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ORICA-Scott’s Daryl Impey and Cervélo Bigla’s Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio won the men’s and women’s elite national time trial championships for South Africa.
The title is Moolman-Pasio’s fourth elite national time trial gold medal after previous successes in 2015, 2014 and 2013. Even more impressive is that the win comes after a successful recovery from a hip fracture sustained during a time trial in October last year.
“It’s awesome to win the title back,” said Moolman-Pasio. “I actually haven’t really been on the TT bike after the injury last year and I just realised how at home I feel on the TT bike. It’s one of the reasons I joined Cervélo Bigla because of the amazing partners we have and the focus on the TT.”
Impey’s win puts him into the history books as the first South African to win the time trial title six times, besting David George’s record of five titles.
“No one has ever had six time trial titles here so it that is quite nice to have that achievement as well,” said Impey. “In 2012 I didn’t ride the nationals so it works out that in the elite nationals I have won each time I have raced.”
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt
MOOLMAN PASIO Ashleigh
Cervélo-Bigla Pro Cycling