Tour de Boland, Western Cape/RSA

Date: 02.03.2015 – 06.02.2015

Description: Road Stage Race

5 Stages, 467km, 12.48hrs of racing
21st Place Overall, with two top ten finishes

It is a beautiful road stage race on open big roads in the Boland Region of the Cape. Well, not all open roads, the last stage included a steep small gravel road which we climbed three times. That was at the very end of it and definitely my best day, which I ended up 6th just a few seconds off the winner.

For this race we put a fun but strong team together of mountain bikers preparing for the Cape-Epic. Nico Bell, Konny Looser, Erik Kleinhans, Oli the Pinner and Lucien Besancon plus our always pro pro team manager Kandice Buys and mechanico Morne.

Every day included some specials:

day one: big headwind, bunch sprint
day two: heat wave, dehydration, big pass
day three: time trial, rest day for me
day four: big open roads, no corners, hilly, super fast
day five: off road, climbers stage

It was the perfect preparation for the big one the ABSA Cape-Epic, but before it, we takle the Aramex-songo Champions Race in Kayamandi. Will be good to be on the mtb again!

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