Classic Finish to 2022 Amashova
The 2022 Amashova Durban Classic finish line saw a top-class sprint and a dominant breakaway as the country’s top riders diced for the line in Durban having left Pietermaritzburg some hours earlier.
The male winner of the 2022 Amashova, in a time of 2 hours 22 minutes and 20 seconds was Team Honeycomb’s form rider Marc Pritzen, out-kicking Travis Stedman and Eric Kros in the shadow of the Moses Mabida Stadium to add the Amashova to his growing win list. Evergreen Cherise Willeit and Jo van de Winkel crossed the line together, arms aloft, after dominating the women’s race.
An elated Pritzen said “it was an amazing feeling crossing the finish line”. As well as praising his team mates and their role in his win, Pritzen also praised the Amashova race organisers saying “it is amazing racing on a route where you have the whole road to yourself.” The full road closure of the route from Pietermaritzburg to Durban ensures a safe and enjoyable race for the participants of the Amashova.
Kros, from Pretoria, said it was the climb up the Valley of a Thousand Hill that pulled himself and the other front runners from the rest of the race pack. It was an extremely close finish amongst the top three riders and Kros said “I thought I had second in the final sprint, but I came third behind Travis.”
Ladies’ winner Willeit said “the top ladies were riding very well in today’s race, especially on the downhills, and my team mate and I had to keep the pace so high going down the descents, taking some risks, which luckily paid off.”
|JACQUES||JANSE VAN RENSBURG||02:22:20.460|
|JO||VAN DE WINKEL||02:52:52.200|
|FRANCES||JANSE VAN RENSBURG||tbc|