first_imgSATURDAY 27 FEBRUARYLEICESTER CITY V NORWICH CITY, KING POWER STADIUMLEICESTER (4-2-3-1)SCHMEICHEL, AMARTEY, HUTH, MORGAN, FUCHS, DRINKWATER, KANTE, MAHREZ ALBRIGHTON, VARDYNORWICH (4-2-3-1)MBOKANI, JARVIS, HOWSON, NAISMITH, MULUMBU, TETTEY, OLSSON, BASSONG, KLOSE, PINTO, RUDDDespite losing 2-1 at Arsenal in their last Barclays Premier League outing a fortnight ago, Leicester City remain top of the table with a two-point advantage over Tottenham Hotspur and the Gunners, with just 12 games remaining.With their two closest rivals not playing until Sunday and with fourth-placed Manchester City involved in the Capital One Cup final – against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium – the Foxes have the chance to extend their advantage to five points.Leicester have the joint most goals in the Premier League, with Manchester City (48) while visitors Norwich City have suffered nine defeats – and just two wins – out of 13 away games. Only Newcastle (10) have lost more on the road.When the teams met at Carrow Road in October, Leicester moved up to fourth in the Premier League with a narrow victory, taking the lead through Jamie Vardy’s penalty. Jeffrey Schlupp put the Foxes in control before Norwich’s Dieumerci Mbokani replied.Leicester have entertained Norwich only once before in the Premier League when, in April 1995, they won 1-0. But in three of their last four visits to Leicester the Canaries have won three. Overall, Leicester have won eight and drawn six of 21 home league clashes, with Norwich winning seven times.Vardy has 19 goals, including four in his last four games and has won six penalties for Leicester this season.REFEREE: NEIL SWARBRICK. MATCHES: 10. Y38, R2.SATURDAY 27 FEBRUARYSOUTHAMPTON V CHELSEA, ST MARY’S STADIUMSOUTHAMPTON (4-3-2-1)FORSTER, SOARES, FONTE, VAN DIJK, BERTRAND, ROMEU, CLASIE, WARD-PROWSE, TADIC, LONG, PELLECHELSEA (4-2-3-1)COSTA, PEDRO FABREGAS, WILLIAN, MATIC, MIKEL, AZPILICUETA, CAHILL, TERRY, IVANOVIC, COURTOISChelsea are unbeaten in their last 11 Barclays Premier League games. Their previous defeat was back in December, at Leicester City. But they meet a Southampton outfit unbeaten in their last six, winning five. And the Saints and goalkeeper Fraser Forster have gone 633 minutes without conceding a goal.That record has been bettered only 10 times previously in the Premier League and if he keeps another clean sheet extending his record to 723 minutes he will be fifth, with Manchester United’s Edwin van der Sar holding the record of 1,311, completed in February 2009.Southampton’s impressive run has taken them into the top six; their best ever finish in the Premier League was seventh last season while in 1985 they finished fifth in the old First Division.Chelsea have risen to 12th place in the Premier League and will hope to improve on just three away wins and just 12 goals from 12 games on the road.The Saints won 3-1 at Stamford Bridge in October, while both games last season ended in 1-1 draws.Chelsea have scored 10 goals in their last two domestic outings. Following the 5-1 win over Newcastle last time out in the Premier League, they won 5-1 against Manchester United in the Emirates FA Cup.REFEREE: MARTIN ATKINSON. MATCHES: 24. Y85, R1.SUNDAY, 28 FEBRUARYMANCHESTER UNITED V ARSENAL, OLD TRAFFORD.MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1)DE GEA, LOVESMALLING, BLINDBORTHWICK-JACKSON, CARRICK, SCHNEIDERLIN, LINGARD, MATA, MEMPHIS, MARTIALARSENAL (4-2-3-1)GIROUD, CAMPBELL, OZIL, WALCOTT, COQUELIN, RAMSEY, MONREAL, MERTESACKER, KOSCIELNY, BELLERIN, CECHOn Tuesday night, Arsenal suffered a setback in the Champions League when they lost 2-0 at home to a Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona. But in the Barclays Premier League, they are just two points behind leaders Leicester City, level on points with second-placed Tottenham Hotspur.Manchester United are fifth, despite losing 2-1 at Sunderland in their last league outing. They made amends with a 3-0 win in the Emirates FA Cup, at League One Shrewsbury on Monday night.They return to Old Trafford where they have won just six of their 12 games in the league. However, United have conceded just five home goals all season, the fewest in the Premier League.Arsenal, though, have scored more league goals away than at home 23 compared to 18 and they have lost only three games on the road.When these teams met at the Emirates Stadium in October Arsenal stunned United with three goals in the opening 20 minutes. United had no answer to Arsenal’s opening burst as Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil scored twice in 74 seconds. Sanchez added a third from 18 yards as the Gunners beat United for just the second time in 14 league meetings.Their Premier League record at Old Trafford is poor. Last season’s 1-1 draw ended a run of five straight defeats, while the Gunners have won just three of their 23 visits, most recently in September 2006. United have won 15 and drawn five.REFEREE: CRAIG PAWSON. MATCHES: 19. Y61, R2.SUNDAY, 28 FEBRUARYTOTTENHAM HOTSPUR V SWANSEA CITY, WHITE HART LANETOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1)LLORIS, WALKER, ALDERWEIRELD, WIMMER, DAVIES, DIER, DEMBELE, SON ERIKSEN, CHADLI, KANESWANSEA (4-2-3-1)AYEW, ROUTLEDGE, SIGURDSSON, KI, BRITTON, CORK, TAYLOR WILLIAMS, FERNANDEZ, NAUGHTON, FABIANSKITottenham Hotspur moved to within two points of Premier League leaders Leicester as Christian Eriksen struck a late winner at fourth-placed Manchester City in their last game in the Barclays Premier League.Visiting striker Harry Kane scored from the spot in the second half after Raheem Sterling was penalised for handball. After Kelechi Iheanacho levelled, Christian Eriksen earned a fifth league win in a row.Tottenham have won five consecutive Premier League games for the first time since a run of six, in December 2011.If Leicester lose at home to Norwich on Saturday, Spurs can go top with a win over Swansea, who have won only two of their 12 away games this season. Their last was at Everton; since then they have taken just two points from a possible nine.When the teams met in October in Wales, Swansea came from behind twice to steal a 2-2 draw.Indeed, that extended Spurs’ unbeaten Premier League run against the Swans to nine games. Swansea last beat Spurs, at home, in October 1982 in the old First Division.Swansea have never won at Spurs in the league. They have lost on their last 14 visits and the last time they got a draw there was in the old Second Division in November 1930. Overall, in 17 visits the Welshmen have lost 15 and drawn just two. And in those 17 games, Tottenham have scored 49 goals and conceded just 14.REFEREE: MIKE JONES. MATCHES: 18. Y60, R1.last_img read more

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first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Kiefer Ravena clarifies he’s not doing illegal drugs during a press conference. Ravena tested positive for prohibited substances under the World Anti-Doping Agency List. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netKiefer Ravena cleared his 18-month suspension from Fiba wasn’t about use of illegal drugs but rather, due to banned substances.Ravena tested positive for three ingredients Dimethylbutylamine, Methylexaneamine and Higenamine that are part of the prohibited substances list of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:35Robredo: DDB should take over ICAD, not PDEA02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award NLEX stands by Kiefer Ravena amid doping ban MOST READ READ: Ravena tests positive for banned substances, gets 18-month suspension from Fiba“Ayokong isipin ng tao na nagsha-shabu ako, nagma-marijuana or nagco-cocaine ako (I don’t want the people to think that I’m taking shabu, marijuana or cocaine). That’s something way out of hand,” Ravena told reporters during a press conference set by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIn the press conference, the SBP also announced that Fiba, the world governing body for basketball, has suspended Ravena for 18 months after he failed the random drug test during Gilas Pilipinas’ home game against Japan on Feb. 25.The NLEX guard said the banned substances came from a pre-workout supplement called Dust Extreme which he had taken and had no idea to have such composition. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The 24-year-old Ravena was apologetic and he took responsibility for his actions.“You are responsible for whatever you take into your system, into your body so why would I blame anybody for influencing me? It’s a pre-workout drink and I didn’t know the components of the said drink.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgEffective at noon on July 6, and until further notice, Category 2 and 3 open fires are permitted in the Dawson Creek zone. The lifting of this category 2 and 3 ban applies within BC Parks and to all public (Crown) and private land outside of organized areas. It does not apply within municipalities or regional districts that have their own burning bylaws or bans. Please check with your local authorities before lighting a fire. This category 2 and 3 ban has been rescinded due to the fire danger being lowered by recent rainfall and cooler temperatures throughout the entire Prince George Fire Centre. – Advertisement -This open fire ban was in effect to protect public safety and to limit the risk of person-caused wildfires. To report a wildfire or unattended campfire call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on most cellular networks. For more information on open fire restrictions or for updates on current wildfire activity, visit www.bcwildfire.ca.last_img read more

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first_img– Advertisement -Six dollars an imperial gallon or five dollars a US gallon is now a cross-city reality in Fort St. John.The filling stations that were not on board yesterday are all on board now and the common posted price for a regular litre is up eight cents to 131.9 cents per litre.Fuelled by speculation that the unrest in Libya will spread to other oil producing countries in North Africa and the Middle East – especially Saudi Arabia and Iran – the price of crude oil jumped Thursday to more than USD $106per barrel.That price jumped even more Friday morning, trading at USD $107.19 per barrel.In addition, there’s now speculation it could go as high as 150 dollars a barrel.Advertisement The BCGasPrices.com monitor had the provincial average this morning at  $129.4 per litre and the national average, $123.4. Both continue to represent year-over year increases of 20 cents or more a litre. Photo: Gas prices across Fort St. John have risen eight cents in the last 24 hours./Kimberley Molinalast_img read more

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first_imgThe U-10 Go Games are back in action this Saturday (21st) with the U-10’s travelling to Fanad and the U-9’s at home to Convoy.The U-14 Hurlers had an important win away to Burt last Thursday which has put them in the league semi-final. They are home to Buncrana this Thursday. The U-8s blitz due to be held last Saturday in Letterkenny for MacCumhaills, St Eunan’s and Four Masters will now be held with the U-14s blitz on Sat, 28th May at 12noon in Burt. Congratulations to Aine Dolan & Gavin Craig who each won €100 in the Camogie 100 Club. The U-14 Girls footballers defeated St. Mary’s, Convoy last week before going down at home to tonight to Fanad in the League. The semi-finals of the 1st James Gallagher Memorial Cup take place this Saturday in the Park with Gaoth Dobhair taking on Ardara at 2:30pm before our lads meet Naomh Conaill at 4pm. Sympathy is extended to the McVeigh and Ferry families on their bereavements. James Gallagher’s 1st Anniversary Mass takes place this Friday evening at 8:15pm in the Cathedral. Tickets are now on sale for our Fundraising Draw for 2011. Tickets are €20 and can be bought from most club members. Top prize is a fantastic €10,000. Contact co-ordinator, Brian Kelly if you want to help out with sales on 086-4188389. Well done to Rory and Kevin as they helped Donegal to Championship victory over Antrim. The U-16 Boys defeated Dungloe in their Co. League semi-final and will meet Northern rivals Buncrana once again after the Inishowen men overcame Aodh Ruadh in their semi.The U-14 boys defeated a good Aodh Ruadh team to win the Benny Carr Memorial Cup on Saturday at St. Eunan’s College. Thanks to the Ballyshannon club for travelling to take part, and to all the parents that helped out with refreshments afterwards, in particular Mary Maguire. The Senior Ladies recorded a fine away win over Glenfin in the league on Sunday 5-11 to 4-7. They also get their Championship campaign underway this Sunday with a home game against Four Masters. Best wishes to Ciara Grant and the Boyle sisters, Rose and Catherine as the Donegal Minors take on Tyrone in the Ulster Final on Saturday in Irvinestown. The Boys U-16 Football Co. League Final v Buncrana has been fixed for 6pm this Sunday (May 22nd) in Convoy. U-12 & U-14 Hurling training is on Tuesday at 5:30pm. U-16 & Minor training is on each Monday at 5:30pm. There will be further U-10 Hurling blitzes on 22nd May, 26th June & 24th July. The Friday Hurling / Camogie Academy at 6:30pm. The next U-8 hurling blitzes will be held on 12th June and 10th July. The U-12 Boys travelled to the Bridge on Monday to play a good St. Michael’s team but put in a good performance in windy conditions to record the win by 4-11 to 2-05, they are at home to Gaoth Dobhair next Monday. The U-11 boys were at home to MacCumhaills and went down narrowly by 2-10 to 3-05 with a late goal sealing the win for the Twin towns lads, they travel to Newtown to take on Naomh Colmcille next Monday night. There will be a Fundraising Dance in the Clubhouse to help me the cost of the U-14 Boys trip to Feile in Cork in July on Saturday, June 11th in the Clubhouse from 9:30pm – 12:30am. Music is by Country Traditions. Supper will also be served and admission is €7. The Adult Men’s footballers begin their respective Championship campaigns this weekend. The Seniors and Reserves travel to Dungloe on Sunday afternoon with the Reserve game throwing in at 2:30pm and the Seniors getting underway at 4pm. The Junior Men start with  a tough away game in Downings on Saturday evening (6:30pm) and won’t be encouraged by their last league outing. Good luck to them all this weekend. The Golf Classic is on in Barnhill on Saturday, May 28th. For details on tee times or sponsorship, contact James Friel on 086-8255474 or Paul Carr. Please take note of our upcoming Fundraisers and try to help in any way you can….. St. Eunan’s U-12 hurlers put in an excellent display of competitive hurling in an Owenbeg blitz on Sunday last. In the four games played Ryan Hilferty and Cian Randles kept driving the team on with the lads adapting to the wintry conditions and drawing 2 and losing 2 games (one match by a late point).The lads displayed great spirit against strong opposition and the weather! There was no match 4 winner in this week’s Lotto Draw. 4 winners matched 3 numbers and win €25 each. Claire McGlinchey, Hazelwood Drive; JJ McNamee, Drumkeen (both Adrian); Mick Martin, Elmwood Downs and Aidan Smith, Knockbrack (both cards). The numbers drawn were: 2-4-12-15. Next week’s jackpot is €1,175.GAA: ST EUNAN’S LETTERKENNY NOTES was last modified: May 17th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgValencia manager Marcelino has suggested Manchester United’s defensive frailties could be the deciding factor in their Champions League clash on Tuesday night.Marcelino is confident his side will take all three points at Old Trafford if they play well but did praise the physicality of the Red Devils. 2 Latest Champions League News The Valencia boss admitted United were not in the best form 2 Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton on target Rodrigo said: “They are a team unused to being in situations like this.“They have great players who are not used to this, but that is a career as a footballer. I’m sure they will want to turn things around as soon as they can.” Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury Jose Mourinho’s men comfortably beat Young Boys 3-0 in their opening group match while the Spanish side lost 2-0 at home to Juventus.Manchester United v Valencia previewSpeaking ahead of the game, Marcelino said: “They are one of the three physically strongest teams in Europe.“They have a very high potential in attack, with players who cost €70million (£62m), they are very strong in the air, prepared and conditioned to fight for the maximum.” BOOST He added: “We will try to counteract their play with a collective effort. They are powerful in duels, but they struggle to defend collectively.“We will win if we play well. Is it a good time to play them? Who knows? We know we are facing a difficult opponent, maybe they are not in their best moment, but it could be similar for us.”Both teams go into the game in bad form with Valencia, who are 14th in the LaLiga table, only claiming their first win of the season at the weekend.And Valencia striker and former Bolton loanee Rodrigo hinted that United could be there for the taking. United went down to a 3-1 loss at West Ham at the weekend – their fourth loss in all competitions this season ready? Aiming high Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman last_img read more

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first_imgLADIES GAA: St Eunan’s Ladies beat Moville in the county semi-final in Buncrana today to reach their first senior final in eight years.In a closely-contested match, the Letterkenny ladies finally saw off the Inishowen opposition by 2-07 to 1-07 – a winning margin of three points.Sadhbha Medlar and Danielle Fay scored the crucial Eunan’s goals. Moville had led by a point at half time – 1-07 to 2-03, but Eunan’s stopped the Foylesiders from scoring at all in the second half, adding four points for victory.St Eunan’s play Termon in the final after they saw off Glenfin in the other semi-final in Glenswilly today.   LADIES GAA: ST EUNAN’S SEE OFF MOVILLE TO REACH FIRST SENIOR COUNTY FINAL IN EIGHT YEARS was last modified: August 26th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LADIES GAA: ST EUNAN’S SEE OFF MOVILLE TO REACH FIRST SENIOR COUNTY FINAL IN EIGHT YEARSlast_img read more

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first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!MEMPHIS – Anytime he has the ball, Kevin Durant can seemingly score at anytime.But in what marked his more efficient game of his 12-year NBA career, Durant helped the Warriors through a 118-103 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday by adopting a less-is-more approach.Durant finished with 28 points on 12-of-13 shooting. While abstaining from high-volume …last_img

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first_imgKhanyi Magubane The world is drinking South African wine, and lots of it. Recent figures indicate that in 2007 wine exports increased by 16% on the previous year. Su Birch, CEO of Wines of South Africa, says the demand for South African wine is now spilling over to more countries. “Whereas five years ago, 72% of our packaged exports went to just the UK and the Netherlands, the net has widened so that the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany and the US currently account for 70% of total export volumes,” she says.With the exception of the Netherlands, where sales are characterised by heavy discounting, all other major markets have shown sound growth in demand for local packaged wines, Birch says.“In the Netherlands, we are currently addressing the higher-priced segment of the market, where margins are more attractive for producers, and we are advising local wineries to move their focus away from extreme value business.” When the final figures for 2007 come in, it’s expected that the amount of wine sold will exceed the 300-million-litre mark – a record for the country. Birch projects an increase in export volumes of at least 6%.“Although a conservative estimate, all indications are that the temporary setback in sales experienced in 2006, when volumes dropped some 5% on 2005, is now well and truly behind us,” she says.All wines for export must be granted an export licence. Samples of each batch of wine destined for foreign countries are sent to the Wine and Spirit Board at Nietvoorbij, Stellenbosch, where they undergo detailed tasting tests and chemical analysis in the laboratories before licences are granted. An official seal is given to each bottle by the Wine and Spirit Board, which verifies that the claims made on the label regarding origin, vintage and grape variety are true.South African wine at a glanceSouth Africa’s winemaking tradition dates back some 350 years, when the first settlers arrived at the Cape from Europe. The earliest documented history of winemaking dates back to 1655, when commander Jan van Riebeeck of the Dutch East India Company planted the first vines. In 1659, Van Riebeeck wrote his famous report: “Today, praise the Lord, wine was pressed from Cape grapes for the first time.”After Van Riebeeck, Governor Simon van der Stel firmly established the wine industry in the Cape. He founded the town of Stellenbosch, which remains South Africa’s wine mecca. But by the end of the 19th century, local vineyards and production were in decline. As in Europe, phylloxera (a small but deadly grapevine pest) had taken its toll. To control production and the market, a large farmers’ cooperative, the KWV,was established in 1918. This became a powerhouse, which saw the industry through the slump.After 1994, the South African wine market experienced phenomenal growth. According to the latest statistics released by Wines of South Africa, the 2007 harvest is estimated at 736.9 million litres of wine, which is 27.2 million litres up from the 2006 figure of 709.7 million litres.South Africa currently produces 3.4% of the world’s wine and ranks as number nine in overall volume production. Although still considered a young market, the South African wine industry is one characterised by quality more than just the quantity of wine exported.Useful linksWines of South AfricaSouth African wineSouth African wine industry trustWine routeStellenboschlast_img read more

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first_imgJunior cross countrySouth Africa’s third medal came from Neethling in the junior cross country. Victory went to the talented 17-year-old Frenchwoman Pauline Ferrand-Prevot ahead of Switzerland’s Michelle Hediger. France’s Alexis Vuillermoz turned in the fastest last lap, but had to settle for second, a minute and 21 seconds behind Stander. Swiss rider Thomas Litscher grabbed the final podium position, two minutes and 46 seconds behind the South African. “Things worked out and I got into the track in second and from there on the race went perfectly,” Stander said. Greg Minnaar just missed out on winning the elite downhill title, while Candice Neethling picked up a bronze medal in the junior (under-19) women’s cross country. The biggest crowds of the event were in attendance at the downhill, which always produces spectacular racing. “Unfortunately we had a really strong head wind, so it wasn’t possible to take the lead from the beginning we had to take our chances in the group and then wait until the single track before we made a move. Head wind Minnaar just missed out on the title by only five-hundredths of a second to finish in the silver medal position, while Hannah stopped the clock in 2:31.02 to secure bronze. Runner-up finishesPeat had previously finished runner-up in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2008 and so the victory meant a lot to the man who usually races with Minnaar as his team-mate for the Santa Cruz Syndicate. “It was pretty emotional putting the jersey on, on the podium knowing I could wear it as World Champion for the next year,” he said. “I’ve been trying for a long time and it’s just an unreal feeling.” Aggressive From the start, the man from Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal went out aggressively to force open a lead over the rest of the field. He posted the fastest splits on each of the first five laps to take a convincing victory in one hour, 47 minutes and 26 seconds.center_img She said: “The start was extremely hard, I didn’t know what to expect and it is great just to get a medal.” Downhill victoryVictory went to 35-year-old Steve Peat of Great Britain, a legend in downhill racing who had amazingly never won the world title previously in his illustrious career. Riding fourth last in the field of 63 riders, Peat set a time of two minutes, 30.33 seconds. However, he had to then sit nervously and wait for home favourite Mick Hannah, World Cup overall champion Greg Minnaar, and defending world champion Gee Atherton to make their runs. The victory was a demonstration of Ferrand-Prevot’s versatility; in August she won silver in both the time trial and the road race at the UCI Junior Road World Championships in Moscow. 8 September 2009 Looking back on her effort, Neethling described the race as “extremely difficult, very technical.” Stander was a hot favourite to win the under-23 cross country title, deservedly so, as he entered the World Championships ranked fourth in the world in the elite (open) standings. Reflecting on his win, Stander said: “A couple of days leading up to it (the race) was pretty nerve racking (but) today I was just focused on the start because I knew it would play a vital part in the race.” South African competitors won gold, silver and bronze at the 2009 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Australia, with Burry Stander being crowned world under-23 cross-country champion. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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