Nico Bell and Wessel Botha won stage two of the Berg & Bush ‘Descent’ in Winterton today.
Matthys Beukes and Philip Buys placed second, with Phillimon Sebona and Pieter du Toit third.
With the 70km route not including long climbs or sections to stage a breakaway, Bell said everyone stuck together for almost the entire day.
It was only in the final 100m where the three strongest teams battled it out for the victory.
Amy McDougall and Robyn de Groot won the women’s race, while Theresa Ralph and Sarah Hill came second.
Ralph said she and Hill tried to catch McDougall and De Groot but her teammate, who had experienced a long season recently, was struggling.
“The trails were amazing, though, so it was a great way to spend a morning.
The mixed team winners were Candice and Darren Lill.
View more results below.
Stage two (70km)
1. Nico Bell & Wessel Botha 2:23:07
2. Matthys Beukes & Philip Buys 2:23:08
3. Phillimon Sebona & Pieter du Toit 2:23:13
4. Craig Uria & Andrew Duvenage 2:29:11
5. Wayne van der Walt & Erick Heyns 2:32:45
1. Amy McDougall & Robyn de Groot 2:42:31
2. Theresa Ralph & Sarah Hill 2:43:14
1. Candice Lill & Darren Lill 2:49:39
1. Nico Bell & Wessel Botha
2. Matthys Beukes & Philip Buys
3. Phillimon Sebona & Pieter du Toit
1. Amy McDougall & Robyn de Groot
2. Theresa Ralph & Sarah Hill
1. Candice Lill & Darren Lill