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March 10, 2013

Cape Argus 2013 results: Herman Fouche claims his first win

Herman Fouche, Tyler Day and Christoff van Heerden were involved in a photo finish. Photo courtesy @CoukerMarc

The 2013 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour was won by 25-year-old Herman Fouche of Team Bonitas, with Tyler Day finishing second and Fouche's Bonitas team mate Christoff van Heerden finishing third.

It was a photo finish, with the two Bonitas team members making up incredible ground in the final stretch of the 109 kilometre race. It took numerous television replays before the result could be confirmed, although Fouche's celebrations as he crossed the line suggested he knew straight away that he'd won, having finished second last year.

The women's race was won by Anriëtte Schoeman, who now has a very impressive seven titles. Second place went to Cherise Stander, who has shown amazing strength this year following the tragic loss of her husband Burry Stander, another world-class cyclist. Jennie Stenerhag from Sweden finished third, making her the only rider from outside South Africa to secure a podium finish this year.

The race started in Adderley Street in the Cape Town city centre and passed through landmarks such as Kalk Bay, Simon's Town, Noordhoek Farm Village, Hout Bay, Camps Bay and Sea Point, before finishing near Cape Town Stadium in Green Point.

If you took part in the race and would like to know how you did, visit the official Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour website.

Sir Richard Branson (centre) at the start of his first Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour. Photo courtesy @CycleTourTrust

 

The leaders pass through the Southern Suburbs. Photo courtesy @Cas_Da_Silva

The start of the 2013 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour. Photo courtesy @CycleTourTrust

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