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Cyclists notch it up a gear

The KIA mountain bike series will resume this weekend with the “Ugab Terrace MTB Challenge” scheduled to take place this Saturday near the northern town of Outjo in the Kunene-Region.
The race is sub-divided into routes of 60 and 30 kilometres as well as a 15 kilometres “fun ride”.
A cool N$65,000 in price money is up for grabs. So far, the organisers have received about a 100 entries but they expect this number to further increase until Saturday. Last year some 160 riders made their way to the north.
“It’s a very nice track. It’s very rocky and there some heavy climbs the participants have to master. All in all, we expect some great action and we invite members of the public to join us for this day,” race director, Corrie Labuschagne, said.

Namibia’s Team Kia cyclist Martin Freyer dominated the third race a month ago in Tsumeb. The youngster from Windhoek took top honours in the men’s open race which simultaneously gave him the overall win.
Hester Prins clinched the first place in the open woman’s division, while Herbert Peters put up a great display in the junior boy’s race to take the win. Labuschagne could refrained from giving a prediction, as he wanted to wait until the final entries are in.

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