Big Three beck­ons Brown

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - SPORT - KEVIN McCALLUM

AARON BROWN will be hop­ing to be­come the first per­son to com­plete a col­lec­tion of vic­to­ries in South Africa’s three big­gest cy­cle races in one sea­son at the Mo­men­tum 94.7 Cy­cle Chal­lenge in Jo­han­nes­burg to­mor­row.

Brown, who has been the fo­cal point of Team Med­scheme’s very suc­cess­ful in­au­gu­ral sea­son, won the Cape Ar­gus Pick n Pay Cy­cle Tour in March and the MTN Amashova last month. Victory to­mor­row would round off what has al­ready been a sen­sa­tional sea­son for him. It will also keep Brown ahead of Team Neo­tel’s Nolan Hoff­man in the Al­phapharm Se­ries, a sea­son-long com­pe­ti­tion to de­ter­mine South Africa’s most con­sis­tently suc­cess­ful cy­clist.

The Ar­gus is re­garded as the be-all and end-all in SA cycling and Brown’s victory came as a sur­prise for the 23year-old as he held off Bar­loworld’s Rob Hunter, who had won the race for the pre­vi­ous two years.

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