June 18, 2016
Rider: Jarrod van den Heever
With the fifth and final round of the STIHL 2016 SA XCO Cup Series rapidly approaching, the Series Title is wide open as the riders prepare for the season finale in the Free State at Happy Valley Conservancy in Bloemfontein on Saturday 18 June. What is important to note, is that all five rounds this year will be considered in the overall National points system, determining the overall win, as well as carrying a UCI Category 2 rating.
The largely unpredictable and fast-changing Junior Men’s Log is extremely close with more than six riders in contention to take the overall win. Riders in the mix include Jarrod van den Heever (581), Pieter du Toit (570), Henry Liebenberg (550), Matthew Keyser (510), Andrew Sparks (490), and Reinhard Zellhuber (470) to name a few.
The 4.9km length course has a vertical ascent of 160 metres. Included in this course is hand-built single track, two challenging climbs of 660 metres and 350 metres respectively, natural rock gardens, gap jumps, drop offs, and two rather technical downhill sections. This course guarantees to close the series and send riders off with a bang.
The fifth round of the STIHL 2016 SA XCO Cup Series will take place in the Free State on Saturday 18 June 2016. Entries are open and close at midnight on Tuesday 14 June 2016. To enter, click here: https://entries.cyclingsa.com/events/6841-sa-cup-series-xco-5
Please follow the link to our official course preview teaser: https://vimeo.com/167024295
Thursday the 16th of June is a public holiday, so make it a long weekend and come and see what Bloemfontein has to offer!