Miller and Vorster takes first

01 November 2019 | Sports

The 7th and final race of the 2019 Gravel and Dirt MTB Marathon Series took place in and around Gobabis, saw Alex Miller and Michelle Vorster take first for the men’s and women’s 70km elite respectively.
It was evident from the start that Miller, who over the last couple of months has shown incredible skill and pace, was determined to challenge the likes of Xavier Papo and Drikus Coetzee. Miller did more than just challenge, as he rode a phenomenal race taking first place with a time of 02:18:25, a full 12 minutes ahead of his nearest rival Drikus Coetzee in second with a time of 02:30:03. Xavier Papo who rode with an injury to his knee put up a good fight and finished in third with a time of 02:30:20.
In the women’s category, Vorster stamped down her dominance with an amazing time of 02:30:34. She was followed by Lelani Swart in second with 03:01:15 and Marietjie De Chavonnes Vrugt in third place with a time of 03:53:45.
Over the last couple of months, there have been some amazing performances from sme incredibly talented riders. From Swakopmund to Outjo, from the X-Ride to the Eagle ride, this year’s Gravel and Dirt MTB Marathon Series has risen to become one of Namibia’s favourite events for local MTB riders.
But none of this would have been possible without the support of its sponsors, Hollard, Cymot, E-Med 24, Windhoek Light, Food Lovers Market, Candor Namibia and Izuzu. Events such as these cater for and ensure that Namibian MTB riders have a platform to grow their skills, enabling riders to compete on international platforms.

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