@tankwatrek -turning up the head in the koue bokkeveld.

This past weekend Team Garmin participated at the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek  4 day stage race held at Kaleo Guest farm just outside Ceres in the rugged Witzenberg mountains.

Ben Melt Swanepoel raced alongside Alan Gordon in the elite Men category, whilst I took to the start in the mixed category alongside my 2018 Cape Epic partner, Gus Klohn.

As if the heat, strong competition and technical trails weren’t challenging enough a stomach bug forced Gus to retire after stage 2. I decided to stay in the race as an unofficial rider. This gave me the opportunity to soak up the beautiful surrounds which you normally don’t get to do when you are racing at your limit.

Melt and Alan had a solid ride despite daily mechanical’s adding minutes to their overall finishing time.

Enjoy the pictures and if possible come and enjoy one of Dryland’s premier events for yourself next February. You won’t be disappointed.