Hatherly Bags Elusive SA XCO Title

It’s been a long time coming but Alan Hatherly finally secured his first national XCO title on the weekend.

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With board number 1 affixed to his handlebars, Hatherly lead from start to finish over the 7-lap course at Mankele Bike Park in Mpumalanga to take the win ahead of Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes.

“I’m super stoked with the win, for myself and Team Spur” said the 21-year-old after the race. “I’ve been trying to win this for the past three years…”

There’s no time to rest, however – Hatherly travels to Mont Sainte-Anne in Canada next to continue his UCI U23 World Cup campaign, where he is currently ranked sixth.

“It’s been a good year so far and I’m looking forward to another hard week before I leave. The form is good and I’m hoping to do some damage there.”

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