- SA team extend lead in Indian Test
- Blitzboks blast past Kiwis to reach Dubai semi-finals
- Van Niekerk pays tribute to triumphant Bolt
- Banyana dominate but go down to Ghana in playoff
- Blitzboks bag three wins in Dubai
- International honours for Olympic coach Barrow
- Hall of Fame honours for SA legend Sally Little
- Blitzboks off to a great start with Ugandan whitewash
- Banyana going all out to bag bronze in Cameroon
- Powell opts for experience at Dubai Sevens
Reinardt sixth in TT
- Updated: May 20, 2012
Reinard Janse van Rensburg was South Africa’s best finisher at the fourth stage of the Fleche du Sud cycle race in Luxembourg on Saturday, writes Mark Etheridge.
The stage was a 14.88 kilometre time trial, which suited the powerhouse Pretoria rider.
Janse van Rensburg, whose form over the last year has seen him in very real Olympic contention, ended sixth in a time of 21min 50sec. That was 48sec adrift of the host nation’s Bob Jungels.
Next best South African was Team Differdange’s Jaco Venter in eighth (+50sec) while Janse van Rensburg’s MTN-Qhubeka team-mate Dennis van Niekerk, more known for his climbing abilities, was 15th (1:10 down).
Jungels’ ride sees him topping the General Classification with a total time of 10hr 33min 41sec. Van Niekerk is ninth (2:07 back) and Janse van Rensburg sits 10th (2:17 in arrears).
Sunday’s fifth and final stage is the longest stage of the tour with a 181.6km ride from Belvaux to Esch/Alzette.