The Swiss rider (Adrian & Meyer Jewellers) finished the 373km endurance event in 14:45:21 to beat Namibia’s Martin Freyer (Hollard) by 20 minutes. South Africa’s Dusty Day (Barzani Pro Cycling), who recently won the 36ONE MTB Challenge in Oudtshoorn, claimed third in 16:34:28.
Namibia’s Irene Steyn (MBM Racing), third last year, claimed victory in the women’s event in 17:52:35. Genevive Weber (Marathon Sugar) and Wilmien Chamberlain (PSG) placed second and third respectively.
Kai and Marc Pritzen won the men’s team race while Nicola Fester and Gabriela Raith were the winners of the women’s event.