Cape Argus Blog: That’s a Wrap!


The 2006 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour has come and gone – and afforded Capetonians with all the usual excitement and drama.

Get 30,000 people together in any random place and you’ll likely see what we saw during the course of race morning: one death (heart attack on Suikerbossie, dreaded Suikerbossie), eight serious injuries, and cyclists in leather bondage costumes.

Steffen Radochia of Germany won the men’s race in 2:34, while local Anriette Schoeman was first home in the women’s race, covering the 109 kms in 2:59. Meanwhile, Slovakian Peter Velits kept his pink jersey as the overall Giro del Capo leader and, ultimately, winner. Congrats to him.

Argus Head was hoping to better his time of last year, given the cooler conditions, but could only manage to equal it, gliding over the timing mats in 4:10. At least we’re not going backward!

For the cycle tour’s full provisional results – including hand-cycling, tandem and oldest/men women times – see below. Till next year, cycling fans, it’s goodbye from Argus Head!

2006 CAPE ARGUS PICK N PAY CYCLE TOUR PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Men

1. 23 – Steffen Radochla (Team Wiesenhof): 2.34’28” (10 bonus seconds)
2. Nolan Hoffman (Team Exel): 2.34’28” (6 bonus seconds)
3. Stefan Heiny (Team Lamonta): 2.34’28” (4 bonus seconds)
4. Giosue Bonomi (Team Barloworld): 2.34’28”
5. Jurgen Roelandts (Team Bodysol-Win for Life-Jong Vlaanderen: 2.34’28”
6. Ivan Ravailoli (Nedbank Invitation): 2.34’28”
7. Rupert Rheeder (Team Exel): 2.34’28”
8. Jay Thompson (Dimension Data / Microsoft): 2.34’28”
9. Juan van Heerden (Team Colorpress Cyclingnews): 2.34’28”
10. Christof van Heerden (Hi-Q Cycling Team): 2.34’28”

Women

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1. Anriëtte Schoeman (Proline): 2.59’08”
2. Ronel van Wyk (Bionic & Rauch): 2.59’32”
3. Anke Erlank (Cycle Lab): 2.59’32”
4. Lynette Burger
5. Marissa van der Merwe
6. Chrissie Viljoen
7. Gennie Stenerhag
8. Kathy Karstens
9. Cherise Taylor
10. Samantha Oosthuizen

Hand-Cycling

1. Ernst van Dyk 3.24’50”

Oldest Men

Japie Malan (86): 5.42’07”
Jack Melvill (83): 6.58’57”
Walter Hein (83): 5.07’23”
Jack Allen (81): 4.58’34”
Reginald Ray (80): 5.48’32”

Oldest Women

Mary Warner (79): 6.43’38”
Claire Graaff (75): 5.56’31”
Coral Stevens (73): 5.31’32”
Marie Venter (71): 4.46’08”
Wendy Haltmann (71): 5.21’13”

Masters (50+)

1. Ernest Horn
2. Andre Potgieter
3. Paul Furbank

Vets (40 – 49)
1. Christo van den Heefer
2. Gary Beneke
3. Andre Viljoen

Sub-Vets (30 – 39)
1. Robbie Rodrigues
2. Neil Bradford
3. Michael Jones

Tandem
1. Chris Botha & Phillip Schoeman
2. Shan Wilson & Adrian Enthoven
3. Ian Martin & Douglas Ryder (Ryder is former Cycle Tour Winner)