Seibeb wins Nedbank Cycle Challenge again

23 Feb 2014 16:50pm
WINDHOEK, 23 FEB (NAMPA) – Top Namibian cyclist Costa Seibeb successfully defended his title in the Nedbank Cycle Challenge here on Sunday morning.
He clocked 2 hours, 28 minutes and five seconds to finish first in the elite category.
Over 1 000 riders took part in the 29th edition of the Nedbank Cycle Challenge, and about 600 in the Nedbank Mountain Bike Challenge last weekend.
Seibeb, who is now riding for a club in South Africa, travelled to Namibia to compete in the race. He won the race last year in 02:23:36 seconds.
He told Nampa after the race he had to work hard, as the competition was tough.
“The sport is growing, and I can see both athletes and organisers are putting in a lot of effort to make the sport grow,” he said.
The race started at 07h30, and took the elite riders through Independence Avenue towards Dobra and back via the Western Bypass onto the mountainous and picturesque scenery along the road towards Daan Viljoen, ending at the Windhoek Gymnasium Private School in Kleine Kuppe.
Nedbank's Communications Manager, Gernot de Klerk told Nampa before the start of the race they are happy with the amount of entries received for the 29th edition of the cycle challenge.
“There is a rich heritage in the Nedbank Cycle Challenge. Next year we will have the 30th anniversary of the race, and it is all about showcasing the bank's involvement in cycling and cycling development,” De Klerk said.