Du Plooy continues fine form, shines in Port Elizabeth


The Herald VW Cycle Tour was held over 106km in and around the city of Port Elizabeth this weekend.

Lights by Linea's riders were up for the challenge and were standing their ground well until misfortune struck. James Tennant and Dirkie Nel got caught up in a crash that sparked an attack in the bunch. Lights by Linea were left outnumbered!

The aftermath of the crash and heavy crosswinds saw a final group of 8 going clear. Team Telkom had Hoffman, Kruger, Butler and Van Niekerk. #LBLProCycling was represented by Rohan du Plooy and Carl Bonthuys. Bernard Esterhuizen was Team Giant's sole survivor with Jaco Pelser making up the last rider in the move.

Rohan du Plooy sped clear of this group to take the King of the Mountains for the day. The scene was for the aggressive racing to come and with 40km to go, 5 riders headed up the race: The 4 from Team Telkom and #LBLProCycling's Rohan du Plooy. They went about attacking Rohan and with 15km remaining the elastic snapped and he was left chasing the 4 man Telkom team time trial. His fight was a tenacious one, as the 4 in front, sharing the workload, could only muster a 26 second margin over Du Plooy as he crossed the line.

Apart from winning the King of the Mountains, Lights by linea Pro cycling also walked away with 2nd and 3rd in the Under 23 category.

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