Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cape Epic: Stage 4 - Time Trial

Fantastic scenery during stage 4 time trial
Photo: © Cape Epic (cyclingnews)
Looks like Dave and Brett might have opted to 'consolidate' today, i.e., recover on the bike and prepare to hit stage 5 hard tomorrow. Plenty of racing left to do! Good coverage found at cyclingnews.

Here's the spiel from the organizers:

It's a first for the Absa Cape Epic - two time trials in the 2011 race! This was a 32km route through the foothills of Brandwacht. As in 2010, riders traversed the western side of Worcester in this semi-desert environment. Added to last year's route was an extra 5km loop along dual track past the local golf course. The route data read 860m of climbing which may not seem like a lot, but over such a short distance, it still required a hard effort. As usual, the top teams left at 1 minute intervals, racing only against the clock; some looking for a stage win while others wanted to consolidate.

David Stachon achieved the following results:
Stage Time:1:36.59,0
Stage Position:21. in Masters category and 98. in general classification
Overall Time:21:13.03,5
Overall Position:16. in Masters category and in 85. general classificatio

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