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Highlights of the Final Stage of the Tankwa Trek 2020 in South Africa.
After having bad luck in the first two stages, the 2019 winners and top seeds Manuel Fumic from Germany and Henrique Avancini from Brazil manged to win the third and last & final fourth stage. Their stage wins had no impact in the general classification as the Cannondale Factory Racing One Team already lost 30minutes at stage one due to Fumic’s mechanical.
The best and most constant team throughout the last four days was the BULLS Heroes Team, Simon Stiebjahn (GER) and Urs Huber (SUI). With a total time of 11:03:13 they won the 2020 Tankwa Trek with a gap of 3min30sec.
The women race was a really close battle between three teams, they were only separated by 37 seconds after the penultimate stage 3. The international team of Fairtree, Jennie Stenerhag from Sweden and Nadine Rieder (GER) were in the lead after the queen stage 3. After winning the final stage 4 the strong South African pair Mariske Strauss and Candice Lill from Faces CST they claimed the overall Tankwa Trek women title 2020.
Info Tankwa Trek:
The 2020 Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen is truly a ride like no other. South Africa’s premier four-day mountain bike stage race took place from 6-9 February 2020 as one of the first UCI events of the season. With breath-taking trails through the Bokkeveld and winding routes in the Witzenburg area, this race features some of the most unique scenery South Africa has to offer.
With a total distance of 285.5 kilometres and 5.750m of climbing some of the world’s best mountain bikers as well as aspiring amateurs took on this journey, starting and ending at the Kaleo Guest Farm in the stunning Western Cape.
All in all, 593 mountain bikers from 29 countries tackled the eight edition of the Tankwa Trek.
The UCI competitors list is stronger than ever. Former world champs, Cape Epic winners and of course the defending champions from 2019.
|Results MEN Final Stage 4||Results WOMEN Final Stage 4|
|1| Cannondale Factory Racing One // Manuel Fumic (GER) & Henrique Avancini (BRA)||1| Faces CST // Mariske Strauss (RSA) & Candice Lill (RSA)|
|2| BULLS Youngsters // Simon Schneller (GER) & Martin Frey||2| Fairtree // Jennie Stenerhag (SWE) & Nadine Rieder (GER)|
|3| BULLS Heroes // Simon Stiebjahn (GER) & Urs Huber (SUI)||3| Dormakaba blue // Robyn de Groot (RSA) & Adelheid Morath (GER)|
|OVERALL Results MEN Tankwa Trek 2020||OVERALL Results WOMEN Tankwa Trek 2020|
|1| BULLS Heroes // Simon Stiebjahn (GER) & Urs Huber (SUI)||1| Faces CST // Mariske Strauss (RSA) & Candice Lill (RSA)|
|2| CST PostNL Bafang // Sebastian Fini (DEN) & David Nordemann (NED)||2| Fairtree // Jennie Stenerhag (SWE) & Nadine Rieder (GER)|
|3| DANSTE Racing / MEGATECH // Alexander Miller (NAM) & Tristan de Lange (NAM)||3| Dormakaba blue // Robyn de Groot (RSA) & Adelheid Morath (GER)|