, saw Hendrik Kruger (HB) and Kylie Hanekom race to victory on Saturday 21 July.

The race, which also featured a team category as well as 25- and 60-mile distances, saw a significant turn out of gravel bikes — with Hanekom winning the women’s race on a drop barred, thin wheeled bike.

Starting in thick mist at 07:00 in Swellendam, on Saturday morning, the 7 km neutral zone along the national highway provided riders with the chance to warm their legs. Once the route turned onto the gravel, the flag dropped for the racing to begin, the pace was furious from the get-go.

“I got away right at the beginning with five other guys,” race winner HB Kruger explained, telling how he, Timo Cooper, Izak Strauss and the winning men’s team of Charles Mcfall and Etnard Louw made the initial break from the rest of the field. The five spent the next 110 km working together until after the neutral zone at the Malgas Ferry.

“After about 110 kilometres I decided to increase the pace and then time trialled on my own to the finish,” Kruger continued. The Ellsworth Bikes rider was clearly the strongest in the field, securing victory over Timo Cooper and Izak Strauss by five and 12 minutes, respectively — with a winning time of 5 hours, 21 minutes and 20 seconds.

The women’s champion, Kylie Hanekom, also rode a gravel bike to victory. “It was a rad adventure riding a gravel bike at Around the Pot,” Hanekom enthused. “There were kilometres of perfect gravel road and the trip across the pont, along with the roosterkoek at the water point there, was a definite highlight,” she recounted. Hanekom held off Martha Koekemoer by six minutes and Alisha Myers by nine to claim the title.

The team categories were as fiercely contested as the solo races. The men’s team champions were Mcfall and Louw, riding as Mad Macs powered by Hazz, while Aryna Edwards and Carien Visser claimed the women’s team title.

For more information on the Chas Everitt Around the Pot, Overberg 100-Miler, please visit www.petrichoradventures.co.za.

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