Antonie Tackles the USN Cup

The USN MTB cup #3 marked my final preparation for Wines2Whales. 


Andries (my partner for W2W) and I used this race to see where we are fitness wise compared to each other. The race started a little too fast for me and I fell behind but, I quickly closed the gap again and we stuck together in 2nd and 3rd for the remainder of the race. The course had a lot of single tracks and we just couldn’t close the gap on the race leader. It all came down to a sprint finish with Andries right on my wheel, the moment I’ve heard his tires straining on the road I knew it was “go time” my legs felt good and it was a 2nd overall finish for me. Now for some tapering before head down to Stellenbosch.

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