mla essay writing nm_amashova_Nolan_5da538Nolan Hoffman had nothing but praise for his five Abantu teammates after winning Durban’s largest cycle race, the Amashova Durban Classic.“The Hoff” let them know just who is “Boss” when he chalked up his 15th road race win of the year in yesterday’s 27th Amashova Durban Cycle Challenge.


The easy-going, likeable 27-year-old certainly is not work-shy when it comes to rounding off a 106km roller-coaster of a ride from Pietermaritzburg to Durban with a full-out 500m sprint for the finish line that must have sent his calf muscles almost intro spasm.


Born in Franschhoek, Hoffman has comfortably settled into the KwaZulu-Natal lifestyle since being shrewdly lured here a couple of years ago by Team Abantu (formerly Team Tasol-GT, Team House of Paint) principal, former track and road star himself, Dean Edwards.


Edwards master-minded the mechanics of the race from the team car at the back of the race while Hoffman and his domestiques threw themselves wholeheartedly into the fray to deliver the crack sprinter to the final sprint at precisely the right moment.


It was a brilliant display of teamwork by Edwards and his six riders that moved Hoffman to dedicate his second Amashova victory in three years to his fellow teammates.


It had been a war of attrition out there in an aggressive two hours against the rival Elite pro teams, particularly the 10-man Team Bonitas, all endeavouring to create a clean “break” from the peloton which had dwindled from 125 at the start in Pietermaritzburg to almost 30 by the time it flashed past the outskirts of Pinetown with 20km of the race remaining and the peloton still intact.


“Just what the doctor ordered,” said Edwards afterwards, “but not without cost as we were reduced to four riders by then after a puncture (James Perry) and an exhausted work horse (Kellan Gouveris)


“But David (Maree) and Myles (Musschenbroek) were the architects of victory as they neutralized the incessant attacks by remaining at the front of the peloton for almost the entire last 30km.


“Reynard (Butler) then had only to deliver Nolan to the designated mark at the agreed point in time which he did and Nolan did the rest – brilliantly.”


Hoffman was already in the lead when Butler slid away to let him past and the crack sprinter’s time for the race of 2 hours 18 minutes 59 seconds was a new course record by 70 seconds with Tyler Day (Westvaal BMC) and Herman Fouche (Bonitas) virtually with the same time.


Hoffman also won the two Hot Spots at 30km and 80km while Jayde Julius (Bonitas) won the King of the Mountain at 8km at the top of Fox Hill.


Hoffman said: “It was actually quite a relief to get the race over and done with.”


“We trained so hard for it and rehearsed the finale over and over this past week.

I was nervous at the start because it’s your race to lose if you are the favourite to win.”


“It was just by chance that I won the two hot spots. I was following guys who were attacking and was in the right place at the right time so I said to myself “Why not?” and went for them! It was yet again another incredible effort by the team and I dedicate this win to them” said Hoffman


Hoffman leaves for Europe this week for a six-day endurance event in Amsterdam.

He then moves on to Manchester for the first leg  of the World Cup series racing in the scratch race, points race and team pursuit, before returning for the third and last leg of the Engen Cycle Series in Cape Town and the end-of-season 94.7 Classic in Johannesburg mid November.


business plan writers san antonio tx Elite men top 10 results: phd thesis order of contents  

1 Nolan Hoffman (Abantu) 2 hours 18 minutes 59 seconds how to write a dbq essay buy term papers college can you write my paper for me (new course record), 

2 Tyler Day (Westvaal BMC) 2:18:59,

3 Herman Fouche (Bonitas) 2:19:00,

4 Meron Mengstab (MTN Qhubeka),

5 Clint Hendricks (Bonitas, 1st U23),

6 James Tennent, (NuWater)

7 Peter-Lee Jefferies, (New Horizons)

8 Calvin Beneke (MTN Qhubeka, 2nd U23),

9 Ryan Gibbons (MTN Qhubeka, 3rd U23),

10 Dawit Haile Araya


homework helper oclc dissertation couching PHOTO CAPTION: Nolan Hoffman celebrates over the finish line at yesterdays Amashova Durban Classic. Westvaal-BMC’s Tyler Day was 2nd with Herman Fouche of Team Bonitas 3rd.


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