Superb teamwork via the OfficeGuru staff helped protected Marc Pritzen‘s maiden 947 Journey Joburg win in Johannesburg these days.

The U23 nationwide highway champion thanked Alexander Worsdale for the entire arduous paintings he installed sooner than Pritzen attacked with lower than 50m final.

“I’ve to thank my teammate for the paintings on the finish there,” stated the 20-year-old, who’s firstly from Windhoek.

“That was once simply good. Thanks, Wors. Simply to get that little little bit of an opening took slightly of drive off of me. I’m simply glad to have pulled it off.”

Marc Pritzen won his maiden 947 Ride Joburg title

Marc Pritzen gained his maiden 947 Journey Joburg identify in Johannesburg these days. Photograph: Henk Neuhoff

Worsdale, who got here 2d, stated the assault on the finish was once a key a part of the plan to give protection to Pritzen.

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“It was once additionally to stay him in the most efficient form for the dash.

“We set ourselves up reasonably properly these days. We didn’t over-exert ourselves with the King of the Mountains and hotspots and stored ourselves for the end,” stated Worsdale.

Pritzen stated they sought after a small crew heading into the end of the 94.7km race.

“We knew the end was once very technical, particularly the ultimate left-hander on the best. If in case you have 15 seconds, you’re long past – it’s so speedy down that hill.

“It labored out completely. We had been slightly stunned that we were given away so early but it surely labored out nice, so we’re glad.”

The Excursion de Windhoek champion felt the staff had had an “completely good” 12 months.

“I will be able to simply say thanks to them for the entire good fortune I’ve accomplished, and what the staff have accomplished.

“It is a staff game on the finish of the day, so with out them not anything can be conceivable. This isn’t me who has gained; that is OfficeGuru who has gained.”

Pritzen added that this was once a race he had at all times sought after to win.

“It’s superb. I’m nonetheless speechless – it hasn’t sunk in but in any respect.”

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