BCX’s Clint Hendricks wins The Herald Cycle Tour Road Race

BCX’s Clint Hendricks won the 106km featured Herald Cycle Tour Road Race, which started and finished at Pollok Beach, Port Elizabeth, today.

Hendricks beat teammate Steven van Heerden on the line in 2:35:58, with Greg de Vink completing the podium.

Following the neutral zone, a break of six riders sprinted to the first hotspot, where Van Heerden was first to cross.

The field began breaking on the early climbs of the race when six riders got ahead and created just over a minute gap.

They were later joined by five more riders in front.BCX’s David Maree won the King of the Mountains challenge on the Maitland climb 60km into the race.

Two BCX riders – Van Heerden and Hendricks – went 30 seconds clear from the bunch with 30km left. The pair extending their lead to 48 seconds with 20km left.

With 10km to go, six-time winner Nolan Hoffman headed towards the front, but Van Heerden and Hendricks maintained their lead. Hendricks won in the final dash.Archie Zakhe and Ashleigh Mayhead each won the 55km race respectively.

Men1. Clint Hendricks (Team BCX) 2:35:58
2. Steven van Heerden (Team BCX)
3. Greg de Vink (Team Mad Mac p/b häzz) 2:36:00
4. Brandon Downes (Team BCX) 2:37:11
5. Nolan Hoffman (Team BCX) 2:37:12
6. Rohan du Plooy (Alfa Bodyworks-Giant)
7. Boya Mthetheleli 2:37:42
8. Christiaan Jooste 2:37:44
9. Nicol Carstens 2:37:46
10. David Maree (Team BCX) 2:38:21

Article by: In The Bunch       Photo: twitter.com/heraldcycletour