RMB CHANGE A LIFE ZULU MTB TEAM – JUNE UPDATE….

RMB Change a Life Zulu Mtb Team

The month started with the popular Howick Mtb Classic. Technical single track and amazing scenery made the race most enjoyable. Best RMB Change a lifer was 6th placed Sthembiso Masango, closely followed by Mboneni Ngcobo. Next was Ndumiso Dontso, coming 11th. He has been a sensation with his exponential improvement over the last few months. Thereafter John Ntuli placed 13th, Sipho 14th and Bongumusa came 29th after having a mechanical.

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Dusi2c Start….
The two day Dusi2c was the highlight of the month, where the RMB CAL Zulus had the opportunity to showcase their skills to Family and friends in the Valley of a 1000 Hills. The Dusi river was the directional backbone of the race and so had some interesting improvisation of getting from one side to the other.

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YMCA Weir – not popular amongst Dusi paddlers….
Our strongest team of Mboneni & Sthembiso came unstuck 7km into Day 1, where Sthembiso crashed and buckled his wheel. They courageously soldiered on to finish 10th for the day. They had a great Day 2, finishing 4th.
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RMB CAL Sthembiso Masango….

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Sipho & Bongumusa crossing the Dusi River….
Sipho & Bongumusa finished 6th on Day 1 and dropped to 9th overall after Day 2 due to a couple of punctures.
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Ndumiso (above photo) teamed up with John and had a phenomenal ride, placing an incredible 3rd overall
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RMB CAL John Ntuli….

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Dusi2c 2014 Prize winners….
Final Results:
John Ntuli & Ndumiso Dontso – 3rd First ever PODIUM for Development Riders in a Stage Race in South
Africa in overall standings
Sthembiso Masango & Mboneni Ngcobo – 7th
Sipho Kupiso & Bongumusa Zikhlai – 9th
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RMB CALifers Bongumusa & Sipho….

Although I followed the race on Day 1, no spectators were allowed in the race Village at Mfula Store deep in the Valley of a 1000 Hills at Day 1 end – to keep numbers down and the rider bush experience at an optimum. So that made it impossible to follow their race on Day 2 until they reached Durban. So instead I used that morning to take part in the Hilton MTN National Series Mtb race where I sneaked a win in the VET category 
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Jeannie embraces the RMB CAL Mtb Team, trains with my Zulus when she can and wears the Team cycle top with pride, as can be seen in this lekker photo above, of her recce’ing the World Champs route 3 days before the big showdown.

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Am so proud of her courageous 8th overall in the World Marathon Champs a few days ago. It was a brutally tough course but then that played right into her hands…. :)
Jeannie was one of two South Africans in the top 10. First was SA Champ Robyn de Groot in 6th and Jeans in 8th overall. The next South African was Candice Neetlingh in 15th.
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RMB Change a Life John Ntuli [30 to 35yr category] and I [45 to 50yr] raced in the Master World Champs the day before – referred to as the Rainbow Challenge. With the rain the night before, it was a mudfest. But whose complaining, it was the same for everyone. John and I placed 9th & 6th respectively in our age groups.

How privileged we were to take part in a World Champs on our doorstep.

Thank you RMB for your support of this grassroots Mtb Development Team, and Computershare, USN & Hi-Tec, continuing to change lives in the Valley of a 1000 Hills

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