Zim cycling season takes break


HARARE – The Zimbabwe Road Cycling Association (ZRCA) season curtain comes down with the national road race championships on Shamva Road, 20km outside Harare today.

ZRCA president Dave Martin said after today’s event, the season will take a break and resume in August.

“As the season draws to a close for the first half of this year, we would like to say a big thank you to those that supported the events and to those that helped through the season, we take our July break and will start to build events again in August,” Martin told the Daily News yesterday.

On Wednesday, the association hosted the time trial series with five categories entered for the event. Triathletes dominated the race in both the youth boys and youth girls’ contests.  Chad Scallan and Luke Collins, both from St Johns College, came first and second in the boys’ category while Joshua Koutongos of Hellenic School was in third.

The youth girls’ was led by Helen Mitchell and Skye Davidson, both from Hellenic, with Chloe Payne of Peterhouse taking third place.

The junior men accolade went to Clemens Anschutz of Peterhouse College. Greer Wynn of Fit Freaks Club won the elite ladies category with Linda Davidson of Addicts finishing in second place while Bella Wlosowicz (Fit Freaks) came third.

Fit Freaks ruled the roost in the open men event with the top gong going to Bright Chipongo while his club mate David Martin took second place as Dark Force’s Kevin Smith finished in third place.

Martin and Scallan dominate in most competitions that have taken place in the season.

The open men representative, Martin, currently stands head and shoulders above the rest in his category winning three different competitions. He took the King of the Mountains (KOM) where he is tied on points with Kevin Smith.

Martin also leads the pack in the master of prints (MOS) and the national series events. In the youth boys’ competitions, Scallan took two out of the three contested categories, master of prints and national series.

Scallan is also equal on points with KOM winner Jonathan Rusch but the latter positioned himself above Scallan in two races out of the three they participated in.

The Open Women category has seen Wlosowic winning the KOM while Wynn got the better of the field in the MOS competition.

In the schools’ category, the Harare International School won the KOM while St John’s College claimed the MOS with Fit Freaks taking both awards in the Clubs’ category.

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