Mountain biking elite taking part in Tsumeb challenge

21 Jun 2014 10:50am
WINDHOEK, 21 JUN (NAMPA) - Namibia’s mountain biking elite are today taking part in the Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb Mountain Bike (MTB) Challenge in northern Namibia.
The MTB challenge is an event that sees the best local mountain bikers challenging each other for top honours. Saturday’s event in Tsumeb will be the third race in the Kia Mountain Bike Series.
The first leg of the popular two-stage event took place on a challenging and scenic track in the Klein-Aus Vista Mountains located between Keetmanshoop and Lüderitz in the //Karas Region in May, while the second leg took place in the Otjiwa Challenge in Otjiwarongo at the beginning of June.
A media statement availed to Nampa by Kia Motors, one of the sponsors, on Tuesday stated that this weekend, riders will have a chance to compete over 70, 40 or 15 kilometres, and will also complete a trail run.
Junior rider Tristan de Lange underlined his intentions of winning the series during the first race in May. Team Kia members Martin Freyer and Michael Pretorius however quickly struck back, with Freyer taking first place and Pretorius second place in the Otjiwa Challenge.
The statement noted that the pair are the favourites for the top honours once again on Saturday as De Lange is not taking part.