Tour of Good Hope results & GC: Clint Hendricks in 3rd

Team Dimension Data’s Matteo Sobrero won the 134km fourth stage of the Tour of Good Hope today followed by Reynard Butler & Team BCX’s Clint Hendricks. Photo: Tour of Good Hope


Team Dimension Data’s Matteo Sobrero won the 143km fourth stage of the Tour of Good Hope, which took place in and around Paarl today.

The Italian won the race in 3:38:42, beating ProTouch’s Reynard Butler and BCX’s Clint Hendricks into second and third respectively.

Just 25km in, heading up the Du Toitskloof Pass, nine riders – BCX’s David Maree and Chris Jooste, ProTouch’s Jayde Julius and HB Kruger, DiData’s Kent Main and Stefan de Bod and Rickardo Broxham – made a break.

The peloton all grouped back together again at the 46km mark. BCX’s Nolan Hoffman was first through the hot spot.

Main won the final King of the Mountains challenge, with De Bod and BCX’s Marc Pritzen having followed.

At the 105km mark, 13 riders made a break, before it was reduced to eight with just eight kilometres to go. Sobrero then managed to outlast the rest in the final stretch.

Stage four

1. Matteo Sobrero (DiData) 3:38:42
2. Reynard Butler (ProTouch) 3:38:43
3. Clint Hendricks (BCX) 3:38:43
4. Stefan de Bod (DiData) 3:38:44
5. Frans Claes (Alfa Bodyworks-Giant) 3:38:45
6. Gustav Basson (ProTouch)
7. Hendrik Kruger (ProTouch) 3:39:11
8. Jayde Julius (ProTouch) 3:39:34
9. Chris Jooste (BCX) 3:39:34
10. Bradley Potgieter (Cycle Power) 3:39:35

Article by: In the Bunch