Team Spur’s Alan Hatherly secured his second South African Elite Cross-country jersey in Bloemfontein on Saturday afternoon, in his final year as a U23 rider. Electing to compete in the Elite XCO category, despite being U23, Hatherly can now proudly wear the national jersey colours when he progresses to the Elite category from the start of 2019.
Team Spur’s Alan Hatherly capped off his best ever XCO season by finishing in second place in the U23 Men’s race at the UCI MTB World Champs in Australia, on Friday 8 September. Hatherly completed the six laps of the 4.3km course in 1:17:57, some 11 seconds behind New Zealand’s, Sam Gaze who won his second straight U23 World Championship, Maximilian Brandl of Germany rounded out the podium.
The 2016 Spur Schools Mountain Bike League wrapped up a highly successful season with a nail biting Inter-Provincial Championship, which saw the top riders in each of the competing regions join forces for the best possible go at the coveted trophy.
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