Team Abantu's HB Kruger claimed his first gold medal at the SA Track Championships yesterday winning the Elite 4km individual pursuit in a time of 4min48sec. Jean Spies (Cyclenation) finished 2nd and Steven van Heerdan (EuropecarSA) 3rd.
In just his 2nd season racing on the track Kruger is fast becoming a household name. Last year April he finished 4th at the SA Championship in Durban. In January this year he proved his pedigree by winning the African Champs in Pitermaritzburg and has now gone on to win the National title too.
Kruger having just arrived from London 48hrs before his event where he raced his first fully fledged International track event, the Good Friday meeting is relishing the the opportunity to race at the highest level of the sport.
Next up for the rising track star will be the 40km Points Race where he will join team-mates Nolan Hoffman, David Maree, Kellan Gouveris and James Perry.