Nolan Hoffman defended his Cape Town Cycle Tour title in superb fashion on Sunday morning when he sprinted across the finish line a mere split second ahead of Tyler Day and Brenton Jones to claim top honours.
The Team Abuntu rider completed the shortened 47km route in a time of 1:01:49 to claim the top spot on the podium.
“It was only 47km, but it was the hardest 47km. There was no place to recover, and before I knew it, there was another hill.
” I’m proud of the way the guys rode today – they stuck to the tactic and executed it to perfection. My teammates were fantastic,” Hoffman said.
In the elite ladies race, Lynette Burger claimed the title from last year’s winner Cherise Stander in a time of 1:17:52 with Team Bestmed-ASG-Multihull rider Maroesjka Matthee rounding off the podium in third position.
On her first Cape Town Cycle Tour win, Burger said that, despite the dramatic route change, this year’s event was a thrill.
“We set out to do 109km, but the distance doesn’t matter to me because it is still a race. We went fast and hard from the start. We were only a team of three today, but my teammates were fantastic and set up the win for me perfectly,” said Burger.
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