Austrian Rene Haselbacher from Team Safindit.co.za Invitation was the first cyclist across the finish line at the Pick n Pay Cape Argus Giro del Capo, which kicked off in Wellington yesterday.
Malcolm Lange (Team Medscheme) and Burry Stander (Team Specialized) came second and third respectively.
“It was a good first day. The race started off a little wet. There were very nasty crosswinds during the first 40kms and this split the bunch up quite a bit,” commented David Bellairs, Co-Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust.
The 106km circular route is a constant climb and provided the 20 teams participating in the Giro with a tough start to the week.
Today cyclists set off at 09h00 from Vissershok Road, Durbanville for a 143km race.
The Stage 1 Results for the Pick n Pay Cape Argus Giro del Capo are as follows:
1. Rene Haselbacher – Team Safindit.co.za Invitation (2.30.40)
2. Malcolm Lange – Team Medscheme (2.30.41)
3. Burry Stander – Team Specialized (2.30.46)
1. Malcolm Lange (Team Medscheme) 11
2. Rene Haselbacher (Team Safindit.co.za Invitation) 10
3. Burry Stander (Team Specialized) 4
Powerade King of the Mountains:
1. Waylon Woolcock (Team Medscheme) 12 pts
2. David George (Team Safindit.co.za Invitation) 10 pts
3. Burry Stander (Team Specialized) 8 pts