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Knox, Zahnd win opening Cape Pioneer Trek stage

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Stage 1 winners Max Knox and Thomas Zahnd (DCM)

Stage 1 winners Max Knox and Thomas Zahnd (DCM) (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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The start

The start (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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Thomas Zahnd at the start.

Thomas Zahnd at the start. (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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The peloton

The peloton (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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You never know what wildlife you'll see out on course.

You never know what wildlife you'll see out on course. (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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It was dusty out there.

It was dusty out there. (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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Racers are cheered on

Racers are cheered on (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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Two teammates during stage 1

Two teammates during stage 1 (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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Which way should we go?

Which way should we go? (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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A plow en route

A plow en route (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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A racer during stage 1

A racer during stage 1 (Image credit: Karen Schermbrucker/SPORTZPICS)
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There was plenty of scenery to look at during stage 1.

There was plenty of scenery to look at during stage 1. (Image credit: Karen Schermbrucker/SPORTZPICS)
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Riders make their way through the Attakwas Pass during stage One of the DCM Cape Pioneer Trek 2010 from Oudtshoorn to Mossel Bay, South Africa

Riders make their way through the Attakwas Pass during stage One of the DCM Cape Pioneer Trek 2010 from Oudtshoorn to Mossel Bay, South Africa (Image credit: Karen Schermbrucker/SPORTZPICS)
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Riders make their way through the Attakwas Pass during stage 1 of the Cape Pioneer Trek 2010

Riders make their way through the Attakwas Pass during stage 1 of the Cape Pioneer Trek 2010 (Image credit: Karen Schermbrucker/SPORTZPICS)
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A rider during stage 1

A rider during stage 1 (Image credit: Karen Schermbrucker/SPORTZPICS)
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A racer on a road section

A racer on a road section (Image credit: Karen Schermbrucker/SPORTZPICS)
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Two teammates on a road section

Two teammates on a road section (Image credit: Karen Schermbrucker/SPORTZPICS)
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Two racers cross a stream.

Two racers cross a stream. (Image credit: Karen Schermbrucker/SPORTZPICS)
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The media vehicle.

The media vehicle. (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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The calm before the storm. Organizer Henco Rademeyer looks on before the start.

The calm before the storm. Organizer Henco Rademeyer looks on before the start. (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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The Attakwas climb.

The Attakwas climb. (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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A curious spectator at the start of the Cape Pioneer Trek.

A curious spectator at the start of the Cape Pioneer Trek. (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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A DCM racer says hello to a springbok.

A DCM racer says hello to a springbok. (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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Former world champion Christoph Sauser in action at the Cape Pioneer Trek

Former world champion Christoph Sauser in action at the Cape Pioneer Trek (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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A bike prior to the start.

A bike prior to the start. (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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Kevin Evans leads the assault up the Attakwas.

Kevin Evans leads the assault up the Attakwas. (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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Max Knox and Thomas Zahnd at the start of stage 1.

Max Knox and Thomas Zahnd at the start of stage 1. (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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(Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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Racers were closely watched by the media chopper.

Racers were closely watched by the media chopper. (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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Stage winner Max Knox (DCM)

Stage winner Max Knox (DCM) (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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A springbok inspects the start.

A springbok inspects the start. (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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A springbok checks out a racer's equipment.

A springbok checks out a racer's equipment. (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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Spectators await the riders at the finish.

Spectators await the riders at the finish. (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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Scenery during stage 1

Scenery during stage 1 (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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Racers negotiate the Attakwas climb.

Racers negotiate the Attakwas climb. (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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Racers got plenty of sunshine on stage 1

Racers got plenty of sunshine on stage 1 (Image credit: Karen Schermbrucker/SPORTZPICS)
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Adrien Niyonshuti (MTN Energade) leads the two DCM teams.

Adrien Niyonshuti (MTN Energade) leads the two DCM teams. (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)
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Kevin Evans (MTN) leads the assault up the Attakwas.

Kevin Evans (MTN) leads the assault up the Attakwas. (Image credit: MTN Energade Team)
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The leaders negotiate a water crossing.

The leaders negotiate a water crossing. (Image credit: ZC Marketing Consulting)

Over the last four days it has been a case of different day, different province, different mountain bike tour and even different teammate. The only constant seems to be Max Knox of DCM’s desire to “kill off” his rivals one by one with his cool and calculating hard riding.

Within 24 hours of having won all three stages of the Three Towers Mountain bike tour in the Lowveld with Brandon Stewart as his teammate, Knox also managed to win the first stage of the Cape Pioneer, which started at the Chandelier Nature Reserve just outside Oudtshoorn and finished at Milkwood Primary in Mosselbaai. His teammate this time round is Thomas Zahnd from Switzerland.

Knox and Zahnd’s winning time for the stage over 135km was 5 hours 43 minutes. Kevin Evans and Adrien Niyonshuti (MTN-Energade) finished second, 3 minutes and 09 seconds behind.

Stewart (DCM) riding with Jacques Janse van Rensburg was yesterday equally impressive finishing third (4 minutes 23 seconds behind).

What is remarkable about Knox and Stewart’s performance is the fact that they only arrived on Sunday night at nine o’clock in Oudtshoorn. That was a mere 10 and half hours before the tour was due to start.

Despite their exhausting race against time from Nelspruit to Oudtshoorn the two DCM riders were not scared to immediately make the racing the moment the starter's gun went off.

Within the first 30 kilometers of racing they manage to split the field leaving only five teams to battle it out. As predicted beforehand the stage was won and lost on the legendary rough climb going through the Attakwas.

By the time they were through the Attakwas only Knox/Zahnd, Evans/Niyonshuti and Stewart/Janse van Rensburg were away on their own.

The deciding moment came about 10 kilometers from the finish when Knox put the proverbial hammer down.

“I just wanted to test the other riders to see how strong they were. Suddenly Thomas and I were out in front all by ourselves. From then on we just ensured that we kept riding at a nice consistent tempo.”

Despite of their convincing stage-victory Knox is very realistic about their overall chances.

“No tour is ever won or lost on the first day. There is still a lot of hard riding left and with mountain biking being so unpredictable it would be really unwise to already start talking about an overall victory.”

A completely honest Zahnd admitted afterwards that he had to learn to spell the word suffer backwards during the first stage of the DCM Cape Pioneer.

“I really battled to keep up with Max. Coming from Europe I am not used to ride in such hot conditions, but I am confident that my body will adapt to the African weather.

“I got a big scare about halfway into the race when a stick got stuck in my front wheel. The moment it happened I flew over the handlebars of my bike and hit the ground at a high speed. Luckily I did not break any bones but certainly was not a good racing experience.

“I must admit the scenery along the whole route was to say the least impressive, it made all my suffering worthwhile.”

Unfortunately for Janse van Rensburg he had to stop about five kilometers from the finish due to vomiting and severe stomach cramps.

“It was so frustrating because I was feeling really good up until then. I thought by drinking the right medication that my problem would be something of the past, but obviously it is not. What was positive for me is the fact that I could manage to ride with the leaders through Attakwas. It proved to me that my technical skills have certainly approved,” Janse van Rensburg said.Over the last four days, it has been a case of different day, different province, different mountain bike tour and even different teammate.

The only constant seems to be Max Knox of DCM's desire to "kill off" his rivals one by one with his cool and calculating hard riding.

Within 24 hours of having won all three stages of the Three Towers Mountain bike tour in the Lowveld with Brandon Stewart as his teammate, Knox also managed to win the first stage of the Cape Pioneer which started at the Chandelier Nature Reserve just outside Oudtshoorn and finished at Milkwood Primary in Mosselbaai. His teammate this time round is Thomas Zahnd from Switzerland.

Knox and Zahnd's winning time for the stage over 135km was five hours and 43 minutes. Kevin Evans and Adrien Niyonshuti (MTN-Energade) finished second, three minutes and nine seconds behind. Stewart (DCM), riding with Jacques Janse van Rensburg, was equally impressive, finishing third (four minutes and 23 seconds behind).

Knox and Stewart's performance only arrived on Sunday night, the evening before the race, at nine o'clock in Oudtshoorn. That was a mere 10 and half hours before the Cape Pioneer Trek was due to start.

Within the first 30 kilometers of racing they manage to split the field, leaving only five teams to battle it out. As predicted beforehand, the stage was won and lost on the legendary rough climb going through the Attakwas.

By the time they were through the Attakwas only Knox & Zahnd, Evans & Niyonshuti and Stewart & van Rensburg were away on their own.

The deciding moment came about 10 kilometers from the finish when Knox put the proverbial hammer down.

"I just wanted to test the other riders to see how strong they were. Suddenly, Thomas and I were out in front all by ourselves. From then on we just ensured that we kept riding at a nice consistent tempo."

Despite of their convincing stage-victory Knox is very realistic about their overall chances. "No tour is ever won or lost on the first day. There is still a lot of hard riding left and with mountain biking being so unpredictable it would be really unwise to already start talking about an overall victory."

A completely honest Zahnd admitted afterwards that he had to learn to spell the word suffer backwards during the first stage of the Cape Pioneer. "I really battled to keep up with Max. Coming from Europe I am not used to riding in such hot conditions, but I am confident that my body will adapt to the African weather.

"I got a big scare about halfway into the race when a stick got stuck in my front wheel. The moment it happened, I flew over the handlebars of my bike and hit the ground at a high speed. Luckily I did not break any bones but certainly was not a good racing experience.

"I must admit the scenery along the whole route was to say the least impressive, it made all my suffering worthwhile."

Unfortunately for van Rensburg, he had to stop about five kilometers from the finish due to vomiting and severe stomach cramps.

"It was so frustrating because I was feeling really good up until then. I thought by drinking the right medication that my problem would be something of the past, but obviously it is not. What was positive for me is the fact that I could manage to ride with the leaders through Attakwas. It proved to me that my technical skills have certainly approved," van Rensburg said.

Mixed category

The racing in the mixed category might just turn out to be one of the big highlights. Ischen Stopforth and Marcel Deacon won the first stage from Oudtshoorn to Mosselbay in six hours, 49 minutes and 36 seconds. Kobus and Fienie Barnard finished second in 6:52:31, and the Swiss Team of Patrick Griessen and Ariane Luthi were third in seven hours and two minutes.

But the battle is far from being won. Yolandi de Villiers and Johan Labuschagne, who despite finishing fifth, 45 minutes behind Stopforth/Deacon, refused to accept defeat.

"I know we are one of the stronger teams, we just had some really bad luck. Quite early on during the race Johan had the unfortunate privilege to have his bike's tyre cut open by a sharp rock," said de Villiers.

"Because it was such a big cut, we immediately realized that we were in serious trouble. We did not have a spare tyre with us. There was no way to fix such a big cut on route.

"It meant that Johan was forced to stop every few kilometers to fix a puncture. I just kept on riding at a slow consistent pace hoping that he would catch up with me. It became so bad that near the end of the race, I had to wait nearly 45 minutes at the side of the road before Johan eventually reached me. I can't tell you how frustrating it was for both of us," De Villiers said.

"We are going to go 'guns blazing' right to the end. I know that we are capable of making up 10 minutes in each of the remaining stages that is of course barring another serious mechanical setback."

Women's category

One of the remarkable stories of the day was the ride of Nathalie Schaeffer and Renate Teller from the Ride for Hearing Team who are the current leaders in the category for women. They won the first stage in seven hours, 33 minutes and 48 seconds.

What makes them true DCM Cape Pioneer heroes is the fact that Telser is deaf but keeps on challenging life full on. Scheiffer won the women's World Cup-race in Switzerland.

Robyn Adendorf and Sarah van Heerden finished second among the women in the stage. Their time was 7:56:46.

Stage 1 Full results

Men duo
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Max Knox & Thomas Zahnd (RSA) D C M 35:43:21
2Kevin Evans & Adrien Niyonshuti (RSA) Evans0:03:09
3Jacques Janse Van Rensburg & Brandon Stewart (RSA) D C M 20:04:23
4Charles Keey & Dave Morison (RSA) Blend Property Group 10:29:44
5Matthys Beukes & Gerrie Beukes (RSA) Mtbdestination.Com0:57:30
6Hilton Frost & Shaun Peschl (RSA) Team Marshell World Of Sport1:01:44
7Nico Verhoef & C M Muller (RSA) Team Contego Sludge 21:04:57
8Rohan Kennedy & Vickus Boshoff (RSA) Gu Energy Gel - Helly Hansen1:05:27
9Clinton Barrow & Pieter Seyffert (RSA) Team DCM 41:15:38
10Brian Lennox & Hannes Hanekom (RSA) Team Contego Sludge 11:18:30
11Erik Kleinhans & Oliver Munnik (RSA) GT Mr. Price1:28:22
12Christoph Sauser & Silvio Bundi (Swi) Specialized-Songo.Info1:28:23
13Peter Basler & Patrick Guenter (Swi) Suisse-Bearbikers1:31:22
14Chris Roux & Hendrik Van Tonder (RSA) Dokkie En Grys1:39:46
15Stuart Marais & Shan Wilson (RSA) Blend Property Group 21:40:18
16Stephan Kuhnel & Rene Stehr (Ger) M F S1:57:11
17Davy Urkens & Michel Broeckx (Bel) Masters 23 - 122:04:32
18Bertus Van Zyl & Timo Cooper (RSA) K H S - Jeep2:07:30
19Ludwig Swanepoel & Grant Flattery (RSA) U D Trucks2:12:36
20Lawrence Lindeque & Shane White (RSA) Cycles Direct2:20:41
21Alex Harris & Renato Sabbioni (RSA) Openroad2:28:11
22Wayne Rebello & Dwayne Klingbiel (RSA) Cruz Control2:32:42
23Michael Curtis & Aidan De Lange (Nam) Ynot2:39:32
24Paul Theron & Mauritz Meyer (RSA) Team Tee Off2:44:42
25Scott Fraser & Dave Linder (RSA) Kona South Africa2:52:31
26Aidan Brown & Dylan Chilcott (RSA) Volcan - Emotion - M T N2:53:59
27Willem Botha & Danie Van Aswegen (RSA) Virtuoso2:54:52
28Johan Stumpf & Wynand Mulder (RSA) Klein Karoo Ii2:54:55
29S W Jacobsz & Karel Botha (RSA) Span Vrystaat3:03:59
30Jacobus Diener & Christian Rohwer (RSA) Custard Pandas3:04:18
31Richard Chesterton & Maartin Van Rensburg (RSA) 29-inch Dust Bunnies3:08:35
32Shaun Ellis & Billy Stelling (RSA) Cadence Capital3:12:46
33Niel Rossouw & Corne Erasmus (RSA) Byers Security3:19:21
34J P Van Der Merwe & Frank Hattingh (RSA) Eerste Keer3:29:55
35Willie Esterhuyzen & Christopher Dutton (RSA) Tread Redbar3:33:39
36Graig Raw & Sirk Loots (RSA) Quirk3:33:42
37Jason Whyte & Oliver Williams (RSA) St. Luke's Hospice3:34:32
38Craig Wapnick & Malcolm Wetmore (RSA) I Kill You3:38:18
39Craig Casteling & Eric Marshall (RSA) Limelight3:38:53
40Sias Le Roux & Jaco Du Plessis (RSA) Team Patrol3:44:52
41Leon Van Niekerk & Jan-Peet Mulder (RSA) Pac-Chem3:52:14
42Graig Whittaker & Neil Timm (RSA) Team Mxit3:52:28
43Eduard Herselman & Marnitz Nienaber (RSA) Pgquattro3:52:34
44Gordan Craib & Murray Craib (Can) Craib Bros.3:54:54
45Piet Smit & Niel De Jager (RSA) Team G S3:57:55
DNFTheuns De Wet & Paul Geier (RSA) Pronosticos
DNFDennis Nathrass & Martin Ciolkosz (RSA) Ride Mag
DNFNeil Van Der Merwe & Gerhard Pretorius (RSA) Crank Addicts
DNFJohan Coetzee & Anthonie Vos (RSA) C H M
DNFNiel van Vuuren & Malan Jonck (RSA) FNB Private Clients
DNFAnton Roux & Tonie Roux (RSA) Team Hardekool
DNFBen Swanepoel & Jock Green (RSA) Ghost / Mr. Price / Specialized
DNFChristo Groenwald & Conrad Koegelenberg (RSA) Liberty Medical Scheme
DNFRudie Janse Van Vuuren & Etienne Ebden (RSA) Eme
DNFChris Viljoen & Jacques Claassen (RSA) Mountain Schmountain
DNFRalton Roebert & Andreas Pankratz (RSA) The Bolt & Nut
DNFCarl Van Maanen & Richard Sikking (RSA) Fmbikes.Nl
DNFRyno Stander & Esias Vosloo (RSA) Stander Bende
DNFJacques Swart & Wessel Van Der Merwe (RSA) The Incredibles
DNFJ Van Wyk Mcdonald & Danie Louw (Can) Natural High

Women duo
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathalie Schneitter & Renate Telser (Swi) Ride For Hearing7:33:48
2Robyn Adendorff & Sarah Van Heerden (RSA) Team Aspen0:22:58
3Doris Arnold & Nina Gunter-Tschanz (Swi) Swiss Ladies1:26:55
4Elzaan Visser & Theresa Horn (RSA) First Ascent Ladies1:48:07
5Julia Skea & Laura Herd (RSA) Fire Ants2:05:03

Mixed duo
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ischen Stopforth & Marcel Deacon (RSA) Team Bizhub6:49:36
2Kobus Barnard & Fienie Barnard (RSA) Klein Karoo 10:02:55
3Patrick Griessen & Ariane Luthi (Swi) Sputnik-Bikeshop.Ch0:12:24
4Christiaan Van Zyl & Leana De Jager (RSA) Newbridge0:39:53
5Johan Labuschane & Yolande De Villies (RSA) Cycle Lab Mixed0:44:39
6Derek Morgan & Hilana Marais (RSA) Vodacom1:15:25
7Donovan Jackson & Nolene Jackson (RSA) Www.Treadmag.Co.Za1:41:59
8Gerhard Ebersohn & Christine Jansen (RSA) Peptosport1:45:57
9Nicola Payne & Tony Walker (RSA) Aim For Payne1:48:42
10Etiënne Jansen & Siska Van Der Bijl (Ned) Licht Verzet Mixed2:13:02
11Andre Ferreira & Leigh Ferreira (RSA) Ea Sports - Mixed2:46:52
12Anton De Waal & Brigitte De Waal (RSA) B-E-N2:47:42
DNFLothar Schaer & Marianne Muller (Swi) Swiss Animals
DNFWilliam Marais & Belinda Marais (RSA) Pointbreak
DNFRiaan Boshoff & Elmien Stander (RSA) Team Merlin
DNFKarlien De Bruin & Piet Laubscher (RSA) Team Bodyworks
DNFTess de Wet & Christopher De Wet (RSA) Circle Cycles
DNFTom Van Tellingen & Claudia Van Tellingen (Ned) Bushbikers
DNFJohan Bornman & Marlize Moolman (RSA) La Sport/Tjm Mixed

Veteran 80+ duo
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bruce Diesel & Andrew Mclean (RSA) Toyota Supercycling Cyclelab Vets6:11:29
2Damian Booth & Cornell Van Der Westhuizen (RSA) Staaldiesel Racing0:47:06
3Gus Klohn & Marc Wiederkehr (RSA) Ansaldo S T S Dunkeld Cycles1:26:26
4Urs Guentensperger & Marcel Frei (Swi) Büli Bike Tigers1:28:03
5Gert Muller & Graham Daniel (RSA) Underwater Farmers1:36:51
6Pierre Rocher & Neil Van Tonder (RSA) Carpe Diem1:37:53
7Charl Du Plessis & Dennis Du Toit (RSA) Team Swift1:50:08
8Tom Cuylaerts & Danny Smets (Bel) Kraft1:50:41
9Koos Klopper & Rory Mapstone (RSA) Cycle Lab Centurion1:51:29
10Mike Charlewood & Steve Van Eck (RSA) Steviemicks1:58:37
11John Thomson & Duncan Bowman (RSA) Toyota Mates2:11:14
12Rex Benson & Ingo De Jager (RSA) Vuur En Vlam2:26:53
13Hennie Muller & Casper Badenhorst (RSA) B M G Racing Snakes2:50:04
14Arrie Rossouw & Kim Jenkins (RSA) Ark Riders3:12:16
15John Hayes & Rob Hayes (RSA) Hayes Team3:13:26
16Kabous Marra & Alan Dawson (RSA) Team Wilde3:15:23
DNFJan Roesch & Fritz Van Barkenhuizen (RSA) Smelly Socks
DNFLoot Steyn & Pieter Breytenbach (RSA) Wizards
DNFEtienne Roux & Pieter Le Roux (RSA) Spam-Low
DNFFrikkie Rademan & Gary Leeuw (RSA) Aspen 1
DNFIvan van Liev & Jeffrey Willcocks (RSA) Limelight
DNFIzak Bezuidenhout & Chris Herbst (RSA) F N B Private Clients 1
DNFDirk Joost & Michael Doubell (RSA) Double Doubell
DNFPaul Doubell & Michael Doubell (RSA) Double Doubell
DNFMartin Wright & Anton Kohler (RSA) Brother In Laws
DNFDavid Pienaar & Heinie Stover (RSA) Team Porcupine
DNFDominic Johnson-Allen & Steve Ludlam (RSA) Crave
DNFClete Brannan & Robert Vogel (USA) Team Oregon - U S A
DNFGlen Grundy & Brett Warren (RSA) B M G Bombers
DNFMark Kingon & Scott Wilson (RSA) The Heboths
DNFBarbara Hage & Dyonn Hage (RSA) Hage

Masters 100+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Henry Hayes & Greg Anderson (RSA) Team D D7:12:19
2Linus Van Onselen & Bryan Strauss (RSA) Team Contego Sludge 30:12:22
3Henry Swart & Juan Van Deventer (RSA) Hermanus Apteek0:33:36
4Henry Fagan & Alewyn Vorster (RSA) Henry Fagan & Partners1:11:34
5Roy Du Toit & Pieter Erasmus (RSA) Hexkoel 1082:26:35
DNFPaul Morris & Fran Ferreira (RSA) Zero Rush
DNFBruce Dickson & Anthony Priday (RSA) The Deckle Edge
DNFSeamus Oneil & Sandy Kelly (Bot) 29ers rule ok
DNFJack Stroucken & Philip Hourquebie (RSA) Stroucken

General classification after stage 1

Men duo
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Max Knox & Thomas Zahnd (RSA) D C M 35:43:21
2Kevin Evans & Adrien Niyonshuti (RSA) Evans0:03:09
3Jacques Janse Van Rensburg & Brandon Stewart (RSA) D C M 20:04:23
4Charles Keey & Dave Morison (RSA) Blend Property Group 10:29:44
5Matthys Beukes & Gerrie Beukes (RSA) Mtbdestination.Com0:57:30
6Hilton Frost & Shaun Peschl (RSA) Team Marshell World Of Sport1:01:44
7Nico Verhoef & C M Muller (RSA) Team Contego Sludge 21:04:57
8Rohan Kennedy & Vickus Boshoff (RSA) Gu Energy Gel - Helly Hansen1:05:27
9Clinton Barrow & Pieter Seyffert (RSA) Team DCM 41:15:38
10Brian Lennox & Hannes Hanekom (RSA) Team Contego Sludge 11:18:30
11Erik Kleinhans & Oliver Munnik (RSA) GT Mr. Price1:28:22
12Christoph Sauser & Silvio Bundi (Swi) Specialized-Songo.Info1:28:23
13Peter Basler & Patrick Guenter (Swi) Suisse-Bearbikers1:31:22
14Chris Roux & Hendrik Van Tonder (RSA) Dokkie En Grys1:39:46
15Stuart Marais & Shan Wilson (RSA) Blend Property Group 21:40:18
16Stephan Kuhnel & Rene Stehr (Ger) M F S1:57:11
17Davy Urkens & Michel Broeckx (Bel) Masters 23 - 122:04:32
18Bertus Van Zyl & Timo Cooper (RSA) K H S - Jeep2:07:30
19Ludwig Swanepoel & Grant Flattery (RSA) U D Trucks2:12:36
20Lawrence Lindeque & Shane White (RSA) Cycles Direct2:20:41
21Alex Harris & Renato Sabbioni (RSA) Openroad2:28:11
22Wayne Rebello & Dwayne Klingbiel (RSA) Cruz Control2:32:42
23Michael Curtis & Aidan De Lange (Nam) Ynot2:39:32
24Paul Theron & Mauritz Meyer (RSA) Team Tee Off2:44:42
25Scott Fraser & Dave Linder (RSA) Kona South Africa2:52:31
26Aidan Brown & Dylan Chilcott (RSA) Volcan - Emotion - M T N2:53:59
27Willem Botha & Danie Van Aswegen (RSA) Virtuoso2:54:52
28Johan Stumpf & Wynand Mulder (RSA) Klein Karoo Ii2:54:55
29S W Jacobsz & Karel Botha (RSA) Span Vrystaat3:03:59
30Jacobus Diener & Christian Rohwer (RSA) Custard Pandas3:04:18
31Richard Chesterton & Maartin Van Rensburg (RSA) 29-inch Dust Bunnies3:08:35
32Shaun Ellis & Billy Stelling (RSA) Cadence Capital3:12:46
33Niel Rossouw & Corne Erasmus (RSA) Byers Security3:19:21
34J P Van Der Merwe & Frank Hattingh (RSA) Eerste Keer3:29:55
35Willie Esterhuyzen & Christopher Dutton (RSA) Tread Redbar3:33:39
36Graig Raw & Sirk Loots (RSA) Quirk3:33:42
37Jason Whyte & Oliver Williams (RSA) St. Luke's Hospice3:34:32
38Craig Wapnick & Malcolm Wetmore (RSA) I Kill You3:38:18
39Craig Casteling & Eric Marshall (RSA) Limelight3:38:53
40Sias Le Roux & Jaco Du Plessis (RSA) Team Patrol3:44:52
41Leon Van Niekerk & Jan-Peet Mulder (RSA) Pac-Chem3:52:14
42Graig Whittaker & Neil Timm (RSA) Team Mxit3:52:28
43Eduard Herselman & Marnitz Nienaber (RSA) Pgquattro3:52:34
44Gordan Craib & Murray Craib (Can) Craib Bros.3:54:54
45Piet Smit & Niel De Jager (RSA) Team G S3:57:55

Women duo
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathalie Schneitter & Renate Telser (Swi) Ride For Hearing7:33:48
2Robyn Adendorff & Sarah Van Heerden (RSA) Team Aspen0:22:58
3Doris Arnold & Nina Gunter-Tschanz (Swi) Swiss Ladies1:26:55
4Elzaan Visser & Theresa Horn (RSA) First Ascent Ladies1:48:07
5Julia Skea & Laura Herd (RSA) Fire Ants2:05:03

Mixed duo
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ischen Stopforth & Marcel Deacon (RSA) Team Bizhub6:49:36
2Kobus Barnard & Fienie Barnard (RSA) Klein Karoo 10:02:55
3Patrick Griessen & Ariane Luthi (Swi) Sputnik-Bikeshop.Ch0:12:24
4Christiaan Van Zyl & Leana De Jager (RSA) Newbridge0:39:53
5Johan Labuschane & Yolande De Villies (RSA) Cycle Lab Mixed0:44:39
6Derek Morgan & Hilana Marais (RSA) Vodacom1:15:25
7Donovan Jackson & Nolene Jackson (RSA) Www.Treadmag.Co.Za1:41:59
8Gerhard Ebersohn & Christine Jansen (RSA) Peptosport1:45:57
9Nicola Payne & Tony Walker (RSA) Aim For Payne1:48:42
10Etiënne Jansen & Siska Van Der Bijl (Ned) Licht Verzet Mixed2:13:02
11Andre Ferreira & Leigh Ferreira (RSA) Ea Sports - Mixed2:46:52
12Anton De Waal & Brigitte De Waal (RSA) B-E-N2:47:42

Veteran 80+ duo
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bruce Diesel & Andrew Mclean (RSA) Toyota Supercycling Cyclelab Vets6:11:29
2Damian Booth & Cornell Van Der Westhuizen (RSA) Staaldiesel Racing0:47:06
3Gus Klohn & Marc Wiederkehr (RSA) Ansaldo S T S Dunkeld Cycles1:26:26
4Urs Guentensperger & Marcel Frei (Swi) Büli Bike Tigers1:28:03
5Gert Muller & Graham Daniel (RSA) Underwater Farmers1:36:51
6Pierre Rocher & Neil Van Tonder (RSA) Carpe Diem1:37:53
7Charl Du Plessis & Dennis Du Toit (RSA) Team Swift1:50:08
8Tom Cuylaerts & Danny Smets (Bel) Kraft1:50:41
9Koos Klopper & Rory Mapstone (RSA) Cycle Lab Centurion1:51:29
10Mike Charlewood & Steve Van Eck (RSA) Steviemicks1:58:37
11John Thomson & Duncan Bowman (RSA) Toyota Mates2:11:14
12Rex Benson & Ingo De Jager (RSA) Vuur En Vlam2:26:53
13Hennie Muller & Casper Badenhorst (RSA) B M G Racing Snakes2:50:04
14Arrie Rossouw & Kim Jenkins (RSA) Ark Riders3:12:16
15John Hayes & Rob Hayes (RSA) Hayes Team3:13:26
16Kabous Marra & Alan Dawson (RSA) Team Wilde3:15:23

Masters 100+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Henry Hayes & Greg Anderson (RSA) Team D D7:12:19
2Linus Van Onselen & Bryan Strauss (RSA) Team Contego Sludge 30:12:22
3Henry Swart & Juan Van Deventer (RSA) Hermanus Apteek0:33:36
4Henry Fagan & Alewyn Vorster (RSA) Henry Fagan & Partners1:11:34
5Roy Du Toit & Pieter Erasmus (RSA) Hexkoel 1082:26:35

 

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