WINDHOEK: Till Drobisch on Sunday won the 2012 The Namibian – Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Classic, making it the second consecutive year he takes top honours in the 100km race.
In second place was Costa Seibeb.
The 19-year-old Drobisch needed only two hours, 27 minutes and 56 seconds to complete the race.
The route took the cyclists through various suburbs of Windhoek before taking on the Western Bypass through Katutura followed by the mountainous road to Daan Viljoen and back to the Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) where the race started.
Seibeb trailed Drobisch for the last 20 kilometres, but Drobisch used his international experience to finish ahead of the 20-year-old Seibeb.
Vera Adrian, 18, won the women’s race over the same distance followed by Irene Steyn in second and Genevieve Weber in third place.
Adrian also won the women’s mountain bike race the previous day.
In the 65km road race, Thorsten Horenburg took first place followed shortly by Israel Alfred and Harmut Ruppel.
In the women’s 65km road race Susanne Borg finished first followed by Johanita de Waal and Almut Rohlf in second and third place respectively.
More than 1 000 cyclists participated in the 2012 The Namibian – Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Classic over distances of 20km, 30km, 65km and 100km.