South African cyclist, Kim Le Court De Billot, sprinted to victory in the Cape Town Cycle Tour race after a thrilling 78km which started in Fish Hoek on Sunday, 10 October 2021.
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De Billot clocked 2 hours 13 minutes 37 seconds as she was part of a select group of six riders that managed to pull clear of the bunch up Chapman’s Peak, which included SA champion and Hout Bay local Hayley Preen, top mountain biker Candice Lill, UK triathlon star Emma Pallant, Kelsey van Schoor and S’annara Grove.
Pallant was the early aggressor while Preen put down the hammer up Suikerbossie in an attempt to break up the lead group. But, in the end, the group entered the final kilometres intact and it was up to Le Court De Billot and Preen to contest the sprint.
“I felt confident on the climbs, felt I was in the right place and my legs were good,” revealed Le Court de Billot. “I tried to save my legs for the sprint because I had confidence in that. I’m just glad I could pull it off for my team.”
Sunday marked the 43rd edition of the Cape Town Cycle Tour.
Photo 1 Caption: South African cyclist, Kim Le Court De Billot, sprinted to victory in the Cape Town Cycle Tour race after a thrilling 78km which started in Fish Hoek on Sunday, 10 October 2021. Photo: Cape Town Cycle Tour (Facebook)