The 2017 season started this weekend up at the EuroSteel Dark descent with some muddy but fun conditions on the Sani Spoors trails.
Hillcrest local and Pro TIB athlete claims yet another victory at the compendium derby over the weekend. Andrew Hill of TIB insurance, a previous winner of the popular event, stormed to victory in a blistering time setting a new course record in the process. Hill, who took control at the head of the race convincingly up the first climb, continued a hard tempo around the 40km fast paced track to take the win by 4 minutes.
The 3day stage race starts and ends at the Cape Nature Sanddrif Capesite which is tucked under the red rock formations of the Cederberg range along the riverbank. Being a clover leaf type route allows riders to explore the area and the local trails and tracks whilst always returning to the race village comforts. We arrived on the Thursday afternoon and completed registration before settling down on the river banks for some rest and recovery before the racing started the following day.