Elite Women Emma Pallant Clip

There has been a lot of confusion and concern around the outcome of the elite women’s race today. In an effort to show what went wrong and why we’ve decided to share footage of the race.

Emma Pallant did cross the finish line first, however, as you can see in the clips, both she and the lead car made a wrong turn on the track — resulting in a much wider gap between Emma and the rest of the elite ladies.

Ride Joburg is a Cycling South Africa (CSA) sanctioned event, which means we have to abide by the rules and calls set by CSA.