Imbuku Big5 – Race Report

The Insect Science team took part in the Imbuku Big Five MTB Challenge on the Imbuku wine farm in the heart of Wellington.

CP, Keagan and Alan took on the tough 75km route, with 3050m of ascent. The pace was fast from the start with most of the top South African riders going very hard up the first long climb. Keagan started in the front group, with Alan and CP in the group not far behind. Keagan then lost contact with the front group and was later caught by Alan. The two of them worked well together and Alan pulled away from Keagan in the last 5km, where he managed to finish in a very strong 9th position. Keagan finished close behind in 10th while CP finished in 17th.