26 Apr 2014 11:30am
WINDHOEK, 26 APR (NAMPA) - Two South Africans, Wade Young and Alfie Cox, started in first place and second place respectively in Saturday's 2014 Red Bull Braveman (RBB) Enduro race.
They were followed by Namibian Henner Rusch in third place.
Riders had to fight it out on Friday to see who would start in first place at the 2014 RBB.
RBB riders vied for points as from 15h00, showing off their skills on a specially-built obstacle course consisting of obstacles such as steep sand hills and storm water pipes, while the riders nerves will be tested further with rocks and boulders placed on the course.
The event drew large crowds at the Doc Jubber Hockey Fields in Windhoek.
Saturdays main takes place at a specially-designed course west of Windhoek in the vicinity of the Gross Hertzog Mountains. The course is only 15 kilometres on rugged and mountainous terrain, and will determine if the riders are man enough for the Braveman event.
Rusch has a lot at stake as he must do everything he can to win and keep his 2013 title.
Last year, Ingo Waldschmidt ended in second place, while Kai Hennes was third.
This is the second time Red Bull hosts an event of this type in Namibia after last years extreme Enduro.
The winner of this years Enduro Race will take home a cool N.dollars 30 000.
The rider in second place will be N.dollars 15 000 richer, while the rider finishing third can put N.dollars 5 000 in his pocket.
Entrance for spectators is free, and the venue which will be indicated by road signs is on the western side of Windhoek, close to the University of Namibia.