Kaufmann and Kaess win Cape Epic stage 1, take over GC lead

Markus Kaufmann and Jochen Kaess (Team Centurion-Vaude) survived a brutal 113km opening stage of the Cape Epic to notch up a telling win as several top contenders suffered setbacks.

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Men
1Markus Kaufmann (Ger) and Jochen Kaess (Ger) Centurion-Vaude4:42:50
2Christoph Sauser (Swi) and Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Meerendal Songo Specialized0:01:59
3Lukas Fluckiger (Swi) and Martin Fanger (Swi) BMC Mountainbike RacingRow 2 - Cell 2
4Tim Boehme (Ger) and Simon Stiebjahn (Ger) Bulls 2Row 3 - Cell 2
5Konny Looser (Swi) and Hannes Genze (Ger) Meerendal Centurion WheelerRow 4 - Cell 2
6Darren Lill (RSA) and Waylon Woolcock (RSA) Cannondale Blend0:02:01
7Karl Platt (Ger) and Urs Huber (Swi) Bulls0:04:10
8Robert Mennen (Ger) and Kristian Hynek (Cze) Topeak-Ergon Racing0:07:29
9Stefan Sahm (Ger) and Thomas Dietsch (Fra) Bulls 30:11:38
10Roel Paulissen (Bel) and Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) Torpado Factory0:12:11
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Women
1Esther Suss (Swi) and Sally Bigham (GBr) Meerendal5:24:31
2Jennie Stenerhag (Swe) and Theresa Ralph (RSA) Cape Brewing Company0:16:11
3Ariane Kleinhans (Swi) and Annika Langvad (Den) RECM 20:24:49
4Milena Landtwing (Swi) and Hielke Elferink (Ned) Meerendal Wheeler0:29:47
5Sara Mertens (Bel) and Laura Turpin (Ned) Meerendal Wheeler 20:30:43
6Ischen Stopforth (RSA) and Yolande de Villiers (RSA) SasolRacing0:32:29
7Yolandi du Toit (RSA) and Leana de Jager (RSA) SasolRacing 20:52:54
8Hanlie Booyens (RSA) and Mariske Strauss (RSA) Pragma Orange Monkey0:56:59
9Tanya Rabie (RSA) and Nicola Walker (RSA) Woolworths In2Food1:13:36
10Ann Harrison (RSA) and Marleen Lourens (RSA) Dawn Wing-Momsen1:14:38
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Mixed
1Yannick Lincoln (Mau) and Aurelie Halbwachs (Mau) Synergy5:47:51
2Tom Janas (Ger) and Bettina Uhlig (Ger) Sportograf.com - BQ Cycling0:02:21
3Cherise Stander (RSA) and Theo Blignaut (RSA) RECM Mixed0:05:57
4Peter Vesel (Slo) and Anni Hellstern (Ger) ETIS0:09:49
5Gal Tsachor (Isr) and Idit Shub (Isr) Trek Israel0:20:43
6Nizaam Essa (RSA) and Christina Kollman (Aut) Asrin Cycling0:35:30
7Pablo Rodriguez (Arg) and Lolita van Aardt (RSA) Orphans Africa MTB0:36:04
8Henning Blaauw (RSA) and Louise Ferreira (RSA) Globefight0:41:55
9Sabina Compassi (Swi) and Paul Buhler (Swi) Meerendal Songo Specialized 80:43:05
10Sophie van Biervliet (Bel) and Jan Stockman (Bel) 't Velootje0:43:36
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Masters
1Shan Wilson (RSA) and Adrian Enthoven (RSA) Definitive Bikes5:25:32
2Pascal de Kort (Bel) and Bart van de Water (Bel) Technofit0:04:25
3Leon Erasmus (RSA) and Dennis du Toit (RSA) Pragma Teahmo0:12:19
4Bart Brentjens (Ned) and Abraao Azevedo (Bra) Betch.nl Superior Meerendal0:15:15
5Lucas McDowall (RSA) and Lionel Murray (RSA) Freewheel Cyclology0:16:56
6Richard Lurie (RSA) and Leendert Lorenzen (RSA) Eurocasa0:21:06
7Robert Enthoven (RSA) and Edward Nicholson (GBr) Nando's0:24:46
8John Swanepoel (RSA) and Noel Droomer (RSA) Cornerstone Cycles0:25:39
9Igna de Villiers (RSA) and Pierre Griffioen (RSA) LGE-Midas-DWR0:27:47
10Udo Boelts (Ger) and Lothar Leder (Ger) Juwi Fox0:28:14
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Grand Masters
1Andrew Mclean (RSA) and Heinz Zoerweg (Aut) Cycle Lab Toyota5:09:21
2Barti Bucher (Swi) and Doug Brown (RSA) Meerendal Songo Specialized 40:11:53
3Eben Espach (RSA) and Corrie Muller (RSA) Absa Grand Masters0:29:36
4William Werthheim Aymes (RSA) and Greg Anderson (RSA) NUK Orthodontic0:40:52
5Waleed Baker (RSA) and Glen Haw (RSA) Pitstop0:51:47
6Lieb Loots (RSA) and Izak Visagie (RSA) Pragma Nampak0:57:46
7Thomas Dooley (USA) and Mike Hogan (USA) Kappius / Sir Richards1:05:41
8Thomas Pribyl (Cze) and Jaroslav Senk (Cze) Author Masters1:17:20
9Ivar Tollefsen (Nor) and Trond Hilde (Nor) Gutta Boyz1:24:45
10Otta Matousek (Cze) and Ales Kilnar (Cze) Itchampions1:26:31
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Men general classification after stage 1
1Markus Kaufmann (Ger) and Jochen Kaess (Ger) Centurion-Vaude5:43:28
2Lukas Fluckiger (Swi) and Martin Fanger (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing0:00:41
3Christoph Sauser (Swi) and Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Meerendal Songo Specialized0:03:43
4Tim Boehme (Ger) and Simon Stiebjahn (Ger) Bulls 20:04:07
5Konny Looser (Swi) and Hannes Genze (Ger) Meerendal Centurion Wheeler0:04:17
6Karl Platt (Ger) and Urs Huber (Swi) Bulls0:04:45
7Darren Lill (RSA) and Waylon Woolcock (RSA) Cannondale Blend0:05:49
8Robert Mennen (Ger) and Kristian Hynek (Cze) Topeak-Ergon Racing0:07:20
9Nino Schurter (Swi) and Philip Buys (RSA) Scott-Odlo MTB Racing0:12:50
10Roel Paulissen (Bel) and Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) Torpado Factory0:13:36
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Women general classification after stage 1
1Esther Suss (Swi) and Sally Bigham (GBr) Meerendal6:36:48
2Jennie Stenerhag (Swe) and Theresa Ralph (RSA) Cape Brewing Company0:19:38
3Ariane Kleinhans (Swi) and Annika Langvad (Den) RECM 20:22:39
4Milena Landtwing (Swi) and Hielke Elferink (Ned) Meerendal Wheeler0:33:43
5Ischen Stopforth (RSA) and Yolande de Villiers (RSA) SasolRacing0:39:25
6Sara Mertens (Bel) and Laura Turpin (Ned) Meerendal Wheeler 20:42:04
7Yolandi du Toit (RSA) and Leana de Jager (RSA) SasolRacing 21:02:48
8Hanlie Booyens (RSA) and Mariske Strauss (RSA) Pragma Orange Monkey1:05:47
9Tanya Rabie (RSA) and Nicola Walker (RSA) Woolworths In2Food1:25:42
10Ann Harrison (RSA) and Marleen Lourens (RSA) Dawn Wing-Momsen1:26:51
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Mixed general classification after stage 1
1Yannick Lincoln (Mau) and Aurelie Halbwachs (Mau) Synergy7:07:43
2Tom Janas (Ger) and Bettina Uhlig (Ger) Sportograf.com - BQ Cycling0:01:34
3Cherise Stander (RSA) and Theo Blignaut (RSA) RECM Mixed0:04:00
4Peter Vesel (Slo) and Anni Hellstern (Ger) ETIS0:05:41
5Gal Tsachor (Isr) and Idit Shub (Isr) Trek Israel0:23:07
6Pablo Rodriguez (Arg) and Lolita van Aardt (RSA) Orphans Africa MTB0:38:06
7Nizaam Essa (RSA) and Christina Kollman (Aut) Asrin Cycling0:41:57
8Sabina Compassi (Swi) and Paul Buhler (Swi) Meerendal Songo Specialized 80:49:35
9Henning Blaauw (RSA) and Louise Ferreira (RSA) Globefight0:50:12
10Sophie van Biervliet (Bel) and Jan Stockman (Bel) 't Velootje0:53:52
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Masters general classification after stage 1
1Shan Wilson (RSA) and Adrian Enthoven (RSA) Definitive Bikes6:36:16
2Pascal de Kort (Bel) and Bart van de Water (Bel) Technofit0:07:08
3Bart Brentjens (Ned) and Abraao Azevedo (Bra) Betch.nl Superior Meerendal0:13:24
4Leon Erasmus (RSA) and Dennis du Toit (RSA) Pragma Teahmo0:16:12
5Richard Lurie (RSA) and Leendert Lorenzen (RSA) Eurocasa0:25:26
6Rory Mapston (RSA) and Rex Benson (RSA) CHIC Foundation0:35:12
7Andy Davies (GBr) and Marius Nel (RSA) Pragma BikePlus0:35:47
8Igna de Villiers (RSA) and Pierre Griffioen (RSA) LGE-Midas-DWR0:35:58
9Robert Enthoven (RSA) and Edward Nicholson (GBr) Nando's0:36:21
10Udo Boelts (Ger) and Lothar Leder (Ger) Juwi Fox0:37:57
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Grand Masters general classification after stage 1
1Andrew Mclean (RSA) and Heinz Zoerweg (Aut) Cycle Lab Toyota6:18:27
2Barti Bucher (Swi) and Doug Brown (RSA) Meerendal Songo Specialized 40:12:25
3Eben Espach (RSA) and Corrie Muller (RSA) Absa Grand Masters0:34:49
4William Werthheim Aymes (RSA) and Greg Anderson (RSA) NUK Orthodontic0:52:11
5Lieb Loots (RSA) and Izak Visagie (RSA) Pragma Nampak1:04:24
6Waleed Baker (RSA) and Glen Haw (RSA) Pitstop1:06:48
7Thomas Dooley (USA) and Mike Hogan (USA) Kappius / Sir Richards1:11:46
8Ivar Tollefsen (Nor) and Trond Hilde (Nor) Gutta Boyz1:39:29
9Otta Matousek (Cze) and Ales Kilnar (Cze) Itchampions1:43:48
10Thomas Pribyl (Cze) and Jaroslav Senk (Cze) Author Masters1:45:24

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