Marc Pritzen, from our continental team, raced to victory at the South African road race championship in Swellendam, South Africa.
Pritzen took the win ahead of Willie Smit (Burgo- BH), with a well-timed attack in the final stretch of the 178km race. It was an impressive all-round team performance, with Nicholas Dlamini claiming the bronze medal for Team Qhubeka ASSOS.
Pritzen’s road race title comes after he already claimed the u23 time trial title on Friday. With the elite and U23 categories being combined for the road race, today’s victory meant the 21-year-old from Benoni will proudly be able to show off the national jersey in all UCI events this year, as he joins Team Qhubeka in Europe for the remainder of the season.
Marc Pritzen- Rider
“It was a really awesome day today, we had quite a bit of wind, which played a big factor. The race didn’t go as planned, but we are very happy with how it panned out, by claiming the win and Nicholas Dlamini also finishing on the podium. It was an unreal feeling crossing the finishing line today, and I would just like to thank Team Qhubeka ASSOS for all the support.”