Andrew Stockwell and Bryce Munro won the opening stage of the Cradle Traverse that took place in the Avianto area of Krugersdorp today.
The Continental Tyres team finished the short 36km stage in a time of 1:39:17. They were followed home by Torq Zone’s Dirk Oerlemans and Conraddt van den Heever, who finished in 1:52:01. Third place went to OTR’s Dewald Lotter and Stephen Fowler, who crossed the line after 1:53:50.
Silverback’s Michelle and Yolande de Villiers won the women’s team race in a time of 2:11:45. Netwerk 24’s Teresa Coetzee and Isabel Moolman finished in second place after 2:37:38, while Last Ladies’ Mari Schmidt and Madeleine Stumpf completed the podium with a time of 3:40:53.
The mixed team race was won by Team Merida’s Ben-Melt Swanepoel and Yolandi du Toit in 1:55:35. Mix Team’s Michaele and Timo Cooper finished in second after 2:04:57, with Mpact Mixed’s Wouter Heunis and Karla Stumpf in third after 2:06:19.
The solo men’s race was won by Sean O’Flynn-Madden, who finished in a time of 1:44:31. Amy McDougall won the women’s race when she finished in a time of 1:41:50.
The first stage offered fast flowing tracks, rocky trails, riverbed sections, climbing and fast descents.
View more results below.
1. Andrew Stockwell, Bryce Munro (Team Continental Tyres) 1:39:17
2. Dirk Oerlemans, Conraadt van den Heever (Torq Zone) 1:52:01
3. Dewald Lotter, Stephen Fowler (OTR) 1:53:50
4. Marnus Steyn, Lloyd Griffith (Woesrand MTB) 1:56:59
5. Jandri Ferreira, Franso Steyn (Mpact Asems) 1:57:24
1. Michelle de Villiers, Yolande de Villiers (Silverback) 2:11:45
2. Teresa Coetzee, Isabel Moolman (Netwerk 24) 2:37:38
3. Mari Schmidt, Madeleine Stumpf (Last Ladies) 3:40:53
1. Ben-Melt Swanepoel, Yolandi du Toit (Team Merida) 1:55:35
2. Michaele Cooper, Timo Cooper (Mix Team) 2:04:57
3. Wouter Heunis, Karla Stumpf (Mpact Mixed) 2:06:19
4. Quinnlyn van der Merwe, Wessel van der Merwe (The Incredibles) 2:24:19
5. Stefan van Doorn, Erika Brand (Tour de Friends) 2:32:18
1. Sean O’Flynn-Madden 1:44:31
2. Steven Bark 1:46:01
3. Glen Ramsden 1:49:39
4. Trevor D’Oliveira 1:55:12
5. Dieter Rothman 1:55:14
1. Amy McDougall 1:41:50
2. Sarah Hill 1:45:55
3. Danielle Strydom 1:50:42
4. Collette Bastard 2:20:54
5. Kim Voller 2:24:38