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  1. The final stage of the Tour de Langkawi came down to a small peloton of just 40 riders sprinting for the stage win. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka had all 6 of its riders in this reduced group, with our yellow jersey wearer Gibbons, the protected rider once again. The stage win went to Travis McCabe (United Healthcare), Anthony Giacoppo (IsoWhey Sports) was 2nd and Riccardo Stacchiotti (Nippo-Vini Fantini) placed 3rd. Gibbons placed 4th in the final stage sprint finish which was enough to ensure the 22-year-old South African won both the yellow leaders jersey and teal sprinters jersey overall. Gibbons was able to secure both jerseys after consistent performances over all 8 stages, placing outside of the top 10 just twice in 8 days of racing, including his stage 5 win. It was a dream race for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka as Gibbons may have won the overall title, but it was thanks to the support of an incredibly strong team that brought the victory home. Mekseb Debesay placed 5th overall and won stage 4. Ben O'Connor, like Gibbons, is a first year professional and the young Australian finished 8th overall. Jacques Janse van Rensburg, Nic Dougall and Adrien Niyonshuti were the 3 riders who selflessly worked day in, day out to keep the yellow jersey within the team for yet another year. I am incredibly happy to have won the Tour de Langkawi overall. Being as ambitious as I am, I'm slightly disappointed to not have won today's final stage. I was on the wheels of the Wilier riders through the final corner and those were just the wrong guys to be following today. But yes, I am really happy to win the yellow jersey, obviously it is the first of my career and I owe it to the amazing support of the team. The guys were incredible all week, motivated by riding for our Qhubeka cause, they gave everything for me to win this jersey. It is a special victory for me and I have really learnt a lot this week. I will take the experience I have gained here to Europe now, where I hope to win more. This is only the start for me and I'm not putting a ceiling in, to what I can achieve as a rider. Ryan Gibbons - Rider We couldn't be happier. Trying to win three Tour de Langkawi's in a row was a fairly tall ask, but coming into the week we certainly believed we could. To end the week with the yellow jersey, teal jersey, 5th and 8th overall and take 2 stage wins, it is incredible. I am really happy with how the guys performed and how the staff supported the lads this week. The Tour de Langkawi is a great race for us, it has a special place in our history so we are delighted to have won again. Oli Cookson - Sport Director
  2. Ryan Gibbons from Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka won the 2017 Tour de Langkawi overall, making it the 3rd win in a row for our African Team at the Malaysian UCI 2.HC event. Mekseb Debesay and Ben O'Connor also finished in the top 10 overall while Gibbons secured the teal sprinters jersey to make it a phenomenal week of racing for our African Team. Click here to view the article
  3. Heading into today's 5th stage of the Tour de Langkawi which took riders on a 151km journey from Meru Reya to Kuala Kubu Bharu, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka's top priority was to protect Gibbons' race leader’s yellow jersey. It was a fast start with multiple attacks in the opening 50km and eventually 1 rider was allowed to go clear, a situation that suited our African Team perfectly. There was 3 bonus sprints out on course where just by riding defensively, Gibbons was able to extend his overall lead by 2 seconds and Mekseb Debesay also grabbed a bonus second which saw him move up 1 place on the GC. With just 1 rider up the road, our African Team was able to control the race comfortably all stage. Only right at the end did a few other sprint teams come to the fore, and caught the lone escapee with 15km to go. It was then a frantic race to a sprint finale, one which suited Gibbons characteristics as the rough bricked surface and gentle rise to the line was tailored for a strong sprinter. After some great team work to drop Gibbons off in the right place for the sprint, the young South African kicked for the line around 200m to go and left the others behind. With just more than a bike's length lead, Gibbons was able to throw his hands in the air to celebrate the first professional victory of his career. After today's efforts Gibbons now has a good lead on the overall GC with Debesay 5th overall and Ben O'Connor in 10th. Gibbons also took back the lead in the teal sprinters jersey competition. I am absolutely thrilled. I am so happy I could repay my team for all their hard work and also just so happy I could get off the mark with my first professional win. Hopefully it is the start of something great. The first priority was to keep yellow today but I got a few points during the sprints out on the road which brought me the Teal jersey as well. From 10km to go, it was all systems go for a sprint and I am so happy I could pull it off. The start of the race was really busy, nobody wanted to let a break go but our guys were special, covering anything too dangerous. Eventually we could let 1 guy go and then Jacques Janse van Rensburg and Adrien Niyonshuti controlled the race all day, these guys are fantastic. Ryan Gibbons - Rider
  4. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka's purple patch at the Tour de Langkawi continued as Ryan Gibbons sprinted to victory during today's 5th stage. Jakub Mareczko (Willier) finished in 2nd place and Travis McCabe (United Healthcare) was 3rd. Click here to view the article
  5. Stage 2 of the Tour de Langkawi was the longest stage of the race at 208km and with 2 big categorised climbs in the middle portion of the stage, all was set for a tough day. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were looking to capitalise on the slightly harder day of racing, hoping to eliminate some of the riders who were in contention for the overall GC. Eventually a 16 rider group was able to get close on a 3-minute advantage over the peloton, our African Team had both Jacques Janse van Rensburg and Adrien Niyonshuti in the escape group. When the break reached the 30km climb that came halfway through the stage, Niyonshuti attacked with one other rider. Behind, the peloton started to fall apart on the climb as our African Team started to drive the pace. As both the peloton and the gap to breakaway riders got smaller, Janse van Rensburg and Niyonshuti dropped back to the main group to help with the pacing efforts. Over the top of the climb, all 6 Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders were present in the peloton which now consisted of only 40-odd riders. There was one smaller climb still to go which topped out with 30km to go, and our African Team used the positive gradient to claw back the remaining breakaway riders. On the descent toward the finish though, Gibbons, our protected rider for the stage had to stop for a bike change. He was able to return calmly enough to contest for the stage win. In the sprint for the line, it was an extremely tight finish but McCabe crossed first ahead of Pozzato with Gibbons taking 3rd. Thanks to his 2nd place yesterday, Gibbons moved into the overall leader’s yellow jersey and the teal points jersey. Our team was amazing today and the guys rode incredibly well all day. I had some problems with my bike on the 2nd climb though, so I had to change to the spare which only had a 53 chain ring on and I couldn't get into the 11 tooth sprocket either. In the downhill sprint I had the perfect wheel, coming off Travis' wheel, when I jumped to come around I just didn't have a big enough gear to get the speed up. The other sprinters are really strong so I take nothing away from them, but I genuinely feel I am quicker. I know I just need to prove it and I look forward to doing so in the coming days. I am still happy to be in the yellow and sprinters jersey too. Ryan Gibbons - Rider
  6. It was a small group sprint that decided stage 2 of the Tour de Langkawi and Travis McCabe (United Healthcare) came out on top. Fillipo Pozzato (Willier) was 2nd and our young South African sprinter, Ryan Gibbons placed 3rd. Gibbons also moved into the overall race lead thanks to the time bonuses won yesterday and today. Click here to view the article
  7. Next week a 22 year old South African, Ryan Gibbons, will line up to start his first official top level race as a full member of the Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka World Tour Team. Click here to view the article
  8. Although Gibbons got the chance to taste the highest level of racing during the latter part of 2016 when he was placed as a trainee or stagiaire into the top level, the UCI 2.HC Tour of Dubai will be his first start as a Neo-Pro. What is a neo-professional? It is a term used for anyone under the ages of 25 who is competing in their first year or second year as a contracted professional in the top level. So how did this young man from Johannesburg end up in the top echelon of professional cycling? As with a lot of kids Ryan was led into cycling by his parent’s example, riding Cross Country and Marathon Mountain biking. His parents had completed the Cape Epic when he was very young. When he was 12 in his words “I did all right in a 20 kilometer race and thought this was cool” but as a teenager he then he moved onto the road as he felt the mountain bike scene would limit his development and career. Ryan was picked up by the WCC Africa (MTN Qhubeka feeder team) as a 1st year Under 23 having ridden for the local Mr. Price team prior to that and then moving up through the ranks to the Dimension Data Continental team in 2016. He now has the great pleasure and security of a top level contract for 2017 and 2018 with Dimension Data World Tour Team. So we asked Ryan if there is anything that is making him nervous looking forward into this season? “I have never done a race with significant climbing but I am looking forward to Tour of Romandie in Switzerland in April which is on my provisional calendar for this season. There is always the possibility of bad weather, it is a race that Froome normally uses to start his Tour de France campaign and I am nervous to see how I climb against the best in the world. I know that I am not competing to win but I am expected to do a job and do it well” What else makes his nervous, being part of Mark Cavendish’s lead out train in Ryan’s words “I don’t wants to stuff that up! I know I am young and learning but that is something I must get right even at a small race” Next after Tour of Dubai it is back to South Africa for the SA National Championships in early February where the Team Dimension Data guys must be favourite to take the victory. “It’s going to be an interesting race, 180 kilometers on that rolling circuit, but I would be surprised that with all our strength if we didn’t win. There are some great riders in that race, Nolan Hoffman for example on his home track, Brendan Davids, Willie Smit and Clint Hendriks from RoadCover and of course Daryl Impey and Louis Meintjes in the mix, but we effectively have eight strong riders to work with” The Tour of Dubai is being shown live each day on DSTV Supersport from Tuesday at 11h30.
  9. 22-year-old Gibbons (pictured above) hails from Johannesburg. Having ridden for the Dimension Data for Qhubeka Continental team, his early season performances earned him a stagiaire spot in our World Tour outfit for which he rode since August. It didn’t take him long to continue to impress. Besides riding in support roles for our team leaders, he also managed to handle the pressure of captaining the team at the Münsterland Giro where he finished as our best-placed rider. Gibbons, who has a solid punch, says: "I am so fortunate and have been privileged to get this wonderful opportunity to join Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. Coming up from its Continental outfit is going to make the step a lot easier as it’s a familiar environment and both teams use similar systems and there are many other parallels. I’m grateful to have been given a taste of what pro cycling is about as a stagiaire. This has opened my eyes and given me a hunger and huge motivation for the future. I hope to be a valuable member of the team and ultimately achieve much success. Coming from South Africa and understanding firsthand what Qhubeka is about and how it impacts and influences lives is also very motivating. It gives me purpose and a constant drive, knowing that I’m not only chasing results with the team, but that I’m also part of a project which is changing lives.“ Perth based O’Connor (pictured above) joins from Avanti-IsoWhey and is another young talent that has attracted our interest. The 20-year-old Australian excels in the mountains. He has some strong finishes in U23 stage races to his name with a 3rd place overall at the Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc being one of his best results to date. O’Connor is looking forward to make the step-up: “I’m truly humbled to have been given the opportunity to commence my professional career with Dimension Data for Qhubeka. The team has a close network of support that will help and guide me in the huge step to what is a top tier team in the world of cycling. The ability to race with and for some of the classiest bike riders currently around – riders like Edvald Boasson Hagen, Steve Cummings and Mark Cavendish to name a few – will be the perfect environment for my development as neo-professional.“ Like Gibbons, O’Connor is also keen on representing Qhubeka on an international stage: "The bike has changed my life; I love riding, the places you see, the new relationships you develop and the people you inspire. The thought that through Qhubeka, by doing what I love best, I can help change the life of those less fortunate gives me a great sense of purpose to what I do.“ Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka has a strong development focus supporting and nurturing young talented riders to grow into promising and successful athletes. Gibbons and O’Connor have shown the potential to step up into the World Tour. The team will continue to support and invest in the Team Dimension Data Continental team come 2017. Team Principal Douglas Ryder adds: "I always really enjoy the energy and big wide open eyes of young riders as they embark on a journey that is unknown to them. The passion and dedication is so contagious and affects a whole team so positively. When you surround them with a great culture, amazing people, mentorship and a high performance environment then magic happens. To see both Ryan and Ben show such determination and will power this year it is a pleasure to have them join Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka as neo-pros. We have high hopes for both of them as they become the aspirational riders of our feeder team and the inspiration to so many in communities that Qhubeka shifts with bicycles.“
  10. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is delighted to announce the signings of South African Ryan Gibbons and Australian Ben O’Connor. Having proven their talents in the U23 ranks over the last few seasons both will make the step-up into the professional ranks. Click here to view the article
  11. There has been an additional change to the road cycling team that was selected to represent South Africa at the 2016 UCI Road World Championships taking place in Doha, Qatar from 9-16 October. Click here to view the article
  12. Reinardt janse van Rensburg was involved in an unfortunate crash that resulted in a fractured shoulder during the second to last stage of the Eneco Tour in Belgium on Saturday, and will no longer be taking part in the Championship. Janse van Rensburg will be replaced by Ryan Gibbons. Although Gibbons is in his final year of u23, he will be racing in the Elite category at the World Championship. He has been riding as a stagiaire for the Dimension Data World Tour Team, and has shown excellent form over the 2016 season. National Team for 2016 Road World Championships Elite Men Ryan Gibbons Nicholas Dougall Clint HendriksU23 Stefan de Bod Elite Ladies Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio Heidi Dalton Anriette Schoeman Carla Oberholzer Samantha Sanders Zanele Tshoko Junior Men Devon Short Damean Oosthuizen Jason Oosthuizen Junior Ladies Nicolene Marais Lynette Benson Soigneur Alice Rawlinson Mechanic Evan Thys
  13. 21-year old Gibbons has enjoyed a solid season so far, his first ever in Europe. Eyob, who is one year older, was runner-up at the Eritrean Nationals behind Daniel Teklehaimanot and is the current U23 National champion of his country. Gebreigzabhier is also only 21 years of age, but showed his talent by winning the U23 African Continental title. The three will join our WorldTour squad with immediate effect. Our major focus is to develop cycling across the African continent. Through our UCI Continental Team we are giving more riders the chance to succeed in international racing. To be able to bring these three incredibly talented African riders in to experience the setup and racing of our World Tour team is a fantastic achievement for the riders and testament to their hard work. If you add the support and commitment to providing bicycles to communities through the Qhubeka charity and how the team is leveraging its global exposure to support mobilising people on bicycles in South Africa, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is providing a bright future for many. Douglas Ryder – Team Principal
  14. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is happy to announce the signing of 3 stagieres for the remainder of the 2016 season. South African Ryan Gibbons as well as Eritreans Metkel Eyob and Amanuel Gebreigzabhier spent the first half of the season riding for our African team’s continental outfit. Click here to view the article
  15. While disappointed to be missing out on a title defence opportunity, Gibbons is relishing the chance to take on the world’s best in some of Europe’s finest road races having been snatched up by the Dimension Data for Qhubeka Continental Team for the 2016 season shortly after his aQuellé Tour Durban success last year. “It is very disappointing not to be able to be a part of this year’s Tour Durban, especially having won last year!” explained Gibbons. “I love that race and it is always one of my favourites on the calendar.” “Despite there being some great races here in South Africa like the Tour Durban, it is everyone’s ultimate goal to race overseas and I’m very excited about the next six months,” he added. 2015 aQuellé Tour Durban winner Ryan Gibbons (Dimension Data Continental) won't back to defend his title this year as he tackles an exciting six month racing stint in Europe, a trip he attributes greatly to his aQuellé Tour Durban success twelve months ago. Anthony Fitzhenry/ Gameplan Media Gibbons, who departs for the Northern Hemisphere on Saturday, famously etched his name onto the winners list when he edged out many of his more fancied rivals in the hotly contested end sprint of the 2015 aQuellé Tour Durban title.Despite still being just 20 years old, the result soon saw the youngster head-hunted by the Dimension Data for Qhubeka Continental Team – the feeder to the UCI World Tour registered outfit. “Joining Dimension Data has been massive for me and my win at last year’s Tour Durban definitely played a big role in setting me up for this incredible opportunity,” said Gibbons. “Twelve months ago I never would have imagined where cycling would take me! “To win a high profile race like the Tour Durban really helped me gain confidence and belief in my own ability though and to win an end sprint like that also helped me prove to sponsors and teams that I can cope with the pressures that come with that sort of racing scenario.” While Gibbons expects to be joined by much of his Dimension Data team mates for the duration of his European adventure, that includes assignments such as the Coppi e Bartali in Italy and the Under-23 equivalent of the Tour of Flanders in Belgium, he is hopeful two of his Dimension Data Continental team mates will tackle this year’s Tour Durban in his absence. “Nic Dlamini, who is a very good rider, and Bonaventure (Uwizeyimana) – our rider from Rwanda – may possibly be around to race Tour Durban for us,” speculated Gibbons. Normal entries can be submitted online at www.cycleevents.co.za/road-events/aquelle-tour-durban-2016/ until 22h00 on 11 April, after which late entries will be taken at registration at Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World from 10h00-17h00 on Friday, 22 and Saturday, 23 April. More information can be found at www.tourdurban.co.za
  16. While 2015 aQuellé Tour Durban winner Ryan Gibbons has confirmed he will not be on this year’s start line on Sunday 24 April to defend his crown, the 21 year old says that his win last year opened many new doors in his cycling career. Click here to view the article
  17. CAPTION: Ryan Gibbons (right) edges out runner-up Meron Teshome (left) and third-placed Nolan Hoffman (obscured) to take the win in the Powerade Lost City Cycle Classic, presented by Bestmed, at Sun City on Saturday. Photo: Rika Joubert/Cycle Nation. The EuropcarSA rider, who turned 21 on Thursday, stayed in the breaks throughout the 115km race and dug deep to take the bunch sprint to the finish at the Sun City resort. Gibbons crossed the line first in 2:34:27, half a wheel length ahead of runner-up Meron Teshome of the MTN-Qhubeka feeder team, with Abantu’s two-time champion Nolan Hoffman third. He said the win was the icing on the cake of a fantastic week that included his selection for the South African under-23 team to compete in the road world championships next month. “It’s been a good three days. At the moment, we’re all on a bit of a high, so it’s going to be hard to try and beat this.” The Randpark Ridge resident said conditions for the first of the spring classics had been ideal and that the racing had started at a fast pace, as the large turnout of teams set out to test each other. Within the first 20km, a break of nine riders – representing Europcar, Abantu, Bonitas, Altech-Autopage, MTN-Qhubeka and Lights by Linea – got away. “We stayed about a minute ahead of the peloton for 60 kilometres,” said Gibbons. With Abantu driving the main bunch, the leaders were eventually hauled back. Then, after a brief lull, MTN-Qhubeka’s Nic Dlamini made a daring solo escape with around 30km to go. “We were initially content to let him go but then the gap got to about a minute,” said Gibbons. “Every one of my teammates went to the front, fully committed to working for me. “The bunch caught him about five kilometres from the finish and fortunately I was able to pick it up at the end.” The result adds shine to what has already been a stellar season for Gibbons, with wins in the Fast One, Polokwane Mayoral Challenge and Tour of Durban. “I can’t take credit for it. Our guys are really selfless and committed to achieving overall victory and we’ve had a phenomenal season,” said Gibbons. “But I’d like to think I’m a bit feared in the peloton now,” he laughed. Gibbons also proved his all-round stage racing abilities over the past month, earning the points jerseys and best young rider awards at both the Bestmed Jock Tour and Clover Tour. “The longer winter tours helped to build a base and get a foundation going. A lot of teams decided against doing those races but for me it worked out perfectly.” He will now step back from the local racing scene as he turns his full attention to preparing for worlds, which takes place in Richmond, USA, at the end of September. In the women’s race, Cape Town Cycle Tour champion Lynette Burger of Activate-Demacon took the win in 3:15:10. She was chased to the line by Clover rider Charlene du Preez (3:15:11), with SA veteran road champ Desray Sebregts rounding out the podium for Bestmed-ASG a further second back. For more information, visit www.cansalostcity.co.za, find Lost City Cycle Festival on Facebook or follow @lostcitycycle.
  18. Rising star Ryan Gibbons received a memorable coming of age gift when he claimed victory in the Powerade Lost City Cycle Classic, presented by Bestmed, in the Pilanesberg on Saturday. Click here to view the article
  19. Europcar's Ryan Gibbons brought the five-year Team Abantu reign at the aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Sunday Tribune to an end with a thrilling victory in the men's 105km race, while Cherise Stander (RECM) came out on top of a see-saw end-sprint that saw nine riders challenge for the women's race laurels. Click here to view the article
  20. Racing in balmy clear and calm conditions the cagey elite men's peleton made few serious attempts to break away, and the one splinter group that adventured away 25 kilomteres from the line was quickly brought back by the assertive Europcar team. That set all the major teams up for the lead-out over the two tricky right-hand corners into the finish outside the Moses Mabhida stadium. Defending champions Team Abantu looked well placed to send Rynhardt Butler to the line to defend his 2014 title, but when the call was made by captain Nolan Hoffman for the sprinter to assert himself, he wasn't able to respond quickly enough and the Europcar train took charge at the final turn, sending an elated Gibbons to the line just ahead of Westvaal's Tyler Day with triple champion Hoffman in third. Ryan Gibbons (Europcar) celebrates winning the aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Sunday Tribune from Tyler Day (Westvaal) and Nolan Hoffman (Abantu). // Photo credit: Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media. The 20 year-old from Randpark Ridge in Gauteng, was thrilled to win the 22 edition of the Durban classic and end the five years of dominance by the Durban-based Abantu outfit. "We have finally got the Tour Durban monkey off our back!" said Gibbons. "Somehow we have never done that well in races in Durban, so we came into the race a little 'under the radar' but with a lot to prove, so we are thrilled with the win," The five strong team rode a tactically astute race and showed the form that took them to victory in the Mayoral Race in Polokwane last week and second place in the Emperors Palace Classic the week before. "In the beginning things were quite negative, and even going up the climb to Pinetown there were a few attacks but nothing stuck," said Gibbons. "We were all a bit intimidated by the Eritrean guys in the MTN Qhubeka Feeder team, but then we just felt that we shouldn't play anyone else's game but stick to our own." "Going up the M4 a five-strong bunch broke, with most of the team's sprinters. Our guy in that bunch James Reid is very strong but no a sprinter per se so we had to take control and caught them. "Coming into the final two kays my guys were just absolutely perfect! They took me straight to the front in a perfect lead out. We were second wheel - fifth, sixth and seventh - going into that first right-hand corner and then at the second right-hand corner we went to the front and took control." "This is a major race on the calendar so we are very chuffed with the result," said Gibbons. "It gives us a lot of confidence going forward. Hopefully we can repeat this in the coming week of UCI races," said Gibbons. Team Abantu stalwart HB Kruger took the King of the Mountain hotspot, while MTB Qhubeka’s Eritrean star Tesfom Issak Okubamariam took the Sprint hotspot outside Umhlanga. The women's race lived up to it's billing as a clash of the champions, and culminated in a nine-rider breakaway that held all the way into the home straight, where RECM star Cherise Stander powered down the left of the finish lane to edge out 2013 champion Lynette Burger Pieterse (Activate/Demacon) and the defending champion Lise Olivier (Time Freight eTeam). Cherise Stander (RECM, second from right) edges out Lynette Burger Pieterse (Activate/Demacon, right) in the women's race end-sprint at the aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Sunday Tribune. // Photo credit: Dave Macleod/ Gameplan Media. "It was really exciting, incredible racing from all the girls here," said Stander. "The racing was so positive, super-intense and there were so many attacks." Stander was part of the assertive group that drove a strong attack going up the climb into Pinetown that splintered the elite women's peleton and sent a breakaway group of nine riders to the front for the remainder of the race. "Activate/Demacon were very aggressive during the race," she added. "They work really well together as a team. We tried to split up the group before the end sprint but that didn't work and all nine of us came into the final straight together!" Stander, who carries massive sentimental support with her wherever she goes following the tragic death of her husband and MTB icon Burry Stander, said the result was very significant to her personally. "Its been a really long two years and I have worked hard to try and get back to it. I am really happy that slowly but surely things are starting to fall back into place," she said. The women's King of the Mountain hotspot went to An-li Kachelhofer (Activate/Demacon) and while Charlene du Preez (Clover) took the Sprint Hotspot. The elite men's peleton crosses the Mdloti River during at the aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Sunday Tribune. // Photo credit: Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media. Meanwhile the 55km cyclocross event was the source of huge interest as established MTB star Darren Lill won the event, gambling hugely by racing on his road bike. The women's title fell to the classy Candice Neethlingh (BMC-SA), racing away from the evergreen veteran and defending champion Nathalie Bergstrom. The ideal weather conditions left the huge field of social riders who ventured up the recently resurfaced M4 on the 45km Fun Ride enjoying the security of the full road closure and the sublime riding conditions. The days racing concluded with the Sunday Tribune Kids Race which was well supported by dozens of eager youngsters supported by their parents for the 1km non-competitive outing. In some cases parents who had completed their 105km or 45km ride were found wanting and struggled to keep pace with their offspring. SUMMARY OF RESULTS aQUELLé TOUR DURBAN 2015 Mens Elite 105km 1 Ryan Gibbons 02:26:10 2 Tyler Day 02:26:10 3 Nolan Hoffman 02:26:10 4 Reynard Butler 02:26:11 5 Herman Fouche 02:26:11 6 Meron Teshome Hagos 02:26:11 7 Christoff Van Heerden 02:26:11 8 Bradley Potgieter 02:26:14 9 Dusty Day 02:26:14 10 Gustav Basson 02:26:14 11 Shaun-Nick Bester 02:26:14 12 HB Kruger 02:26:14 13 Nicholas Dlamini 02:26:15 14 Metkel Eyob Teweldeberhan 02:26:18 15 James Fourie 02:26:20 16 Chris Jnr Jooste 02:26:20 17 Paul Alexander Van Zweel 02:26:21 181 Stephanus Reyneke 02:26:21 19 Peter-Lee Jefferies 02:26:21 20 Robert Du Preez 02:26:22 Women's Elite 105km 1. Cherise Stander 02:52:39 2. Lynette Burger 02:52:39 3. An-Li Kachelhoffer 02:52:39 4. Charlene Du Preez 02:52:39 5. Lise Olivier 02:52:39 6. Juanita Venter 02:52:39 7. Bianca Haw 02:52:39 8. Heidi Dalton 02:52:39 9. Catherine Colyn 02:52:39 55km Cyclocross Men 1.Darren Lill 2.Ryan Piercey 3.Jasper Van Vessem Women 1.Candice Neethlingh (BMC-SA) 2.Nathalie Bergstrom (Jowett Cycles)
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