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- Updated: September 21, 2012
Our two time trial racers ended 39th and 41st respectively at this week’s UCI Road World Championships in the Netherlands, writes Mark Etheridge.
The race was won by Tony Martin, the German successfully defending the title he won in Copenhagen, Denmark last year.
He clocked 58min 38.80sec for the 45.7 kilometre race in Valkenburg.
That saw him ending 4:19.25 ahead of Jay Robert Thomson and 4:25.93 ahead of Reinardt Janse van Rensburg.
The South Africans ended 39th and 41st respectively as 56 riders finished the gruelling race which increased imposing climb of the Cauberg.
“Ran out of luck today. Wind and Rain as I started and crashed around a circle. #disapointed,” was Janse van Rensburg’s reaction to the day’s racing on his Twitter feed.
Sunday sees the elite men’s road race over 261km and the South Africans will be looking to step up on that final stage of the Championships.