Sauser and Kulhavy win opening Cape Epic prologue

The fourth prologue in the nine-year history of the Cape Epic set the seeding order for tomorrow's stage 1. 1,200 racers from 41 countries covered 22km in sunny weather. The Swiss/Czech team of Christoph Sauser and Jaroslav Kulhavy (Burry Stander - Songo) will wear the sought-after yellow zebra leaders' jerseys.

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christoph Sauser (Swi) & Jaroslav Kulhavy (Cze) Burry Stander - Songo0:55:10
2Jose Hermida (Spa) & Rudi Van Houts (Ned) Multivan Merida0:01:07
3Marco Aurelio Fontana (Ger) & Manuel Fumic (Ger) Cannondale Factory Racing0:01:24
4Alban Lakata (Aut) & Robert Mennen (Ger) Topeak Ergon Racing0:01:54
5Karl Platt (Ger) & Urs Huber (Swi) Bulls0:02:09
6Thomas Dietsch (Fra) & Tim Boehme (Ger) Bulls 20:02:42
7Max Knox (RSA) & Kohei Yamamoto (Jpn) Burry Stander - Songo 20:02:45
8Nino Schurter (Swi) & Florian Vogel (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB-Racing0:02:51
9Philip Buys (RSA) & Matthys Beukes (RSA) Scott Factory Racing0:03:07
10Darren Lill (RSA) & Charles Keey (RSA) Cannondale Blend0:03:14
11Markus Kaufmann (Ger) & Thomas Stoll (Swi) Dietrich0:03:30
12Stefan Sahm (Swi) & Simon Stiebjahn (Ger) Bulls 30:03:52
13Mirko Celestino (Ita) & Luca Ronchi (Ita) Avion Axevo0:03:54
14Roel Paulissen (Ita) & Yader Zoli (Ita) Torpado Surfingshop0:04:04
15Hans Becking (Bel) & Jiri Novak (Cze) Superior-Brentjens0:04:45
16Enrico Franzoi (Ita) & Soren Nissen (Lux) Elettroveneta - Corratec0:05:17
17Rene Haselbacher (Aut) & Wolfgang Krenn (Aut) ASRIN RH770:05:52
18Brandon Stewart (RSA) & Neil MacDonald (RSA) FedGroup-Itec0:06:38
19Lukas Buchli (Swi) & Hansueli Stauffer (Swi) Wheeler/BiXS - iXS0:07:44
20Shan Wilson (RSA) & Rourke Croeser (RSA) JAG Nandos0:08:52
21Oliver Munnik (RSA) & Alastair Davies (RSA) William Simpson 10:09:21
22Marcel Zamora Perez (Spa) & Joan Llordella (Spa) Buff International0:09:21
23Rick Reimann (Swi) & Tom Ettlich (Ger) r2-bike.com / MD-Plan0:09:25
24Hannes Hanekom (RSA) & Sakkie Hanekom (RSA) Tru-Cape0:09:32
25Guylin van den Berg (RSA) & Bradley Stroberg (RSA) SOAR0:10:37
26James Thompson (RSA) & Matthew Brittain (RSA) PwC Rowers Ride for JAG0:10:48
27Philip Wong (USA) & Victor Taormina (USA) Bikes Not Bombs/Riverside Racing0:10:53
28Azukile Simayile (RSA) & Siphosenkosi Madolo (RSA) Exxaro RMB Academy-songo0:11:05
29Sven Kilander (Nor) & Jo Nordskar (Nor) Centra Explorer 20:11:27
30Bruce Anderson (RSA) & Stuart Anderson (RSA) 19740:11:39
31Mike Blewitt (Aus) & William Hayter (GBr) Subaru-MarathonMTB.com0:11:42
32Warren Robertson (RSA) & Jarryd Haley (RSA) Liqui Fruit iCan0:12:02
33Tyronne White (RSA) & Stuart Marais (RSA) Sfera - RSA Web0:12:29
34Dariusz Miroslaw (Pol) & Piotr Wilk (Pol) Vimar Eska Rock0:12:29
35Nic Lamond (RSA) & Carl Pasio (RSA) Trek Craft Cape Times0:12:31
36Werner Leitner (Aut) & Raimund Burböck (Aut) HN Radcenter0:12:34
37Nico Bell (RSA) & Gabriel Combrinck (RSA) Westvaal?Bells cycling0:12:56
38Nathan Byukusenge (Rwa) & Hassan Rukundo (Rwa) Rwanda Cycling0:13:02
39Ron Dezittere (Bel) & Mike Mulkens (Bel) 4ZA-components0:13:07
40Prince Maseko (RSA) & Phillimon Sebona (RSA) Exxaro PwC Academy 10:13:18
41Jean-françois Bossler (Fra) & Pierre-yves Facomprez (Fra) American Classic-KMC-Look0:13:27
42Hudson Chevallier (RSA) & Mathew Wentworth (RSA) Davies Racing0:13:44
43David Roqueta (Spa) & Pau Zamora Perez (Spa) Buff Intl.0:13:44
44Jan Mateju (Cze) & Jan Fisnar (Cze) TJ Banik Mezibori0:13:48
45Fritz Pienaar (RSA) & Francois Theron (RSA) Advendurance0:13:49
46Shaun Leach (RSA) & Johan Renier De Villiers (RSA) Dingo cycles0:14:20
47Hennie Kriek (RSA) & Hannes Botha (RSA) Energas Mankele MTB Racing0:14:28
48Marcin Piecuch (Pol) & Arkadiusz Cygan (Pol) Giant Skandia Eska0:14:29
49Niek Lingier (Bel) & Klaas Vanmoortel (Bel) Versluys BeachBikers - Baik0:14:45
50Shaun Roos (RSA) & David Garrett (RSA) JAG Roadies0:14:53
51Jan Motshioa (RSA) & Thokozani Mahlangu (RSA) Exxaro Accenture Academy0:15:55
52Boris Favario (Fra) & Benjamin Williatte (Fra) The YoungBoys0:16:29
53Gert De Geeter (Bel) & Karel De Wael (Bel) Cameleon Factory Racing0:16:31
54Andrew Mcpherson (RSA) & Pedro Machado (RSA) Old Mutual Specialised Finance0:17:11
55William Mokgopo (RSA) & Luke Mashiane (RSA) Exxaro Deutsche Bank Academy 10:17:31
56Johann Le Roux (RSA) & George De Kock (RSA) CHEP SA0:17:32
57Jacques Rossouw (RSA) & Jaco Schoeman (RSA) ABSA PRIDE Jakkals en Wolf0:17:32
58Greg Saw (Nor) & Lars Ragnar Manengen (Nor) ABAX-Lillehammer CK0:17:48
59Peter O'higgins (UAE) & Dave Shennan (UAE) Revolution Cycles0:17:55
60Matthys Laubscher (RSA) & Wim Botha (RSA) Orangeworks 10:18:07
61David Cooke (RSA) & Steven Pettitt (RSA) BlackBerry0:18:13
62Aaron Adler (RSA) & Simon Adler (RSA) Adler Price Architects0:18:15
63Pierre Knoetze (Nam) & jacques celliers (Nam) Nam Kingdom Racers0:18:20
64Phillip Erasmus (RSA) & Conrad Viljoen (RSA) Scott Sports-Africa0:18:35
65Masixole Matini (RSA) & Thembisile Mtintsilana (RSA) Pragma 10:18:36
66Christopher Maughan (RSA) & Craig Whittaker (RSA) GVK-SIYA ZAMA0:18:37
67Michael Creedon (RSA) & Andrew Cairns (RSA) Absa/Oakhaven0:18:45
68Charl Bleach (RSA) & Colin Myers (RSA) Den Anker0:18:49
69Yann Vandemeulebroecke (Bel) & Tommie Van de Velde (Bel) Ghent Speed Kings0:18:54
70Evens Stievenart (Fra) & Nicolas Ferre (Fra) Konica Minolta0:18:57
71Jesper Lublinkhof (Zam) & Owen Green (Zam) Dirt Riders0:19:15
72Jeroen Tiebie (Ned) & Emiel van Tongerlo (Ned) T-2-T0:19:25
73Pieter Calitz (RSA) & Brendan Kelly (RSA) Rhino Group0:19:28
74Marthinus Kruger (RSA) & Christopher Esch (RSA) JAG - Geberit0:19:28
75Ramyrez Munhoz (Bra) & Marcelo Rodrigo Tavares (Bra) ThunderBikers0:19:29
76Craig Edwards (RSA) & Dane Allyn Walsh (RSA) HotChillee - Infinity0:20:07
77Bennie pretorius (RSA) & Jandri Ferreira (RSA) ABSA Glenwood Spar0:20:07
78Paul Coetser (Aus) & Daniel Gray (Aus) KD Cycles0:20:18
79Thiago Fernandes (Bra) & Felipe Miranda Pais (Bra) IBH Neg?cios Imobili?rios0:20:29
80Jonathan Wallace (Ned) & Willem Van Heerdt (Ned) Campana NL0:20:38
81Joel Stransky (RSA) & Owen Hannie (RSA) The Absa Revolution0:21:03
82Lucky Mlangeni (RSA) & Nare Manamela (RSA) Exxaro Standard Bank Academy 10:21:10
83Jurgen Vanden bon (Bel) & Robin Vandenbogaerde (Bel) beachbikers-nomadesk MTB0:21:11
84Nick Cooke (Aus) & Karri Golding (Aus) Kingston Primary0:21:15
85Julien Van Der Pluym (RSA) & Jeandre van Schalkwyk (RSA) Bestmed Boys0:21:16
86David Droz-dit-busset (Swi) & Valentin Schild (Swi) ID0:21:47
87Paul Marais (RSA) & Rory van Zyl (RSA) crank0:21:55
88Sean Parker (RSA) & Michael Potton (RSA) Dusty Devils0:22:05
89Ferdie Potgieter (RSA) & Fanie Venter (RSA) Pynfabriek 1010:22:14
90Thabiso Komape (RSA) & Thomas Sokolangane (RSA) Exxaro Nedbank Capital Academy 10:22:37
91Mark Bridges (RSA) & Nicholas Porteous (RSA) Complete Cyclist0:22:42
92Taygan Robson (RSA) & David De Lima (RSA) TR-Training/24-7 security0:22:45
93Urs Walder (Swi) & Mario Pfister (Swi) SWISS COWBOYS 2.00:22:58
94Yen pon Pascal (Reu) & Gil Guillaumin (Reu) r?union mtb0:22:59
95Clayton Duckworth (RSA) & Janez Vermeiren (RSA) Absa Sexy Mountain Goats0:23:02
96Pablo Rodriguez (Arg) & Nuno Mano jorge (Por) OprhansAfrica MTB0:23:05
97Richard Damant (RSA) & Nicholas Hops (RSA) Riding for the Red Cross0:23:07
98Andrewe Procter (RSA) & Wesley Procter (RSA) MTN Qhubeka 10ACITY0:23:07
99Sebastian Di Pasqua (Swi) & Alain Prost (Swi) Prost/Di Pasqua0:23:08
100Andrew Dewey (RSA) & David Coupar (RSA) Max on Top0:23:10
101Warren Richards (RSA) & Sean Merredew (RSA) 9999 four nines fine0:23:17
102Jason Deane (RSA) & Mark Everdij (RSA) SIRAC0:23:20
103Sirk Loots (RSA) & Craig Raw (RSA) Quirk0:23:26
104Beat Blaser (Swi) & Martin Studer (Swi) Champion System0:23:26
105Richard Goussard (RSA) & Howard Baxter (RSA) Felt - Endura0:23:36
106Roland M?ller (Swi) & Francesco Gandola (Swi) skyPixX - Gandola&Battaini0:24:05
107Clive Berry (RSA) & Robert Breebaart (RSA) physicool0:24:07
108Christopher Grundberg (RSA) & Ross Lovell (GBr) Accelerace0:24:16
109Tim Weernink (Ned) & Sjoerd Smeekens (Ned) SSTW Racing0:24:20
110Michel De Clippel (RSA) & Serge Foulon (RSA) 2SURVIVE0:24:48
111Warren Foyn (RSA) & Manfred Reinhart (RSA) Fury Troisport0:24:48
112Clinton Halsey (RSA) & Hilton Guy (RSA) Biogen0:24:56
113Mario Ferreira (RSA) & Maurice Ferreira (RSA) Full Cycle0:24:58
114Victor Potgieter (Bot) & Nevelle Van Zyl (Bot) Desert Foxes0:25:01
115Tiaan Strauss (RSA) & Corne Krige (RSA) The Absa Kalahari Ferraris0:25:02
116André Immelman (RSA) & Ernst Bruwer (RSA) Boer op Toer0:25:05
117Sander Keijzer (Ned) & Oscar Letteboer (Ned) Letteboer Bouw0:25:10
118Rory Grobler (RSA) & Wynand Van Vuuren (RSA) Tallboy0:25:14
119Tristram Kelly (Ken) & Fady Rostom (Ken) Bonk0:25:16
120Jorma Mueller (USA) & Paul McMahon (USA) Riverside Cycle-Cannondale0:25:21
121Michael Gardner (GBr) & Peter De Wit (GBr) Nando's Warriors0:25:21
122Lukas Emberger (Aut) & Patrick Strobich (Aut) Carbon Voyage0:25:22
123Andrew Koen (RSA) & Rens Rezelman (RSA) Mean and Green0:25:22
124Pierre Loubser (RSA) & Devon van Onselen (RSA) Young and Restless0:25:23
125Nizaam Essa (RSA) & Philipp Ludescher (RSA) Asrin Cycling0:25:28
126Morne Nell (RSA) & Henk Neuhoff (RSA) Nell & Neuhoff0:25:30
127Brendan Hills (Aus) & Wilson Low (Sin) B&W Racing0:25:32
128Jean Christophe Vassor (Reu) & Ludovic Vassor (Reu) VASSOR9740:25:39
128Johan Cilliers (RSA) & Dan Forsyth (RSA) Hansgrohe 4Row 128 - Cell 2
130Erik Penders (Ned) & Ronald Penders (Ned) Bikelane.nl0:25:41
131Paul Holt (RSA) & Gideon Bruckner (RSA) Bay Buddies0:25:45
132Bill Germishuys (RSA) & Lodewicus Malherbe (RSA) Loutrans0:25:57
133John Spapens (Ned) & Marco Van Den Helm (Ned) Brabikers0:25:59
134Ivor Potgieter (RSA) & Chris Viljoen (RSA) Brothers from Other Mothers0:26:08
135Cor Kraamwinkel (RSA) & Bredell Roux (RSA) VortX0:26:21
136Christian Jais (Ger) & Sylvio Konietzko (Ger) Tri FFB0:26:25
137Mateusz Jackowiak (Pol) & Michal Jackowiak (Pol) TTC Bull Racing0:26:25
138Leon Burger (RSA) & Dirk Oberholzer (RSA) WildLiveAfrica0:26:26
139Rilamulele Gadabeni (RSA) & Siyabonga Njiva (RSA) Exxaro Tronox Academy0:26:33
140Brett Pollock (RSA) & Andrew Barnes (RSA) POLYFLEX010:26:36
141Jan-Pieter Redelinghuys (RSA) & Philip Dicey (RSA) OxiProvin0:26:38
142Johannes Gelderblom (RSA) & John Dalton (RSA) Hi-Q Robertson0:26:47
143Niel Rossouw (RSA) & Francois Du toit (RSA) Byers Security0:26:56
144Tim Deane (RSA) & Simon Haw (RSA) HawDeani0:26:59
145Livio Tronchin (RSA) & Ray O'bree (RSA) Hansgrohe 10:27:02
146Charl Bleach (RSA) & Colin Myers (RSA) Den Anker0:27:42
147Mark Kingon (RSA) & Rodrick Ewing (RSA) The HeBoths Second Skins0:27:44
148Alec Lambrechts (RSA) & Alby Nel (RSA) Crank Heads0:27:46
149Zack Buchan (RSA) & Craig Heslop (RSA) Big Eye and Dog Tooth0:27:47
150Greg Goodwin (RSA) & Aaron Van Schaik (RSA) Lighthouse Digital0:27:51
151Charl Du Plessis (RSA) & Karel Mouton (RSA) Airport Connection0:27:54
152Riaan Van Tonder (RSA) & Ian Humble (Aus) JAG Bears0:28:04
153William Lubambo (RSA) & Dumisani Mahlangu (RSA) Exxaro Peptosport Academy0:28:07
154Regis Pomade (Fra) & Pierre Sallet (Fra) NOVALIMIT0:28:14
155Mathew Browne (RSA) & Almar Creighton (RSA) Xpedient Medical Racing0:28:29
156Richard Brown (RSA) & Michael Brown (RSA) Brown0:28:32
157Francois Swart (RSA) & Jacques Zietsman (RSA) Alta Du Toit-Ecotech Converge0:28:42
158Geir Ole Reiakvam (Nor) & Mark Ellwood (GBr) iHUS0:28:47
159Jarrett Pech (RSA) & Craig Warr (RSA) Busby Manline0:28:47
160Jan Van Niekerk (RSA) & George Slabber (RSA) Six Gun0:28:53
161Enrico Theuns (Ned) & Sander Van den Born (Ned) Habraken MTB Racing0:28:58
162Nicholas Qotoyi (RSA) & Paul Minaar (RSA) Cape epic0:29:07
163Alastair Sussock (Rwa) & Rafiki Uwimana (Rwa) Abahizi0:29:09
164David Klabin (Bra) & Henrique Werneck (Bra) Rio de Janeiro Muds0:29:11
165Pieter Theron (RSA) & Charl Cooper (RSA) Rubicon0:29:11
166Sebastian De romijn (RSA) & Philip Green (Zam) Baldini Brothers0:29:14
167Garth Humphries (RSA) & Diteboho Khumalo (RSA) ABSA Capital Grinders0:29:32
168Shaun Thomas (RSA) & Hermias Niewoudt (RSA) Velocity Sports Lab0:29:46
169Colin Crowley (Irl) & Francios Du Toit (RSA) Irish Wolfhounds0:29:48
170Waldek Wasowicz (Pol) & Damian Wasowicz (RSA) Polish Eagles0:30:00
171Gerard Visser (RSA) & Vernon Visser (RSA) Fishbowl0:30:10
172Keegan Longueueira (RSA) & Gert Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Tri Sec Autohaus Trekkers0:30:15
173Jörg Eugster (Swi) & Dominik Eugster (Swi) Saentis0:30:18
174Stefan Fleischmann (Swi) & Alex Ackermann (Swi) Alex Ackermann AG0:30:20
175Rui Afonso (Por) & Miguel Coelho (Por) SP Group0:30:28
176Moses Letsoalo (RSA) & Clement Mabula (RSA) Exxaro Standard Bank Academy 20:30:30
177Songo Fipaza (RSA) & Luyanda Thobingunya (RSA) 36ONE-Songo-Specialized0:30:51
178Cd Du Toit (RSA) & Derick Van Staden (RSA) B-WELL0:31:19
179Mark Squire (RSA) & Gareth Edwards (RSA) eNCA0:31:24
180Brad Griffiths (RSA) & John Duncan (RSA) WWF0:31:38
181Deon Kretzschmar (RSA) & Jacques Le Roux (RSA) Dieselbrook0:31:45
182Khupi Kobe (RSA) & Tovhawani Mavundavhi (RSA) Exxaro RMB Academy 20:31:48
183Sven Van Weyenberg (Bel) & David Motte (Bel) Grinta - SBikes0:31:53
184Jp Du Plessis (RSA) & Justin Maltby (RSA) StrandloperPDIT0:31:55
185NJ Van der Westhuizen (RSA) & Jacques Fourie (RSA) 2 Man Wolfpack0:31:57
186Matthew Mottram (RSA) & Stuart Slater (RSA) No T.I.T.S.0:31:57
187Alistair Haigh-Smith (HKg) & Simon Little (HKg) 2XU Hong Kong0:32:00
188Pieter Doman (RSA) & Johan De Villiers (RSA) WOLF PACK 10:32:35