Time trial concludes Giro del Capo for successful Barloworld

Christian Pfannberger (Barloworld) sits comfortably

Christian Pfannberger (Barloworld) sits comfortably (Image credit: Alex Rose-Innes)

Team MTN's David George took top honors in the individual time trial, the final stage of the Giro del Capo Saturday. The South African won by 7.25 seconds over Dominique Cornu (Belgian National Team) and 12.43 seconds over race leader Christian Pfannberger (Barloworld). It was the fifth time ever, and the third time consecutively, that George won this Signal Hill time trial.

But it was Team Barloworld who dominated the race. Pfannberger, with in third for the day, made it two consecutive race overall individual wins for his team. He won not only the overall, but also the points jersey, and team-mate Christopher Froome took second overall. Meanwhile, Robert Hunter, who has made his reputation as a sprinter, surprised some by taking home the King of the Mountains jersey and the squad together collected the team classification win.

"I am ecstatic with today's results," said Barloworld Team Manager Claudio Corti after stage 5. "We came to Giro del Capo to do well and win. To win in this beautiful city, in the homeland of our sponsor is very special for the team and we are all very happy."

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