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Burger best in Africa
- Updated: November 10, 2009
South African champion Lynette Burger added the continental road cycling title to her list of 2009 achievements when she won the Elite women’s road race at the African Championships in Windhoek, Namibia on Sunday.
The 29-year-old from Boksburg, who races for the Toyota Supercycling professional team, led a South African clean sweep in the race with Cherise Taylor second, Lizanne Naude third and Marissa van der Merwe fourth.
ÔÇ£The conditions were tough with hills, heat and wind, which made up for the relatively short distance of 60km,ÔÇØ said Burger.
ÔÇ£Our priority was to get three South Africans into medal contention and from there it became an internal battle for the medals. I’ve been sprinting well lately so I was quite confident which certainly helped.ÔÇØ
The road race success followed that achieved in the individual time trial on Friday when Cashandra Slingerland and Burger captured the gold and silver medals respectively for South Africa.
Aurelie Halbwachs of Mauritius claimed the bronze medal.