Coached by Hunter Allen.
Newly crowned South African endurance MTB champion Gawie Combrinck won again this weekend. He won the Ashburton Investments National MTB series race in Rooiberg. A tough race in which, along with having to race the best riders in South Africa, Gawie had to contend with zebras, crocodiles, and rhinos all along the course.
Gawie commented, “It was Sandy rocky and super dusty. Felt great from the start, and great that the Lions were all pinned up as well! The first few km I was just in the group and as people were getting caught out by the sand and rocks, I got away with 4 other guys up the first major climb. From there I kept the pace going and put them under pressure on the descents. They had to chase back every time. Up the next big climb 65km in the elastic snapped and I rode away solo from there. Just had awesome legs today and it almost felt easy. Started cramping a bit towards the end.”