Di’s BridgeCPT Report – Prologue

Full Sus’s eyes and legs in the 2014 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek is Diana Carolin (follow her on @di_carolin). Di is racing with Rob Cragg for Craft SA in the Mixed category and she’ll be providing daily updates exclusively for Full Sus throughout the race. Here’s how her Prologue went:route-prologue

#BuffelsBattle – 15.3km & 371m ascent

Today was the Prologue at Buffelsdrift just outside Oudtshoorn. Our start time was 12:28, third last in the mixed category. I’m riding for the first time in this category; and have a great partner in Rob Cragg.

It was a hot and dusty Prologue and we passed quite a bit of traffic. The single track was dry and skiddy so we kept it safe to avoid falls. The air was so dry that my lungs were on fire from start to finish.

As we got past the 2km to go mark and out of the single track Bartie Bucher and Heinz Zorweg cauth us and sped past at an amazing speed. We go up onto the dam wall and sprinted up to the line to finish in a time of 49.45 – or there abouts.

Once again Dryland and Bridge are putting on a great and well run event!

I’m looking forward to the week ahead and some great riding, with a great partner.

Stage 1: #RedstoneRumble – 100km & 1 794m ascent

Stage 1 of the 2015 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek see the racing start in earnest as the riders race from the town Centre of Oudtshoorn to Calitzdorp High School, via the picturesque red stone formations of the Kruisrivier.

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Prologue Results:

Men:

1st: Tim Bohme & @Stiebi90 36’07”

2nd: @MatthysBeukes & @philbuys + 19”

3rd: @james_reid01 & Hermann Pernsteiner +1’38”

Ladies:

1st: @robyndegroot & @jenniestenerhag 44’45”

2nd: @taylorchick1 & @candle_bear + 19”

3rd: @TheresaRalph & @wheelerwind + 2’30”

Mixed:

1st: Kobus & Fienie Barnard 44’43”

2nd: @Anriettes & Vickus Boshoff + 1’55”

3rd: @nessatazz1 & Barbara Benko + 2’02”

Get Social

Follow the following for all the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek updates:

@FullSussa – Us (we’ll retweet the rest)

@bridgeCPT – The official race twitter handle

@di_carolin – Racing for Craft SA and providing you with daily updates via Full Sus

@Team_RECM – RECM team manager, Kandice Buys, provides the best info from within the race

@Geralddekock – The voice of cycling

@oakpics – Full Sus’s photographic partners and a mad-cap bunch of photographers

@bigshotmediasa – The team behind the amazing daily TV productions

@ZoonCronje – Xtreme Media’s sharp shooter and the eye in the sky

@KathCrabbe – GM of songo.ino doing her first Cape Pioneer

@TeamBulls – UCI pro team who’re no strangers to MTB racing in SA

 

Catch the Pioneer on TV

Date Stage Channel Time
12 Oct Prologue Super Sport 8 21:45
13 Oct Stage 1 Super Sport 8 21:30
14 Oct Stage 2 Super Sport 8 21:00
15 Oct Stage 3 Super Sport 8 21:00
16 Oct Stage 4 Super Sport 8 21:00
17 Oct Stage 5 Super Sport 8 21:00
18 Oct Stage 6 Super Sport 8 21:30

 

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