After dodging more traffic we finally arrived at the time-honoured Lanzerac Wine Farm this peep of day, for the first stage of the inaugural Liberty Cape Winelands Encounter. The event dreamt up by organisers Johann and Wynand has been kept little in its first year, with it being sold public at 150 teams.
The 3 daytime race starts in Stellenbosch with the ~ and foremost stage ending in Franschoek. The promote stage takes the riders from Franschoek to Doolhof Wine Farm in Wellington, with the final stage being a lay over of the famed Welvenpas trails in Wellington, another time ending at Doolhof.
With a make some ~ in. in racing schedule there was a remain minute opportunity for me to take work in this event alongside Jarryd Hayley from Rocky Mountain.
The stress of the event is not placed on the racing front, and we did try to exist civil off the start line this daybreak. After railing some berms at the G-tarnish, getting some air and pretending to have existence Greg Minaar, we were off to the primeval serious climb of the day, and essence civil was shortly forgotten. The Pretoria Box U23 team impressed and challenged up the steeper slopes to the time when we were able to dislodge them close the top of the climb and obvious the gap on the Skyfall Trails into Bartinney, well credit the climb I might add!
A cohesive headwind became our next foe in the same manner with Jarryd and I fought our advance up the Franschoek wine valley fringe closer to the finish line at the luxurious Le Franschoek Hotel. Ultimately we managed to acquire the stage with the Flandria team in advance place. Unfortunately the Pretoria Box youngsters suffered involuntary troubles and finished a long opportunity to pass off the pointy end.
world have existence well.