Cyclists from all over Cape Town made their way to Durbanville on Saturday for the 19th 99er Cycle Tour. The event is the third largest cycle race in the Western Cape and is organised and hosted by El Shaddai Christian School in Durbanville.
After an exciting sprint to the finish, Craig Boyes won the 102km men’s event in a time of 2:40:03. Chris Cronje won the coveted King of the Mountain. The women’s 102km event was won by Anriëtte Schoeman in a time of 2:49:42. Although conditions were tough on race day with high temperatures, a great race was enjoyed by all. Minister Alan Winde, who is the Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities and a keen cyclist, opened the race winner’s prize giving.
The main lucky draw prize giving at this year’s 99er Cycle Tour had R130 000 worth of great prizes up for grabs, which included 3 bicycles worth a total of R85 000, sponsored by Giant Durbanville and 2 gym contracts sponsored by Go Health.
Morne Vorster, Chairman of the Race Organizing Committee said: “We had another hugely successful event made possible by an incredible team of volunteers and sponsors. Also a great big thank you to those who came out to ride and support our 19th event. We look forward to celebrating our 20th race with you next year.”
A special thank you to Mahmood Achmat and Su-Nolan Hufke from the City of Cape Town Langeberg Road Depot, who assisted with the potholes on Van Schoorsdrif and Vissershok Roads and with the mechanical broom sweeping of the route through Durbanville town to ensure safe passage for our cyclists during the race.