Stage 2 neutralized due to traffic concerns

Stage 2 of the Cell C Tour of South Africa was neutralized due to traffic concerns on the road.

The race started off well, leaving Montecasino in the north of Johannesburg towards the Soweto Township. Attacks were fast and furious with Johan van Zyl (Toyota CSA), Christiaan Kriek (Toyota CSA), Aaran Brown (MTN-Qhubeka), and David Maree (Tasol-GT) the first to get a small gap on the peloton. As their attack was brought back, UCI African Continental rider Natnael Berhene Teweldemedhin was next to go off the front until Ian Mcleod (DCM) and Daryl Impey (MTN-Qhubeka) went after the first King of the Mountains prime and caught him. Mcleod won the KOM from Impey.

Approaching Dobsonville, mountain biker Kevin Evans (360 life) and former Cervelo Test Team stagiaire Daniel Teclehhaimonot Girmazion (UCI Africa Continental) tried to go clear to soak up the crowd support in the township. However, they were also brought back. As the race passed FIFA World Cup finals venue Soccer City, there was some nervy moments for Team DCM as their leader Darren Lill went down. The current South African Road Champion only lost some skin on his leg though and shortly rejoined the race.

40km into the race, the breakaway of the day was finally established when Christopher Jennings (Burgos 2016), Johan van Zyl (Toyota CSA) and Clint Hendriks (Tasol-GT) reached a gap of one minute and 38 seconds. Approaching the finishing circuit in Sandton, the race suddenly came to a halt. Race organizers explained there were too many motorists that got onto the route with not enough traffic police to clear things. After a five-minute break and two more stops, the race got underway again when the breakaway was allowed to get their 1:38 head start. However, there was more traffic on the finishing circuit in Sandton and the race commission decided to neutralize the stage. The peloton rolled to the finish with disappointed fans along the route wondering what was going on.

Kristian House (Rapha Condor-Sharp) will remain in the race lead going into stage 3 as all the points and time for today’s stage was forfeited.

Full results

No results for stage 2. General classification results remain the same as for stage 1.

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General classification after stage 2
1Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp3:42:03
2Herman Fouche (RSA) DCM0:02:22
3Milan Kadlec (Cze) Czech RepublicRow 2 - Cell 2
4Tyler Day (RSA) Team BonitasRow 3 - Cell 2
5Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 4 - Cell 2
6Alex Meenhorst (NZl) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.deRow 5 - Cell 2
7Daryl Impey (RSA) MTN QhubekaRow 6 - Cell 2
8William Dugan (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 7 - Cell 2
9David George (RSA) 360 LifeRow 8 - Cell 2
10Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y LeónRow 9 - Cell 2
11Tony Hurel (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 10 - Cell 2
12Wouter Haan (Ned) Team Ruiter DakkapellenRow 11 - Cell 2
13Bernardo Riccio (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - NippoRow 12 - Cell 2
14Remco Broers (Ned) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.deRow 13 - Cell 2
15Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 14 - Cell 2
16Ian McLeod (RSA) DCMRow 15 - Cell 2
17Richard Baxter (RSA) Tasol - GT Pro CyclingRow 16 - Cell 2
18Scott Stewart (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 17 - Cell 2
19Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Rapha Condor - SharpRow 18 - Cell 2
20Alexey Shmidt (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 19 - Cell 2
21Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor - SharpRow 20 - Cell 2
22Nathnael Berhane (Eri) UCI African TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Jan Oelerich (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18Row 22 - Cell 2
24Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 23 - Cell 2
25Jay Thomson (RSA) 360 LifeRow 24 - Cell 2
26Johann Rabie (RSA) Team BonitasRow 25 - Cell 2
27Kévin Reza (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 26 - Cell 2
28Nico Schneider (Ger) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.deRow 27 - Cell 2
29Neil MacDonald (RSA) Team BonitasRow 28 - Cell 2
30Malcolm Lange (RSA) Team BonitasRow 29 - Cell 2
31Henry Frusto (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - NippoRow 30 - Cell 2
32Christopher Jennings (RSA) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y LeónRow 31 - Cell 2
33Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) UCI African TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Waylon Woolcock (RSA) Team BonitasRow 33 - Cell 2
35Arran Brown (RSA) MTN QhubekaRow 34 - Cell 2
36Solomon Bitew Shiferaw (Eth) UCI African TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 36 - Cell 2
38Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN QhubekaRow 37 - Cell 2
39Yohann Gene (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 38 - Cell 2
40James Perry (RSA) Tasol - GT Pro CyclingRow 39 - Cell 2
41Darren Lill (RSA) DCMRow 40 - Cell 2
42Davide Torosantucci (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - NippoRow 41 - Cell 2
43Tomas Smolen (Pol) CCC Polsat PolkowiceRow 42 - Cell 2
44Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Rapha Condor - SharpRow 43 - Cell 2
45Dariusz Batek (Pol) CCC Polsat PolkowiceRow 44 - Cell 2
46David Belda Garcia (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y LeónRow 45 - Cell 2
47Abdelati Saadoune (Mar) MoroccoRow 46 - Cell 2
48Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polsat PolkowiceRow 47 - Cell 2
49Dominik Ivo (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18Row 48 - Cell 2
50Adil Jelloul (Mar) MoroccoRow 49 - Cell 2
51Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Toyota CSARow 50 - Cell 2
52Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) UCI African TeamRow 51 - Cell 2
53Clinton Barrow (RSA) DCMRow 52 - Cell 2
54Paul-Alexander Van Zweel (RSA) 360 LifeRow 53 - Cell 2
55David Maree (RSA) Tasol - GT Pro CyclingRow 54 - Cell 2
56Jacobus Venter (RSA) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 55 - Cell 2
57Hendrick Kruger (RSA) Toyota CSARow 56 - Cell 2
58Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA) MTN QhubekaRow 57 - Cell 2
59Kevin Evans (RSA) 360 LifeRow 58 - Cell 2
60Leon Burger (Ned) Team Ruiter DakkapellenRow 59 - Cell 2
61Mariusz Witecki (Pol) CCC Polsat PolkowiceRow 60 - Cell 2
62Louis Meintjes (RSA) Toyota CSARow 61 - Cell 2
63Alexander Serov (Rus) RussiaRow 62 - Cell 2
64Martin Hacecky (Cze) Czech RepublicRow 63 - Cell 2
65Alexey Markov (Rus) RussiaRow 64 - Cell 2
66Thomas Degand (Bel) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 65 - Cell 2
67Johannes Kachelhoffer (RSA) Team BonitasRow 66 - Cell 2
68Shaun Ward (RSA) 360 LifeRow 67 - Cell 2
69Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 68 - Cell 2
70Rudy Lesschaeve (Fra) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.deRow 69 - Cell 2
71Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus) RussiaRow 70 - Cell 2
72Kirill Yatsevich (Rus) Russia0:02:35
73Stefan Ihlenfeldt (RSA) Toyota CSARow 72 - Cell 2
74Carl Pasio (RSA) Tasol - GT Pro CyclingRow 73 - Cell 2
75Mouhssine Lahsaini (Mar) MoroccoRow 74 - Cell 2
76Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 75 - Cell 2
77Vojtech Hacecky (Cze) Czech RepublicRow 76 - Cell 2
78Jan Deutschmann (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 180:02:38
79Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Polsat PolkowiceRow 78 - Cell 2
80Nicholas White (RSA) Toyota CSA0:02:40
81Misnga Okbatsion (Eri) UCI African Team0:02:44
82Sven Van Den Houte (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent0:02:46
83Christiaan Kriek (RSA) Toyota CSA0:02:49
84Ben Greenwood (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:02:57
85Bradley Potgieter (RSA) MTN QhubekaRow 84 - Cell 2
86Jiri Hochmann (Cze) Czech Republic0:03:00
87Jan Dostal (Cze) Czech Republic0:03:07
88Mathias Belka (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 180:03:08
89Stefan Cohnen (Ned) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.de0:04:04
90Masaaki Kikuchi (Jpn) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo0:04:09
91Ryohei Komori (Jpn) d'Angelo & Antenucci - NippoRow 90 - Cell 2
92Ivan Kovalev (Rus) RussiaRow 91 - Cell 2
93Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent0:04:24
94Jos Pronk (Ned) Team Ruiter Dakkapellen0:04:47
95Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Morocco0:05:10
96Gijs Strating (Ned) Team Ruiter Dakkapellen0:05:33
97Jean Spies (RSA) Tasol - GT Pro CyclingRow 96 - Cell 2
98Graham Briggs (GBr) Rapha Condor - SharpRow 97 - Cell 2
99Frank Dressler-Lehnhof (Ger) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.deRow 98 - Cell 2
100David Charles Brown (RSA) TT Raiko Argon 180:05:41
101Diego Gallego Arnaiz (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y LeónRow 100 - Cell 2
102Estifanos Gebresilassie (Eth) UCI African TeamRow 101 - Cell 2
103Shaun-Nick Bester (RSA) 360 Life0:07:07
104Christoff Van Heerden (RSA) MTN Qhubeka0:08:02
105André Schulze (Ger) CCC Polsat PolkowiceRow 104 - Cell 2
106Evgeny Kovaliev (Rus) RussiaRow 105 - Cell 2
107Oscar Grau (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y LeónRow 106 - Cell 2
108Pieter Seyffert (RSA) DCM0:08:39
109Martin Blaha (Cze) Czech Republic0:09:55
110Sierd Steigenga (Ned) Team Ruiter Dakkapellen0:10:07
111Berden De Vries (Ned) Team Ruiter DakkapellenRow 110 - Cell 2
112Lahcen Saber (Mar) MoroccoRow 111 - Cell 2
113Arne Hassink (Ned) TT Raiko Argon 18Row 112 - Cell 2
114Clint Hendricks (RSA) Tasol - GT Pro CyclingRow 113 - Cell 2
115Joe Eldridge (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:17:10
116Jeremy Maartens (RSA) DCM0:18:13
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Points classification
1Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp15pts
2Herman Fouche (RSA) DCM8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Milan Kadlec (Cze) Czech Republic6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Tyler Day (RSA) Team Bonitas5Row 3 - Cell 3
5Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis4Row 4 - Cell 3
6Alex Meenhorst (NZl) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.de3Row 5 - Cell 3
7Daryl Impey (RSA) MTN Qhubeka2Row 6 - Cell 3
8William Dugan (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis1Row 7 - Cell 3
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Mountains classification
1Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor - Sharp8pts
2Daryl Impey (RSA) MTN Qhubeka6Row 1 - Cell 3
3Nathnael Berhane (Eri) UCI African Mixed Team5Row 2 - Cell 3
4Remco Broers (Ned) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.de3Row 3 - Cell 3
5Nicholas White (RSA) Toyota CSA1Row 4 - Cell 3
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Young rider classification
1Tyler Day (RSA) Team Bonitas3:44:25
2Wouter Haan (Ned) Team Ruiter DakkapellenRow 1 - Cell 2
3Remco Broers (Ned) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.deRow 2 - Cell 2
4Nathnael Berhane (Eri) UCI African TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Jan Oelerich (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18Row 4 - Cell 2
6Kévin Reza (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 5 - Cell 2
7Christopher Jennings (RSA) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y LeónRow 6 - Cell 2
8Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) UCI African TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN QhubekaRow 8 - Cell 2
10Dominik Ivo (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18Row 9 - Cell 2
11Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Toyota CSARow 10 - Cell 2
12Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) UCI African TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Clinton Barrow (RSA) DCMRow 12 - Cell 2
14Paul-Alexander Van Zweel (RSA) 360 LifeRow 13 - Cell 2
15David Maree (RSA) Tasol - GT Pro CyclingRow 14 - Cell 2
16Hendrick Kruger (RSA) Toyota CSARow 15 - Cell 2
17Louis Meintjes (RSA) Toyota CSARow 16 - Cell 2
18Martin Hacecky (Cze) Czech RepublicRow 17 - Cell 2
19Kirill Yatsevich (Rus) Russia0:00:13
20Stefan Ihlenfeldt (RSA) Toyota CSARow 19 - Cell 2
21Misnga Okbatsion (Eri) UCI African Team0:00:22
22Christiaan Kriek (RSA) Toyota CSA0:00:27
23Bradley Potgieter (RSA) MTN Qhubeka0:00:35
24Jan Dostal (Cze) Czech Republic0:00:45
25Ryohei Komori (Jpn) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo0:01:47
26Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Morocco0:02:48
27Gijs Strating (Ned) Team Ruiter Dakkapellen0:03:11
28Jean Spies (RSA) Tasol - GT Pro CyclingRow 27 - Cell 2
29David Charles Brown (RSA) TT Raiko Argon 180:03:19
30Estifanos Gebresilassie (Eth) UCI African TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Shaun-Nick Bester (RSA) 360 Life0:04:45
32Evgeny Kovaliev (Rus) Russia0:05:40
33Berden De Vries (Ned) Team Ruiter Dakkapellen0:07:45
34Lahcen Saber (Mar) MoroccoRow 33 - Cell 2
35Clint Hendricks (RSA) Tasol - GT Pro CyclingRow 34 - Cell 2
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Africa rider classification
1Herman Fouche (RSA) DCM3:44:25
2Tyler Day (RSA) Team BonitasRow 1 - Cell 2
3Daryl Impey (RSA) MTN QhubekaRow 2 - Cell 2
4David George (RSA) 360 LifeRow 3 - Cell 2
5Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y LeónRow 4 - Cell 2
6Ian McLeod (RSA) DCMRow 5 - Cell 2
7Richard Baxter (RSA) Tasol - GT Pro CyclingRow 6 - Cell 2
8Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor - SharpRow 7 - Cell 2
9Nathnael Berhane (Eri) UCI African TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Jay Thomson (RSA) 360 LifeRow 9 - Cell 2
11Johann Rabie (RSA) Team BonitasRow 10 - Cell 2
12Neil MacDonald (RSA) Team BonitasRow 11 - Cell 2
13Malcolm Lange (RSA) Team BonitasRow 12 - Cell 2
14Christopher Jennings (RSA) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y LeónRow 13 - Cell 2
15Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) UCI African TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Waylon Woolcock (RSA) Team BonitasRow 15 - Cell 2
17Arran Brown (RSA) MTN QhubekaRow 16 - Cell 2
18Solomon Bitew Shiferaw (Eth) UCI African TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN QhubekaRow 18 - Cell 2
20James Perry (RSA) Tasol - GT Pro CyclingRow 19 - Cell 2
21Darren Lill (RSA) DCMRow 20 - Cell 2
22Abdelati Saadoune (Mar) MoroccoRow 21 - Cell 2
23Adil Jelloul (Mar) MoroccoRow 22 - Cell 2
24Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Toyota CSARow 23 - Cell 2
25Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) UCI African TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Clinton Barrow (RSA) DCMRow 25 - Cell 2
27Paul-Alexander Van Zweel (RSA) 360 LifeRow 26 - Cell 2
28David Maree (RSA) Tasol - GT Pro CyclingRow 27 - Cell 2
29Jacobus Venter (RSA) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 28 - Cell 2
30Hendrick Kruger (RSA) Toyota CSARow 29 - Cell 2
31Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA) MTN QhubekaRow 30 - Cell 2
32Kevin Evans (RSA) 360 LifeRow 31 - Cell 2
33Louis Meintjes (RSA) Toyota CSARow 32 - Cell 2
34Johannes Kachelhoffer (RSA) Team BonitasRow 33 - Cell 2
35Shaun Ward (RSA) 360 LifeRow 34 - Cell 2
36Stefan Ihlenfeldt (RSA) Toyota CSA0:00:13
37Carl Pasio (RSA) Tasol - GT Pro CyclingRow 36 - Cell 2
38Mouhssine Lahsaini (Mar) MoroccoRow 37 - Cell 2
39Nicholas White (RSA) Toyota CSA0:00:18
40Misnga Okbatsion (Eri) UCI African Team0:00:22
41Christiaan Kriek (RSA) Toyota CSA0:00:27
42Bradley Potgieter (RSA) MTN Qhubeka0:00:35
43Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Morocco0:02:48
44Jean Spies (RSA) Tasol - GT Pro Cycling0:03:11
45David Charles Brown (RSA) TT Raiko Argon 180:03:19
46Estifanos Gebresilassie (Eth) UCI African TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Shaun-Nick Bester (RSA) 360 Life0:04:45
48Christoff Van Heerden (RSA) MTN Qhubeka0:05:40
49Pieter Seyffert (RSA) DCM0:06:17
50Lahcen Saber (Mar) Morocco0:07:45
51Clint Hendricks (RSA) Tasol - GT Pro CyclingRow 50 - Cell 2
52Jeremy Maartens (RSA) DCM0:15:51
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Teams classification
1Rapha Condor - Sharp11:10:53
2Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:02:22
3Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.deRow 2 - Cell 2
4DCMRow 3 - Cell 2
5Team BonitasRow 4 - Cell 2
6Team EuropcarRow 5 - Cell 2
7MTN QhubekaRow 6 - Cell 2
8d'Angelo & Antenucci - NippoRow 7 - Cell 2
9360 LifeRow 8 - Cell 2
10Burgos 2016 - Castilla y LeónRow 9 - Cell 2
11UCI African TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Tasol - GT Pro CyclingRow 11 - Cell 2
13CCC Polsat PolkowiceRow 12 - Cell 2
14Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 13 - Cell 2
15Toyota CSARow 14 - Cell 2
16RussiaRow 15 - Cell 2
17Czech Republic0:02:35
18MoroccoRow 17 - Cell 2
19TT Raiko Argon 180:02:38
20Team Ruiter Dakkapellen0:04:47

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