Nolan Hoffman wins men's Cape Town Cycle Tour race by a whisker from Kiwi Sam Gaze. Photo: Peter Heeger
CAPE TOWN – The 32-year-old Nolan Hoffman of BCX won his third title at Sunday's 40th Cape Town Cycle Tour at Green Point.

The Franschhoek-born Hoffman won the men's 109km race in a time of 2:37:30.

New Zealand Olympian Sam Gaze, who won the UCI MTB World Cup race in Stellenbosch on Saturday, was a close second. 

Reynard Butler of ProTouch was third in the same time.  

“What can I say, incredible work by our boys today. It was our race to lose, but pulled it off,” said Hoffman after the race. 

Meanwhile in a sprint finish Demacon’s Kim le Court won the Cape Town Cycle Tour women’s race.

While the men's distance was 109km, the Women’s was distance 76km.

Le Court won in a time of 2 hours 11 minutes and 50 seconds. Vera Adrian came second and Maroesjka Mattee was third, with both riders finishing in the same time with the positions decided in a photo finish.

Seven-time winner Anriette Schoeman ended fourth, with Kelsey van Schoor completing the top five.

Provisional women’s results:

1. Kim le Court 2:11:50

2. Vera Adrian 2:11:50

3. Maroesjka Matthee 2:11:50

4. Anriette Schoeman 2:11:51

5. Kelsey van Schoor 2:11:51

6. Yzette Oelofse 2:11:51

7. Heidi Dalton 2:11:52

8. Elne Owen 2:11:52

9. Lucy James 2:11:53

10. Mellusca Toovey 2:11:53

African News Agency

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