Schurter and Buys win their first stage in this year's Cape Epic

South African Philip Buys on Thursday became the first South African to stand on the top step of the Cape Epic podium since Burry Stander in 2012 as the race dished up a host of fresh dramas. Buys and his Swiss partner, two-time cross country world champion Nino Schurter (Scott-Odlo), won the 88km stage 4 - which started and finished in Greyton - after breaking from the field near the halfway point and managing to keep a chasing pack at bay.

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Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nino Schurter (Swi) and Philip Buys (RSA) Scott-Odlo3:46:05
2Markus Kaufmann (Ger) and Jochen Kaess (Ger) Centurion-Vaude0:01:27
3Robert Mennen (Ger) and Kristian Hynek (Cze) Topeak-Ergon Racing0:01:42
4Roel Paulissen (Bel) and Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) Torpado Factory0:01:57
5Tim Boehme (Ger) and Simon Stiebjahn (Ger) Bulls 20:03:01
6Christoph Sauser (Swi) and Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Meerendal Songo Specialized0:03:48
7Matthys Beukes (RSA) and Gert Heyns (RSA) Scott Factory Racing0:04:36
8Ben Bostrom (CRc) and Paolo Montoya (CRc) Meerendal Songo Specialized 20:05:52
9Erik Kleinhans (RSA) and Nico Bell (RSA) RECM0:08:27
10Kevin Evans (RSA) and Max Knox (RSA) FedGroup Itec0:08:49
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Women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ariane Kleinhans (Swi) and Annika Langvad (Den) RECM 24:13:08
2Esther Suss (Swi) and Sally Bigham (GBr) Meerendal0:12:34
3Jennie Stenerhag (Swe) and Theresa Ralph (RSA) Cape Brewing Company0:23:44
4Milena Landtwing (Swi) and Hielke Elferink (Ned) Meerendal Wheeler0:28:15
5Sara Mertens (Bel) and Laura Turpin (Ned) Meerendal Wheeler 20:40:02
6Ischen Stopforth (RSA) and Yolande de Villiers (RSA) SasolRacing0:53:28
7Yolandi du Toit (RSA) and Leana De Jager (RSA) SasolRacing 20:57:26
8Hanlie Booyens (RSA) and Mariske Strauss (RSA) Pragma Orange Monkey1:02:08
9Tanya Rabie (RSA) and Nicola Walker (RSA) Woolworths In2Food1:10:09
10Theresa Horn (RSA) and Desiree Loubser (RSA) Khombisa Media1:14:31
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Mixed
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Yannick Lincoln (Mau) and Aurelie Halbwachs (Mau) Synergy4:32:09
2Gal Tsachor (Isr) and Idit Shub (Isr) Trek Israel0:19:07
3Nizaam Essa (RSA) and Christina Kollman (Aut) Asrin Cycling0:31:09
4Pablo Rodriguez (Arg) and Lolita van Aardt (RSA) Orphans Africa MTB0:32:26
5Eric Wictor (Ned) and Hanneke Boon (Ned) Velozine0:35:39
6Sophie van Biervliet (Bel) and Jan Stockman (Bel) 't Velootje0:38:52
7Sabina Compassi (Swi) and Paul Buhler (Swi) Meerendal Songo Specialized 80:40:17
8Robert Vogel (NZl) and Amanda Brooks (NZl) Hansgrohe 20:43:35
9Tom Janas (Ger) and Bettina Uhlig (Ger) Sportograf.com - BQ Cycling0:48:33
10Henning Blaauw (RSA) and Louise Ferreira (RSA) Globeflight0:49:38
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Masters
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bart Brentjens (Ned) and Abraao Azevedo (Bra) Betch.nl Superior Meerendal4:04:32
2Shan Wilson (RSA) and Adrian Enthoven (RSA) Definitive Bikes0:07:45
3Warren Squires (Zim) and Nic White (RSA) Absa masters0:18:31
4Pascal de Kort (Bel) and Bart van de Water (Bel) Technofit0:19:37
5Richard Lurie (RSA) and Leendert Lorenzen (RSA) Eurocasa0:22:34
6Igna de Villiers (RSA) and Pierre Griffioen (RSA) LGE/Midas/DWR0:32:01
7Udo Boelts (Ger) and Lothar Leder (Ger) Juwi Fox0:32:23
8Andy Davies (GBr) and Marius Nel (RSA) Pragma BikePlus0:33:09
9Heinz Posch (Swi) and Andreas Guignard (Swi) Meerendal Songo Specialized 130:33:52
10Helmuth Weich (Nam) and Mannie Heymans (Nam) Mediclinic SUNHeart0:45:17
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Grand masters
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrew Mclean (RSA) and Heinz Zoerweg (Aut) Cycle Lab Toyota4:12:27
2Barti Bucher (Swi) and Doug Brown (RSA) Meerendal Songo Specialized 40:06:59
3Eben Espach (RSA) and Corrie Muller (RSA) Absa Grand Masters0:22:28
4Waleed Baker (RSA) and Glen Haw (RSA) Pitstop0:29:09
5Thomas Dooley (USA) and Mike Hogan (USA) Kappius / Sir Richards0:50:55
6James Stopforth (RSA) and Peter Stopforth (RSA) MN70:52:24
7Tomas Pribyl (Cze) and Jaroslav Send (Cze) Author Masters0:54:43
8Ivar Tollefsen (Nor) and Tronde Hilde Gutta Boyz0:58:36
9William Werthheim (RSA) and Greg Anderson (RSA) NUK Orthodontic1:01:24
10Gideon Knoetze (RSA) and Linus van Onselen (RSA)1:02:29
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Africans
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matthys Beukes (RSA) and Gert Heyns (RSA) Scott Factory Racing3:50:41
2Erik Kleinhans (RSA) and Nico Bell (RSA) RECM0:03:51
3Kevin Evans (RSA) and Max Knox (RSA) FedGroup Itec0:04:12
4Johann Rabie (RSA) and Neil MacDonald (RSA) FedGroup Itec 20:09:46
5Craig Boyes (RSA) and Lous-Bresler Knipe (RSA) Asrin cycling0:13:12
6Andrew Hill (RSA) and Charles Keey (RSA) RED-E Blend0:13:45
7Oliver Munnik (RSA) and Alastair Davies (RSA) Paarl Media Pinners0:16:17
8Phillimon Sebona (RSA) and Jan Motshioa (RSA) Exxaro / PwC0:20:39
9Shan Wilson (RSA) and Adrian Enthoven (RSA) Definitive Bikes0:21:36
10Dominic Calitz (RSA) and Jurgen Uys (RSA) Paarl Media Young Guns0:22:25
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Men general classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Robert Mennen (Ger) and Kristian Hynek (Cze) Topeak-Ergon Racing18:44:28
2Christoph Sauser (Swi) and Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Meerendal Songo Specialized0:11:47
3Tim Boehme (Ger) and Simon Stiebjahn (Ger) Bulls 20:13:46
4Roel Paulissen (Bel) and Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) Torpado Factory0:26:05
5Nino Schurter (Swi) and Philip Buys (RSA) Scott-Odlo0:37:15
6Lukas Fluckiger (Swi) and Martin Fanger (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing0:38:07
7Kevin Evans (RSA) and Max Knox (RSA) FedGroup Itec0:55:37
8Matthys Beukes (RSA) and Gert Heyns (RSA) Scott Factory Racing1:06:41
9Erik Kleinhans (RSA) and Nico Bell (RSA) RECM1:12:03
10Stefan Sahm (Fra) and Thomas Diestch (Fra) Bulls 31:12:23
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Women general classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ariane Kleinhans (Swi) and Annika Langvad (Den) RECM 221:39:50
2Esther Suss (Swi) and Sally Bigham (GBr) Meerendal0:01:11
3Jennie Stenerhag (Swe) and Theresa Ralph (RSA) Cape Brewing Company1:03:45
4Milena Landtwing (Swi) and Hielke Elferink (Ned) Meerendal Wheeler1:39:24
5Sara Mertens (Bel) and Laura Turpin (Ned) Meerendal Wheeler 22:06:51
6Ischen Stopforth (RSA) and Yolande de Villiers (RSA) SasolRacing2:53:58
7Yolandi du Toit (RSA) and Leana De Jager (RSA) SasolRacing 24:19:36
8Hanlie Booyens (RSA) and Mariske Strauss (RSA) Pragma Orange Monkey4:25:51
9Tanya Rabie (RSA) and Nicola Walker (RSA) Woolworths In2Food4:45:40
10Celina Carpinteiro (Por) and Katerina Slegrova (Cze) Itec/BTT Loulé/BPI5:57:46
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Mixed general classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Yannick Lincoln (Mau) and Aurelie Halbwachs (Mau) Synergy22:34:46
2Gal Tsachor (Isr) and Idit Shub (Isr) Trek Israel1:30:34
3Nizaam Essa (RSA) and Christina Kollman (Aut) Asrin Cycling2:17:26
4Pablo Rodriguez (Arg) and Lolita van Aardt (RSA) Orphans Africa MTB2:45:47
5Tom Janas (Ger) and Bettina Uhlig (Ger) Sportograf.com - BQ Cycling2:52:23
6Sophie van Biervliet (Bel) and Jan Stockman (Bel) 't Velootje2:58:23
7Eric Wictor (Ned) and Hanneke Boon (Ned) Velozine3:29:47
8Sabina Compassi (Swi) and Paul Buhler (Swi) Meerendal Songo Specialized 83:30:26
9Robert Vogel (NZl) and Amanda Brooks (NZl) Hansgrohe 23:45:37
10Henning Blaauw (RSA) and Louise Ferreira (RSA) Globeflight3:57:26
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Masters general classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bart Brentjens (Ned) and Abraao Azevedo (Bra) Betch.nl Superior Meerendal21:00:19
2Shan Wilson (RSA) and Adrian Enthoven (RSA) Definitive Bikes0:03:46
3Pascal de Kort (Bel) and Bart van de Water (Bel) Technofit0:38:45
4Warren Squires (Zim) and Nic White (RSA) Absa masters1:48:54
5Andy Davies (GBr) and Marius Nel (RSA) Pragma BikePlus2:08:18
6Richard Lurie (RSA) and Leendert Lorenzen (RSA) Eurocasa2:08:49
7Udo Boelts (Ger) and Lothar Leder (Ger) Juwi Fox2:11:29
8Igna de Villiers (RSA) and Pierre Griffioen (RSA) LGE/Midas/DWR2:13:47
9Robert Enthoven (GBr) and Edward Nicholson (GBr) Nando's2:27:05
10Jean-Luc Perez (Fra) and Stephane Pouillet (Fra) Comus-DCM Precision2:45:26
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Grand masters general classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrew Mclean (RSA) and Heinz Zoerweg (Aut) Cycle Lab Toyota20:38:01
2Barti Bucher (Swi) and Doug Brown (RSA) Meerendal Songo Specialized 40:57:46
3Eben Espach (RSA) and Corrie Muller (RSA) Absa Grand Masters2:04:50
4Waleed Baker (RSA) and Glen Haw (RSA) Pitstop3:05:52
5Lieb Loots (RSA) and Izak Visagie (RSA) Pragma Nampak3:10:39
6Thomas Dooley (USA) and Mike Hogan (USA) Kappius / Sir Richards4:13:29
7William Werthheim (RSA) and Greg Anderson (RSA) NUK Orthodontic4:14:01
8James Stopforth (RSA) and Peter Stopforth (RSA) MN74:38:22
9Tomas Pribyl (Cze) and Jaroslav Send (Cze) Author Masters5:03:26
10Ivar Tollefsen (Nor) and Tronde Hilde Gutta Boyz5:13:31
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African classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kevin Evans (RSA) and Max Knox (RSA) FedGroup Itec19:40:05
2Matthys Beukes (RSA) and Gert Heyns (RSA) Scott Factory Racing0:11:04
3Erik Kleinhans (RSA) and Nico Bell (RSA) RECM0:16:26
4Andrew Hill (RSA) and Charles Keey (RSA) RED-E Blend0:39:11
5Johann Rabie (RSA) and Neil MacDonald (RSA) FedGroup Itec 20:45:25
6Craig Boyes (RSA) and Lous-Bresler Knipe (RSA) Asrin cycling1:12:11
7Shan Wilson (RSA) and Adrian Enthoven (RSA) Definitive Bikes1:24:00
8Oliver Munnik (RSA) and Alastair Davies (RSA) Paarl Media Pinners1:39:59
9Dominic Calitz (RSA) and Jurgen Uys (RSA) Paarl Media Young Guns2:17:10
10Fritz Pienaar (RSA) and Francois Theron (RSA) Advendurance2:26:03

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