|KAP sani2c Media Release
12 May 2017
Written by : Nick Tatham
Weather forces sani2c's hand on stage two
Mackenzie - Higher than predicted rainfall overnight has forced
race organisers to make the iconic second stage of the KAP sani2c from
Mackenzie Club to Jolivet a neutral stage, meaning that no riders will
be racing due to safety concerns.
The predicted heavy rain was supposed to hit the Umkomaas valley later
in the day and when it unexpectedly arrived overnight 'Farmer' Glen
Haw's hand was forced as there could be a number of safety concerns on
what is inherently a tough stage.
"With such tight tracks down into the valley there isn't a lot of
space off the track before the drop off," Haw explained.
"Riders will be using the grass to ride on which will make the track
even closer to the edge so we had to make the decision to make the
stage a non-racing one.
"Another issue would be the extraction of riders from the valley
should something have happened."
The stage will take riders along the R612 to Highflats, where they
will go under the main road at the Highflats Church. Then riders will
cover 15km of the original route to the finish at Jolivet.
"We have been in meetings with the Municipality and the RTI since
about 3am trying to make an alternative arrangement.
"There will be no road closures but riders will need to ride to
Jolivet should they want to remain in the race.
"Riders are more than welcome to skip Friday's stage and ride
tomorrow, however they will not be in the final results.
"It wasn't a decision we took lightly but ultimately we needed to take
all possibilities into consideration and we will look forward to
another exciting stage tomorrow," Haw added.
For more information on KAPsani2c: Info@KAPsani2c.co.za or www.sani2c.co.za
SUMMARY OF RESULTS - KAP sani2c 2017 (Stage One: Glencairn to Mackenzie
1.PYGA Euro Steel (Philip Buys/Matthys Beukes) 02:47.56
2.NAD Pro MTB (Gawie Combrinck/Nico Bell) 02:48.40
3.Team BCX (Waylon Woolcock/HB Kruger) 02:48.49
4.Ryder RED E Spot Africa (Matthew Beers/Tim Hammond) 02:49.55
5.Team TIB (Andrew Hill/Julian Jessop) 02:51.43
6.Ballito Bicycling Company (Pieter Seyffert/Andrew Johnson) 02:57.04
7.Home Ice Cream (Matthew Stamatis/Thomas Jessop) 02:58.58
8.William Simpson (Derrin Smith/Michael Posthumus) 02:59.25
9.Urban Fitness Outdoor (Jonathan Cloete/Nicholas Porteous) 02:59.48
10.think 360 (Leeroy Emslie/Jason Davies) 03:00.26
11.KAPRestonic 13 (Craig Uria/Andrew Duvenhage) 03:00.31
12.Bells Cycling (Declan Sidey/JP Jung) 03:02.38
13.Business Print (Andrew Cairns/Fanie Venter) 03:05.28
14.Revolution Cycles (Brenan Anderson/David Cooke) 03:07.00
15.Lge Midas/Slender Wonder (Igna de Villiers/Paul Theron) 03:07.10
1.Valencia Ladies (Samantha Sanders/Amy Mcdougall) 03:07.38
2.dormakaba (Candice Lill/Vera Adrian) 03:08.46
3.Team Ascendis Health (Robyn de Groot/Mariska Strauss) 03:18.10
4.Galileo Risk Velocity (Carmen Buchacher/Theresa Ralph) 03:20.20
5.KAP Safipol 1 (Anli Smith/Tamaryn Kietzmann) 03:55.32
1.Private Client Holdings (James Reid/Mari Rabie) 03:14.06
2.Bluff Meat Supplies (Trevor Rowe/Robyn Price) 03:15.13
3.Omnico Team (Sanet Coetzee/Dana Coetzee) 03:20.53
4.Cycle Nation-Bring it On (Tijl van de Winkel/Joanna van de Winkel) 03:26.39
5.Bell Equipment (Darryn Purtell/Hayley Smith) 03:31.10
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The PYGA Euro Steel pair of Matthys Beukes
and Philip Buys are currently in the lead after the first stage of the
2017 KAP sani2c and will go into the final stage from Jolivet to
Scottburgh with their advantage still intact.
Valencia Ladies duo of Sam Sanders (left) and Amy Mcdougall (right)
will remain in the drivers seat in the women's race when racing resumes
on Saturday after organisers decided that Friday's stage would be a
neutral stage due to heavier than predicted weather overnight on
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