Close racing at challenge

Cambridge team Velodromatic (left) took silver in the Cambridge Pursuit Open category with a time of 1.51.489, while winners APL Triple Threat (centre) won gold with 1.41.912.

The BNZ Corporate Challenge finals night was a huge success last weekend on Saturday night, attracting 43 teams to race across six categories.

The Avanitidrome’s programme and events manager, Del Woodford, said he couldn’t have hoped for a better finals’ night.

Cambridge team the Compuhub Yahooligans, from left: Ryno Theron, Gerhard Erasmus, Fanus Fourie, and Thinus du Preez (captain) came third in the Men’s Italian Pursuit race with a time of 1.22.728. Photo – Michael Jeans.

“It was fantastic, with massive support for the teams from families, friends and colleagues, who all enjoyed a great night of racing at the Avantidrome,” said Del, describing the atmosphere as “party-like”.

“With the music pumping, face painting for the kids, food vendors on site and some of the closest racing I have seen at the Avantidrome, it was a brilliant end to a great event,” Del concluded.

The Manta5 team swapped aqua-bikes for the land version, finishing 8th in the Italian Pursuit Mixed Division 1 category, with a time of 1.23.587. From left: Austen Fogarty, Blair Paterson and Stacey Kitchen holding Pierre Berthonneau.

 

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