Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes won the opening stage of the Berg and Bush ‘Descent’ in KwaZulu-Natal today.
The Pyga Euro Steel duo completed the 98km race in 3:21:09 to beat NAD Pro’s Nico Bell, Matt Beers, Gawie Combrinck and Wessel Botha in a four-team sprint to the finish.
Bell and Beers finished second leaving Combrinck and Botha in third. Andrew Hill and Shaun-Nick Bester (TIB-Silverback-Best4Sport) were the final team in the battle to victory but finished just outside of the podium.
Team dormakaba SA’s Amy McDougall and Samantha Sanders won the women’s category, while Yolandi Toit and Ben Melt Swanepoel took the spoils in the mixed race.
View more results below.
Stage one results
1. Philip Buys & Matthys Beukes (Pyga Euro Steel) 3:21:09
2. Nico Bell & Matthew Beers (NAD Pro) 3:21:09
3. Gawie Combrinck & Wessel Botha (NAD Pro) 3:21:09
4. Andrew Hill & Shaun-Nick Bester (TIB-Silverback-Best4Sport) 3:21:09
5. Julian Jessop & Phillimon Sebona (Pyga Euro Steel) 3:29:38
1. Amy McDougall & Samantha Sanders (Team dormakaba SA) 3:52:50
2. Hayley Smith & Christie Hearder (Bell Equipment) 4:15:19
3. Andrea de Boer & Elmari de Wet (De Natte Boer) 4:47:44
4. Marli van Eeden & Yvonne Cornes (Pinky & The Brain) 5:00:30
5. Charmaine Werdmuller & Kathryn Robinson (Team awesomeness 2) 5:09:39
1. Yolandi Toit & Ben Melt Swanepoel (Team Garmin) 3:51:44
2. Tom Wetton & Theresa Ralph (Galileo Risk) 3:54:24
3. Dirk Nel & Ronel van Wyk Nel (Lynx Real Estate) 4:18:10
4. Jeff Blane & Steph Blane (LBR) 4:33:58
5. Wynand de Wet & Esmarie de Wet (De Wet Farming) 4:44:49
1. Luke Chambers 3:47:01
2. Deon van Vuuren 3:47:03
3. Grayson Keppler 3:56:05
4. Clinton Halsey 4:01:45
5. Corne Barnard 4:02:59
1. Rouxda Grobler 5:06:19
2. Chantel Rouhotas 5:30:22
3. Tamara MacMillan 5:30:50
4. Anja de Roode 5:31:52
5. Izell Buytenberg 6:40:02