The largest timed cycle race in the world is bound to draw interest and every year there are riders from all over the world who make the effort to be in Cape Town for the race. I met a few of them this year and all had a great time being part of this amazing spectacle. Here are their photos and race reports.
The first set are by Peter Millington from Sweden
, who brought his own bike all the way for the race. Peter timed it well to fit in a conference in Cape Town and the Argus Cycle Tour, all in a week. Peter and I managed to fit in a couple of training rides from the foreshore (downtown) to the top of Chapman’s Peak
and back in the week leading up to the Tour. Good preparation for Peter to get to know the last part of the route and 2 of the 3 major hills. Especially the steep and nasty “Sugar Bush Hill” (aka Suikerbossie)
at about the 96km mark.
Comments from Peter on his experience: “Thanks again for everything. I really appreciated the cycling rides along the scenic Peninsula route
The second batch of photos are from Simon Marynissan
from the Antwerp, Belgium, who completed the Tour for the first time too. Simon, who is studying event management, is in South Africa on an internship at . Simon rode the tour with some friends who are here on similar internships. He was part of the team at African Agenda who organised the conference in Cape Town.
Simon started in Group UU at 8.40 AM. He finished the cycle tour in 7h30min. He said: “we had a lot of breaks at the drink stops of coca cola and of course to enjoy the beautiful views.”