On Thursday 3 February, an epic battle was underway in Port Elizabeth, a 40km timetrial featuring ex-Radioshack rider Daryl Impey versus triathlete Conrad 'Caveman' Stoltz and Mountainbike kid Burry Stander. Here's the social media, blow by blow, via Twitter...
Via @dylanvdm1 [Dylan van der Merwe]:
1. @africanmtbkid slowly winding it up! http://yfrog.com/h2ykymnj
2. @ConradStoltz en route. Wind is strong! 1min intervals btwn riders leaving http://yfrog.com/h38omnlj
3. @ConradStoltz up to speed now 55-60km/h. Seems Daryl Impey is closing in from behind http://yfrog.com/h3xstzzj
4. @ConradStoltz flying! Seems to have pulled back a few seconds from Daryl, serious headwind on the way back. Race decided there for sure!
5. @ConradStoltz grinding it into the headwind! Daryl inching closer from behind 37 sec http://yfrog.com/h270hej
6. @ConradStoltz about 10km to go. Daryl 20sec behind. No idea on the other big names behind. @africanmtbkid looked smooth as we went by him
7. @ConradStoltz about 10km to go. Daryl 20sec behind. No idea on the other big names behind. @africanmtbkid looked smooth as we went by him
8. @ConradStoltz passing back...neck and neck http://yfrog.com/h0tt6dyj
9. Last 3km being run at 65km/h. Daryl back in front
10 @ConradStoltz hanging on. Impressive against a pro tour rider. Will only get to see other names later
Epilogue: @ConradStoltz feedback with coach Ian Rodgers...tough day and more to learn about this TT effort! http://yfrog.com/h7dqlej
Two days later Burry Stander finished second in the Men's Road event.
@africanmtbkid on the podium. Good day! http://yfrog.com/h825537751j
Have a look at Cycle Nation's gallery of the Road Race here.
Read my article on Daryl's TT win here.
Conrad Stoltz blogs and pictures of SA TT Champs.