Sauser, Kulhavy lead Epic
Sauser, Kulhavy (Shaun Roy/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
Cape Town - Christoph Sauser and Jaroslav Kulhavy of Burry Stander - SONGO showed their true form by winning Stage 4 of this year’s Absa Cape Epic in a time of 4:32.49,3 (overall 19:40.04,9).
This is Sauser’s 28th stage win in the history of the event.
They were followed by Marco Fontana and Manuel Fumic of Cannondale Factory Racing in 4:50.56,9 (overall 20:28.02,1).
In third place with their first podium finish this year were South Africans Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes (SCOTT Factory Racing) in 4:52.17,4 (overall 20:36.23,9).
The Bulls Karl Platt and Urs Huber, as well as Thomas Dietsch and Tim Boehme, finished in seventh and eighth place respectively after losing their way.
Sauser and Kulhavy (Burry Stander – SONGO) now lead the race by 13 minutes and 4 seconds (overall 19:40.04,9). The Bulls Karl Platt and Urs Huber are in second place overall (19:53.09,0) and the Bulls 2 team Thomas Dietsch and Tim Boehme in third overall (20:05.26,2).Results and overall standings after the 120km fourth stage of the Cape Epic mountain bike race from Tulbach to Wellington.
1, C Sauser & J Kulhavy (Burry Stander Songo) 4h 32m 49.3s;
2, M Fontana & M Fumic (Cannondale Factory Racing) +18-07.6;
3, P Buys & M Beukes (Scott Factory) +19-28.1;
4, S Sahm & S Stiebjahn (Bulls 3) +19-59.9;
5, M Knox & K Yamamoto (Burry Stander Songo 2) +20-30.9; 6,
J Hermida & R van Houts (Multivan Merida) +21-53.2;
7, K Platt & U Huber (Bulls 1) +21-54.0;
8, T Dietsch & T Boehme (Bulls 2) +221-55.0;
9, H Becking & J Novak (Superior Brentjens) +22-49.7;
10, N Bell & G Combrink (Westvaal-Bells) +28-22.4
1, Sauser & J Kulhavy 19h 40m 04.9s;
2, K Platt & U Huber +13-04;
3, T Dietsch & T Boehme +25-20;
4, J Hermida & R van Houts +37-49;
5, M Fontana & M Fumic +47-57;
6, D Lill & C Keey (Cannondale Blend) +52.48;
7, P Buys & M Beukes +56.19;
8, S Sahm & S Stiebjahn +1-08-19;
9, H Becking & J Novak +1-10-01;
10, M Knox & K Yamamoto +1-18-59.
1, Y Speedy & C Williamson (Energas) 5h 49m 59.2s;
2, S Mertens & L Turpijn (C-Bear) +26-03.5;
3, H Booyens & I Stopforth (Pragma Volcan Ladies) +33-46.2;
4, S Van Heerden & J Church ( Aspin) +51-42.1;
5, A Harrison & M Lourens (Dawn Wing) +54-35.1.
1, Y Speedy & C Williamson 24h 50m 06.2s;
2, H Booyens & I Stopforth +1-40-31;
3, S Mertens & L Turpijn +2-39-22;
4, A Harrison & M Lourens +2-42-18;
5, K Kelly & E Greene (www.rrsport.co.nz) +2-47-39.