Team Alfa Bodyworks won the men’s race at the Double Century team time-trial in Swellendam today.
The 10-man team, which finished second last year, consisted of Shaun-Nick Bester, Kyle Buckingham, Rossouw Bekker, Ben Fisher, Bradley Gouveris, HB Kruger, Jean-Pierre Lloyd, Byron Munton, Louis Visser and Jayde Julius.
The powerhouse team completed the 202km in 4:38:07, beating Hartlief Deli PowerBar and Wild Dogs into second and third respectively.
“The race had only one compulsory stop and neutral zone instead of the previous editions’ two-stop and one neutral format,” said Shaun-Nick Bester, who fulfilled the role of road captain algonside HB Kruger.
“This made it more tactical and pacing was key.
“The team raced very well together and every rider did his part.”
The Barrier Breaker team won the women’s race in 6:27:58. The team consisted of Elrika Harmzen-Pretorius, Renata Bossi, Kayleigh Gultig, Tegan Phillips, Tyla Setzkorn, Bianca Silberbauer and Cally Silberbauer.
The mixed event was won by Cape Cycle Tours. The riders who did the business were Craig Edwards, Barbara Benko, Catherine Colyn, Robert Hobson, Amy McDougall, William Wakefield, Dane Walsh, Jarrett West, Henri Meyer and Johan van Zyl.