|KAP sani2c Media Release
07 May 2019
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joberg2c champs Hill and Bester to take on sani2c
Himeville – Following their recent triumph at the joberg2c, the
Darkhorse Wheels, insured by TIB, team of Andrew Hill and Shaun-Nick
Bester will be on the KAP sani2c start line at Glencairn next week
with enjoyment at the heart of their charge.
It has been a busy four months for the newly formed pair who paired
up for the Absa Cape Epic in March and then took on the nine-day
joberg2c in April.
Coming into the 2019 edition of the KAP sani2c, Hill and Bester have
spent a lot more hours in the saddle than some of the other
contenders and the Hillcrest resident Hill believes that they will
be better off taking the pressure off themselves for the three-day
shoot-out to the coast.
“There are going to be a lot of fresh legs at sani(2c) so we are
going to take a more relaxed approach to the race,” Hill said.
“We definitely want to do well but we will see how the legs feel
during the race because it is going to be another tough one with
some seriously strong teams lining up.
“Having been so busy at the start of the year we will ride hard and
if we can get into the top five that will be a great result.”
The pair rode away with the team title at the joBerg2c recently and
without much category competition they had to diversify in their
tactics with the solo riders providing their biggest threat.
“On such a long race you are lucky if something doesn’t go wrong and
we didn’t have any issues which was great!
“We pushed hard and used the solo riders for pacing at times and
also set our own pace but we didn’t take any big risks that might
cost us the race.
“We achieved our goal in winning the joBerg2c because that was the
aim from the beginning of the year,” he added.
The pair were some of the lucky few that got a taste of the changes
to some of the track between Glencairn at Scottburgh.
“There have been a few changes to the day one route that have been
made and it was good to get a taste of what it will be like on race
“Iconic Climb is obviously one of the focal points of the race and
that is the same but there are one or two sections after Iconic that
will make the racing interesting.”
Hill has never quite been able to crack the sani2c. He and Bester
were in fifth place after the first stage last year but a mechanical
on the second day ended their race.
“My derailleur jockey reel broke early on the second stage but it
was a problem that a lot of guys had, so that was us done.
“It would be great if we could recreate that good day one and then
continue well throughout but we will see how we go,” a relaxed Hill
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Following their joBerg2c
triumph, Darkhorse, insured by TIB's Andrew Hill (front) and Shaun-Nick
Bester will be fighting it out with the country's best at the upcoming
KAP sani2c next week.
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