The ProTouch rider finished the 100km route in a time of 2:13:52 and was followed home by Barzani’s Jason Oosthuizen and BCX’s Nolan Hoffman.
“It was really nice to win and take another victory after Tour de Limpopo. Our team were just phenomenal. We rode as a unit and were there for each other,” said Basson.
The 22-year-old added that their plan was to go into the race for Reynard Butler and that the team were happy to take it down to a sprint for him.
With 20km to go, Basson found himself in a five-man break alongside BCX’s David Maree and Marc Pritzen, Vander Group’s Bradley Potgieter and Jason Oosthuizen.
“I got myself into a move with the guys who were there. I was happy to stay and relax and wait for Reynard to come for the sprint, but it ended up going to the line and I had to take up responsibility to go for it,” said Basson.
He added that their toughest competition on the day was the BCX team, who were there to defend their title. Clint Hendricks won the race for RoadCover last year.
“They came to the race to win it. Just like us, they go into it with a plan. Obviously, we also try and win the race as a team.
“ProTouch did exceptionally well. We did what we were supposed to do. We had each other’s backs.”
The women’s race was won by demacon’s Kim le Court in a time of 2:44:12. Silverback’s Tiffany Keep finished in second place soon after, with Le Court’s teammate Lynette Burger in third.