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Cyclists give their all in Botswana race

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The Lesotho Sky team of Phetetso Monese and Teboho Khantsi came second in the 2014 Botswana Kalahari Mountain Bike Challenge.
This year’s edition of the annual event took place last weekend, with more than 60 teams from Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho and the host nation, taking part.
The Botswana Kalahari Mountain Bike Challenge is the country’s biggest mountain-bike race and is now in its seventh year.

According to the Lesotho Sky event manager, Kananelo Masia, the two cyclists dominated the competition for the first two days, but faltered on the third and final day.
Masia believes the duo could have won the event had they been familiar with the terrain and route.

“The team came first on Day One and Day Two, but failed to maintain their outstanding performance on the third and final day. I believe this was because they were not familiar with the route,” Masia said.
He added the two cyclists would be taking part in a mountain-bike, cross-country race in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, this weekend.

“This is a very serious competition as far as we are concerned and we will use it as part of our preparations for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.”
The multisport event is set for Glasgow, Scotland, from 27 July to 3 August.

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