- It’s 50 medals for SA at African Championships
- Top-ranked Williams does the double
- Championship records for Brown and relay team
- Gobel grabs share of the lead at Kyalami
- Interim coach Ellis looks to take Banyana even further
- Opening round of 70 puts Williams in front
- Big medal haul for SA at Junior Commonwealth Games
- Successful comeback from injury as Anel grabs fourth
- Dednam duo win 10th SA doubles title
- Corbett leads the way as SA tally grows to 35
Cycling silver in Spain for Team South Africa’s Rex
- Updated: June 15, 2013
Team South Africa ended day one of the UCI World Cup para-cycling event in Segovia, Spain with a silver medal on Friday, writes Mark Etheridge.
Day one saw the time trials being contested and George Rex raced to second spot in the T1 discipline.
His 23min 59.30sec saw the 51-year-old just under 40sec behind French winner Quentin Aubague, a man more than half his age!
Then, in the H4 time trial, Paralympic veteran Ernst van Dyk took fourth in the H4 hand-cycle event
Van Dyk was seven seconds outside the podium positions, his 17:31.65 good for fourth. “Alex Zanardi smashed us by almost three minutes! Road race next,” said Van Dyk of ex Formula one race Zanardi’s 16:16.68 victory.
Next best finisher for Team South Africa was Yusthin Lintnaar in the T2 category won by Germany’s Hans-Peter Durst.
In the same race London Paralympian Gerhard Viljoen crashed out just 500m from the finish while Goldy Fuchs took seventh.
In women’s racing, another Paralympian, Roxy Burns lost concentration in the C4 time trial and failed to medal.
“My magnet was scraping on the sensor on my front wheel, driving me nuts, lost concentration and there went my TT… I wasn’t expecting to win, but was hoping not to lose by so much,’ she said afterwards.