Joanna van de Winkel Grabs Four Trophies in Winning 2024 aQuellé Tour Durban Cycle Race

Joanna van de Winkel was the big star of the 110km Off-Road aQuellé Tour Durban road race, collecting four trophies when she finished just ahead of team-mate Lisa Bone to win her third consecutive title in Durban on Sunday, 21 April, 2024. Photo: Cycle Nation

Joanna van de Winkel was the big star of the aQuellé Tour Durban cycle race, collecting four trophies to wipe away any lingering regrets of Saturday’s MTB title loss when she finished just ahead of Sandton City Cycle Nation team-mate, Lisa Bone, for her third consecutive win, in Durban on Sunday, 21 April, 2024.

Van de Winkel not only edged Bone by less than two seccond for the women’s race title, she also cranked through the gears to leave Bone in the runner-up position in the CMH Nissan King of the Mountain competition and the CMH Renault Sprint.

For good measure, Van de Winkel also finished just outside the top ten overall as she defended her road race title, with Bone just a couple of positions further back.

“It was lovely to race today with my teammate Lisa from Joburg,” said Van de Winkel soon after crossing the line. “And we both finished in the front bunch.”

The diminutive Van de Winkel was often near the front of the leading bunch, and never let the leading men dominate the action.

“It is always good to stay out of trouble and be near the front, and to feel you are part of the racing and contribute to the attacks and moves in the front – and to show the guys that women are also strong.”

2024 aQuellé Tour Durban cycle race Champion, Joanna van de Winkel

“It was so much fun riding with the men. Just the speed – we averaged over 40 kays an hour – and you have to keep your attention the whole time because there is always something going on.

“I was quite disappointed after the mountain bike. I thought I had won on Saturday, but when we went off track, I did not know where I was when I joined again. So that was a bit disappointing, but today made up for it.”

Elite 110km Women’s Results at the aQuellé Tour Durban on Sunday, 21 April, 2024

1. Joanna van de Winkel 2:39:12.947
2. Lisa Bone 2:39:14.230
3. Ainsli de Beer 2:51:12.770
4. Kristy Herridge 2:51:13.513
5. Rene Cornelius 2:51:17.449

CMH Nissan King of the Mountain Women

1. Joanna van de Winkel (24, 26, 30) 80
2. Lisa Bone (11, 24, 31) 66

CMH Renault Women’s Sprint

1. Joanna van de Winkel (33, 25, 37) 95
2. Lisa Bone (11, 38, 38) 87


Original Copy: Gameplan Media, with editing by gsport

Main Photo Caption: Joanna van de Winkel was the big star of the 110km Off-Road aQuellé Tour Durban road race, collecting four trophies when she finished just ahead of team-mate Lisa Bone to win her third consecutive title in Durban on Sunday, 21 April, 2024. File Photo: Cycle Nation

Photo 2 Caption: “It was so much fun riding with the men. You have to keep your attention the whole time, there is always something going on.” Photo: Ant Grote / Gameplan Media

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