Namibia: Drobisch Wins Nedbank Wpp Road Cycle Series

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WINDHOEK – National 2016 individual time trial and Nedbank Cycle Challenge champion, Till Drobisch yesterday won the opening race of the 2017 Nedbank Windhoek Pedal Power Road Cycle Series.

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Drobisch won the 100km race ahead of Lotto Petrus and his teammate, Johannes Hamunyela who came in third. Petrus and Hamunyela ride for team Namibia Cleaning Chemical Solutions (NCCS).

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The race took place along the Dordabis road, east of Windhoek. The WPP Road Cycle series consists of six races held throughout the year.

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Michelle Vorster won the women’s category over 70km.

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In yesterday’s race, Drobisch, who is a professional cyclist and races for Team 0711/Cycling in Germany, crossed the line in style alone after breaking almost a minute away from Petrus and then Hamunyela, who came in with the chasing pack.

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Speaking to Nampa, Drobisch said the race was tough but his tactics helped him to defeat the other cyclists.

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“It is always nice to win the first race of the year as most riders take part in it. When I started cycling it was only 12 to 15 riders competing in these competitions, but the numbers have now grown, which is a good thing for the sport,” he said.

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He added that he is now gearing up for the second race of the series, which will be held over the weekend of 29 January.

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The second-placed Petrus said it was a tough race, but he was happy to see a lot of cyclists competing on the day.

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Vorster said her biggest dream this year is to compete in the ABSA Cape Epic, an annual mountain bike race held in South Africa’s Western Cape.

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The WPP series is divided into five categories – 10 km, 30km, 50km, 70km and 100km. – Nampa

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