Four-time African champion Carla Oberholzer is the winner of the 2023 947 Ride Joburg after crossing the finish line at Soccer City in a time of 2:41:43 ahead of Maude Elaine Le Roux in second and Joanna Van De Winkel on a warm and sunny morning at Nasrec in Johannesburg, on Sunday, 19 November, 2023.
Oberholzer and Winkel are fresh from a first and second-placed finish in the Amashova Cycle Race in Pietermaritzburg. Winkel edged Oberholzer in South Africa’s oldest classic road cycle race at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
In one of Johannesburg’s highly anticipated races in the local cycling calendar, Le Roux bettered her 2022 result after she finished 9th, while De Winkel moved up 4 places from last year’s result.
Oberholzer, who featured for South Africa at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, is continuing her dominance of the race powered by the leading Joburg Radio station. She’s won in 2020 and 2018 when it was called the 947 Cycle Challenge and the 2019 947 Ride JHB.
Thousands of cyclists line the streets of Jozi to take part in the cycle race, which started and concluded at the iconic FNB Stadium in Soweto.
In its 27th year, the gruelling cycle challenge saw Kelsey Jade van Schoor became the first to finish in the U23 Ladies Group. She was followed by Monique du Plessis and Frances Janse van Rensburg.
Photo Caption: Carla Oberholzer is the 2023 winner of the gruelling 97km 947 Ride Joburg Cycle Race, finishing in 2:41:43 ahead of Maude Elaine Le Roux (2:42:25) and Joanna Van De Winkel (2:42:25), this triumph marking her fourth title of this event. Photo: Cycle Nation on Facebook