this weekend saw the running of the first round of sa's xc series down in the cape.the turnout was realy good and the racing super were in an olympic year there are alot of riders wanting to claim our second olympic spot and offcourse i want to prove that i deserve mine.philip buys was a tough competitor once again and as he had some good training on the course,alittle faster on the dh sections than me.i knew that the race was going to be tough towards the end and bided my time.i raced smart and made no mistakes.on the 4th lap out of 7 on the tough 4.6km track i attacked on the main climbing philip seemed alittle spent by this stage i eased into a solid lead.i was super happy with my form as i had just recovered from a stomach bug that seems to be gripping the south coast.

ill remain in the cape this week as i prepare for the tulbagh mtn marathon over 110km.i do however also have some hard days of training,keeping the first world cup in mind.its only 1 month away!

till next week