Platt & Sahm sprint to stage 2 victory

Men's category

The Bulls 1 team of Karl Platt and Stefan Sahm sprinted to a win at the end of Cape Epic stage 2 in a time of 4:21:13. They were closely followed by Hannes Genze and Andreas Kugler (Multivan Merida Biking) and the winners of the previous two days, Burry Stander and Christoph Sauser (Team 36ONE-Songo-Specialized).

After taking his fifth-ever stage win in the Cape Epic, Sahm said, "It was a great day for us. We didn't even speak close to the finish. It was as if we knew telepathically what the other wanted to do. Our timing was perfect, our legs felt better and we're getting into a rhythm now. We're very motivated, but it's still a long way to go."

Platt, who can boast 12 total Cape Epic stage wins after today, said, "I can't describe the feeling. It's unbelievable to win a stage again after not winning in 2010 or 2011. We waited for two years, but did it - and Lady Luck was on our side today. Today wasn't that tough, but we had to be patient as we were always riding in a big group. Stefan did exactly what I was thinking - he attacked. We did it! Our legs are back and we're really happy - it's a relief to win a stage again."

The South African team of Kevin Evans and David George (360Life) finished in fourth place about two seconds back with Urs Huber and Konny Looser (Stöckli Pro) in fifth place at three seconds.

Evans was happy with his team's performance. "We had no bad luck today, so it wasn't hard to get better. It was a deceivingly hard stage and the group stayed together for most of the way. It'll be hard day for those riding at the back. Tomorrow's a big day for us and we're still motivated to be on the podium at the Lourensford Wine Estate finish."

George said, "We're very happy with the day and must put yesterday behind us. In fact, today is the best I've ever felt in a Cape Epic and was definitely one of the easiest days. We had the opportunity to narrow the gap and benefited from our good form. We'll take it day by day - that's just the nature of the Cape Epic- you always ride on a knife's edge."

Stander and Sauser still lead the men's overall category by nine minutes and 27 seconds. Huber and Looser are placed second with Alban Lakata and Robert Mennen (Topeak Ergon Racing) third. Platt and Sahm are in fourth place with Evans an George moving up one position to ninth.

"We were a group of 40 riders in the beginning. It was quite dangerous and tense for the first 40km with riders fighting for position," said overall leader Stander. "On a climb, the group was cut down to 10 teams. From then on we just kept making sure that we eat and drink enough when preparing for tomorrow's monster stage. It's always special to be on the podium. Well done to the other teams - they wanted the win badly and it keeps the race exciting."

Sauser also complimented the Bulls' effort. "To win a sprint with that many teams take real dedication. When Stefan attacked, we tried to stay with him, but we just couldn't take the lead from him. We finished on the podium and are still the overall leaders. We're more than happy."

The Absa African Leader jersey was won by MTN Qhubeka team Adrien Nyontshuti and Jacques Janse van Rensburg for the second consecutive day. They've been racing for 10:27:38.

For Kugler of Multivan Merida Biking, today was busier than yesterday. "Due to the course, we didn't go at such high speeds - there were a lot of hills and we also had a puncture - but it was easy to come back to the group. My body felt okay for day three. Tomorrow is a really long stage, and we have no plan for tomorrow but to ride it."

Ladies category

Sally Bigham and Esther Süss (Wheels4Life) won the ladies category for the third day in a row in a time of 4:54:27, ahead of Karien van Jaarsveld and Jane Nüssli (MTN Qhubeka Ladies) at 9:30. Ivonne Kraft and Elisabeth Brandau (botebooksbilliger.de) finished in third place.

Bigham and Süss lead Biogen Britehouse team Theresa Ralph and Nina Gässler by 25 minutes and 59 seconds in the overall. MTN Qhubeka is now in third place overall with notebooksbilliger in fourth.

Van Jaarsveld said, "I had a stomach bug before the race and am still recovering from that. It was a fast race today and we put the girls under pressure to test everyone. We're feeling good and hope to be on the podium tomorrow. It's a big day and we'll consolidate and take it conservatively over the next few days."

Nüssli said, "Today was good and we rode at a nice pace. It was quite flat, the heat was fine and the climbs were not too steep - it's fantastic to be on the podium."

Mixed category

The Contego 28E team of Erik and Ariana Kleinhans won the mixed category for the second day in a row in 4:48:52, followed by Udo Boelts and Milena Landtwing of Centurion Vaude in 4:55:05. Pieter Venter and Leana de Jager of Attix5 finished in third place in 5:02:30. They have moved to third place overall, with Russell de Jager and Andrea Huser now in fifth place overall. Contego 28E leads by 10 minutes and 19 seconds.

"It was nice and flowing today. We rode with the leading ladies for much of the way, but at the climb after the second water point we pulled away from them," said Ariane Kleinhans. "My body's feeling good and it was not as tough as yesterday - not as hot and we had enough to drink. I feel great and motivated for the rest of the week. Erik knows me so well, which helps a lot. We train together every day, so he knows my strengths and weaknesses."

Erik Kleinhans said, "Tomorrow is a long stage - 147km. I hope it's not just hard, but also has some easy sections. We're in the lead so we don't need to take too many risks. We'll try to take it easy."

Masters category

Robert Sim and Nico Pfitzenmaier (Robert Daniel Momsen team) won the masters category in 4:30:53, followed by the Jag Craft team of Adrian Enthoven and Delaney Impey. World Bicycle Relief team of Bart Brentjens and Jan Weevers finished third in 4:38:34.

Sim and Pfitzenmaier lead the Jag Craft team of Enthoven and Impey by eight minutes and 44 seconds. World Bicycle Relief team Brentjens and Weevers are in third place overall.

Pfitzenmaier said, "Today was way better than yesterday. We actually had an amazing and consistent ride. Bart Brentjens and his teammate attacked and tried to play tactics, but we decided to just stay cool. Rob and I cycled really well together and from the second water point the route suited us. We're both technical riders and could then create a nice gap. There was a double sting in the tail near the end, but we survived. We recovered well after yesterday and felt really good today."

Sim said, "I was feeling much better than yesterday. Our plan for tomorrow is to conserve our lead and not blow out in the beginning. We'll also track the opposition to ensure we're in good shape for the second half of the race."

The day's course

The 119km route, with 1650m of climbing, traversed the beautiful rolling doubletracks through the stony Klein Karoo, passing through the charming village of McGregor. It was a special day out for the riders. For those who managed to avoid tunnel vision, it was a geologist's paradise with remarkable sandstone formations. Some might say this was too much fun for the Absa Cape Epic, but riders would soon be brought back down to earth - the rocks may have created beautiful formations but they are sharp. With knife-edged shale and a carpet of thorns, heavy-duty tyres were essential. After passing through Van Loveren Wine Estate on some severe vineyard hills, a district road took the race past Ashton as they headed towards the mountains for some short but steep climbs before returning to Robertson

Stage 3: Robertson to Caledon, 147km (2900m of climbing)

Some may call stage 2 "a fun day out", but stage 3 is payback time. Dr. Evil cites four major climbs on the longest stage in Cape Epic history, with the action starting around the 40-kilometre mark. The first is a six-kilometre doubletrack, where riders will fight for traction over large rolling rocks. Then there is the four-kilometre Mast climb, with a view over Villiersdorp.

The next lump in the profile is a smooth and comparatively easy rise to the Toll House, the highest point of the day, with a fast five-kilometre descent dropping 500 metres into the valley. At the 110-kilometre mark, there's the UFO climb to scale. A sharp rise is followed by a tricky descent, undoing all the hard work.

Then starting again, from the bottom, is a steep rocky trail with several false peaks where riders will be switching to their granny gears. Riders can clock up some mileage on the fast downhill district roads before the last 10 kilometres slows them down again, traversing farmlands. Riders are welcomed to their new race village - Caledon.

Full Results

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Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Karl Platt (Ger) & Stefan Sahm (Ger) Bulls4:21:13
2Hannes Genze (Ger) & Andreas Kugler (Swi) Multivan Merida Biking0:00:00
3Christoph Sauser (Swi) & Burry Stander (RSA) 36One-Songo-Specialized0:00:02
4Kevin Evans (RSA) & David George (RSA) 360Life0:00:02
5Urs Huber (Swi) & Konny Looser (Swi) Stöckli Pro0:00:03
6Alban Lakata (Aut) & Robert Mennen (Ger) Topeak Ergon Racing0:00:04
7Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) & Jacques Jansevan Rensburg (RSA) MTN Qhubeka0:02:06
8Max Knox (RSA) & Kohei Yamamoto (Jpn) Songo-Specialized0:03:16
9Kevin Van Hoovels (Bel) & Sébastien Carabin (Bel) Versluys - Craft0:04:10
10Thomas Dietsch (Fra) & Tim Boehme (Ger) Bulls0:04:12
11Nico Bell (RSA) & Gawie Combrinck (RSA) Westvaal-Columbia0:04:13
12Neil MacDonald (RSA) & Waylon Woolcock (RSA) Re:Cm0:04:13
13Markus Kaufmann (Ger) & Daniel Geismayr (Aut) Centurion-Vaude0:05:18
14Emil Lindgren (Swe) & Adam Craig (USA) Rabobank-Giant Offroad0:05:18
15Alexandre Moos (Swi) & Moritz Milatz (Ger) BMC Mountainbike Racing0:05:57
16Chris Jongewaard (Aus) & Jeroen Boelen (Ned) Milka-Superior0:06:57
17Charles Keey (RSA) & David Morison (RSA) Blend Property Group0:07:01
18Shan Wilson (RSA) & Bas Peters (Ned) Craft0:13:37
19Jason Sager (USA) & Justin Lindine (USA) World Bicycle Relief0:16:38
20Ismael Ventura (Spa) & Joan Llordella (Spa) Esmtb.com0:17:51
21Mannie Heymans (Nam) & Raynard Tissink (RSA) JAG Foundation0:22:59
22Brandon Stewart (RSA) & Jacques Rossouw (RSA) Fedgroup-Itec Connect0:23:01
23Werner Leitner (Aut) & Swen Sundberg (Ger) Abu Dhabi Triathlon0:23:28
24Rene Haselbacher (Aut) & Renay Groustra (RSA) Asrin / RSA Web0:23:36
25Franso Steyn (RSA) & Petrus Malherbe (RSA) Futurelife0:26:50
26Nic Lamond (RSA) & Carl Pasio (RSA) RSAweb-Songo.Info0:33:10
27Mike Blewitt (Aus) & William Hayter (GBr) Subaru-Marathonmtb.com0:33:25
28Ben Thomas (GBr) & Josh Ibbett (GBr) Santa Cruz Bikes Uk/ Mountain Trax0:33:25
29Hannes Hanekom (RSA) & Sakkie Hanekom (RSA) Tru-Cape0:35:29
30Simon Raubenheimer (RSA) & Louis-Bresler Knipe (RSA) Contego0:36:42
31David Roqueta (Spa) & Pau Zamora Perez (Spa) Buff International0:36:50
32Mark Williams (NZl) & Malcolm Mcleod (NZl) R&R Sport NZ0:36:52
33Jean-françois Bossler (Fra) & Jean-Baptiste Trauchessec (Fra) American Classic - Skean Protection0:36:52
34Eben Espach (RSA) & Carel Vosloo (RSA) Peg0:36:55
35Marcin Piecuch (Pol) & Arkadiusz Cygan (Pol) Skandia Szik Eska0:38:51
36Andrew Mock (Aus) & Jesse Carlsson (Aus) Mock & The Doc0:39:16
37Erik Skovgaard Knudsen (Den) & Thomas Bundgaard (Den) Racing29Ers0:40:30
38Maarten Van Der Horst (Ned) & Pieter Calitz (RSA) IPR - GDF Suez0:41:23
39Rick Reimann (Swi) & Andy Weinhold (Ger) Orbea-Suisse-Chälbli Bikes0:43:24
40Albert Olivier (RSA) & Rory Wilson (RSA) Park Cycling0:45:07
41Sönke Wegner (Ger) & Matthias Glaser (Ger) World Of Mtb0:45:30
42Sean Williams (RSA) & Christopher Wolhuter (RSA) Lv Life0:45:43
43Ruben Wey (Swi) & Silvan Humbel (Swi) Bike4Life.Ch - Men0:46:43
44Johan Wentzel (RSA) & rynard van hoven (RSA) Frm0:46:44
45Ulrik Andreassen (Den) & Thomas Andreassen (Den) Webike Mountain Sheriffs0:47:39
46Hudson Chevallier (RSA) & Mathew Wentworth (RSA) Davies0:48:43
47Aaron Adler (RSA) & Simon Adler` (RSA) Adler Price Architects0:49:09
48Neville Cragg (RSA) & Robert Cragg (RSA) Parmalat Suzuki South0:49:27
49Andre Janse van niewenhuizen (RSA) & Dion Froneman (RSA) Shumbala-Eastern Racing0:52:30
50Franco Ferreira (RSA) & Jonathan Odendaal (RSA) Van Riebeeck Rockets0:52:51
51Tobias Richli (Swi) & Tom Mattmann (Swi) Tandt0:52:52
52Francios Du Toit (RSA) & Nico Botha (RSA) Smackdown One0:52:58
53David Harding (RSA) & Rory Mapstone (RSA) Gravity Sux0:53:38
54William Beurskens (Ned) & Anton Peeters (Ned) Peel En Maas Mtb0:53:46
55Mike Foster (Aus) & Jarrod Crosby (Aus) KMD Racing0:54:00
56David De Lima (RSA) & Taygan Robson (RSA) 24/7 Security Services0:54:02
57Martin Dreyer (RSA) & John Ntuli (RSA) USN0:54:05
58Axel Bult (Ned) & Bram Rood (Ned) Vredestein-De Flexwinkel By Koga0:56:31
59Jacques Malherbe (RSA) & Jean Fourie (RSA) Cycleworld Racing0:57:13
60Ferdie Potgieter (RSA) & Iain Don-Wauchope (RSA) Inter Africa0:57:14
61Robert Wagener (RSA) & Neil Timm (RSA) Juwi20:57:40
62Carlos Miguel Brito (Por) & Paulo Brito (Por) N.D.Silva / Barcelos0:57:42
63Fanie Venter (RSA) & Johan Venter (RSA) Neef & Niggie0:57:44
64Patrick Mosler (Swi) & Pascal Müller (Swi) Hammermann Racing0:58:05
65Louis Bruwer (RSA) & George Nel (RSA) Riverport.Co.Za0:58:55
66Daniel Alikisente (RSA) & Ben Mwanje (Uga) JAG Foundation / Cyclelab0:59:12
67Derrin Smith (RSA) & Ross O'Neill (RSA) Rhodesbros Virgin Mobile0:59:26
68John Swanepoel (RSA) & Werner Joubert (RSA) Samaritans Feet 10:59:51
69Richard Deglise (Swi) & Christophe Schmocker (Swi) Altmann1:00:33
70Simon Swemmer (RSA) & Mark Nel (RSA) Swift Carbon1:01:00
71Andrewe Procter (RSA) & Wesley Procter (RSA) MTN Qhubeka 10Acity1:01:29
72Hennie Kriek (RSA) & Carel Bezuidenhoud (RSA) Mankele/MerrellRow 71 - Cell 2
73Stijn Verhaegen (Bel) & Dieter Roman (Bel) Rocking & Rolling Roadies1:02:34
74Ashley Hayat (Aus) & Duncan Murray (Aus) The Fitzroy Revolution1:02:40
75Alejandro Castrillo Hernandez (Spa) & tomas muñoz quesada (Spa) Kanina Bikes1:03:22
76Anton Smal (RSA) & Hannes Botha (RSA) Energas Men1:03:24
77Jason Deane (RSA) & Landon la Grange (RSA) Sirac1:03:55
78Don Lange (RSA) & Almero Barnard (RSA) Dialoguemobile1:04:20
79Sebastian Kellermayr (Aut) & Wolfgang Seidl (Aut) Austrian Gorillas1:05:19
80Timon Rutten (Ned) & Joeri De Groot (Ned) Hans Struijk1:05:29
81Olivier Vernaton (Reu) & Sery Vincent (Reu) Cyclozone1:05:38
82Albertus Odendaal (RSA) & Jan Genade (RSA) Procell1:05:50
83Lloyd Bettles (GBr) & Mike Jackson (GBr) Bigring Racing1:06:58
84Grant Parsons (RSA) & Scott Lavery (RSA) Parks Cycling1:07:47
85Julian Bryant (RSA) & Malcolm Barske (RSA) Cargo_Powerade1:08:49
86André Immelman (RSA) & Andries Aucamp (RSA) Herbalife1:09:13
87Andre De Oliveira (RSA) & Ryan Ambler-smith (RSA) Thrutainers 11:09:15
88Tomislav Katalenic (Cro) & Mitja Rok (Slo) Jastrebarsko - Protea Jaska1:11:03
89Brendan Harcourt-Wood (RSA) & Andrew Cattell (RSA) Wham1:12:05
90Clement De bruin (RSA) & Casper De bruin (RSA) Father And Son1:12:41
91Guylin van den Berg (RSA) & Tyronne White (RSA) Soar1:12:55
92Hein Botes (RSA) & Pieter De Necker (RSA) Optical&Practical1:13:09
93Brendon Wilson (RSA) & Jarrad Van Zuydam (RSA) Big Tree Hammer & Chisel1:14:24
94Arnaud De Commarmond (Mau) & Pascal PILOT (Mau) Hemophilia Mauritius1:14:57
95Jaco Kamfer (RSA) & Pierre Loubser (RSA) Plastic Money1:15:32
96Philip Johnson (Aus) & Robert Spinks (Mal) Guns1:16:02
97Jeandre van Schalkwyk (RSA) & Julien Van Der Pluym (RSA) Bestmed Blue Pencil1:16:08
98Sean Mccormick (Bot) & Kyle Poppleton (Bot) Botswana Duo1:16:32
99Oliver Coutts (NZl) & Morne Pienaar (NZl) Thenbs1:16:47
100Jorma Mueller (USA) & Marek Wright (RSA) Riverside Cycle/Cannondale1:16:59
101Jean Hubert (RSA) & Lyle Baldwin (RSA) Jellybeans1:17:11
102Luka Sopic (Cro) & Sylvain Ecoffey (Swi) Keindl Sport Croatia1:18:57
103Willem Bezuidenhout (RSA) & Johann Naude (RSA) Bridge Wealth 21:19:26
104Pierre Olivier Pigeon (Fra) & Thomas de l Hamaide (Fra) The Docs1:19:42
105Sebastien Bax de Keating (Mau) & Harold Mayer (Mau) Horizon1:20:04
106Neal Corbett (RSA) & Joaquin Valverde (Spa) Men Of Thirst1:20:15
107Jan Montshioa (RSA) & Thokozani Mahlangu (RSA) Exxaro Academy 31:21:36
108Digby Ryder (RSA) & Bryan Nicholson (RSA) Hi-Tec1:22:20
109Allan Mortensen (Den) & Gavin Viljoen (RSA) Oldebjerg1:23:19
110Siphosenkosi Madolo (RSA) & Azukile Simayile (RSA) Exxaro Academy 91:23:54
111Erdem Ozgul (Sin) & Fraser Morrison (Sin) Cannasia1:26:24
112Ivor Hambridge (RSA) & Chris Anderson (RSA) Iron Fist1:27:13
113Francois Theron (RSA) & Jacques Meyer (RSA) Ultimate Sports Nutrition1:27:17
114Jan-Pieter Redelinghuys (RSA) & Jannas Du plessis (RSA) Wolfpack1:27:26
115Brendan Grundlingh (RSA) & Paul Whitburn (RSA) Spartacus1:27:35
116Sebastien Hacques (Mau) & Lawrence Wong (Mau) The Mauritian Demons1:29:55
117Ajay Chhetri (Nep) & Narayan Gopal Maharjan (Nep) Dawn Till Dusk1:30:03
118Alex Harris (RSA) & Renato Sabbioni (RSA) Ride Magazine1:30:33
119Spiro Yaffes (RSA) & Vintzent Van der Linde (RSA) Mannatech1:31:39
120Jonathan Wallace (Ned) & Axel Schienbein (Ger) Campana1:31:56
121Bruce Malele (RSA) & Musawenkosi Manana (RSA) Exxaro Academy 61:32:16
122Thomas Sokolangane (RSA) & Thabiso Komape (RSA) Exxaro Academy 41:33:21
123Greg Squires (RSA) & Michael Maiers (HKg) Maiers & Squires1:33:41
124Trevor Bodington (RSA) & Hentus Baard (RSA) Tesa1:34:07
125Warren Richards (RSA) & Sean Merredew (RSA) 9999 Fine1:37:11
126Hein De Villiers (RSA) & Jaco De Villiers (RSA) Divlock1:38:40
127Francois Swart (RSA) & Jacques Zietsman (RSA) Ecotech Converge1:38:58
128Justin Hornsby (RSA) & Darryl Irvine (RSA) 4 Wheels, A Worm And A Horndog1:40:05
129Roderick Benard (RSA) & Shaun Williamson (RSA) Baseline Project Management1:40:10
130Leon Erasmus (RSA) & Evert Meintjes (RSA) Zups (Zero Unplanned Stops)1:41:06
131Jampie Vlok (RSA) & Johan Fourie (RSA) Twakkie & Tjopper1:41:41
132Matthew Preen (RSA) & Robert Vogel (RSA) Supply Five1:42:40
133Siyabonga Njiva (RSA) & Siphamandla Mtshali (RSA) Exxaro Academy 51:42:47
134Jake Opie (RSA) & Gideon Van Rheede van Oudtshoorn (RSA) Stubborn Slugs1:43:30
135Phillimon Sebona (RSA) & William Mokgopo (RSA) Exxaro Academy 21:43:32
136David Boyer (RSA) & Jonathan Boyer (RSA) Boyer Boys1:43:38
137Thando Klaas (RSA) & Sivuyile Kepelele (RSA) Exxaro Academy 81:44:12
138Scott Stanton (RSA) & Anthony Church (RSA) Investec Private Bank1:44:58
139Milivoj Miljkovic (Cro) & Hrvoje Ruzic (Cro) Gt Croatia1:46:47
140Nico Van Zyl (RSA) & William Keith (RSA) William's Bike Shop Ss Racing1:47:19
141Livio Tronchin (RSA) & Ray O'bree (RSA) Hansgrohe1:47:28
142Victor Da Silva (RSA) & Colin Bouwer (RSA) Telkom - Braves1:47:34
143Maurice Ferreira (RSA) & Mario Ferreira (RSA) Full Cycle1:48:32
144Earl Van Zyl (RSA) & Paul Winter (RSA) Cutoff Dodgers1:48:41
145Willie Mouton (RSA) & David Kretzmann (RSA) Absa Bank / Pouyoukas Foods1:49:04
146Darryl Chiles (UAE) & Kevin West (UAE) Dubai Tri Pirates1:49:13
147Lieuwe Boonstra (RSA) & Alastair Davies (RSA) Momentum Specialised Insurance1:49:58
148Chris Hops (RSA) & Nicholas Hops (RSA) Hopssquared1:50:03
149Eric Müller (Ger) & Maik Bangert (Ger) Die Bergischen Biker1:50:05
150David Egli (Swi) & Daniel Schmid (Swi) Swiss Timing1:50:14
151Matthias Schwarze (Aus) & CARL MARONEY (Aus) The Fitzroy Revolution Dream Team1:51:17
152Maciej Dudziak (Pol) & Charl Du Plessis (RSA) Sheer Determination1:51:28
153Dingeman De Groot (RSA) & Joris De Groot (Ned) Broers De Groot1:52:55
154Gerard Visser (RSA) & Vernon Visser (RSA) Fishbowl 21:54:00
155Erik Baeteman (Bel) & Rado Declerck (Bel) Beachbikers 11:54:29
156David Kirkby (GBr) & Jay Mcstay (GBr) Hotchillee1:54:46
157Stefaan Pylyser (Bel) & Steve Pylyser (Bel) Coast2Coast1:55:33
158Wesley Augustyn (RSA) & Manie Maritz (RSA) Alpha Et Omega1:56:14
159Wynand Van Der Berg (RSA) & Philip Beukes (RSA) Ufs Business School1:56:22
160Lester Grovers (RSA) & Adrian Von Maltitz (RSA) Vod.com1:56:33
161Jaco Conradie (RSA) & Simon Rosenstein (RSA) Barista Boys1:56:48
162Gordon Johnstone (RSA) & Lee Bentz (RSA) 2 Pintz Pls1:57:08
163Gordon Craib (Can) & Murray Craib (RSA) Craib Bros.1:57:31
164Burt Gildenhuys (RSA) & Reinhardt Basson (RSA) Icecold Bodies1:57:31
165Sw Jacobsz (RSA) & Karel Botha (RSA) Kibo1:58:16
166Iwan De Jongh (RSA) & Mark Oliver (RSA) Crank Addicts1:58:54
167Mellis Walker (RSA) & Morne van Greuning (RSA) Exxaro 21:59:20
168Grant Van Der Wal (RSA) & Heath Turner (RSA) Karabina1:59:32
169Andrew Cairns (RSA) & Diteboho Khumalo (RSA) Hang Tough1:59:57
170Chris Viljoen (RSA) & Ivor Potgieter (RSA) Brothers From Other Mothers2:00:07
171Keith Marais (Bot) & Shawn Bruwer (Bot) Comma5.com2:00:39
172Desmond McManus (RSA) & Piere Joubert (RSA) JAG Samancor Chrome2:01:04
173Craig Erasmus (RSA) & Vernon Vogt (Sey) Mantis2:01:25
174Pedro Duque (Por) & Ricardo Figueira (Por) Movefree/Biking Aventura2:02:32
175Ben Van Niekerk (RSA) & Karl Schubert (RSA) Big Fat Horn Bastards2:02:49
176Abrie Greyling (RSA) & Deon Andrews (RSA) Pharmacy At Spar 12:03:06
177Mike Robertson (GBr) & Angus Simpson (GBr) Ama Jongosi2:03:08
178Sander Van den Born (Ned) & Enrico Theuns (Ned) Double Dutch2:04:25
179Marius Van Wyk (RSA) & Marthinus Bekker (RSA) 2-B-Free2:04:42
180Henko Van den Heever (RSA) & Johan De Kock (RSA) Desert Dust Devils2:06:49
181Nigel Adcock (Aus) & Pete Gill (Aus) Wembley Cycles2:08:47
182Andries De lange (RSA) & Alec Lambrechts (RSA) Shooting Stuff2:09:02
183Marcos Barrio (Spa) & César Méndez (Spa) Le?N-5C5C5C-2:10:38
184Sebastian Di Pasqua (Swi) & Alain Prost (Swi) Prost/Di Pasqua2:10:43
185Gert Marincowitz (RSA) & Simon Marincowitz (RSA) Genomix2:11:30
186Tobias Mews (GBr) & James Heraty (GBr) Tribesports.com2:11:37
187Ian Caldwell (RSA) & Andrew Grobicki (RSA) Radioshax2:12:26
188Johannes Gelderblom (RSA) & John Dalton (RSA) Dalton Mixers2:12:46
189Andrew Mclagan (RSA) & Simon Bothner (RSA) Euroconcepts2:12:56
190Pedro Ferolla (Bra) & Guilherme Bonesio (Bra) Giro Sport Brazil2:13:20
191Kenneth Cockcroft (RSA) & Harold Meyer (RSA) Seated & Cleated2:13:31
192Marc Brighton (RSA) & Michael Bissett (RSA) Zimbo Bros2:14:05
193Scott Melville (RSA) & Andrew Carle (RSA) Knight Rider2:15:27
194Alan Van Rensburg (RSA) & Tim Smith (RSA) Go4It2:16:29
195Shaun Ferreira (RSA) & Dana Coetzee (RSA) Is 40:31 Cycling2:16:43
196Michel Thenaers (Bel) & dirk piessens (Bel) CC - Geax 32:17:01
197Ryan Loots (GBr) & Paul Thomas (GBr) Vc Revolution / Softek2:17:35
198Olivier Vernaton (Reu) & Sery Vincent (Reu) Cyclozone2:19:54
199Joel Stransky (RSA) & Max Gebhardt (RSA) Absa Mountain Ghosts2:20:03
200Roy Wouters (GBr) & Leo Wouters (GBr) Hyena's Revenge2:20:17
201Jasper Van Dijk (Ned) & Hielke Hielkema (Ned) Aegon Holland2:20:45
202Neil Van Vuuren (RSA) & Malan Jonck (RSA) Granny Gear2:20:56
203André Ross (RSA) & Garth Humphries (RSA) Absa Capital Banksters2:21:30
204Richard Muller (RSA) & Emilé Boshoff (RSA) Nmmu Saasveld2:23:30
205Francois Theron (RSA) & Deon Kotze (RSA) The Legends2:23:38
206Albie Heigers (RSA) & Johannes Louw (RSA) Neutkraker2:24:07
207Johan Van Eyk (RSA) & Albertus Potgieter (RSA) Barcelos/God Tv2:24:07
208Pieter Cordier (RSA) & Stefan Van den Heever (RSA) Vat Hom Vas2:24:08
209Anthonie De Beer (RSA) & Adriaan De Beer (RSA) Blood Brothers2:24:31
210Johan Pentz (RSA) & Andre de Kock (RSA) Albarit Financial Services2:25:06
211Shane Bridger (RSA) & Courtney Woodin (RSA) Pro-Screen2:25:56
212Andy Croly (RSA) & Duncan Band (RSA) Morning Wood2:26:01
213Maruis Slabbert (RSA) & Willem Van Wyk (RSA) Stonehage2:27:57
214Leonardo Santos (Bra) & Renato Lustosa (Bra) Equipe Ent?O2:28:12
215Marcos Viana (Bra) & Leonardo Bortolaco (Bra) Brazil Riders Help2:28:12
216Willie van Schalkwyk (RSA) & Christof Prinsloo (RSA) Exxaro 32:28:50
217James Ross (RSA) & Hector Ross (RSA) Mutual Safes2:29:21
218Adam Wooldridge (RSA) & Steve Vromans (RSA) Flat Dogs2:29:30
219Krisztian Szentgyorgyi (Hun) & Gideon phillipus Nel (RSA) Northern Crocodiles/Mozgasvilag.Hu2:29:40
220Jacobus Van Zyl (RSA) & Pieter Van Zyl (RSA) Vz3 Farming2:29:44
221Kevin Dore (RSA) & Justin Tomsett (RSA) Jessam2:29:44
222Bruce Darne (RSA) & Mike Darne (RSA) Team Ican2:29:50
223De Villiers Barry (RSA) & Gian Carlo Bassi (RSA) Jaffe's Ford2:29:53
224Franz Senger (RSA) & Adriaan Van Den Berg (RSA) Saxo-Lite2:31:32
225Andrew Lowndes (RSA) & Nicholas Theron (RSA) Sabrina Love2:31:49
226Edwin Siphiwe Mthandi (RSA) & Tebogo Dipeere (RSA) Plautus Indaba Mobile Racing2:33:21
227Henno Kirstein (RSA) & Martin Crafford (RSA) Dust Collectors2:35:44
228Rob Carle (Bot) & GARTH Armstrong (Bot) Ispydafly Titanium2:36:09
229Francesc Moreno (Spa) & JAUME GIL (Spa) Bigmat Gil-Ws2:36:10
230Rudi Rossouw (RSA) & Charl Bleach (RSA) Stillking Films2:36:49
231Michael Bouwmeester (RSA) & Ian Cloete (RSA) Chuck Racing2:37:27
232Wynand Putter (RSA) & Justin Jeffery (RSA) Just Add Vino2:37:57
233Craig McHendrie (RSA) & Sean Hanekom (RSA) Woolies2:39:17
234Jean De Jager (RSA) & Philip-ben Kotze (RSA) Hermanus Pharmacies2:40:49
235Andy Wright (RSA) & Dirk Kotze (Aus) Ride For Recovery2:41:03
236Cameron Adams (RSA) & Selmar Gassen (Bra) Underprepared, Overconfident2:42:04
237Nizaam Essa (RSA) & Ebrahim Levy (RSA) Asrin Cycling2:42:15
238Danie Du Toit (RSA) & Pieter Eksteen (RSA) Jaffes Ford2:42:35
239Brad Bentz (RSA) & Geoff David (RSA) The Beegees2:45:21
240Robert Viljoen (RSA) & Bossau Boshoff (RSA) Skinny Legs2:45:28
241Michael Jacobs (RSA) & Johan Jacobs (RSA) Rambo & Riempies2:45:31
242Richard Harding (GBr) & Willem Kirsten (UAE) Desert Dragons2:46:18
243Anton Sparks (RSA) & John Sparks (RSA) Brothers In Arms2:46:37
244Jakob Kaths (Ger) & Moritz Kaths (Ger) Wildwechsel2:46:38
245Werner Busch (RSA) & Du Toit Louw (RSA) Go Big Or Go Home2:47:56
246Jaime Mascaro (Spa) & Bruno Mascaro (Spa) Pole Pole Mayurqa2:49:06
247Clemens Bartlome (Swi) & Olin Bartlome (Swi) Davies Meyer2:50:14
248Wayne Champion (RSA) & George Warren (RSA) Berntel Sa (Pty) Ltd2:51:17
249Glenn Keun (RSA) & Werner Kennedy (RSA) Lesotho Mountain Goats2:51:23
250Andi Ettlin (RSA) & Gerfried Weiss (Aut) Plus Minus2:52:51
251Neil Fourie (RSA) & Ryno Fourie (RSA) Onel1Fe2:54:11
252Martin Pretorius (RSA) & Pieter Beukes (RSA) Dont Panic2:55:20
253Graham Crabtree (GBr) & James Atkinson (GBr) Yorkshire Grit2:55:54
254Michiel Scharrighuisen (RSA) & Christi Botha (RSA) Pelle2:56:16
255Ahmad Almajed (Kuw) & Anwar Jawhar (Kuw) Kuwait Exreme2:56:43
256Nico Oosthuizen (RSA) & Keven Sinclair (RSA) Alota Noks2:57:49
257Jonathan Goatcher (RSA) & Wesley Botha (RSA) Goatcher2:58:27
258Gustavo Thomaz (Bra) & Maur?cio Cervenka (Bra) Summit2:58:36
259Daryl Wilson (RSA) & Cameron Service (RSA) Coca-Cola2:59:31
260Duane Searle (RSA) & Gareth Morrison (UAE) Numb Nuts2:59:58
261Herman Heunis (RSA) & Craig Whittaker (RSA) Why Worry, Be Happy3:01:30
262Gareth Gammie (RSA) & Derek Couzens (RSA) Multicup3:02:59
263Fanus Van Molendorff (RSA) & Dawie Kriel (RSA) Tough It Out3:03:37
264Hannes Gildenhuys (RSA) & Braam Rust (RSA) Witwatergaljoene3:04:28
265Robert Philpot (RSA) & Ryan Durrant (RSA) Blistering Blazers3:04:42
266Guilherme Brandenburger (Bra) & Juliano Arce Nunes (Bra) Tchebikers3:05:02
267Denver Knoetzen (RSA) & Stefan Rumpf (Ger) Hamburger Perlen3:05:36
268Mark Stevens (RSA) & Ian Phillips (RSA) Chafed Junk3:06:24
269Stefan Terblanche (RSA) & Marthinus Burger (RSA) Pragma One3:06:34
270Ekkard Schnedermann (Ger) & Arnold Asmussen (Ger) Meringexpress3:08:29
271Nathaniel Simpson (RSA) & Reuben Fleischer (RSA) Lean Mean Green Machines3:08:53
272Neil Vlaming (RSA) & Allan Geddie (RSA) Scotty Dogs3:14:32
273Peet Venter (RSA) & Richard Jansen Van Vuuren (RSA) Weekend Warriors3:15:46
274Bryan Hellon (RSA) & Keegan Ackermann (RSA) Quad Africa3:16:47
275Cyriaan Teunissen (RSA) & Marcel v d Meer (Ned) Gcp3:19:01
276Rory Talbot (RSA) & Bruce Talbot (RSA) Miele - Labex3:21:39
277Clinton Schultz (RSA) & Salo Minnaar (RSA) Big Test Icicles3:22:18
278Johan Floris Botha (RSA) & Abraham Stefanus Olivier (RSA) Echo3:22:52
279Dean Griffin (RSA) & Nelson Broden (RSA) Pragma Acuity3:31:50
280Riad Ahmed (RSA) & Adnan Essop (RSA) Crank Bro's3:31:54
281David Abarrategui Cantabrana (Spa) & Cesar Gonzalez Fontan (Spa) Hurricane3:32:17
282Jacobus Cloete (RSA) & Brent Mathew Loftus (RSA) Stormers3:38:24
283Wayne Botha (RSA) & Herman Steynberg (RSA) No Regrets3:39:37
284Marsel Roos (RSA) & Pieter Du Plessis (RSA) On Your Bike Knysna3:41:51
285Randall Kan (RSA) & Lyndon Kan (RSA) Toukan3:42:34
286Andrew Sharkey (HKg) & Graham Collins (Sin) The Old Mountain Goats3:52:00
287Emile De Beer (RSA) & Riaan De Beer (RSA) Petrolheads3:53:06
288Charles Steyn Jnr (RSA) & Charles Steyn (RSA) Moose Knuckle3:57:54
289Frans Cronje (Aus) & Juan Claassen (RSA) Fj No Fear4:04:56
290Andre Erasmus (RSA) & Pieter Uys (RSA) Mamut Resistance4:05:32
291Sean Kristafor (RSA) & Nico Panaggio (RSA) Absa Missing Children Sa4:25:22
292Alan Mildenhall (RSA) & Johnny Marais (RSA) Gas Dogs4:28:49
293Marc Mendelson (RSA) & Benjamin Mendelson (RSA) Kidzpositive4:39:15
294Chris Perry (Nig) & Antony Burdon (Nig) Oyibo4:47:35
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Women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sally Bigham (GBr) & Esther Süss (Swi) Wheels4Life4:54:27
2Karien van Jaarsveld (RSA) & Jane Nuessli (Swi) MTN Qhubeka Ladies0:09:30
3Ivonne Kraft (Ger) & Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) Notebooksbilliger.de0:14:25
4Theresa Ralph (RSA) & Nina Gässler (Nor) Biogen Britehouse0:16:13
5Hannele Steyn (RSA) & Naomi Hansen (Aus) Lexmed/Second Skins0:25:45
6Ann Harrison (RSA) & Jane Seggie (RSA) Dawn Wing0:36:30
7Sofia Pezzatti (Swi) & sandra klomp (Ita) 4 Wheels Online0:43:49
8Yolandi Du Toit (RSA) & Catherine Williamson (GBr) Bizhub-FCF0:54:56
9Nicola Walker (RSA) & Lara Woolley (RSA) Paarl Media Super Chicks0:54:57
10Robyn Adendorff (RSA) & Sarah Van Heerden (RSA) Aspen1:02:06
11Catherine Townshend (RSA) & Julia Skea (RSA) Cipla Miles For Smiles / Woolworths1:08:11
12Fien Lammertyn (Bel) & Sara Mertens (Bel) O2 Bikers C-Babes1:19:32
13Barbara Nagel (Swi) & Eva Hiestand (Swi) Bike4Life.ch - Ladies1:29:55
14Birgit Bolling (RSA) & Caren Henschel (RSA) Velocity Sports Lab-Ladies1:34:13
15Collyn Ahart (GBr) & Claire Beaumont (GBr) Bike Magic - Scott1:58:09
16Kimberly Greene (Ken) & Kerry Glen (Ken) JAG - Twin Streak2:02:56
17Elena Perin (Ita) & Giuliana Moassarotto (Ita) Pedali Di Marca2:12:31
18Candice Marsh (RSA) & Maryke Van Zyl (RSA) Wheels 4 Wheels2:23:37
19Teresa DeWitt (Ned) & Loreen Mattson (USA) Artemis & Atalanta3:49:14
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Mixed
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Erik Kleinhans (RSA) & Ariane Kleinhans (RSA) Contego 28E4:48:52
2Udo Boelts (Ger) & Milena Landtwing (Swi) Centurion Vaude0:06:12
3Pieter Venter (RSA) & Leana De Jager (RSA) Attix50:13:38
4Klaas Vanmoortel (Bel) & Inne Gantois (Bel) Baik-Peak Performance Brugge0:19:52
5Johan Labuschagne (RSA) & Yolandè De Villiers (RSA) Exxaro 10:20:15
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