Team Giant’s Rohan Du Plooy took the win at the Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour this morning in wet racing conditions, finishing the 97km route in 02:16:14, beating Craig Boyes (Specialized) and Dan Craven (Namibia) to the post, who finished in second and third respectively.
The team of Active Bodies won the 2017 Coronation Double Century over 202km in a new record time of 04:30:12.
“That’s what we came here to do,” commented a visibly elated Clint Hendricks after the finish.
“I don’t know why I keep doing it,” he added. “it’s always really tough.”
If it’s November, and it’s cycling, it must be Coronation Double Century time. For the majority of the 3 200 riders, this 202km team event is a test of endurance and friendship, but for a few teams, it is all about the win.
Scottish cyclist and adventurer, Mark Beaumont, recently broke the Guinness World Record for circumnavigation by bicycle in 78 days, 14 hours, and 40 minutes – an incredible feat captured and shared with the world by South African sports production agency, MoonSport. The record was previously held by New Zealander, Andrew Nicholson, who in 2015 managed the feat in 123 days.
At a press briefing today, it was announced that the start for the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour will move from its traditional position on Hertzog Boulevard to the historic Grand Parade Precinct.
South African cycling superstar, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio has proven that passion, hard work and dedication does not go unrewarded. Last week, she was ranked third in the Elite Women UCI Individual World Rankings, the highest ever for any South African woman cyclist.