WC XCO #3 songo.info Race report


On Saturday, 7 may 2022, 10 children including 3 coaches, including Sipho Madolo, travelled to Paarl to take part in the WC XCO Cup #4. songo.info was represented by: Uviwe Tshali,  Khanya  Xhapha, Mila Yolwa, Likho Mayekiso, Mivuyo Mndini,  Lakhanya Sikhobongwane, Amila Mntuyedwa,  Milani Dingane, Onesimo  Ndzonyana and Liyema Madolo.

Lakhanya Sikhobongwane was the top performer of the day.  

We arrived on time at the race venue, around 7:15am as Uviwe was starting at 7:40am in the sprog girls. Three laps ahead of them but unfortunately Uviwe could not finish the race due to a mechanical issue on the final lap, but she a brave ride as it was her first MTB race. 11:15am youth  men  started and we had 5 riders in that category. They rode really well especially Lakhanya finishing 15th of which was his best results in XCO, as we call him a BMX specialist. The other boys did well as Likho finished 19th,  Onesimo 21st,  Mivuyo right behind him in 22nd. Amila had a bit of a rough race where he a few crashes, but he was okay and didn’t suffer any injuries. In Junior Women we had Milani and she didn’t have the best race, as she was just recovering from the flu but managed to finish 6th. Given the circumstances she was quite happy.  As coaches we are very happy with all the kids’ performance and its promising leading up to the WC XCO High School MTB League, which starts on the 14th of May.

 Thank you to everyone that made this race possible. Especially to Biogen and Specialized Bicycles, without their generosity it would not be possible to compete in these events.