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PPA Cape Argus Giro del Capo Challenge 4 - 1.2
South Africa, March 4-8, 2009
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Race 4 - March 8: Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, 110km
Brown cuts through Barloworld's dominance
On the final day of the four individual Giro del Capo races Barloworld's dominance ended when Arran Brown (Medscheme) outsprinted Robert Hunter. Nolan Hoffman of Neotel cam in third in the bunch sprint to the line after 110 kilometres.
A smiling Hunter was proud of his team and said his mates rode well, considering the strong winds and dust storms the peloton faced. About 23km before the end, the peloton split into a 40-man breakaway, which resulted in a bunch sprint to the finish line. Barloworld's Daryl Impey, Chris Froome, John-Lee Augustyn, Stephen Cummings and Felix Cardenas were all working hard to pave the way for Hunter.
Stephen Cummings proved that the climb up Chapman's peak, which was opened especially for today's event, was a fairly simple climb when he took home the Powerade King of the Mountains jersey. Cummings won the third stage of the Giro del Capo in Paarl on Friday,
Team Manager Claudio Corti found the result pleasing. "The wind was strong – it was a bit dangerous out there, but the team is in good form and kept pushing. Our team took control in the front of the peloton early in the race."
Swede Stenerhag claims sprint win
It took a photo finish to determine that Swedish rider Jennie Stenerhag (Alpha Pharm) had pipped five-time champion Anriette Schoeman (Nashua Telecoms) to the finish in a thrilling sprint to win the women’s title at the 2009 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour. Gale force winds made for difficult conditions and the professional women raced with the 40-49-year-old racing veteran men, making for a fast pace from the start.
Only a handful of women were able to stay with the leading men’s group over the famous climbs of Chapman’s Peak and Suikerbossie, resulting in a chaotic sprint with the men and women each racing for podium places in their respective categories.
Schoeman believed she’d won, throwing up an arm in celebration as she crossed the finish, but was unaware that Stenerhag was on her left and centimetres ahead. Marissa van der Merwe (MTN) rounded out the podium places.
Elite men 1 Arran Brown (RSA) Team Medscheme 2.46.32 (39.63 km/h) 2 Robert Hunter (RSA) Team Barloworld 3 Nolan Hoffman (RSA) Neotel 4 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Danish Cycling Federation 5 Juan van Heerden (RSA) MTN 6 Christoff van Heerden (RSA) MTN 7 Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Barloworld 8 Emmanuel v Ruitenbeek (Ned) Team Kuota-Indeland 9 Shaun Dawel (RSA) Konica Minolta 10 Jamie Ball (RSA) House of Paint 11 Jaco Venter (RSA) Trek-Marco Polo DCM 12 Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor 13 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 14 Michael Berling (Den) Glud & Marstrand Horsens 15 Ricky Jorgensen (Den) Glud & Marstrand Horsens 16 Luthando Kaka (RSA) Glud & Marstrand Horsens 17 Malcolm Lange (RSA) Team Medscheme 18 Marcel Barth (Ger) Bioracer 19 Bjorn Glasner (Ger) Team Kuota-Indeland 20 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Belgian National Team 21 Stefan Ganser (Ger) Team Kuota-Indeland 22 Robert Bartko (Ger) German National Team 23 Henning Bommel (Ger) German National Team 24 Christoph Sauser (Swi) Team DCM Chrome 25 Neil MacDonald (RSA) Team Medscheme 26 Dennis van Niekerk (RSA) Konica Minolta 27 Olaf Pollack (Ger) German National Team 28 Jacob Nielsen (Den) Glud & Marstrand Horsens 29 Brent Cunningham (RSA) Queens 30 Fabian Schaar (Ger) Bioracer 31 Johann Rabie (RSA) Neotel 32 Chris Newton (GBr) Rapha Condor 33 Sun Jae Jang (Kor) Neotel 34 Jakub Sredzinski (Pol) Poland National Team. 35 James Perry (RSA) Neotel 36 Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor 37 Roger Kluge (Ger) German National Team 38 Reinhardt J.v. Rensburg (RSA) Toyota Supercycling Academy 0.16 39 Dean Edwards (RSA) House of Paint 40 Travis Allen (RSA) House of Paint 41 James Spragg (GBr) Trek-Marco Polo DCM 42 Jaques J v. Rensburg (RSA) Trek-Marco Polo DCM 43 Jay Thomson (RSA) MTN 44 Kevin Evans (RSA) MTN 45 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) German National Team 46 David George (RSA) MTN 47 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor 48 Nick White (RSA) Team Medscheme 49 Johannes Kachelhoffer (RSA) Team Medscheme 50 Jeremy Maartins (RSA) House of Paint 51 Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor 52 Waylon Woolcock (RSA) Team Medscheme 53 Felix Cardenas (Col) Team Barloworld 0.41 54 Stephen Cummings (GBr) Team Barloworld 55 Leon van Bon (Ned) Trek-Marco Polo DCM 0.49 56 Tiaan Kannemeyer (RSA) Neotel 1.05 57 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Barloworld 58 Sven Teutenberg (Ger) MTN 1.23 59 John-Lee Augustyn (RSA) Team Barloworld 2.24 60 Marcel Kalz (Ger) Bioracer 5.00 61 Robinson Michael (RSA) House of Paint 5.41 62 Michael Pepper (RSA) House of Paint 63 Casey Munro (Aus) Konica Minolta 64 Koos Loubscher (RSA) Konica Minolta 65 Mathais Kristensen (Den) Glud & Marstrand Horsens 66 Chanjae Jang (Kor) Neotel 67 Eric van de Meent (Ned) Trek-Marco Polo DCM 68 Jens Madsen (Den) Danish Cycling Federation 69 Arno Viljoen (Nam) Team Namibia 70 Frank Schulz (Ger) Bioracer 71 Peter Lambert (RSA) Southern Cape Regional team 72 Dylan Girdlestone (RSA) Toyota Supercycling Academy 73 Johan van der Merwe (RSA) Toyota Supercycling Academy 74 Songezo Jim (RSA) Team Velokhaya 75 Ryan Kemp (RSA) Superwatt 76 Charles Keey (RSA) Superwatt 77 James Tennent (RSA) Superwatt 78 Barend Burger (RSA) Queens 79 Carl Pasio (RSA) GT SUSPI Maties 80 Geddan Ruddock (RSA) GT SUSPI Maties 81 Matthew Wentworth (RSA) Olympic Cycles 82 Armand Snyman (RSA) Foto Marketing SA 83 Justin Van Hoecke (Bel) Belgian National Team 6.55 84 Nico Bell (RSA) NDT Inspection Svs/Mpumul 85 Dawid Glowacki (Pol) Poland National Team. 7.03 86 Rafal Ratajczyk (Pol) Poland National Team. 7.08 86 Lukasz Bujko (Pol) Poland National Team. 88 Casper Jorgensen (Den) Danish Cycling Federation 89 Robert Bengsch (Ger) Bioracer 90 David Brown (RSA) Toyota Supercycling Academy 91 Bryce van Zyl (RSA) Toyota Supercycling Academy 92 Pieter Henning (RSA) Computer-Smith 93 Keegan Ziady (RSA) Team ASICS 94 Tredouw Odendaal (RSA) Superwatt 95 Rodney Green (RSA) Team DCM Chrome 96 Andrew Smith (RSA) GT SUSPI Maties 97 Ruan van Schalkwyk (RSA) Olympic Cycles 98 Mathew Evans (RSA) Olympic Cycles Elite women 1Jennie Stenerhag (Alpha Pharm) 3.06.01 2 Anriette Schoeman (Nashua Telecoms) 3 Marissa van der Merwe (MTN)