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South African Brett Swanepoel will start first on Friday’s stage one of the Roof of Africa in Lesotho, after setting the quickest combined time on Thursday’s Round the Houses lap race and mountain time trial. The 2015 third-place finisher outclassed 41-year-old Brit and defending champ, Graham Jarvis, and compatriot Travis Teasdale.
Staged in what’s affectionately typically often known as ‘the mountain kingdom’ the day started with the typical lap race by approach of the streets of the capital metropolis, Maseru. Jarvis, along with totally different pre-race favourites Andreas Lettenbichler and event rookie Alfredo Gómez made their intentions clear early on, however it was the locals who made most of the working.
It’s sometimes been said that you’d have the ability to’t win a stage race in a prologue, nevertheless you undoubtedly can lose it. Often then, riders are more likely to play it protected, making certain they save adequate for days two and three.
Top 5 Results – Round the Houses and Time Trial
1 Brett Swanepoel 01h 53m 54s
2 Graham Jarvis 01h 53m 58s
three Travis Teasdale 01h 55m 25s
4 Blake Gutzeit 01h 56m 32s
5 Scott Bouverie 01h 57h 07s