Freyer wins Omaruru Spar Cycle Challenge

09 Feb 2014 18:50pm
OMARURU, 09 FEB (NAMPA) - Martin Freyer won the 2014 Omaruru Spar Cycle Challenge by a fraction of a second ahead of two other riders on Sunday.
The three riders all clocked two hours, 38 minutes and 23 seconds, but Freyer was the fastest, with Michael Pretorius ending second and Tjipe Murangi third over the 106 kilometers race.
Freyer told Nampa after the race that it was easy as the route was quite flat.
“The hotspots (uphill areas) were quite a challenge, but on the way back we worked as a team and managed to come in as a team,” said the 18-year-old.
Pretorius said the race was tough, and the long slopes claimed its toll on the legs.
“On our way back the hills were quite steep and the nose wind was against us. There was no way to make a big break, so we crossed the line in a big bunch,” he told this reporter.
The race drew about 300 participants from across Namibia.