The South African team of four cyclists are taking part in the Challenge International du Sahara Marocain.
“It’s always nice to win,” said the 20-year-old cyclist after completing the 134km one-day race in a time of 3:03:00.“It was a surprise, but I did race to win.”
Fellow countrymen and TEG Procycling team members, Gustav Basson, Flavio Venceslau, and Brandon Downes came in fourth, 28th and 29th respectively.
“We weren’t sure about how they race here, so we sat back and analyzed first,” Oosthuizen said. “Personally, I enjoyed taking the win, while it was also good for the team’s motivation, as we head into our next races.”
The team is currently competing in the Challenge International du Sahara Marocain, which ends on Monday, June 24.
“We’re always motivated to race and win, but we will still take it day by day and make sure we push hard for the upcoming races,” Oosthuizen added.