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Sprint Series heads for Germiston

The fourth of the seven-leg BSG/Energade Triathlon Sprint Series heads for the shores of Germiston Lake on Sunday 8 November.

Series leaders Erhardt Wolfaardt and Andrea Steyn are in such form right now, that it is unlikely they will be beaten this weekend, but sport is a funny beast and a broken chain or a flat tyre on the bike leg can scupper the best laid plans.

Both have won three from three races, with Wolfaardt having the more ÔÇ£comfortableÔÇØ of wins compared to Steyn who has been pushed by Kate Roberts on all three occasions, the closest coming in Potchefstroom, the second in the series, where Steyn just outsprinted Roberts to the line.

Both Wolfaardt and Steyn have 60 points in the series, courtesy of their three wins with Sander Berk and Kate Roberts in second on the points rankings with 57 each.

Wolfaardt has been absolutely dominant in the series and is the best form of the athletes. In 2008 he won the last six of the seven races BSG/Energade Races, this year he has every intention of winning all seven, and on current form, that is not an unlikely prospect.

In the Junior section, Abrahm Louw is clearly the man with the bull’s eye on his back, having also won three out of three races. Louw has finished third overall twice and once fourth overall amongst the elite. On average he is just over two minutes faster than his nearest rival, Rudolf Naude who has had to play second fiddle on all three occasions.

Lauren Dance is heading up the Junior Ladies rankings, but she is the only one to have competed in all three events. At Midmar, the first in the series, she won. In Potchefstroom she was beaten by Ashleigh Blackwell and Carlyn Fisher won in Roodeplaat this past Sunday. This category appears to be the most fiercely contested.