Archive - Apr 23, 2012
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana.
The Tour d’Afrique cyclists have entered their 8th country, Botswana. Only two countries left to go.
Botswana’s notoriously long, flat and easy roads see the cyclists ride up to 200km on some of their longest days. It is easy to lose your mind when you have to keep yourself occupied for 6 to 8 hours in the sun.
Christian Sailer is still in the lead, with Raffael Schroff and Adam Lister in 2nd and 3rd places respectively. South Africa’s Steve Smith is in 7th place, Alan Emerton is in 12th place and Miguel Teixeira is 20th.
Marc Bassingthwaighte won the first leg of the Namibian Mountain Bike Cross Country series in Windhoek on Saturday when he completed the course in a time of 1 hour 40 minutes 15 seconds.
Mannie Heymans came second just about three minutes behind in 1:43:14, while Heinrich Kohne came third in 1:46:17.
A record 178 riders turned out for the event which started at the Windhoek Gymnasium School.
In a report on his personal website, Bassingthwaighte said he was amazed at the turnout.
Namibia’s senior archers won one gold and one bronze medal at the South African Target Archery Championships which recently took place in Grahamstown, while their junior archers won two gold, four silver and two bronze medals.
Namibia was represented by a team of four senior and six junior archers who competed in three events, namely the FITA Round which has a maximum score of 1 400 points, the 720 Ranking Round and the Individual Eliminations.
Competing in the Senior 720 Ranking Round, Francois Marais and Beanta Viviers won the gold medal in the Mixed Team event.