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PPA Cape Argus Giro del Capo Challenge 3 - 1.2

South Africa, March 4-8, 2009

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Race 3 - March 6: Paarl - Paarl, 171.3km

Barloworld's Briton beats the rest

Steve Cummings continued Barloworld's successful week in South Africa by winning the third race in the Giro del Capo series. Cummings success follows wins by South African teammates Robert Hunter and Chris Froome.

Cummings claimed victory solo, with South African Johann Rabie (Neotel) taking second place three seconds behind. Dennis van Niekerk (Konica Minolta) claimed third place in a sprint from a bunch of 14 riders.

"It was very hot again today," said Barloworld manager Claudio Corti. "The team took strain and worked from the start, but they gave me results. Cummings is in good shape and he deserved to win. Of course I am happy."

MTN's David George escaped from the first breakaway, gaining a two minute advantage, on the climb up Franschoek Pass after 35 kilometres. Barloworld's Daryl Impey remained behind in the second break which was just a few seconds ahead of a third group containing Cummings.

George was caught at the 60 kilometre mark, sparking a counter attack from a new group of around 40 riders. Over the following kilometres the group ballooned as smaller groups caught back on to the main peloton.

Froome attacked over the top of the climb with MTN teammates George and Kevin Evans. A group of 30 riders split from the peloton in pursuit of the leading duo.

With the leading trio re-absorbed by the larger group, it then split into smaller bunches inside the final five kilometres. Cummings and Rabie attacked as the finish neared and were able to stay away to the line.

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Results

1 Stephen Cummings (GBr) Team Barloworld                4.34.17 (37.41 km/h)
2 Johann Rabie (RSA) Neotel                                0.03
3 Dennis van Niekerk (RSA) Konica Minolta                  0.06
4 Felix Cardenas (Col) Team Barloworld                         
5 Bjorn Glasner (Ger) Team Kuota-Indeland                      
6 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor                          
7 Waylon Woolcock (RSA) Team Medscheme                         
8 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Barloworld                     
9 Travis Allen (RSA) House of Paint                            
10 Arno Viljoen (Nam) Team Namibia                             
11 David George (RSA) MTN                                      
12 Kevin Evans (RSA) MTN                                       
13 Max Knox (RSA) Team DCM Chrome                              
14 Jaques J v. Rensburg (RSA) Trek-Marco Polo DCM              
15 Tiaan Kannemeyer (RSA) Neotel                               
16 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Belgian National Team                 
17 Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor                     0.15
18 Roger Kluge (Ger) German National Team                  0.46
19 Stefan Ganser (Ger) Team Kuota-Indeland                     
20 Erik Kleinhans (RSA) GT SUSPI Maties                        
21 Tiaan Swart (RSA) Konica Minolta                            
22 James Perry (RSA) Neotel                                    
23 Mannie Heymans (Nam) Team Namibia                           
24 Pieter Henning (RSA) Computer-Smith                         
25 John-Lee Augustyn (RSA) Team Barloworld                     
26 Timothy Don (GBr) Team DCM Chrome                           
27 James Spragg (GBr) Trek-Marco Polo DCM                      
28 Brent Cunningham (RSA) Queens                           2.09
29 Henning Bommel (Ger) German National Team                   
30 Jaco Ferreira (RSA) Computer-Smith                          
31 Peter Lambert (RSA) Southern Cape Regional team             
32 Casey Munro (Aus) Konica Minolta                            
33 Nico Bell (RSA) NDT Inspection Svs/Mpumul                   
34 Dylan Girdlestone (RSA) Toyota Supercycling Academy         
35 Michael Christensen (Den) Glud & Marstrand Horsens          
36 Phillip Fourie (RSA) Computer-Smith                         
37 Brand du Plessis (RSA) Computer-Smith                       
38 Luthando Kaka (RSA) Glud & Marstrand Horsens                
39 Rodney Green (RSA) Team DCM Chrome                          
40 Songezo Jim (RSA) Team Velokhaya                            
41 Christoph Sauser (Swi) Team DCM Chrome                      
42 Koos Loubscher (RSA) Konica Minolta                     2.17
43 Ingmar De Poortere (Bel) Belgian National Team              
44 Christo Swartz (Nam) Team Namibia                       2.23
45 Jaco Venter (RSA) Trek-Marco Polo DCM                   2.26
46 Shaun Dawel (RSA) Konica Minolta                        2.40
47 Ryan Kemp (RSA) Superwatt                               3.50
48 James Tennent (RSA) Superwatt                               
49 Jacob Nielsen (Den) Glud & Marstrand Horsens            4.01
50 Robert Bartko (Ger) German National Team                    
51 Robert Bengsch (Ger) Bioracer                               
52 Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor                           4.26
53 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Danish Cycling Federation          4.52
54 Armand Snyman (RSA) Foto Marketing SA                       
55 Mathew Evans (RSA) Olympic Cycles                           
56 Fabian Schaar (Ger) Bioracer                                
57 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) German National Team                  
58 Jeremy Maartins (RSA) House of Paint                        
59 Forenz Knauer (Ger) Team Kuota-Indeland                     
60 Kurt Arendse (RSA) Team Velokhaya                           
61 Carl Pasio (RSA) GT SUSPI Maties                        4.59
62 Tim Mertens (Bel) Belgian National Team                 5.08
63 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Belgian National Team                 
64 Ricky Jorgensen (Den) Glud & Marstrand Horsens              
65 Johan Scheepers (RSA) Foto Marketing SA                 6.00
66 Chris Newton (GBr) Rapha Condor                             
67 Emmanuel v Ruitenbeek (Ned) Team Kuota-Indeland         6.10
68 Marc Bassingthwaighte (Nam) Team Namibia                6.30
69 Henning Jooste (RSA) Queens                             7.05
70 Chanjae Jang (Kor) Neotel                               8.23
71 Sithembele Xuza (RSA) Team Velokhaya                    8.50
72 Christopher Wolhuter (RSA) GT SUSPI Maties                  
73 Ignatius Strydom (RSA) Foto Marketing SA                    
74 Jozua Le Roux (RSA) Superwatt                               
75 CM Muller (RSA) GT SUSPI Maties                             
76 Mathias Jelitto (Ger) Team Kuota-Indeland               9.36
77 David Brown (RSA) Toyota Supercycling Academy          11.34
78 Christian Ranneries (Den) Danish Cycling Federation    12.41
79 Jens Madsen (Den) Danish Cycling Federation                 
80 Robert Hunter (RSA) Team Barloworld                         
81 Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Barloworld                           
82 Nick White (RSA) Team Medscheme                             
83 Michael Berling (Den) Glud & Marstrand Horsens              
84 Christoff van Heerden (RSA) MTN                             
85 Gary Rabie (RSA) South Africa National Track                
86 Eric van de Meent (Ned) Trek-Marco Polo DCM                 
87 Neil MacDonald (RSA) Team Medscheme                         
88 James Louter (RSA) South Africa National Track              
89 Johann Esterhuyzen (RSA) South Africa National Track        
90 Jeroen Lepla (Bel) Belgian National Team                    
91 Bryce van Zyl (RSA) Toyota Supercycling Academy             
92 Prince W Maluleke (RSA) Team Velokhaya                      
93 Piotr Kasperkiewicz (Pol) Poland National Team.             
94 Neal Corbett (RSA) South Africa National Track         13.33