Team RoadCover won the Coronation Double Century over 202km out of Swellendam yesterday.
The team, which consisted of imports Louis Meintjes (Lampre-Merida), last weekend’s 947 Cycle Challenge winner Brendon Davids, manager Nic White as well as team regulars such as Willie Smit and Clint Hendricks, beat Alpha Bodyworks and Active Bodies in 4:42:24.
“We went out quite quick from the start and were a little bit on the limit,” said White. “We didn’t know how long it was going to last.”
Three-time defending women’s champs Velocity Sports Lab 1 won the women’s race in 5:52:09 ahead of Cycle Nation and Tiletoria Train.
“We badly wanted the win,” said team captain Lara Woolley. “We’ve won it for a few years, but this year the competition was a whole lot stiffer.
“Cycle Nation came down from Johannesburg and Tiletoria Train, were also very strong, but that made it more exciting in the end.”
Storck Bicycles took the victory in the mixed team category when they finished 5:20:42 in front of Team HotChillee Mixed and Clover Prestigio.
For more results, news and photos, see Double Century.