Coetzee wins Nedbank WPP Road Cycle race

29 Jan 2017 12:40pm
WINDHOEK, 29 JAN (NAMPA) – Team Kia cyclist Drikus Coetzee on Sunday won the second race of the 2017 Nedbank Windhoek Pedal Power (WPP) Road Cycle Series.
Coetzee won the 98 kilometre (km) race ahead of Fiffy Kashululu, who rides for team Namibia Cleaning Chemical Solutions (NCCS) and Adriaan Maartens for team Get Graphics.
The race, which is the second of the series, took place along the Brakwater service road at Karen Park, after the Elisenheim bridge turn-off.
The WPP Road Cycle series consist of six races held throughout the year, the first of which took place last weekend.
Sunday’s race was divided into five categories - 14km; 28km; 42km; 56km; 70km and 98km.
There were no female competitors in the 98km race, while Michelle Dorman won the women’s elite category of the 70km race.
Speaking to Nampa after the race, Coetzee said he enjoyed the race because it was a flat track and he is now looking forward to the Nedbank National Championships next week.
“Today we rode seven laps in the circuit and by the fifth lap I knew I was going to win the race because the circuit suited me very well,” he said.
He added that he feels positive about the national championships as they will use the same track.
Kashululu, who came in second, told this agency it was a tough race but he was happy to finish second as it is good motivation for the upcoming races.
The first series of the WPP Road Cycle was won by Till Drobisch in the elite men’s category, while Michelle Voster won the women’s category.
The next race of the series will be held in March.
(NAMPA)
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