Smit wins second MP cycle tour on the bounce

MBOMBELA–The Mpumalanga Cycle Tour is still in its fancy, but it looks like Willie Smit will dominate it for a longtime, following another big win.

Smit, who rides for Road Cover, was the biggest winner at this year’s tour after claiming the top prize to cement his place as the most successful rider in the history of the two-year old race.  “I want to thank my team and ellow riders for helping me win the tour,” said the Mashishing (formerly Lydenburg) born rider, attributing his victory to being familiar with the route and training hard.

“As a provincial government, we are excited that we hosted yet another successful edition of the Mpumalanga Cycle Tour. 2018 will be bigger and better,” said spokesperson for the department, Sibongile Nkosi.

The Mpumalanga Cycle Tour is a six-stage race that starts in Loskopdam outside Middelburg and finishes at Blyde Canyon. The tour was presented by the department of Culture, Sport and Recreation, Forever Resorts, Europcar and Dischem.