Nolan Hoffman takes the first stage in Tour of Good Hope

BCX’s Nolan Hoffman pictured winning stage one of the Tour of Good Hope in Paarl today. Photo: Tour of Good Hope

BCX’s Nolan Hoffman won the 132km first stage of the Tour of Good Hope, which took place in and around Paarl today.

Hoffman won the race in 3:17:15, beating Alfa Bodyworks-Giant’s Rohan du Plooy and DiData’s Italian Luca Mozzato into second and third place respectively.

The race started at a high speed, before Luthando Kaka, Brandon Downes and Rickardo Broxham made a break 35km in.

The three set the pace for large parts of the race and maintained their lead until the 102km mark when the peloton caught up.

A bunch sprint ensued in the last 10km, before BCX riders took control with 4km left. Hoffman then took the spoils in the final dash for the line.

Stage one
Men

1. Nolan Hoffman (Team BCX) 3:17:15
2. Rohan du Plooy (Alfa Bodyworks-Giant)
3. Luca Mozzato (DiData)
4. Reynard Butler (ProTouch)
5. Sobrero Matteo (DiData) 3:17:17
6. Shameeg Salie (Randwater-Transnet)
7. Alexendre Mayer (Mauritius) 3:17:18
8. Louis Visser (DiData)
9. Marc Pritzen (Team BCX)
10. Brad Gouveris (Alfa Bodyworks-Giant)

Article by: In The Bunch