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The Cape Epic - NE

South Africa, February 28-March 6, 2004

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Honourable near-tie on hottest stage to Riversdale

Report by Cape Epic staff

On the hottest day so far of the Cape Epic, temperatures soared to over 38 degrees Celsius. There was no escape from the heat as the riders battled across ‘the bad lands’ – a desolate area in the Karoo semi-arid desert. Three massive water refrigeration trucks sponsored by Imperial Logistics, holding over 2,000 litres of water each, helped riders to quench their thirst with ice-cold water.

One water truck, which holds over 2,000 litres of water, sports drink Powerade and Coca Cola, ran out of liquid by midday and emergency supplies had to be driven through to ensure riders didn’t go thirsty. “We have a standby truck of 30,000 litres, which fills up at our bottling plant in Cape Town to replenish supplies for the race,’ says Andrew Skinner, brand custodian for Powerade. ‘It’s vital that riders maintain their body fluids in such the heat.”

For the first time since the start of the race, the sweeper vehicle was full, having to return to the camp to drop off riders exhausted and dehydrated from the heat. Medi-Clinic, which is supplying medical services for the Cape Epic, undertook a roaming inspection of the route on a quad bike, carrying emergency water supplies with them to stranded cyclists. Another Imperial Logistics ‘shade’ truck was also parked on one of the passes to provide shade for riders on the ascent. “It shows that we are able to respond to extreme conditions at short notice and ensure the riders’ safety”, says Cape Epic Marketing and Infotainment Director, Mike Hamel.

Exhausted by the severe heat were also the leaders. Despite the fact that the road ahead was ‘burning’, the leading men rode up Garcia pass towards the end of the stage with an average speed between 40 and 45 km/h in spite of strong headwinds. What was a day of survival at the end of the field, was a day of bad luck and attacks at the top. When U23 World Cup Champion Liam Killeen from the UK shifted onto the big chain ring in the first climb, like he did the day before, Andi Strobel (GER) and Silvio Wieltschnig (AUT) of Team adidas Fiat Rotwild had a puncture at the foot of Roibos pass. It took them nearly three minutes to fix it. By that time the entire field had passed them and they had to go past almost 260 teams. “It was terrible and exhausting to pass so many teams in an ascent, but at the same time it was great to see the guys in the back of the field”, Silvio Wieltschnig said in the finish. Luckily, in an unusual show of sportsmanship, Namibian Mannie Heymans and German Karl Platt (Focus Rocky Mountain) together with the other leading teams slowed down and literally waited for them to catch up. Since the European teams are coming straight out of the winter season, they are short in training miles on their bikes, which the South Africans have obviously noticed. Today, Team GT Africa with Jacques Rossouw and Shan Wilson attacked several times in the flat passage where they are much stronger.

Highlight of the day for all participating teams were over 100 school children lining up along the route in Van Wyksdorp to cheer for the riders. It made them feel like racing in the Tour de France. Over 350 children of Langehoven School in Riversdale, a flourishing country town situated between the Langeberg Mountain Range and the Indian Ocean and today’s host of the Cape Epic race village, waited with excitement for the winners to arrive. Heymans/ Platt and Rossouw/ Wilson sprinted together across the finish line, both completing the third stage in a time of 4.06.39, followed by Strobel/ Wieltschnig two minutes later.

Stage 3 - March 1: Riversdal

Results

Men
 
1 GT Africa (Jacques Rossouw/Shan Wilson)                                   4.06.39
2 Focus/Rocky Mountain (Mannie Heymans/Karl Platt)                                 
3 Adidas/Fiat Rotwild (Andreas Strobel/Silvio Wieltschnig)                     2.02
4 Jeep/GT (Richard Beswick/Ben Melt Swanepoel)                                11.26
5 Breitling/Vineyard Hotel (Geddan Ruddock/Kevin Evans)                       11.28
6 Tom Tailor/Santos/Walkabout 1 (Jaap Viergever/Dennis Teeuwen)               11.53
7 Imperial Logistics Kenya (David Njau/Davidson Kamau)                             
8 Tom Tailor/Fujitsu-Siemens/Walkabout (Marcel Honing/Tommy Velthuijzen)      18.53
9 Mbr 2radchaoten.Com (Laurenz Hofstadler/Axel Strauß)                        19.31
10 Mazda Drifter Two (Theo Grobler/Grant Usher)                               26.53
11 STROPS (Xavier Scheepers/Roan Exelby)                                      31.22
12 Remey-Enduren-Hugenote (Fred Coleske/Barry Pauw)                           31.27
13 Coimbra Cycle House (Frans Van Zyl/John-Lee Augustyn)                      31.33
14 23 Degrees (Greg Minnaar/Liam Killeen)                                     31.40
15 Team RED (Gerrie Beukes/Brandon Steward)                                   35.39
16 Scarabee (Claes Filip/Rossignol Dirk)                                      35.40
17 Cycle Scene (Francois Roux/Wilfried Schwabe)                               35.41
18 Hyenas (Andreas Liebenberg/Cornell Van Der Westhuizen)                     35.42
19 Alcolin/Bostik (Nicholas Coyne/Kevin Jacobs)                               35.43
20 Hypoplus Ystermanne (Nick Bester/Jan Van Rooyen)                           35.44
21 Tcm (Mark Linington/Delaney Impey)                                         35.46
22 Www.Reevax.Be (Peter Paelinck/Dominiek Sacré)                              36.36
23 Jeep1 (Rob Blatch/Gerard Dirks)                                            38.35
24 Tonto (Robert Mc Gloughlin/Greg Kamstra)                                   39.13
25 Prowealth Namibia (Heiko Hennes/Marc Bassingthwaighte)                     39.55
26 Continental Tyre SA (Craig Baartman/Wayne Brown)                           42.34
27 Blazing Saddles (David Genders/Andreass Duenn)                             48.53
28 Benji & Garth (Garth Prosser/Benji Klimas)                                 49.02
29 Austen Powers International Mbr Allstars (Anthony White/Craig Dolwin)      51.48
30 Hp (Gordon Rabey/Greg Want)                                                53.15
31 @Speed (Mark Page/Ben Van Niekerk)                                         53.16
32 EVA (Jason Duffin/Mark Cadle)                                              53.27
33 Two Wise Men (Robbie Mcintosh/Niel Fourie)                                 53.28
34 Die Bulle (Reginald Labuschagne/Peter De Wit)                              57.09
35 Coopers Carriers (Gary Cooper/Brent Carpenter)                           1.01.19
36 Bowmans (Craig Woods/Jamie Smith)                                        1.02.43
37 Knysna Action Cycling (Rob Dormehl/Andrew Marshall)                      1.02.45
38 Team Knysna (Willy Alcock/Tony Cook)                                     1.02.47
39 Mazda Drifter One (Fritz Pienaar/John-Paul Pearton)                      1.03.21
40 Team Phoenix (Gavin Wood/Brett Parish)                                   1.03.22
41 Bruce Reyneke Cycles (Bruce Reyneke/Tjaart Van Nieuwenhuizen)            1.03.24
42 Finish Line (Albert Olivier/Clint Curtis)                                1.07.30
43 BSB (Craig Ridgard/Wayne Van De Werken)                                  1.09.09
44 China Ensemble (Paul Kelly/Piers Touzel)                                 1.09.19
45 Ride Mag (Attie Koekemoer/Wayne Hayward)                                 1.11.19
46 Virgin Active (Trevor Quigley/Callan Sexton)                             1.11.23
47 The Donovans (Patrick Donovan/John James Donovan)                        1.14.34
48 Team-Adidas.De (Karl Schandl/Mario Mannes)                               1.21.12
49 BOE Backmot (Paul Backes/Michael Wilmot)                                 1.22.09
50 Craft Box (Greg Goodwin/Mark Haarhoff)                                   1.22.55
51 RoxShox (Heinrich Richter/Hennie Scheepers)                              1.25.17
52 Lactic Acid Heads (Russell Nugent/Mark Kapnoudhis)                       1.25.21
53 Mazda Drifter Three (Koos Groenewald/Bunnie Loubser)                     1.28.38
54 Rock Solid (Andrew Hunt/Stephen Jurgenson)                               1.28.52
55 Lynn & Main (Crispin St Leger/Mark Lynn)                                 1.32.15
56 Energy (Trevor Ball/Mike Clarke)                                         1.34.02
57 Ethekweni Stabeni (Grant Macpherson/Glen Goddard)                        1.36.46
58 NEB (Olaf Wyberneit/Andre Britz)                                         1.36.47
59 Synergy (Jonathan Slater/Marais Dekker)                                  1.37.13
60 Men's Health - Adidas (Markus Stenglein/Alexander Gomoll)                1.37.42
61 Blue Chilli/I Care (Shaun Steyn/Kirk Buske)                              1.40.00
62 Karoo (Henco Rademeyer/Conrad De Wet)                                    1.40.53
63 Africaribe Accros (Pierre Schweyer/Hylton Adie)                          1.40.54
64 Discover (Paolo Longo/Robin Twaddle)                                     1.40.55
65 Wet Pups (William Simpson/Michael Nixon)                                 1.40.56
66 The Fabulous Sizzling Sushi'S (Neil Frazer/Warwick Langebrink)           1.43.10
67 Vitalstatistix (Jeremy Stewart/Conrad Hicks)                             1.48.16
68 Rollerbrake (Arno Daehnke/Robert Eichhorn)                               1.49.29
69 Ariba Ariba! (Banie Erasmus/Arrie De Swardt)                             1.49.33
70 Hermanus (Adrian Wiehahn/Etienne Jordaan)                                1.49.35
71 MatCol (Matthew Grossett/Colin Meyer)                                    1.52.28
72 Kraichgau Cruisers (Richard Reingruber/Georg Oertel)                     1.55.29
73 B2M2 (Mike Brunke/Bradley Mcdermott)                                     2.01.07
74 Eazy (Paul Reyburn/Clive Kirsten)                                        2.01.09
75 Jema (Troy Pople/Gavin Markgraaff)                                       2.01.12
76 Staaldraad (Lionel Waker/Travers Waker)                                  2.02.42
77 Pathfinders (Farouk Abrahams/Craig Turnbull)                             2.08.03
78 Dutchcrocobikers 2 (Ronald Van Den Boogaard/Thomas Mulholland)           2.08.13
79 Durban (Grant Cowen/David Chappelow)                                     2.09.01
80 Boesmans (Charles Steyn/Marais Steyn)                                    2.09.05
81 Supersport (Russell Macmillan/Pierre Cloete)                             2.11.57
82 Spudnix (Phillip Stevens/Werner Rostoll)                                 2.15.04
83 Entelect Solutions (Charles Pritchard/Keldoahn O' Keefe)                 2.17.25
84 Quick Step X2 (Darren Wilson/Wayne Wilson)                               2.17.39
85 G Q (Helge Scherner/Blair Ludbrook)                                      2.20.13
86 Cannondale (Francois Ebersohn/Jaco Malan)                                2.22.46
87 3 Inch Difference (Don Nelson/Chad Oleson)                               2.26.58
88 Rockwood Forest Lodge (Thomas Hancock/Rory Munton)                       2.28.44
89 Chain Gang (Kevin Stevens/Ryan Mitchell)                                 2.28.58
90 PROTEA FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP (Warran Jacobs/Mark Preen)               2.34.17
91 Fortitude (Robert Ambler-Smith/Michael Dixon)                            2.37.10
92 Blits (Raf Vanderlinden/Abel Court)                                      2.41.39
93 Imperial Logistics (Jeff Van Driel/Duane Porter)                         2.41.56
94 Riders For Choc (Anton Millar/Craig Petersen)                            2.42.43
95 MPD Plodders (Robbie McCrae/Alan Snelling)                               2.42.53
96 Slow But Sure (Bradley Hemphill/Anthony Makin)                           2.44.08
97 Spokes (Derek Redfern/William Blackie)                                   2.45.35
98 Novice (Linda Mthembu/Frans Ngako)                                       2.45.40
99 Branell 2 (Grant Walliser/Kevin Craig)                                   2.48.05
100 Great Cape Storm Adventure (Cedric Jakobsen/John Gale)                  2.48.46
101 Apc (Andreas Pfaffenbichler/Markus Quatember)                           2.49.05
102 SRK/ANGLO (Duncan Stevens/David Cormack)                                2.49.18
103 arthur (Jim Arthur/Mike Arthur)                                         2.49.52
104 Champagne Sports (Steve Macquet/Guy Macquet)                            2.49.59
105 Cape Epic Ben (Patrick Majeke/Nicholas Qotoyi)                          2.50.15
106 C Q (Quintus Carstens/Craig Bothma)                                     2.51.44
107 Team Neverest (George Thom/Eckhard Scholtz)                             2.58.20
108 Sterling Boys (Gregory Slade/Darryn Vermaak)                            3.00.26
109 No Tits (Matthew Mottram/Stuart Slater)                                 3.01.23
110 Lazy Legs (Russell Wegner/Mark Courtney)                                3.02.54
111 Team Stellenbosch (Paul Roos/Van Heerden De Wet)                        3.03.26
112 Giant-Lee Cougan (Tappies Smith/Sirko Papperitz)                        3.05.42
113 TOTALSPORTS (Stuart Baird/Michael Burkhart)                             3.07.02
114 Costex (Michael Partridge/Karl Schubert)                                3.07.32
115 Swazi Irish (Andrew Broom/Brett Foss)                                   3.16.11
116 VisionK 2 (Deane Hill/Songo Fipaza)                                     3.23.12
117 Union Cycles (Jens Niere/Wynand De Goede)                               3.29.39
118 River Rats (Alister Buhler/Donovan Tredrea)                             3.50.35
119 Dirt Bandits (Philip Anderson/Kris Vandenbroucke)                       3.54.56
120 Qed/Eb Sphere (Pieter Du Plessis/Colin Hendriks)                        4.08.45
121 Radl-Rasti (Radl Rasti/Dominik Scherer)                                 4.08.53
122 Maverick Cycles Kwagga'S (Paul Roux/Leon Heyns)                         4.15.19
123 Hot Shots (Werner Theron/Jannie Kruger)                                 4.19.26
124 CYMAX (Richard Clarke/Michael Whitehouse)                               4.22.27
125 Can'T Ride Won'T Ride (Colin Wessels/John Cave)                         4.28.10
126 The Flagship (Eugene Boniface/Martin Glaum)                             4.32.17
127 Snowrider (Roland Fuchs/Michel Haenggi)                                 4.35.00
128 Instavet Inspiration (Harry Mahieu/Sven Mahieu)                         4.36.31
129 Bikeboard (Milosz Kedracki/Adam Michalik)                               4.38.10
130 Have Beens (Mike Mcdonald/Kevin Goddard)                                4.48.00
131 Swampmonster (Phil Edmunds/Dennis Everett)                              4.58.30
132 Branell 1 (Allan Garrick Laudin/Adrian Kenneth Keus)                    4.59.51
133 StonieMuke (Michael Hughes/Stuart Mac Gregor)                           5.30.04
DNF VisionK (Craig Beech/Alberto Puddu)                                            
DNF Fat Family Fathers (Michael Meyer/Thorsten Freitag)                            
DNF Fiets-Wielerrevue (Richard Plugge/Bart De Schampheleire)                       
DNF Selfe And Sherman (Gavin Selfe/Mike Sherman)                                   
DNF Gary Fisher Wiedia Bike (Andreas Schwarz/Dirk Seidel)                          
DNF Maverick Warthog (Greg Ascough/Mike Bradley)                                   
DNF Renier Botha & Associates (Renier Botha/Christo Van Heerden)                   
DNF The Mountain Goats (Ian Buchholtz/Gavin Van Aswegen)                           
DNF Earthbound (Brett Olsen/Russell Olsen)                                         
DNF Granny Gear (Lee O'Brien/Niel Oberholzer)                                      
DNF ODF (Organ Donar Foundation) (Allister Arenson/Stuart Weaver)                  
DNF Abk (Andre Le Roux/Garyth Harris)                                              
DNF Adidas Granny Gear (Doug Wylie/Cobus Pienaar)                                  
DNF G Squared (Grant Salter/Greg Wittstock)                                        
 
Women
 
1 Yellow Jacket (Hanlie Booyens/Sharon Laws)                                5.04.06
2 Smith/Speedy (Yolande Speedy/Christi Smith)                                  5.53
3 Cateye - Kenda Enduro Team (Louise Kobin/Hillary Harrison)                  10.09
4 Team Fair Lady (Adrienne Cobb/Christelle Van Niekerk)                       29.58
5 Team Rotwild/Hr (Monika Birk/Christine Hoelzl)                              49.55
6 Estrogenies (Michelle Grainger/Sandra Musgrave)                           1.28.20
7 Magura/Bodyglide (Cristina Begy/Simone Otto)                              1.29.19
8 Jeep2 (Lisa Boring/Judith Du Toit)                                        1.46.29
9 Pezula (Di Fechter/Avril Godwin)                                          1.52.35
10 Canucks2 (Martie Du Plessis/Marlene Van Heerden)                         2.29.02
11 Linden Squeezers (Jeannette Mcgill/Nicky Wolff)                          2.48.18
12 Cymax Ladies (Margaret Clarke/Laurin Whitehouse)                         3.25.01
13 Duracell Bunnies (Antoinette Barnardo/Julie Verran)                      4.27.57
DNF Netmax (Andrea Duffin/Kirsten Scheffer)                                        
 
Mixed
 
1 HAI-Bike/Scott (Kirsten Rösel/Robert Eder)                                4.42.16
2 Fiat/Bianchi (Johan Greeff/Hannele Steyn-Kotze)                              0.02
3 Cateye Enduro Team (Eric Warkentin/Melissa Thomas)                           6.56
4 The Lady And The Tramp (Tim Ziehl/Jeannie Bomford)                          17.57
5 Diadora (Kirsty Burrows/Des Searle)                                         21.39
6 Falke (Philip Swanepoel/Michelle Lombardi)                                  21.47
7 Maverick Cycles (Tania Raats/Tim Keep)                                      39.36
8 Silvera/Madden (Carol Silvera/Michael Madden)                             1.01.21
9 Mcleod (Joanne McLeod/Justin McLeod)                                      1.05.15
10 Cycle HQ (Brad Boonzaier/Candy Boonzaier)                                1.17.22
11 Kinetic Transcor (Stephan Muller/Heidi Muller)                           1.21.22
12 Posties (Pieter Van Wyk/Ellane Van Wyk)                                  1.27.19
13 Honeymoon (Paul Keet/Janet Keet)                                         1.43.22
14 Marathosapiens (Csaba Balogh/Natali Kovacs)                              1.45.34
15 Mac (Gavin Mackintosh/Rose Mackintosh)                                   1.45.55
16 Mazara (David Joyce/Fiona Coward)                                        1.48.17
17 Blown Away (Anita Stoll/Ivan Keeley)                                     1.55.21
18 Scatterlings (Joanna Goeller/Rowan Goeller)                              2.14.44
19 Adidas-Spinman.Co.Za (Terry Kobus/Bonny Swanepoel)                       2.30.44
20 Primi Piatti (Lauwrens Cornelissen/Yoka Venter)                          2.32.44
21 Merry Farmers (Karin Stoll/Quintin Cross)                                2.37.27
22 Rockhoppers (Ann Pearton/Rodney Wittstock)                               2.42.47
23 Dingo Cycles (Greg Gouws/Nienie Steenekamp)                              2.58.36
24 Fradley Fauns (Peter Fradley/Kunnie Fradley)                             3.01.04
25 Thole (Errol Thole/Elmarie Thole)                                        3.31.03
26 Amanevagunnafinish (Dominique Le Roux/Guy Wood)                          3.50.05
27 Entelect Mixed (Evelyn Pritchard/Chris Thorpe)                           3.51.28
28 Rivonia Textiles (Richard Corser/Bev Corser)                             3.58.45
29 Pons Postal Services (Lesley Fitton/Dave Pons)                           4.00.05
30 Supa Spar (Leon Steenkamp/Karen Gibbons)                                 4.02.51
31 Jia You! (Maria Suokko/Peter Walker)                                     4.07.53
32 Ixias (Carol Austin/Anthony Fitzhenry)                                   4.13.59
DNF Flying Scots (John Gordon/Fiona Gordon)                                        
DNF Internet Solutions (Chester Foster/Amy-Jane Mundy)                             
DNF Woodbury & Woodbury (Richard Woodbury/Laurie Woodbury)                         
DNF Scrumper (Stuart Carliell/Marilyn Carliell)                                    
 
Masters
 
1 Willie Engelbrecht (Mc Franken/Brian Strauss)                             4.38.03
2 Bowmans - Giant (Frank Soll/Duncan English)                                  0.01
3 Eminem (Jacques Malan/Corrie Muller)                                         8.59
4 Marsilio Masters (Tony Conlon/Marius Loots)                                 21.54
5 Litespeed (Dennis Du Toit/Cecil Baker)                                      21.55
6 aspen/mediclinic (Rudi De Wet/Chris Fick)                                   22.05
7 Swiss-School-Team.ch (Sandro Angelastri/Alex Brenn)                         25.41
8 Miles For Marrow (Andre Du Plessis/Hendrik Lemmer)                          25.42
9 Giant SA (Chris Nixon/Kevin Howlett)                                        25.51
10 Mad Docs (Graham Monteith/Michael Cheesman)                                30.00
11 Imana Wild Ride (Steve Stamp/Glen Haw)                                     31.22
12 CVT (Pea Blaauw/Henning Blaauw)                                            31.59
13 Supermix (Achim Ernst/Coenraad Smit)                                       34.54
14 Boomslang (Hendrik Van Huyssteen/Andre Nepgen)                             38.51
15 Squirt - Lube On The Move (De Wet Marais/Jacques Theron)                   42.24
16 Maverick Cycles Kzn (Johann Wykerd/Nigel Bates)                            43.33
17 99 Not Out (Gary Lyttle/Etienne Van Cuyck)                                 43.37
18 Dutchcrocobikers (Michael Wynsberghe/Richard Van Den Berg)                 44.14
19 Viking Medical & Scientific (Reginald Jager/Robert Campbell)               48.04
20 108 (Cobus Slabbert/Ben Cronje)                                            57.24
21 Delta Dirt Trekkers (Collin Yammin/Lynn Jackson)                         1.00.53
22 Mountain Goat (Rob Love/Gareth Webster)                                  1.02.34
23 Abscond (Thys Neser/Brett Sachs)                                         1.05.01
24 USN (Corrie Moolman/Eugene Groenewald)                                   1.05.32
25 Vontoux (Ennis Venter/Herman Kriel)                                      1.06.19
26 Capestorm (Tony Wright/Nick Watson)                                      1.07.52
27 Abb South Africa (Patrick Leary/Stephen Scheepers)                       1.09.26
28 Strawberry Steel (John Faul/Paddy Murphy)                                1.09.34
29 The Fat Boys (Greg Chamberlin/Malcolm Dods)                              1.12.20
30 Bicycling (Tim Brink/Nicolaas Vergunst)                                  1.16.01
31 Comida Kids (Steve Bertie-Roberts/Carlos DeNobrega)                      1.16.52
32 Sunflower (Dirk Joubert/Tim Ferreira)                                    1.18.08
33 Vaaltuin (Meyer De Waal/Gerrie Steyn)                                    1.24.51
34 In Gira (Jan Minnie/Tom Comfort)                                         1.25.12
35 Quickspar (Grant Gibbons/Mike Imray)                                     1.29.44
36 Ufudo (Adrian Booysen/Noel Ernstzen)                                     1.31.23
37 LamWil (Jan Lamberts/Hillegert Wilcocks)                                 1.31.34
38 Kzn vets (Brian Magor/Justin McCarthy)                                   1.31.39
39 Deutsche Post (Frank Plattenhardt/Leo Zirkelbach)                        1.35.52
40 Old Bones (David Japp/Manfred Küster)                                    1.36.32
41 Dutch Mountain Bike Plus (Ronald Jacobs/Wil Heinen)                      1.40.02
42 Durban Poison (Stuart Rose/Calvin Christy)                               1.42.50
43 Adidas Lowveld Mambas (Johan Bester/Dennis Lawrie)                       1.46.19
44 Outeniqua Knobblies (Michale Ray Sunshine/Harold Lombard Basson)         1.47.32
45 Hoof Hearted Spurs (Mark Bell/Craig Tingle)                              1.49.59
46 Clan-Kerr (Grant Kerr/Gregory Kerr)                                      1.50.38
47 M.U.D. (David Jacobs/Sakkie Van Wyk)                                     1.53.48
48 Bushwackers (John Lawlor/Ian Nell)                                       2.03.04
49 Grit Gravel & Grind (Mike Cave/Aiden De Lange)                           2.08.53
50 Single Track Minds (David Collett/Elton Prytz)                           2.12.50
51 Skote (Gerrit Pretorius/Arno Botha)                                      2.12.59
52 San Diego (Cal Burgart/Dennis McCann)                                    2.14.59
53 Beauty & The Beast (Kobus Burger/Miles Crisp)                            2.18.25
54 Wilko (Koos Basson/William Turnbull)                                     2.20.50
55 Daisy (George Schutte/Jan Schutte)                                       2.26.58
56 Flatdogs (Joe Holmes/Andy Austin)                                        2.27.31
57 Luxexpress (Guy Weber/Marc Weber)                                        2.37.06
58 Grandmasters (Colin Mathiesen/Curt Von Keyserlingk)                      2.41.31
59 WSP (Konrad Ferreira/Dick Morkel)                                        2.42.04
60 Zoro (Rod Lichtman/Zoe Mitchell)                                         2.42.43
61 Fungis (Rod Cairns/Ron Hoskin)                                           2.48.45
62 The Smitherons (Kyle Smit/Martin Theron)                                 2.49.31
63 Bryco Metals (Andre Hawarden/Craig Vorster)                              2.59.36
64 Team 747 (Sean Latouf/Richard Kingwell)                                  3.12.04
65 Knysna Cycle Works (Stephen Drew/Gary Stanley)                           3.24.05
66 Old Tigers (Tony Cole/John Heynike)                                      3.33.52
67 Gecko (Wilfried Maes/Klaus Raeymaekers)                                  3.53.39
68 Dragon Tongue (Stephen Thompson/Shaun Weber)                             4.01.55
69 Mike Squared (Michael Van Den Berg/Michael Treloar)                      4.08.46
70 Hempel Challenger (Christian Vang/Jakov Radjenovic)                      4.12.58
71 Matelec (Gavin Yeats/Kevin Paxton)                                       4.16.00
72 Getaway (Stirling Kotze/David Bristow)                                   4.49.28
DNF The Coots (Rob Jackson/Owen Skae)                                              
DNF Citi car hire (Denis Leppan/Jane Leppan)                                       
DNF XLR8 (William N Stopforth/Paul Van Zyl)                                        
DNF Desert Donkeys (Peter Brinkhaus/Anton Kramer)                                  
 
General classification after stage 3
 
Men
 
1 Adidas/Fiat Rotwild (Andreas Strobel/Silvio Wieltschnig)                 13.30.30
2 GT Africa (Jacques Rossouw/Shan Wilson)                                      6.17
3 Focus/Rocky Mountain (Mannie Heymans/Karl Platt)                            10.49
4 Jeep/GT (Richard Beswick/Ben Melt Swanepoel)                                20.42
5 Tom Tailor/Santos/Walkabout 1 (Jaap Viergever/Dennis Teeuwen)               35.22
6 Breitling/Vineyard Hotel (Geddan Ruddock/Kevin Evans)                       38.14
7 Team RED (Gerrie Beukes/Brandon Steward)                                  1.04.33
8 Tom Tailor/Fujitsu-Siemens/Walkabout (Marcel Honing/Tommy Velthuijzen)    1.08.06
9 Mbr 2radchaoten.Com (Laurenz Hofstadler/Axel Strauß)                      1.20.39
10 Imperial Logistics Kenya (David Njau/Davidson Kamau)                     1.24.20
11 Mazda Drifter Two (Theo Grobler/Grant Usher)                             1.36.23
12 Www.Reevax.Be (Peter Paelinck/Dominiek Sacré)                            1.42.45
13 Blazing Saddles (David Genders/Andreass Duenn)                           1.44.59
14 Remey-Enduren-Hugenote (Fred Coleske/Barry Pauw)                         1.45.58
15 Mazda Drifter One (Fritz Pienaar/John-Paul Pearton)                      1.51.00
16 Hypoplus Ystermanne (Nick Bester/Jan Van Rooyen)                         1.54.02
17 Hyenas (Andreas Liebenberg/Cornell Van Der Westhuizen)                   2.05.50
18 Cycle Scene (Francois Roux/Wilfried Schwabe)                             2.06.30
19 STROPS (Xavier Scheepers/Roan Exelby)                                    2.08.28
20 Coimbra Cycle House (Frans Van Zyl/John-Lee Augustyn)                    2.16.37
21 Prowealth Namibia (Heiko Hennes/Marc Bassingthwaighte)                   2.17.18
22 Tcm (Mark Linington/Delaney Impey)                                       2.19.28
23 Continental Tyre SA (Craig Baartman/Wayne Brown)                         2.21.56
24 Scarabee (Claes Filip/Rossignol Dirk)                                    2.21.54
25 Jeep1 (Rob Blatch/Gerard Dirks)                                          2.38.42
26 Hp (Gordon Rabey/Greg Want)                                              2.40.58
27 Austen Powers International Mbr Allstars (Anthony White/Craig Dolwin)    2.49.38
28 Tonto (Robert Mc Gloughlin/Greg Kamstra)                                 2.52.23
29 Benji & Garth (Garth Prosser/Benji Klimas)                               2.59.43
30 23 Degrees (Greg Minnaar/Liam Killeen)                                   2.59.51
31 Alcolin/Bostik (Nicholas Coyne/Kevin Jacobs)                             3.08.02
32 EVA (Jason Duffin/Mark Cadle)                                            3.09.38
33 China Ensemble (Paul Kelly/Piers Touzel)                                 3.17.10
34 Ride Mag (Attie Koekemoer/Wayne Hayward)                                 3.32.10
35 @Speed (Mark Page/Ben Van Niekerk)                                       3.32.39
36 Two Wise Men (Robbie Mcintosh/Niel Fourie)                               3.40.09
37 Knysna Action Cycling (Rob Dormehl/Andrew Marshall)                      3.41.24
38 Finish Line (Albert Olivier/Clint Curtis)                                3.45.39
39 Bowmans (Craig Woods/Jamie Smith)                                        3.50.07
40 Die Bulle (Reginald Labuschagne/Peter De Wit)                            3.54.11
41 Virgin Active (Trevor Quigley/Callan Sexton)                             4.05.27
42 BSB (Craig Ridgard/Wayne Van De Werken)                                  4.12.02
43 Mazda Drifter Three (Koos Groenewald/Bunnie Loubser)                     4.13.14
44 Coopers Carriers (Gary Cooper/Brent Carpenter)                           4.18.44
45 Team Phoenix (Gavin Wood/Brett Parish)                                   4.22.36
46 Synergy (Jonathan Slater/Marais Dekker)                                  4.23.32
47 Team-Adidas.De (Karl Schandl/Mario Mannes)                               4.23.03
48 Bruce Reyneke Cycles (Bruce Reyneke/Tjaart Van Nieuwenhuizen)            4.29.46
49 Rock Solid (Andrew Hunt/Stephen Jurgenson)                               4.31.04
50 BOE Backmot (Paul Backes/Michael Wilmot)                                 4.33.45
51 The Donovans (Patrick Donovan/John James Donovan)                        4.35.32
52 Team Knysna (Willy Alcock/Tony Cook)                                     4.40.44
53 Lactic Acid Heads (Russell Nugent/Mark Kapnoudhis)                       4.49.32
54 The Fabulous Sizzling Sushi'S (Neil Frazer/Warwick Langebrink)           4.51.51
55 Craft Box (Greg Goodwin/Mark Haarhoff)                                   5.04.47
56 Karoo (Henco Rademeyer/Conrad De Wet)                                    5.07.44
57 Blue Chilli/I Care (Shaun Steyn/Kirk Buske)                              5.10.41
58 RoxShox (Heinrich Richter/Hennie Scheepers)                              5.11.27
59 Discover (Paolo Longo/Robin Twaddle)                                     5.21.36
60 NEB (Olaf Wyberneit/Andre Britz)                                         5.28.10
61 Ethekweni Stabeni (Grant Macpherson/Glen Goddard)                        5.31.38
62 Lynn & Main (Crispin St Leger/Mark Lynn)                                 5.40.30
63 Men's Health - Adidas (Markus Stenglein/Alexander Gomoll)                5.53.29
64 Africaribe Accros (Pierre Schweyer/Hylton Adie)                          5.55.19
65 Staaldraad (Lionel Waker/Travers Waker)                                  5.55.46
66 Energy (Trevor Ball/Mike Clarke)                                         5.57.26
67 Kraichgau Cruisers (Richard Reingruber/Georg Oertel)                     6.00.31
68 Dutchcrocobikers 2 (Ronald Van Den Boogaard/Thomas Mulholland)           6.01.53
69 Eazy (Paul Reyburn/Clive Kirsten)                                        6.16.30
70 Ariba Ariba! (Banie Erasmus/Arrie De Swardt)                             6.21.22
71 Hermanus (Adrian Wiehahn/Etienne Jordaan)                                6.21.49
72 Wet Pups (William Simpson/Michael Nixon)                                 6.24.11
73 Cape Epic Ben (Patrick Majeke/Nicholas Qotoyi)                           6.26.31
74 Vitalstatistix (Jeremy Stewart/Conrad Hicks)                             6.35.21
75 Rollerbrake (Arno Daehnke/Robert Eichhorn)                               6.41.59
76 Durban (Grant Cowen/David Chappelow)                                     6.42.33
77 B2M2 (Mike Brunke/Bradley Mcdermott)                                     6.43.10
78 Team Stellenbosch (Paul Roos/Van Heerden De Wet)                         6.46.42
79 MatCol (Matthew Grossett/Colin Meyer)                                    6.55.19
80 Entelect Solutions (Charles Pritchard/Keldoahn O' Keefe)                 7.04.44
81 Quick Step X2 (Darren Wilson/Wayne Wilson)                               7.07.53
82 Spudnix (Phillip Stevens/Werner Rostoll)                                 7.17.29
83 Pathfinders (Farouk Abrahams/Craig Turnbull)                             7.25.04
84 Boesmans (Charles Steyn/Marais Steyn)                                    7.27.37
85 3 Inch Difference (Don Nelson/Chad Oleson)                               7.29.06
86 Jema (Troy Pople/Gavin Markgraaff)                                       7.36.40
87 Supersport (Russell Macmillan/Pierre Cloete)                             7.39.39
88 G Q (Helge Scherner/Blair Ludbrook)                                      7.42.45
89 Cannondale (Francois Ebersohn/Jaco Malan)                                7.45.50
90 Chain Gang (Kevin Stevens/Ryan Mitchell)                                 8.12.04
91 Blits (Raf Vanderlinden/Abel Court)                                      8.17.24
92 Spokes (Derek Redfern/William Blackie)                                   8.24.48
93 PROTEA FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP (Warran Jacobs/Mark Preen)               8.31.06
94 Dirt Bandits (Philip Anderson/Kris Vandenbroucke)                        8.34.17
95 Champagne Sports (Steve Macquet/Guy Macquet)                             8.38.05
96 Riders For Choc (Anton Millar/Craig Petersen)                            8.40.47
97 Fortitude (Robert Ambler-Smith/Michael Dixon)                            8.41.46
98 MPD Plodders (Robbie McCrae/Alan Snelling)                               8.43.15
99 Rockwood Forest Lodge (Thomas Hancock/Rory Munton)                       8.51.51
100 Apc (Andreas Pfaffenbichler/Markus Quatember)                           8.59.00
101 arthur (Jim Arthur/Mike Arthur)                                         9.00.01
102 Great Cape Storm Adventure (Cedric Jakobsen/John Gale)                  9.00.38
103 Lazy Legs (Russell Wegner/Mark Courtney)                                9.03.55
104 No Tits (Matthew Mottram/Stuart Slater)                                 9.07.30
105 SRK/ANGLO (Duncan Stevens/David Cormack)                                9.12.10
106 Branell 2 (Grant Walliser/Kevin Craig)                                  9.18.00
107 Giant-Lee Cougan (Tappies Smith/Sirko Papperitz)                        9.25.46
108 Slow But Sure (Bradley Hemphill/Anthony Makin)                          9.26.49
109 Sterling Boys (Gregory Slade/Darryn Vermaak)                            9.36.06
110 Novice (Linda Mthembu/Frans Ngako)                                      9.37.43
111 Team Neverest (George Thom/Eckhard Scholtz)                             9.38.24
112 TOTALSPORTS (Stuart Baird/Michael Burkhart)                             9.51.54
113 Imperial Logistics (Jeff Van Driel/Duane Porter)                        9.54.48
114 C Q (Quintus Carstens/Craig Bothma)                                     9.56.21
115 Costex (Michael Partridge/Karl Schubert)                               10.11.26
116 Bikeboard (Milosz Kedracki/Adam Michalik)                              10.20.56
117 Swazi Irish (Andrew Broom/Brett Foss)                                  10.24.02
118 Snowrider (Roland Fuchs/Michel Haenggi)                                10.29.18
119 River Rats (Alister Buhler/Donovan Tredrea)                            10.53.58
120 VisionK 2 (Deane Hill/Songo Fipaza)                                    11.12.37
121 Radl-Rasti (Radl Rasti/Dominik Scherer)                                11.13.49
122 Union Cycles (Jens Niere/Wynand De Goede)                              11.43.22
123 CYMAX (Richard Clarke/Michael Whitehouse)                              12.02.59
124 Have Beens (Mike Mcdonald/Kevin Goddard)                               12.17.23
125 The Flagship (Eugene Boniface/Martin Glaum)                            12.36.28
126 Hot Shots (Werner Theron/Jannie Kruger)                                12.51.47
127 Can'T Ride Won'T Ride (Colin Wessels/John Cave)                        13.20.11
128 Maverick Cycles Kwagga'S (Paul Roux/Leon Heyns)                        13.27.41
129 Branell 1 (Allan Garrick Laudin/Adrian Kenneth Keus)                   13.30.12
130 Swampmonster (Phil Edmunds/Dennis Everett)                             13.49.08
131 Qed/Eb Sphere (Pieter Du Plessis/Colin Hendriks)                       13.56.15
132 Instavet Inspiration (Harry Mahieu/Sven Mahieu)                        14.23.18
133 StonieMuke (Michael Hughes/Stuart Mac Gregor)                          15.23.34
 
Women
 
1 Yellow Jacket (Hanlie Booyens/Sharon Laws)                               16.27.46
2 Cateye - Kenda Enduro Team (Louise Kobin/Hillary Harrison)                  37.40
3 Smith/Speedy (Yolande Speedy/Christi Smith)                                 53.16
4 Team Fair Lady (Adrienne Cobb/Christelle Van Niekerk)                     2.06.35
5 Team Rotwild/Hr (Monika Birk/Christine Hoelzl)                            2.45.28
6 Magura/Bodyglide (Cristina Begy/Simone Otto)                              3.28.39
7 Estrogenies (Michelle Grainger/Sandra Musgrave)                           4.41.37
8 Pezula (Di Fechter/Avril Godwin)                                          4.55.30
9 Jeep2 (Lisa Boring/Judith Du Toit)                                        5.59.07
10 Canucks2 (Martie Du Plessis/Marlene Van Heerden)                         6.54.23
11 Linden Squeezers (Jeannette Mcgill/Nicky Wolff)                          7.32.23
12 Cymax Ladies (Margaret Clarke/Laurin Whitehouse)                         9.05.42
13 Duracell Bunnies (Antoinette Barnardo/Julie Verran)                     12.26.14
 
Mixed
 
1 HAI-Bike/Scott (Kirsten Rösel/Robert Eder)                               15.20.07
2 Fiat/Bianchi (Johan Greeff/Hannele Steyn-Kotze)                              9.47
3 Cateye Enduro Team (Eric Warkentin/Melissa Thomas)                          17.14
4 Falke (Philip Swanepoel/Michelle Lombardi)                                1.02.44
5 The Lady And The Tramp (Tim Ziehl/Jeannie Bomford)                        1.28.48
6 Diadora (Kirsty Burrows/Des Searle)                                       1.56.00
7 Maverick Cycles (Tania Raats/Tim Keep)                                    2.17.08
8 Silvera/Madden (Carol Silvera/Michael Madden)                             2.49.29
9 Cycle HQ (Brad Boonzaier/Candy Boonzaier)                                 3.29.51
10 Mcleod (Joanne McLeod/Justin McLeod)                                     4.22.08
11 Posties (Pieter Van Wyk/Ellane Van Wyk)                                  4.22.13
12 Kinetic Transcor (Stephan Muller/Heidi Muller)                           4.37.08
13 Blown Away (Anita Stoll/Ivan Keeley)                                     5.32.31
14 Mac (Gavin Mackintosh/Rose Mackintosh)                                   5.34.23
15 Honeymoon (Paul Keet/Janet Keet)                                         5.46.16
16 Rockhoppers (Ann Pearton/Rodney Wittstock)                               5.56.07
17 Mazara (David Joyce/Fiona Coward)                                        6.12.25
18 Scatterlings (Joanna Goeller/Rowan Goeller)                              6.18.35
19 Primi Piatti (Lauwrens Cornelissen/Yoka Venter)                          6.23.09
20 Marathosapiens (Csaba Balogh/Natali Kovacs)                              6.46.40
21 Merry Farmers (Karin Stoll/Quintin Cross)                                7.52.59
22 Adidas-Spinman.Co.Za (Terry Kobus/Bonny Swanepoel)                       8.03.15
23 Dingo Cycles (Greg Gouws/Nienie Steenekamp)                              8.17.21
24 Fradley Fauns (Peter Fradley/Kunnie Fradley)                             8.39.37
25 Thole (Errol Thole/Elmarie Thole)                                        8.44.07
26 Rivonia Textiles (Richard Corser/Bev Corser)                            10.13.26
27 Ixias (Carol Austin/Anthony Fitzhenry)                                  10.49.24
28 Amanevagunnafinish (Dominique Le Roux/Guy Wood)                         11.25.00
29 Pons Postal Services (Lesley Fitton/Dave Pons)                          11.27.07
30 Supa Spar (Leon Steenkamp/Karen Gibbons)                                11.52.12
31 Jia You! (Maria Suokko/Peter Walker)                                    12.11.17
32 Entelect Mixed (Evelyn Pritchard/Chris Thorpe)                          12.15.17
 
Masters
 
1 Bowmans - Giant (Frank Soll/Duncan English)                              15.00.50
2 Willie Engelbrecht (Mc Franken/Brian Strauss)                               19.07
3 Eminem (Jacques Malan/Corrie Muller)                                        51.54
4 Swiss-School-Team.ch (Sandro Angelastri/Alex Brenn)                       1.12.19
5 Litespeed (Dennis Du Toit/Cecil Baker)                                    1.13.57
6 Marsilio Masters (Tony Conlon/Marius Loots)                               1.33.27
7 Miles For Marrow (Andre Du Plessis/Hendrik Lemmer)                        1.49.07
8 Dutchcrocobikers (Michael Wynsberghe/Richard Van Den Berg)                1.58.20
9 aspen/mediclinic (Rudi De Wet/Chris Fick)                                 2.09.24
10 Boomslang (Hendrik Van Huyssteen/Andre Nepgen)                           2.25.53
11 Mad Docs (Graham Monteith/Michael Cheesman)                              2.27.30
12 CVT (Pea Blaauw/Henning Blaauw)                                          2.27.19
13 Maverick Cycles Kzn (Johann Wykerd/Nigel Bates)                          2.36.03
14 Giant SA (Chris Nixon/Kevin Howlett)                                     2.42.45
15 Imana Wild Ride (Steve Stamp/Glen Haw)                                   2.45.30
16 99 Not Out (Gary Lyttle/Etienne Van Cuyck)                               2.53.15
17 Abscond (Thys Neser/Brett Sachs)                                         2.57.05
18 Supermix (Achim Ernst/Coenraad Smit)                                     2.59.54
19 Bicycling (Tim Brink/Nicolaas Vergunst)                                  3.26.40
20 Squirt - Lube On The Move (De Wet Marais/Jacques Theron)                 3.30.59
21 USN (Corrie Moolman/Eugene Groenewald)                                   3.31.20
22 108 (Cobus Slabbert/Ben Cronje)                                          3.45.06
23 Comida Kids (Steve Bertie-Roberts/Carlos DeNobrega)                      3.45.14
24 Vontoux (Ennis Venter/Herman Kriel)                                      3.54.53
25 Viking Medical & Scientific (Reginald Jager/Robert Campbell)             4.01.04
26 In Gira (Jan Minnie/Tom Comfort)                                         4.02.36
27 Capestorm (Tony Wright/Nick Watson)                                      4.11.58
28 Strawberry Steel (John Faul/Paddy Murphy)                                4.16.09
29 LamWil (Jan Lamberts/Hillegert Wilcocks)                                 4.24.17
30 Mountain Goat (Rob Love/Gareth Webster)                                  4.26.20
31 Delta Dirt Trekkers (Collin Yammin/Lynn Jackson)                         4.40.05
32 Sunflower (Dirk Joubert/Tim Ferreira)                                    4.43.44
33 Deutsche Post (Frank Plattenhardt/Leo Zirkelbach)                        4.49.57
34 Quickspar (Grant Gibbons/Mike Imray)                                     4.51.40
35 Dutch Mountain Bike Plus (Ronald Jacobs/Wil Heinen)                      4.56.53
36 Durban Poison (Stuart Rose/Calvin Christy)                               4.59.29
37 Ufudo (Adrian Booysen/Noel Ernstzen)                                     5.14.34
38 Beauty & The Beast (Kobus Burger/Miles Crisp)                            5.26.57
39 Hoof Hearted Spurs (Mark Bell/Craig Tingle)                              5.40.17
40 Bushwackers (John Lawlor/Ian Nell)                                       5.51.14
41 Abb South Africa (Patrick Leary/Stephen Scheepers)                       5.53.08
42 Vaaltuin (Meyer De Waal/Gerrie Steyn)                                    5.53.21
43 Kzn vets (Brian Magor/Justin McCarthy)                                   5.53.01
44 Old Bones (David Japp/Manfred Küster)                                    5.55.46
45 Adidas Lowveld Mambas (Johan Bester/Dennis Lawrie)                       6.08.53
46 Outeniqua Knobblies (Michale Ray Sunshine/Harold Lombard Basson)         6.26.13
47 M.U.D. (David Jacobs/Sakkie Van Wyk)                                     6.41.33
48 Grandmasters (Colin Mathiesen/Curt Von Keyserlingk)                      6.43.36
49 Single Track Minds (David Collett/Elton Prytz)                           6.48.10
50 The Fat Boys (Greg Chamberlin/Malcolm Dods)                              6.50.02
51 Grit Gravel & Grind (Mike Cave/Aiden De Lange)                           6.57.24
52 Clan-Kerr (Grant Kerr/Gregory Kerr)                                      7.05.29
53 Knysna Cycle Works (Stephen Drew/Gary Stanley)                           7.17.52
54 Skote (Gerrit Pretorius/Arno Botha)                                      7.20.43
55 Daisy (George Schutte/Jan Schutte)                                       7.23.22
56 Flatdogs (Joe Holmes/Andy Austin)                                        7.39.26
57 Wilko (Koos Basson/William Turnbull)                                     7.43.32
58 Luxexpress (Guy Weber/Marc Weber)                                        7.43.22
59 WSP (Konrad Ferreira/Dick Morkel)                                        8.03.56
60 Bryco Metals (Andre Hawarden/Craig Vorster)                              8.04.46
61 Fungis (Rod Cairns/Ron Hoskin)                                           8.11.43
62 San Diego (Cal Burgart/Dennis McCann)                                    8.16.35
63 The Smitherons (Kyle Smit/Martin Theron)                                 8.20.23
64 Old Tigers (Tony Cole/John Heynike)                                      9.09.06
65 Zoro (Rod Lichtman/Zoe Mitchell)                                         9.09.10
66 Dragon Tongue (Stephen Thompson/Shaun Weber)                            10.00.08
67 Team 747 (Sean Latouf/Richard Kingwell)                                 10.06.02
68 Hempel Challenger (Christian Vang/Jakov Radjenovic)                     10.14.54
69 Matelec (Gavin Yeats/Kevin Paxton)                                      10.39.38
70 Gecko (Wilfried Maes/Klaus Raeymaekers)                                 11.24.43
71 Mike Squared (Michael Van Den Berg/Michael Treloar)                     12.12.11
72 Getaway (Stirling Kotze/David Bristow)                                  16.56.00