South African Cycling
Van Dyk bags second silver
Ernst van Dyk (Getty Images)
Johannesburg - South African H4 Hand-cyclist and defending road race World Champion
Ernst Van Dyk won his second silver medal at the UCI Para-cycling Road
World Championships in Canada on Saturday.
Van Dyk was well
positioned to win the race, but was forced to brake too soon in the
final 500m and was not able to hold off Paralympian gold medallist,
Alessandro Zanardi's last minute attack.
The race went to a sprint finish over the last 100m, but the distance was just too short for Van Dyk to recover the situation.
Dyk was nevertheless satisfied with the two silver medals he claimed at
the 2013 World Championships, despite losing his World Champion status.
George Rex, who competes as a T1 tricyclist, was involved in a closely
contested race between the Spanish World Champion and a young Czech
Playing to his competitive strengths as a climber, Rex
attacked on the last lap of the race and held onto the lead for much of
However, the technical nature of the circuit was ultimately too much for him and he had to settle for 3rd place.