by Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust
Almost 2,500 cyclists and 218 teams participated in the 18th Coronation Double Century which started and finished in the scenic town of Swellendam. The riders were met with near perfect weather conditions and this showed as the records tumbled.
Daikin-GU reclaimed their crown of three years ago as winners of the 2010 Coronation Double Century presented by Fundamental in a new record finishing time of 05.11.21.
Cape Town Market/Noble Energy and last year’s winners Anderson Transport finished in second and third place respectively. Club 100CT Diamond Ladies was the first ladies team to cross the finish line.
Daikin-GU’s captain, Moolman Welgemoed, attributes his team’s success to communication. “We had five pro cyclists in our team today and the Medscheme guys have been riding the Coronation DC with us for the past three years. As a result we communicate very well with each other and I think that made all the difference.”
The Fundamental Finisher prize, for the first complete team of 12 cyclists to cross the finish line, was awarded to the Daikin Gu Veterans.
Almost 2,500 cyclists and 218 teams participated in the 18th Coronation Double Century which started and finished in the scenic town of Swellendam. “The cool weather was just perfect for cycling – a great improvement on last year’s scorcher,” said CEO of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, David Bellairs, who rode his 13th Coronation DC today.
“Completing the Coronation DC requires teamwork, performance and an unwavering focus on the long-term. These are values that our company embraces wholeheartedly and we’re very proud to be the title sponsor of this prestigious event,” says Karl Leinberger, Chief Investment Officer at Coronation Fund Managers.
The Coronation DC brought many of South Africa’s top cyclists to Swellendam, including Arran Brown, Hanco Kachelhoffer, Jade Roberts and Martin Wesemann as well as Kenyan born, but South African raised Chris Froome who is currently riding for the UCI ProTour team, Team Sky.
Race Results are as follows:
1 – Daikin-GU (05.11.21)
2 – Cape Town Market/Noble Energy (05.22.18)
3 – Anderson Transport (05.24.05)
1 – Club 100CT Diamond Ladies (06.32.42)
2 – The Red Cherry’s (06.42.43)
3 – Axis House Velocity Ladies (06.45.19)
1 – Cyclelab SuperCycling Mixed (05.54.35)
2 – Afripex Tygirs (06.06.21)
3 – Northcliff Cycles (06.09.16)