Team Namibia fared much better during Stage Two of the Giro del Capo on March 7, moving up from 18th to 10th position overall in the team competition.
Stage 2 consisted of a 129km road race from the Western Cape towns of Paarl to Stellenbosch. In Stellenbosch the cyclists still had to complete five laps on the steep and winding Helshoogte Pass to complete the stage.
Gaby Ahrens won a silver medal for Namibia at the African Shooting Championships, which took place in Cairo from March 1 â?? 10.
Ahrens was in brilliant form and narrowly missed out on the gold medal in the Olympic Trap, Clay Target category, which would have ensured her participation at the 2008 Olympic Games.
The second round of the MTC Namibia Premier League starts this weekend with the top-of-the-table clash between Civics and Black Africa the pick of the bunch.
BA stunned the defending champions Civics with a 1-0 victory in their opening match of the season in November 2006, to embark on one of their most successful league campaigns in recent years.
Team Namibia found the going tough on the opening day of the Giro del Capo on Tuesday.
The first stage consisted of a 5,5km prologue in the Western Cape town of Paarl and was won by South African Daryl Impey of the MTN Microsoft team in a time of 7 minutes 23 seconds.
Erik Hoffmann won the Elite menâ??s category at the Hollard National Cycling Road Race Championships on Sunday.
Hoffmann set a blistering pace on the 124km route that stretched over the Western Bypass and included two trips up to Matchless Mine on the steep Daan Viljoen road.