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TIME TRIAL HIGHLIGHTS

TIME TRIAL STRIKES AGAIN


 Barend Burger & Max Knox secure the Overall win by 1 minute at the PPS Panorama Tour Time Trial

The Time Trial, the make or break stage of the PPS Panorama Tour, struck again shaking up the podium and ending the 13th PPS Panorama Tour with a bang.

Teams headed out on the morning of the 1st May 2018 in descending order (Unofficial to Slowest to Fastest) at 30” intervals. This was an out and back 36km route but, for those wanting to take home a win, you needed to leave it all on the tar to take home the prize.

Barend Burger & Max Knox (Team Demacon), with no stage wins to their name, came in at 00:59:03 ultimately slipping in to steal the General Classification win by 1 minute.

Burger comments on the win, “Consistency is key at the PPS Panorama Tour. You need to make sure you don’t burn out too early. We’ve raced the Tour before so we know what to expect and we know that in the Time Trial you can gain and lose a lot of time. We rode steady stage to stage and we’re happy that the final push in the Time Trial was enough to take the overall win.” 

Tokhozani Mahlangu & Thulasizwe Mxenge (Team PBC Pro 1), first time PPS Panorama Tour competitors, came in with a Time Trial time of 01:01:24. They fought pedal and stroke throughout the Tour for the Open Men’s prize and the Time Trial secured it - with 2 minutes to spare.

Mahlangu comments on the win, “It was a tough four days, and we weren’t sure we had it at the end, but with the support of our PBC teammates and the other competitors we came out on top. We’ve learned a lot from what we’ve seen here at the PPS Panorama Tour and we aim to take what we learned and apply it to future races.”

Sanet Coetzee & Elmari De Wet (Team Clover Ladies) had a clean sweep throughout the PPS Panorama Tour, taking all four stage wins to and the Open Women’s first prize.

In 2018 the PPS Panorama Tour saw an added R150 000 worth of unit trusts added to the prizes, compliments of PPS. With this, the winners will be able to invest in any of the 9 PPS unit trusts, or a combination thereof. This brought the 2018 prize money to over R260 000 in value.

Izak Smit, Group CEO of PPS concludes with a few words for all the PPS Panorama Tour riders, ”From PPS we’d like to congratulate every single rider who came to participate in the PPS Panorama Tour. Whether your goal is to be on the podium or just to complete the race, it’s a win. In our eyes, every rider here is a winner.”   

The PPS Panorama Tour is officially over and will be back in 2019.  

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TIME TRIAL RESULTS

 

Tandem

  • 1st Louise Jordaan & Theo Jordaan 01:13:34 (Team Wot Wos I Thinking?)         
  • 2nd Gerhard Shaw & Dunette Shaw 01:13:36 (Team Life Cycle)
  • 3rd Susan Dalby & Michael Dalby 01:18:28 (Team Chop & Suey)

Grand Masters

  • 1st Paul Furbank & Johan Spies 01:07:59 (Team Ballies)     
  • 2nd Johnnie Koen & Pierre Van Hell 01:13:31(Team Johnnie Koen Cycles)
  • 3rd Walter Thornhill & Nico Swanepoel 01:23:46 (Team Eye of the Child) 

Masters

  • 1st Jose Antunes & Simon Cleminson 01:06:06 (Team Lion & Ant)
  • 2nd Christian Tuypens & Bart Meganck 01:07:17 (Team OSK-AR)
  • 3rd Warwick Ham & Frans Hansen 01:07:45 (Team Maties)

Vets

  • 1st Nic White & Trevor Davies 00:59:24 (Team INSPiRE WhiteInc)
  • 2nd Johann Naude & David Labuschagne 00:59:47 (Team Team ASG Bestmed Vets)
  • 3rd Carl Lotter & Samuel De Swardt 01:04:07 (Team The Young and the Brave)

Sub Vet

  • 1st Steve Cooke & Mike Hewan 00:58:43 (Team Inspire)
  • 2nd Barend Burger & Max Knox 00:59:03 (Team Demacon)  
  • 3rd Pieter Avenant & Adolph Krige 01:02:15 (Team Token Gestreepte Waaierstert) 

Mixed

  • 1st Marnus Potgieter & Samantha Sanders 01:03:57 (Team Cycle Nation – Dormakaba)
  • 2nd Igna De Villiers & Dalene Van Der Leek 01:05:53 (Team Bells LGE Midas)
  • 3rd Gabriel Van Deventer & Lucy James 01:06:12 (Team Enervit #1)

Open Women’s

  • 1st Sanet Coetzee & Elmari De Wet 01:15:01 (Team Clover Ladies)
  • 2nd Meghan Brinkley & Jenni Walker 01:19:18 (Team Knee-Moania)          
  • 3rd Annerie Van Velden & Lynn Schumann 01:23:35 (Team Bikefit Women)

Open Men’s

  • 1st  Warren Mckay & David Humphris 00:58:00 (Team Ninja Goats 2.0)
  • 2nd Kai Pritzen & Courtney Kerr 01:00:03 (Team  Karan Beef Heneways 1)
  • 3rd Kieran Correia & Tiano Da Silva 02:03:49 (Team TDS)

 

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

 

Tandem

  • 1st Louise Jordaan & Theo Jordaan 11:48:28 (Team Wot Wos I Thinking?)         
  • 2nd Gerhard Shaw & Dunette Shaw 12:09:22 (Team Life Cycle)
  • 3rd Susan Dalby & Michael Dalby 12:44:11 (Team Chop & Suey)

Grand Masters

  • 1st Paul Furbank & Johan Spies 10:43:26 (Team Ballies)     
  • 2nd Johnnie Koen & Pierre Van Hell 11:45:06 (Team Johnnie Koen Cycles)
  • 3rd Walter Thornhill & Nico Swanepoel 13:25:33 (Team Eye of the Child) 

Masters

  • 1st Jose Antunes & Simon Cleminson 10:26:00 (Team Lion & Ant)
  • 2nd Warwick Ham & Frans Hansen 10:32:07 (Team Maties)
  • 3rd Bart Meganck & Christian Tuypens 10:41:26 (Team OSK-AR) 

Vets

  • 1st Nic White & Trevor Davies 09:30:24 (Team INSPiRE WhiteInc)
  • 2nd Johann Naude & David Labuschagne 09:30:50 (Team ASG Bestmed Vets)
  • 3rd Carl Lotter & Samuel De Swardt 09:43:42 (Team The Young and the Brave)

Sub Vet

  • 1st Barend Burger & Max Knox 09:28:55 (Team Demacon)   
  • 2nd Steve Cooke & Mike Hewan 09:29:55 (Team Inspire)
  • 3rd Pieter Avenant & Adolph Krige 09:44:49 (Team Token Gestreepte Waaierstert)

Mixed

  • 1st Marnus Potgieter & Samantha Sanders 10:09:57 (Team Cycle Nation – Dormakaba)
  • 2nd Gabriel Van Deventer & Lucy James 10:12:40 (Team Enervit #1)
  • 3rd Rudolf Naude & Zanri Rossouw 11:35:29 (Team Clover Mix)

Open Women’s

  • 1st Sanet Coetzee & Elmari De Wet 11:37:52 (Team Clover Ladies)
  • 2nd Meghan Brinkley & Jenni Walker 12:15:01 (Team Knee-Moania)          
  • 3rd Annerie Van Velden & Lynn Schumann 12:59:04 (Team Bikefit Women)

Open Men’s

  • 1st Tokhozani Mahlangu & Thulasizwe Mxenge 09:30:38 (Team PBC Pro Team 1)
  • 2nd Kai Pritzen & Courtney Kerr 09:31:46 (Team Karan Beef Heneways) 
  • 3rd Heine Engelbrecht & Juan-Pierre Jung 09:33:01 (Team Bells cycling LGE /lvt)

OVERALL GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

  • 1st  Barend Burger & Max Knox 09:28:55 (Team Demacon)
  • 2nd Steve Cooke & Mike Hewan 09:29:55 (Team Inspire)
  • 3rd Nic White & Trevor Davies 09:30:24(Team INSPiRE WhiteInc)

 

Stage Three Highlights