Sauser & Stander wrap up with final stage and overall win

Men's category,

The 36One-Songo-Specialized team of Burry Stander and Christoph Sauser walked away with top honours as overall winners of this year's Absa Cape Epic, following up on their victory of last year. With a 25-minute and 57-second lead time at the start of the final stage this morning, Stander and Sauser finished the eight day, 781km race with an overall winning time of 31:46:51. The South African duo of Kevin Evans and David George (360Life) were in second place overall followed by the German-Swiss team of Hannes Genze and Andreas Kugler (Multivan Merida) in third.

Stander and Sauser won six of the eight stages throughout the week, including the final stage. They again proved they are kings of the mountains in Sunday's stage 7 with a fastest time of 2:35:12. Lakata and Mennen finished in second place in 2:36:09 for stage 7, with the second team of Songo-Specialized Max Knox and Yamamoto Kohei in third place (2:36:15). Thomas Dietsch and Tim Boehme (Bulls) finished in fourth place with the Evans and George in fifth place.

"We worked hard for this stage and the overall," said Stander. "We will never say no to the opportunity of winning a stage. Twenty-seven minutes is big, but not only thanks to us. Our whole whole team and our equipment played a role. We learnt our lessons in previous years. The Cape Epic is a story. Everyday is a chapter and that makes it so amazing. Now we know the yellow jersey is ours. Until now it felt like we were borrowing it. Nothing compares to it. I have enough time to recover before the big events of the season start."

Sauser said, "Every year, the Cape Epic gets harder, the intensity is much higher. Our equipment made such a big difference. It helped us mentally to know that even though the stage is hard, our equipment will hold. Crossing the finish line here at Lourensford Wine Estate is the best feeling of the whole week. It's so big for us and good for the confidence and looking forward to the rest of the season our form is great. This is my third victory overall in this race (2011 and 2006), and it's a great feeling."

Dietsch and Boehme (Bulls 2) finished fourth overall with Alban Lakata and Robert Mennen (Topeak Ergon Racing) in fifth. The Bulls team of Karl Platt and Stefan Sahm, who won the Cape Epic in 2007, 2009 and 2010, finished in sixth place overall.

It was the second podium finish for Evans and George in the history of the race as well as the highest ranking for an all South African team. "It's been a fantastic finish and so special to top off the rollercoaster ride in this way," said George. "We were prepared and ready with great support and structure, so it was fantastic. Our second spot is testament to the great support and our guts. This year was very tough because of all the mechanical troubles, but we're very happy."

Evans said, "We didn't win the Cape Epic, but with this Cape Epic we won the hearts and support of South Africa. The support and applause today was very special. It's thanks to them that we get up every morning and keep on fighting."

Evans and George (360Life) also won the African leader jersey.

Siphosenkosi Madolo and Azukile Simayile (Exxaro Academy 9) won the Development jersey.

The third placed overall team also shared their thoughts. Genze, who finished second last year, said, "We feel lucky and happy. Andreas was so strong and he helped me so much after my crash today. I thought it was over, but he motivated me to just keep going and not think too much about it. It was a huge effort to finish on the podium. We had to fight for it every day."

Kugler said, "I'm just so relieved and happy to be on the podium and don't want to think of next year right now. I'm tired and just want to enjoy the feeling."

Women's category

Sally Bigham and Esther Süss (Wheels4Life) won the women's overall in a time of 38:34:12, after securing their seventh stage win in this year's race. They were followed by the Biogen Britehouse team of Theresa Ralph and Nina Gässler in 39:23:39 with Karien van Jaarsveld and Jane Nüssli (MTN Qhubeka) in third place overall in 40:09:16.

Both Bigham and Süss won the Cape Epic last year, but in the ladies and mixed categories respectively. "It was great and I had a good time," said Bigham. "Riding with Esther was a wonderful experience and we're a good team. On stage 5, I was worried, so it wasn't easy all the way."

Süss said, "I'm so happy that this is the finish because it was a hard week. I had a flat with only 1km to go, so I'm just happy to be here safely. It was a wonderful experience with Sally. We had a good week and we're a strong combination."

Ralph said, "It was an amazing experience. We knew right from the start that overall victory was out of reach, but we didn't even think about finishing second either. It was tough, but riding with Nina was great!"

Gässler said, "This was an unbelievable experience. I still can't believe we finished second overall! I'm going to become a regular at the Cape Epic. I had so much fun. The Cape Epic was a dream come true."

Third place overall finisher Nüssli said, "I'm relieved to be safely at the finish. I enjoyed it a lot. I'm so proud - we worked hard and achieved our goal."

Mixed category

The Contego 28E team of Erik and Ariane Kleinhans won the mixed category in an overall time of 37:33:24. They were followed by Udo Boelts and Milena Landtwing (Centurion Vaude) in an overall time of 39:41:02. Klaas Vanmoortel and Inne Gantois (BAiK-Peak Performance Brugge) finished in third place overall in 40:36:41.

"It's really an amazing feeling. Seeing the 1km mark was almost too much... I'm so happy," said Ariane Kleinhans. "To be over the finish line is a huge relief. We wanted the overall win so badly!"

Her riding partner and husband, Erik, said, "We put a lot of pressure on ourselves because this was the biggest goal of the year. There's a lot of relief in the Kleinhans household. You experience all the emotions during the week, but the 1km to go sign was absolutely great!"

Boelts said, "It was very hard to finish the Cape Epic this year, but riding with Milena was special. In the end I enjoyed the experience and am very happy with second place overall."

Landtwing said, "Now that the Cape Epic is over, I can smile and enjoy the feeling. Every day was just so hard and right now I'm just happy to finish. Ask me next week about coming back because it was just so hard."

Gantois noted that her experience was so much more than what they expected. "I enjoyed it immensely and will surely be back for more next year! I'm happy it's over now, but tomorrow I'll be sad, I think."

Her partner Vanmoortel said, "The Cape Epic exceeded all our expectations, because we wanted a podium finish in one of the stages and we managed a third overall."

Master's category

Bart Brentjens and Jan Weevers (World Bicycle Relief) won the master's category in an overall time of 35:35:59. They were followed by the Jag Craft team of Adrian Enthoven and Delaney Impey in 37:14:51, with the Complete Cyclist team of Warren Squires and Scott Mckenzie in third place overall (39:28:27).

"It feels good to be strong at the finish after all the struggling. I'm so happy with the overall victory and liked racing with Bart," said Weevers. "The weather conditions were the hardest to overcome for me. I know how he is and expected some really hard racing, so I enjoyed it."

Brentjens said, "This Cape Epic rates as one of the best. I felt strong right to the end and that doesn't always happen. I really enjoyed winning the masters category. It feels great!"

Enthoven called it "a grueling Cape Epic, but we were consistent, managed a good finish and are happy." His partner Impey said, "It was tough but we achieved our goal. The weather was the worst part this year."

Stage 7 course

The seventh and final stage took riders from Oak Valley/Elgin to Lourensford Wine Estate over a distance of 64km with 1350m of climbing. Dr. Evil found a new way to the Champs Elysees of mountain biking, again reminding riders that there is no easy day at the Cape Epic. Lourensford Wine Estate awaited the tired athletes as they made their way from Oak Valley over Twin Peaks above the Elgin Dam and down the ever-familiar portage section of Gamtouw Pass. Once again, participants followed the footsteps of the Voortrekkers, their tyres tracing the wagon-wheel grooves down to Journeys End Winery. The last water point offered a final reward, before a last test of resolve - a few steep ascents with magnificent views of False Bay and Table Mountain. Once again, Lourensford Wine Estate hosted the Grand Finale festivities as riders experienced that bittersweet feeling at the end of the arduous, yet epic journey of the Cape Epic.

Race note

1208 participants stared this year's race last Sunday. 1070 riders were in the start chute on the final morning.

Full Results

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Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christoph Sauser (Swi) & Burry Stander (RSA) 36One-Songo-Specialized2:35:12
2Alban Lakata (Aut) & Robert Mennen (Ger) Topeak Ergon Racing0:00:57
3Max Knox (RSA) & Kohei Yamamoto (Jpn) Songo-Specialized0:01:03
4Thomas Dietsch (Fra) & Tim Boehme (Ger) Bulls0:01:11
5Kevin Evans (RSA) & David George (RSA) 360Life0:01:25
6Hannes Genze (Ger) & Andreas Kugler (Swi) Multivan Merida Biking0:02:20
7Karl Platt (Ger) & Stefan Sahm (Ger) Bulls0:03:09
8Brandon Stewart (RSA) & Jacques Rossouw (RSA) Fedgroup-Itec Connect0:09:14
9Jason Sager (USA) & Justin Lindine (USA) World Bicycle Relief0:10:29
10Axel Bult (Ned) & Bram Rood (Ned) Vredestein-De Flexwinkel By Koga0:11:12
11Shan Wilson (RSA) & Bas Peters (Ned) Craft0:12:55
12Chris Jongewaard (Aus) & Jeroen Boelen (Ned) Milka-Superior0:12:56
13Erik Skovgaard Knudsen (Den) & Thomas Bundgaard (Den) Racing29Ers0:13:12
14Markus Kaufmann (Ger) & Daniel Geismayr (Aut) Centurion-Vaude0:14:08
15Kevin Van Hoovels (Bel) & Sébastien Carabin (Bel) Versluys - Craft0:14:32
16Nico Bell (RSA) & Gawie Combrinck (RSA) Westvaal-Columbia0:15:46
17Nic Lamond (RSA) & Carl Pasio (RSA) RSAweb-Songo.Info0:20:14
18Mannie Heymans (Nam) & Raynard Tissink (RSA) JAG Foundation0:23:47
19Hannes Hanekom (RSA) & Sakkie Hanekom (RSA) Tru-Cape0:23:49
20Guylin van den Berg (RSA) & Tyronne White (RSA) Soar0:24:14
21Charles Keey (RSA) & David Morison (RSA) Blend Property Group0:25:46
22Rene Haselbacher (Aut) & Renay Groustra (RSA) Asrin / RSA Web0:25:57
23Ben Thomas (GBr) & Josh Ibbett (GBr) Santa Cruz Bikes Uk/ Mountain Trax0:26:23
24Neil MacDonald (RSA) & Waylon Woolcock (RSA) Re:Cm0:26:44
25Urs Huber (Swi) & Konny Looser (Swi) Stöckli Pro0:28:40
26David Roqueta (Spa) & Pau Zamora Perez (Spa) Buff International0:31:17
27Franso Steyn (RSA) & Petrus Malherbe (RSA) Futurelife0:32:08
28Rick Reimann (Swi) & Andy Weinhold (Ger) Orbea-Suisse-Chälbli Bikes0:32:27
29Phillimon Sebona (RSA) & William Mokgopo (RSA) Exxaro Academy 20:33:11
30Marcin Piecuch (Pol) & Arkadiusz Cygan (Pol) Skandia Szik Eska0:33:30
31Maarten Van Der Horst (Ned) & Pieter Calitz (RSA) IPR - GDF Suez0:33:38
32Anton Smal (RSA) & Hannes Botha (RSA) Energas Men0:33:46
33Jan Montshioa (RSA) & Thokozani Mahlangu (RSA) Exxaro Academy 30:33:55
34Siphosenkosi Madolo (RSA) & Azukile Simayile (RSA) Exxaro Academy 90:38:52
35Alejandro Castrillo Hernandez (Spa) & tomas muñoz quesada (Spa) Kanina Bikes0:39:05
36Martin Dreyer (RSA) & John Ntuli (RSA) USN0:39:11
37Eben Espach (RSA) & Carel Vosloo (RSA) Peg0:39:15
38Hudson Chevallier (RSA) & Mathew Wentworth (RSA) Davies0:39:31
39Sean Williams (RSA) & Christopher Wolhuter (RSA) Lv Life0:42:26
40Andre Janse van niewenhuizen (RSA) & Dion Froneman (RSA) Shumbala-Eastern Racing0:42:33
41Ferdie Potgieter (RSA) & Iain Don-Wauchope (RSA) Inter Africa0:42:40
42Louis Bruwer (RSA) & George Nel (RSA) Riverport.Co.Za0:42:58
43Francios Du Toit (RSA) & Nico Botha (RSA) Smackdown One0:44:15
44Patrick Mosler (Swi) & Pascal Müller (Swi) Hammermann Racing0:44:50
45Franco Ferreira (RSA) & Jonathan Odendaal (RSA) Van Riebeeck Rockets0:45:42
46Richard Deglise (Swi) & Christophe Schmocker (Swi) Altmann0:45:48
47Ashley Hayat (Aus) & Duncan Murray (Aus) The Fitzroy Revolution0:45:58
48Mike Foster (Aus) & Jarrod Crosby (Aus) KMD Racing0:46:29
49Ruben Wey (Swi) & Silvan Humbel (Swi) Bike4Life.Ch - Men0:46:30
50Sönke Wegner (Ger) & Matthias Glaser (Ger) World Of Mtb0:46:53
51Tomislav Katalenic (Cro) & Mitja Rok (Slo) Jastrebarsko - Protea Jaska0:46:59
52Tobias Richli (Swi) & Tom Mattmann (Swi) Tandt0:47:23
53Robert Wagener (RSA) & Neil Timm (RSA) Juwi20:47:40
54David Harding (RSA) & Rory Mapstone (RSA) Gravity Sux0:48:40
55Simon Swemmer (RSA) & Mark Nel (RSA) Swift Carbon0:49:00
56Milivoj Miljkovic (Cro) & Hrvoje Ruzic (Cro) Gt Croatia0:49:38
57Sebastian Kellermayr (Aut) & Wolfgang Seidl (Aut) Austrian Gorillas0:49:43
58Johan Wentzel (RSA) & rynard van hoven (RSA) Frm0:50:16
59Timon Rutten (Ned) & Joeri De Groot (Ned) Hans Struijk0:50:31
60Olivier Vernaton (Reu) & Sery Vincent (Reu) Cyclozone0:50:37
61Pierre Olivier Pigeon (Fra) & Thomas de l Hamaide (Fra) The Docs0:50:49
62Leon Erasmus (RSA) & Evert Meintjes (RSA) Zups (Zero Unplanned Stops)0:51:16
63David De Lima (RSA) & Taygan Robson (RSA) 24/7 Security Services0:52:28
64Alex Harris (RSA) & Renato Sabbioni (RSA) Ride Magazine0:53:58
65Derrin Smith (RSA) & Ross O'Neill (RSA) Rhodesbros Virgin Mobile0:54:26
66Fanie Venter (RSA) & Johan Venter (RSA) Neef & Niggie0:54:37
67Daniel Alikisente (RSA) & Ben Mwanje (Uga) JAG Foundation / Cyclelab0:54:59
68John Swanepoel (RSA) & Werner Joubert (RSA) Samaritans Feet 10:55:11
69Francois Theron (RSA) & Jacques Meyer (RSA) Ultimate Sports Nutrition0:55:14
70Lloyd Bettles (GBr) & Mike Jackson (GBr) Bigring Racing0:55:19
71Dingeman De Groot (RSA) & Joris De Groot (Ned) Broers De Groot0:55:48
72Brendan Grundlingh (RSA) & Paul Whitburn (RSA) Spartacus0:59:20
73Jason Deane (RSA) & Landon la Grange (RSA) Sirac1:00:18
74Thomas Sokolangane (RSA) & Thabiso Komape (RSA) Exxaro Academy 41:00:33
75Jeandre van Schalkwyk (RSA) & Julien Van Der Pluym (RSA) Bestmed Blue Pencil1:00:59
76Warren Richards (RSA) & Sean Merredew (RSA) 9999 Fine1:01:23
77Don Lange (RSA) & Almero Barnard (RSA) Dialoguemobile1:01:33
78Ulrik Andreassen (Den) & Thomas Andreassen (Den) Webike Mountain Sheriffs1:01:37
79Gordon Craib (Can) & Murray Craib (RSA) Craib Bros.1:02:12
80Philip Johnson (Aus) & Robert Spinks (Mal) Guns1:03:26
81Andre De Oliveira (RSA) & Ryan Ambler-smith (RSA) Thrutainers 11:03:47
82Allan Mortensen (Den) & Gavin Viljoen (RSA) Oldebjerg1:04:29
83Neville Cragg (RSA) & Robert Cragg (RSA) Parmalat Suzuki South1:04:34
84Arnaud De Commarmond (Mau) & Pascal PILOT (Mau) Hemophilia Mauritius1:04:43
85Sean Mccormick (Bot) & Kyle Poppleton (Bot) Botswana Duo1:05:09
86Justin Hornsby (RSA) & Darryl Irvine (RSA) 4 Wheels, A Worm And A Horndog1:05:36
87Ajay Chhetri (Nep) & Narayan Gopal Maharjan (Nep) Dawn Till Dusk1:05:52
88Maciej Dudziak (Pol) & Charl Du Plessis (RSA) Sheer Determination1:07:02
89Brendan Harcourt-Wood (RSA) & Andrew Cattell (RSA) Wham1:07:12
90Erik Baeteman (Bel) & Rado Declerck (Bel) Beachbikers 11:07:59
91Digby Ryder (RSA) & Bryan Nicholson (RSA) Hi-Tec1:09:10
92Lieuwe Boonstra (RSA) & Alastair Davies (RSA) Momentum Specialised Insurance1:09:13
93Hein De Villiers (RSA) & Jaco De Villiers (RSA) Divlock1:09:22
94Jan-Pieter Redelinghuys (RSA) & Jannas Du plessis (RSA) Wolfpack1:10:00
95Matthias Schwarze (Aus) & CARL MARONEY (Aus) The Fitzroy Revolution Dream Team1:10:45
96David Kirkby (GBr) & Jay Mcstay (GBr) Hotchillee1:11:14
97Matthew Preen (RSA) & Robert Vogel (RSA) Supply Five1:11:15
98James Ross (RSA) & Hector Ross (RSA) Mutual Safes1:11:18
99Stefaan Pylyser (Bel) & Steve Pylyser (Bel) Coast2Coast1:11:21
100William Beurskens (Ned) & Anton Peeters (Ned) Peel En Maas Mtb1:11:48
101Brendon Wilson (RSA) & Jarrad Van Zuydam (RSA) Big Tree Hammer & Chisel1:11:51
102Nico Van Zyl (RSA) & William Keith (RSA) William's Bike Shop Ss Racing1:11:57
103Jacques Malherbe (RSA) & Jean Fourie (RSA) Cycleworld Racing1:12:02
104Earl Van Zyl (RSA) & Paul Winter (RSA) Cutoff Dodgers1:12:06
105Spiro Yaffes (RSA) & Vintzent Van der Linde (RSA) Mannatech1:12:07
106Neal Corbett (RSA) & Joaquin Valverde (Spa) Men Of Thirst1:12:13
107Hein Botes (RSA) & Pieter De Necker (RSA) Optical&Practical1:14:14
108Francois Swart (RSA) & Jacques Zietsman (RSA) Ecotech Converge1:14:32
109Grant Parsons (RSA) & Scott Lavery (RSA) Parks Cycling1:14:34
110Siyabonga Njiva (RSA) & Siphamandla Mtshali (RSA) Exxaro Academy 51:15:17
111Bruce Malele (RSA) & Musawenkosi Manana (RSA) Exxaro Academy 61:15:20
112Jake Opie (RSA) & Gideon Van Rheede van Oudtshoorn (RSA) Stubborn Slugs1:16:01
113Andrewe Procter (RSA) & Wesley Procter (RSA) MTN Qhubeka 10Acity1:16:09
114Jean Hubert (RSA) & Lyle Baldwin (RSA) Jellybeans1:17:13
115Maurice Ferreira (RSA) & Mario Ferreira (RSA) Full Cycle1:17:24
116Julian Bryant (RSA) & Malcolm Barske (RSA) Cargo_Powerade1:17:28
117Sebastian Di Pasqua (Swi) & Alain Prost (Swi) Prost/Di Pasqua1:17:39
118Greg Squires (RSA) & Michael Maiers (HKg) Maiers & Squires1:17:47
119Pedro Ferolla (Bra) & Guilherme Bonesio (Bra) Giro Sport Brazil1:18:00
120Wynand Van Der Berg (RSA) & Philip Beukes (RSA) Ufs Business School1:18:19
121André Immelman (RSA) & Andries Aucamp (RSA) Herbalife1:19:08
122Erdem Ozgul (Sin) & Fraser Morrison (Sin) Cannasia1:19:21
123Carlos Miguel Brito (Por) & Paulo Brito (Por) N.D.Silva / Barcelos1:19:31
124Jonathan Wallace (Ned) & Axel Schienbein (Ger) Campana1:19:38
125Gerard Visser (RSA) & Vernon Visser (RSA) Fishbowl 21:20:25
126Livio Tronchin (RSA) & Ray O'bree (RSA) Hansgrohe1:21:07
127Marcos Barrio (Spa) & César Méndez (Spa) Le?N-5C5C5C-1:21:16
128Pedro Duque (Por) & Ricardo Figueira (Por) Movefree/Biking Aventura1:23:23
129Marius Van Wyk (RSA) & Marthinus Bekker (RSA) 2-B-Free1:23:28
130Sander Van den Born (Ned) & Enrico Theuns (Ned) Double Dutch1:23:30
131Willem Bezuidenhout (RSA) & Johann Naude (RSA) Bridge Wealth 21:23:46
132Jorma Mueller (USA) & Marek Wright (RSA) Riverside Cycle/Cannondale1:23:48
133Darryl Chiles (UAE) & Kevin West (UAE) Dubai Tri Pirates1:24:07
134Hennie Kriek (RSA) & Carel Bezuidenhoud (RSA) Mankele/Merrell1:24:29
135Jampie Vlok (RSA) & Johan Fourie (RSA) Twakkie & Tjopper1:24:53
136Leonardo Santos (Bra) & Renato Lustosa (Bra) Equipe Ent?O1:25:47
137Clement De bruin (RSA) & Casper De bruin (RSA) Father And Son1:25:51
138Chris Viljoen (RSA) & Ivor Potgieter (RSA) Brothers From Other Mothers1:26:01
139Stijn Verhaegen (Bel) & Dieter Roman (Bel) Rocking & Rolling Roadies1:26:05
140Oliver Coutts (NZl) & Morne Pienaar (NZl) Thenbs1:26:53
141Mark Williams (NZl) & Malcolm Mcleod (NZl) R&R Sport NZ1:26:53
142Sw Jacobsz (RSA) & Karel Botha (RSA) Kibo1:29:16
143Abrie Greyling (RSA) & Deon Andrews (RSA) Pharmacy At Spar 11:30:10
144Trevor Bodington (RSA) & Hentus Baard (RSA) Tesa1:30:15
145Lester Grovers (RSA) & Adrian Von Maltitz (RSA) Vod.com1:30:16
146Thando Klaas (RSA) & Sivuyile Kepelele (RSA) Exxaro Academy 81:31:56
147Mellis Walker (RSA) & Morne van Greuning (RSA) Exxaro 21:32:02
148Scott Stanton (RSA) & Anthony Church (RSA) Investec Private Bank1:33:08
149Marc Brighton (RSA) & Michael Bissett (RSA) Zimbo Bros1:34:32
150Ivor Hambridge (RSA) & Chris Anderson (RSA) Iron Fist1:34:55
151Johannes Gelderblom (RSA) & John Dalton (RSA) Dalton Mixers1:35:16
152Desmond McManus (RSA) & Piere Joubert (RSA) JAG Samancor Chrome1:35:21
153Gordon Johnstone (RSA) & Lee Bentz (RSA) 2 Pintz Pls1:35:38
154Kenneth Cockcroft (RSA) & Harold Meyer (RSA) Seated & Cleated1:35:39
155Tobias Mews (GBr) & James Heraty (GBr) Tribesports.com1:35:43
156Jacobus Van Zyl (RSA) & Pieter Van Zyl (RSA) Vz3 Farming1:38:02
157Nizaam Essa (RSA) & Ebrahim Levy (RSA) Asrin Cycling1:38:03
158Keith Marais (Bot) & Shawn Bruwer (Bot) Comma5.com1:38:05
159Guilherme Brandenburger (Bra) & Juliano Arce Nunes (Bra) Tchebikers1:38:53
160Anthonie De Beer (RSA) & Adriaan De Beer (RSA) Blood Brothers1:39:54
161Nigel Adcock (Aus) & Pete Gill (Aus) Wembley Cycles1:40:26
162David Egli (Swi) & Daniel Schmid (Swi) Swiss Timing1:40:37
163Alan Van Rensburg (RSA) & Tim Smith (RSA) Go4It1:40:53
164Jaco Conradie (RSA) & Simon Rosenstein (RSA) Barista Boys1:41:27
165Roderick Benard (RSA) & Shaun Williamson (RSA) Baseline Project Management1:41:38
166Andrew Cairns (RSA) & Diteboho Khumalo (RSA) Hang Tough1:42:10
167Andy Wright (RSA) & Dirk Kotze (Aus) Ride For Recovery1:42:58
168Craig Erasmus (RSA) & Vernon Vogt (Sey) Mantis1:43:04
169Andries De lange (RSA) & Alec Lambrechts (RSA) Shooting Stuff1:43:21
170Craig McHendrie (RSA) & Sean Hanekom (RSA) Woolies1:44:26
171Gert Marincowitz (RSA) & Simon Marincowitz (RSA) Genomix1:44:45
172Jean De Jager (RSA) & Philip-ben Kotze (RSA) Hermanus Pharmacies1:45:04
173Rory Talbot (RSA) & Bruce Talbot (RSA) Miele - Labex1:45:31
174David Boyer (RSA) & Jonathan Boyer (RSA) Boyer Boys1:45:33
175Eric Müller (Ger) & Maik Bangert (Ger) Die Bergischen Biker1:45:49
176Willie Mouton (RSA) & David Kretzmann (RSA) Absa Bank / Pouyoukas Foods1:46:55
177Alan Mildenhall (RSA) & Johnny Marais (RSA) Gas Dogs1:48:32
178Henko Van den Heever (RSA) & Johan De Kock (RSA) Desert Dust Devils1:48:50
179Wesley Augustyn (RSA) & Manie Maritz (RSA) Alpha Et Omega1:49:07
180Ian Caldwell (RSA) & Andrew Grobicki (RSA) Radioshax1:49:20
181Andrew Mclagan (RSA) & Simon Bothner (RSA) Euroconcepts1:50:23
182Burt Gildenhuys (RSA) & Reinhardt Basson (RSA) Icecold Bodies1:51:10
183Graham Crabtree (GBr) & James Atkinson (GBr) Yorkshire Grit1:52:07
184Richard Harding (GBr) & Willem Kirsten (UAE) Desert Dragons1:54:48
185Richard Muller (RSA) & Emilé Boshoff (RSA) Nmmu Saasveld1:55:40
186Pieter Cordier (RSA) & Stefan Van den Heever (RSA) Vat Hom Vas1:56:44
187Neil Vlaming (RSA) & Allan Geddie (RSA) Scotty Dogs1:56:52
188Chris Hops (RSA) & Nicholas Hops (RSA) Hopssquared1:56:53
189Iwan De Jongh (RSA) & Mark Oliver (RSA) Crank Addicts1:57:43
190Johan Pentz (RSA) & Andre de Kock (RSA) Albarit Financial Services1:57:45
191Sebastien Hacques (Mau) & Lawrence Wong (Mau) The Mauritian Demons1:58:25
192De Villiers Barry (RSA) & Gian Carlo Bassi (RSA) Jaffe's Ford1:59:29
193Neil Van Vuuren (RSA) & Malan Jonck (RSA) Granny Gear1:59:43
194André Ross (RSA) & Garth Humphries (RSA) Absa Capital Banksters1:59:53
195Kevin Dore (RSA) & Justin Tomsett (RSA) Jessam2:00:45
196Roy Wouters (GBr) & Leo Wouters (GBr) Hyena's Revenge2:00:57
197Francois Theron (RSA) & Deon Kotze (RSA) The Legends2:01:21
198Ryan Loots (GBr) & Paul Thomas (GBr) Vc Revolution / Softek2:01:35
199Adam Wooldridge (RSA) & Steve Vromans (RSA) Flat Dogs2:02:16
200Rob Carle (Bot) & GARTH Armstrong (Bot) Ispydafly Titanium2:02:44
201Shane Bridger (RSA) & Courtney Woodin (RSA) Pro-Screen2:04:07
202Bruce Darne (RSA) & Mike Darne (RSA) Team Ican2:04:08
203Joel Stransky (RSA) & Max Gebhardt (RSA) Absa Mountain Ghosts2:05:00
204Cameron Adams (RSA) & Selmar Gassen (Bra) Underprepared, Overconfident2:05:28
205Andy Croly (RSA) & Duncan Band (RSA) Morning Wood2:09:30
206Danie Du Toit (RSA) & Pieter Eksteen (RSA) Jaffes Ford2:09:44
207Nathaniel Simpson (RSA) & Reuben Fleischer (RSA) Lean Mean Green Machines2:09:51
208Andrew Lowndes (RSA) & Nicholas Theron (RSA) Sabrina Love2:09:53
209Werner Leitner (Aut) & Swen Sundberg (Ger) Abu Dhabi Triathlon2:10:40
210Gustavo Thomaz (Bra) & Maur?cio Cervenka (Bra) Summit2:11:25
211Ahmad Almajed (Kuw) & Anwar Jawhar (Kuw) Kuwait Exreme2:11:50
212Maruis Slabbert (RSA) & Willem Van Wyk (RSA) Stonehage2:13:16
213Victor Da Silva (RSA) & Colin Bouwer (RSA) Telkom - Braves2:13:19
214Glenn Keun (RSA) & Werner Kennedy (RSA) Lesotho Mountain Goats2:15:16
215Grant Van Der Wal (RSA) & Heath Turner (RSA) Karabina2:16:08
216Rudi Rossouw (RSA) & Charl Bleach (RSA) Stillking Films2:17:32
217Robert Philpot (RSA) & Ryan Durrant (RSA) Blistering Blazers2:18:07
218Neil Fourie (RSA) & Ryno Fourie (RSA) Onel1Fe2:18:10
219Johan Van Eyk (RSA) & Albertus Potgieter (RSA) Barcelos/God Tv2:18:25
220Robert Viljoen (RSA) & Bossau Boshoff (RSA) Skinny Legs2:18:53
221Michiel Scharrighuisen (RSA) & Christi Botha (RSA) Pelle2:20:40
222Mike Robertson (GBr) & Angus Simpson (GBr) Ama Jongosi2:20:57
223Willie van Schalkwyk (RSA) & Christof Prinsloo (RSA) Exxaro 32:21:48
224Michael Bouwmeester (RSA) & Ian Cloete (RSA) Chuck Racing2:21:55
225Stefan Terblanche (RSA) & Marthinus Burger (RSA) Pragma One2:22:27
226Krisztian Szentgyorgyi (Hun) & Gideon phillipus Nel (RSA) Northern Crocodiles/Mozgasvilag.Hu2:22:58
227Albie Heigers (RSA) & Johannes Louw (RSA) Neutkraker2:22:59
228Marcos Viana (Bra) & Leonardo Bortolaco (Bra) Brazil Riders Help2:23:32
229Wynand Putter (RSA) & Justin Jeffery (RSA) Just Add Vino2:23:42
230Michael Jacobs (RSA) & Johan Jacobs (RSA) Rambo & Riempies2:23:46
231Andi Ettlin (RSA) & Gerfried Weiss (Aut) Plus Minus2:24:06
232Scott Melville (RSA) & Andrew Carle (RSA) Knight Rider2:24:16
233Riad Ahmed (RSA) & Adnan Essop (RSA) Crank Bro's2:24:48
234Michel Thenaers (Bel) & dirk piessens (Bel) CC - Geax 32:25:24
235Clemens Bartlome (Swi) & Olin Bartlome (Swi) Davies Meyer2:26:05
236Fanus Van Molendorff (RSA) & Dawie Kriel (RSA) Tough It Out2:26:08
237Jakob Kaths (Ger) & Moritz Kaths (Ger) Wildwechsel2:27:05
238Brad Bentz (RSA) & Geoff David (RSA) The Beegees2:27:10
239Franz Senger (RSA) & Adriaan Van Den Berg (RSA) Saxo-Lite2:29:48
240Hannes Gildenhuys (RSA) & Braam Rust (RSA) Witwatergaljoene2:37:12
241Werner Busch (RSA) & Du Toit Louw (RSA) Go Big Or Go Home2:37:44
242Herman Heunis (RSA) & Craig Whittaker (RSA) Why Worry, Be Happy2:39:11
243Sean Kristafor (RSA) & Nico Panaggio (RSA) Absa Missing Children Sa2:39:14
244Duane Searle (RSA) & Gareth Morrison (UAE) Numb Nuts2:40:45
245Mark Stevens (RSA) & Ian Phillips (RSA) Chafed Junk2:42:06
246Clinton Schultz (RSA) & Salo Minnaar (RSA) Big Test Icicles2:43:09
247Henno Kirstein (RSA) & Martin Crafford (RSA) Dust Collectors2:43:41
248Nico Oosthuizen (RSA) & Keven Sinclair (RSA) Alota Noks2:46:16
249Randall Kan (RSA) & Lyndon Kan (RSA) Toukan2:50:19
250Jonathan Goatcher (RSA) & Wesley Botha (RSA) Goatcher2:53:09
251Peet Venter (RSA) & Richard Jansen Van Vuuren (RSA) Weekend Warriors2:56:40
252Ekkard Schnedermann (Ger) & Arnold Asmussen (Ger) Meringexpress2:58:04
253Emile De Beer (RSA) & Riaan De Beer (RSA) Petrolheads2:58:39
254Johan Floris Botha (RSA) & Abraham Stefanus Olivier (RSA) Echo2:58:57
255Edwin Siphiwe Mthandi (RSA) & Tebogo Dipeere (RSA) Plautus Indaba Mobile Racing3:04:46
256Dean Griffin (RSA) & Nelson Broden (RSA) Pragma Acuity3:05:07
257Jacobus Cloete (RSA) & Brent Mathew Loftus (RSA) Stormers3:05:11
258Wayne Botha (RSA) & Herman Steynberg (RSA) No Regrets3:06:58
259Andre Erasmus (RSA) & Pieter Uys (RSA) Mamut Resistance3:12:35
260Gareth Gammie (RSA) & Derek Couzens (RSA) Multicup3:16:46
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Women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sally Bigham (GBr) & Esther Süss (Swi) Wheels4Life3:14:12
2Theresa Ralph (RSA) & Nina Gässler (Nor) Biogen Britehouse0:02:25
3Karien van Jaarsveld (RSA) & Jane Nuessli (Swi) MTN Qhubeka Ladies0:07:49
4Ivonne Kraft (Ger) & Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) Notebooksbilliger.de0:09:44
5Hannele Steyn (RSA) & Naomi Hansen (Aus) Lexmed/Second Skins0:17:17
6Yolandi Du Toit (RSA) & Catherine Williamson (GBr) Bizhub-FCF0:25:10
7Sofia Pezzatti (Swi) & sandra klomp (Ita) 4 Wheels Online0:26:57
8Ann Harrison (RSA) & Jane Seggie (RSA) Dawn Wing0:32:58
9Robyn Adendorff (RSA) & Sarah Van Heerden (RSA) Aspen0:51:31
10Catherine Townshend (RSA) & Julia Skea (RSA) Cipla Miles For Smiles / Woolworths0:54:08
11Fien Lammertyn (Bel) & Sara Mertens (Bel) O2 Bikers C-Babes1:04:21
12Elena Perin (Ita) & Giuliana Moassarotto (Ita) Pedali Di Marca1:26:04
13Kimberly Greene (Ken) & Kerry Glen (Ken) JAG - Twin Streak1:29:13
14Barbara Nagel (Swi) & Eva Hiestand (Swi) Bike4Life.ch - Ladies1:34:24
15Birgit Bolling (RSA) & Caren Henschel (RSA) Velocity Sports Lab-Ladies1:39:05
16Candice Marsh (RSA) & Maryke Van Zyl (RSA) Wheels 4 Wheels2:04:22
17Teresa DeWitt (Ned) & Loreen Mattson (USA) Artemis & Atalanta2:28:45
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Mixed
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Erik Kleinhans (RSA) & Ariane Kleinhans (RSA) Contego 28E3:06:54
2Udo Boelts (Ger) & Milena Landtwing (Swi) Centurion Vaude0:14:19
3Klaas Vanmoortel (Bel) & Inne Gantois (Bel) Baik-Peak Performance Brugge0:15:47
4Pieter Venter (RSA) & Leana De Jager (RSA) Attix50:16:30
5Johan Labuschagne (RSA) & Yolandè De Villiers (RSA) Exxaro 10:20:04
6Russell De Jager (RSA) & Andrea Huser (Swi) Big Tree / Velocity Sports Lab0:25:51
7Gerhard Ebersohn (RSA) & Christine Jansen Van Rensburg (RSA) Peptosport0:31:34
8Jana Martinkova (Cze) & Jir? Bene? (Cze) Cyklotrenink.com0:44:57
9Alberto Prins (RSA) & Joritha Prins (RSA) Cpr Mixed0:46:07
10Tamara Goeppel (Can) & Thomas Tetz (Can) Yukon Travel0:46:41
11Jon Oosthuyse (RSA) & Tanja Oosthuyse (RSA) Totally Stoked0:50:19
12Dirk Nel (RSA) & Ronel Van Wyk (RSA) ASG/Neotrend0:51:25
13Henning Blaauw (RSA) & Brenda-Lynn Nell (RSA) Gemini Hulamin SS1:03:06
14Megan Dimozantos (NZl) & John Randal (NZl) Mitre 10 Mega - Yeti NZ1:06:00
15Carolyn Arnold (RSA) & Scott Gibson (RSA) Boet And Sis1:08:47
16Andrew Koen (RSA) & Janet Lightley (RSA) Nativa Miracle Kidz1:10:04
17Gavin Wilkinson (RSA) & Yvette Roberts (RSA) Fish & Chips1:11:10
18Sean Thistleton (RSA) & Liesbet Kristafor (RSA) The Clothing Bank1:11:56
19Claire Dowdle (RSA) & Justin Dowdle (RSA) Cycle Mashatu - Big Game Mtb Safari's1:13:01
20Wayne Booysen (RSA) & Sanet Smal (RSA) Sponsor Yourself1:15:25
21Hennie Dreyer (RSA) & Ronel Dreyer (RSA) Max1:16:36
22Thomas Roegner (Ger) & Kim-Maike Dornquast (Ger) Home4Hearts1:23:10
23Kevin Goodspeed (RSA) & Dominique Provoyeur (RSA) Gopro1:29:41
24Giusep Alig (Swi) & Mirjam Bucher (Swi) Capricorns Grischuns1:29:55
25David Durandt (RSA) & Erine Durandt (RSA) Scor-Leo1:33:15
26Glen Colby (RSA) & Sandra Colby (RSA) The Colby's1:33:20
27Hans Casteur (Bel) & Hilde HEULENS (Bel) Hbw11-Bikers1:35:49
28Clayton Duckworth (RSA) & Vanessa Haywood (RSA) Absa Woodworth Winning1:35:50
29Hansjörg Bosler (Ger) & Marion Hemmerling (Ger) Bavarian Bears1:40:30
30Tony Bosman (RSA) & Sandy Bosman (RSA) Bushpigs1:41:35
31Nadine Nunes (RSA) & Nico Van Den Bergh (RSA) Npi Trust1:43:35
32Hp Van Huyssteen (RSA) & Laurike Van Huyssteen (RSA) Energas1:46:48
33Joyce Benade (RSA) & Hendrik Jakobus Muller (RSA) No Breaks1:48:28
34Michael Stecchi (Swi) & Adrienne Stecchi (Swi) Swiss Buddha1:52:17
35Fabien Wexler (Reu) & geraldine bereau-wexler (Reu) Rfgr1:55:48
36Josh Fonner (USA) & Jackie Baker (USA) Giant Honey Badgers1:59:25
37Hendrik Van Huyssteen (RSA) & Petra Van Huyssteen (RSA) Energas 12:16:09
38Michelle Garden (RSA) & Neal Mandy (RSA) Baby On My Back2:17:26
39Jorge Capkovic (RSA) & Marisa Capkovic (RSA) Mountain Goats2:24:38
40Bradley Wentzel (RSA) & Robyn Tracy Ray (RSA) Panic Stations2:27:02
41Ernst Viljoen (RSA) & Elana Meyer (RSA) The Absa Rookie And The Rock2:37:33
42Wanette Hanekom (Nam) & Leroux Van Wyk (Nam) 4 Sly2:37:50
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