Race Results – Pharaoh’s Delight section
Every year there are those riders who show up in Cairo with the sole intention of winning the Tour d’Afrique but there are also a few closet cases. Those who arrive only with the intention of going the distance but deep down wonder if they’ll be able to get a few stage wins, maybe a section or two and before you know it they’re leading the pack into Cape Town.
This year has been no different with Canadian, Pascal Duquette showing his intentions from the get-go and getting his first of many stage wins on day 2 in Egypt. He has had some competition from Tobias Munch from Germany, Kiwis John Faulkner and Vince Langford and Freek de Haas from Holland and each them have notched up their own stage win during the first section of racing. In the women’s race things have been closer with Bridget O’Meara from South Africa showing potential to be the first South African winner in a few years. However, Lizzie Brown from the UK has proved her worth since leaving Cairo and the women’s race might turn out to be a very interesting affair further on.
Nothing is set in stone though and it is still early days on tour. With only one section done, there are seven more to go and we are about to hit the first days of off-road. Things are about to get interesting.
Pharaoh’s Delight Winners:
- Pascal Duquette 58:34:35
- Tobias Munch 58:53:04
- John Faulkner 60:08:31
- Bridget O’Meara 69:27:30
- Lizzie Brown 69:50:40
- Natalie Howard 71:18:14