Phetetso Monese and Bruce Hughes (Team ACE Lesotho) took the overall win in the elite men’s race at the Wines2Whales Ride at Onrus Caravan Park today.
They won the third and final 69km stage in a time of 2:59:52 for an overall time of 9:04:35.
Lorenzo le Roux and Daniel Mannweiler (KAP Prochorus) came second in 3:02:21, followed by HP Odendaal and Daniel Carleton (Lantau Buffaloes) in 3:04:07.
“We kept a casual pace until waterpoint two. Phetetso then decided to put it down on the climb and I just followed,” said Hughes.
In the women’s race Jana Kruger and Ilse Viljoen (Companero) finished in 3:44:06 for an overall winning time of 11:36:29.
They were followed home by Meike Aschenbroich and Inky Talbot (Team Sterri Stumpi & Beer) in 3:53:54 and Alta Kriegler and Sunette Beyers (Team Vergelegen) in 3:55:00.
Russell Lund and Anneke Hanekom (Team Haaskat) won the mixed team final stage in 3:23:16 and had an overall time of 10:23:48.
Nicholas Webb and Kylie Hanekom (Team Bike Hub) took second in 3:31:05, while Jeanie de Villiers and Piet Laubscher (Team Citricom 2) came home in 3:31:31.
The Wines2Whales Race will kick off at Lourensford Wines Estate on November 11.