The Intaka Tech World's View Challenge, a series of five Cat. 1.1. one-day races in South Africa, finished yesterday, February 7. The Challenge was dominated by 'local' team Barloworld and Italian squad Liquigas: South African rider Robert Hunter scored two wins, with the remaining three going to Liquigas' Manuel Quinziato (two victories) and Leonardo Bertagnolli.
Moreover, Barloworld team manager Claudio Corti was happy to see Christian Pfannberger coming in third on the final day of the Challenge, which featured category one, two and three climbs. "Today was a really good result for Pfannberger and the team," Corti said. "The team has consistently been performing well over the five days with two wins, one third and both a King of the Mountains and Points Jersey win."
The results have to be rated high as competition in South Africa was fierce, according to Corti. "The South African races are always good and some of the South African teams have been very strong this week. This race has been a great opportunity for the new Team Barloworld riders to really become integrated in the team. I am pleased with the team's performance and see this as a good sign for the season ahead," he added.