Team Infinita cycle to victory despite odds

Saturday’s race stretched over 90 kilometres, which saw Callum Ormiston break away from the peloton claiming the title just less than a minute ahead of KZN’s JP Lloyd and teammate Esias Joubert.

“It was very wet conditions and the riders had to work extra hard. Halfway through the race, Callum, Ryan (Terry) and Ruben (Helberg) had a crash that made them loose a lot of time. All three managed to chase down the leading bunch. With only 10 kilometres to go, Callum broke away,” said Boshoff.

Ryan unfortunately could not complete the race as his bike broke down.

Ryan Terry.

 

“It was going well until I fell on a corner with two of my teammates, we chased hard to get back to the bunch. Unfortunately with 15 kilometres to go, I had mechanical problems and had to abandon the race,” said Ryan.

The following day’s race, a total distance of 136 kilometres, saw South African champ bronze medallist Ryan break away from the bunch after 38 kilometres.

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“I arrived with a positive mindset. At about 30 kilometres in, I went into a break and from there on I was on my own.

“One of my teammates then caught up to me and bridged the gap, but at about 40 kilometres to the end I gave it everything I had, and I rode away with the win,” said Ryan. The series is a selection race for the South African team that will travel to Europe in July. The team will be announced in about a month’s time.

Team Infinita, consisting of Ryan, Callum, Esias, Demarco Pillay, Ruben and Brendan Phillips currently tops the national points log and are ranked the country’s top team. Callum is the individual leader, with teammate, Ryan in second position. The rest of the team make up the top 10.

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“I am so proud of my team that did exceptionally well over the weekend. Thanks to our team sponsors, Galito’s, LowMed, Cool Air, G.A.S.P and Barberton Ford for your ongoing support,” said Boshoff.

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Carli Koch
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