Giro del Capo

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Giro del Capo
Race details
DateMarch
Regionaround Cape Town, South Africa
Local name(s)Giro del Capo
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Africa Tour 2.2
TypeStage race
History
First edition1992 (1992)
Editions19
Final edition2010
First winnerFlag of South Africa.svg  Andrew Maclean  (RSA)
Most winsFlag of South Africa.svg  Andrew Maclean  (RSA)
Flag of South Africa.svg  David George  (RSA) (both 4)
Final winnerFlag of South Africa.svg  David George  (RSA)

The Giro del Capo was a road cycling stage race held in the vicinity of Cape Town, South Africa. The 2009 edition was held in the form of four challenges. [1] The last edition, held in 2010, was ranked as 2.2 by the UCI and was part of the UCI Africa Tour. [2]

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Winners

YearWinnerSecondThird
1992Flag of South Africa.svg  Andrew Maclean  (RSA)
1993Flag of South Africa.svg  Andrew Maclean  (RSA)Flag of South Africa.svg  Willy Engelbrecht  (RSA)Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Mikhail Teteriouk  (KAZ)
1994Flag of South Africa.svg  Andrew Maclean  (RSA)
1995Flag of Sweden.svg  Michael Andersson  (SWE)Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Alexander Vinokourov  (KAZ)
1996Flag of the United States.svg  Scott Mercier  (USA)Flag of South Africa.svg  Andrew Maclean  (RSA)Flag of Russia.svg  Sergueï Ivanov  (RUS)
1997Flag of South Africa.svg  Andrew Maclean  (RSA)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Matt White  (AUS)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Paul Brosnan  (AUS)
1998Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Timothy Jones (cyclist)  (ZIM)Flag of Austria.svg  Harald Morscher  (AUT)Flag of Italy.svg  Salvatore Commesso  (ITA)
1999Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Davy Dubbeldam  (NED)Flag of South Africa.svg  David George  (RSA)Flag of South Africa.svg  Nicolas White  (RSA)
2000Flag of South Africa.svg  Nicolas White  (RSA)Flag of South Africa.svg  Kosie Loubser  (RSA)Flag of South Africa.svg  Jac-Louis Van Wyck  (RSA)
2001Flag of Poland.svg  Piotr Chmielewski  (POL)Flag of South Africa.svg  Nicolas White  (RSA)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Lubor Tesař  (CZE)
2002Flag of South Africa.svg  David George  (RSA)Flag of South Africa.svg  Daniel Spence  (RSA)Flag of Poland.svg  Piotr Chmielewski  (POL)
2003Flag of South Africa.svg  David George  (RSA)Flag of South Africa.svg  Darren Lill  (RSA)Flag of South Africa.svg  Jacobus Odendaal  (RSA)
2004Flag of South Africa.svg  David George  (RSA)Flag of South Africa.svg  Neil MacDonald  (RSA)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Lubor Tesař  (CZE)
2005Flag of South Africa.svg  Tiaan Kannemeyer  (RSA)Flag of South Africa.svg  Ryan Cox  (RSA)Flag of Germany.svg  David Kopp  (GER)
2006Flag of Slovakia.svg  Peter Velits  (SVK)Flag of South Africa.svg  David George  (RSA)Flag of South Africa.svg  Ryan Cox  (RSA)
2007Flag of Russia.svg  Alexander Efimkin  (RUS)Flag of Colombia.svg  Félix Cardenas  (COL)Flag of South Africa.svg  David George  (RSA)
2008Flag of Austria.svg  Christian Pfannberger  (AUT)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Chris Froome  (GBR)Flag of South Africa.svg  Jacques Janse van Rensburg  (RSA)
YearChallenge 1Challenge 2Challenge 3Challenge 4
2009Flag of South Africa.svg  Robert Hunter  (RSA)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Chris Froome  (GBR)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Steve Cummings  (GBR)Flag of South Africa.svg  Arran Brown  (RSA)
YearFirstSecondThird
2010Flag of South Africa.svg  David George  (RSA)Flag of South Africa.svg  Kevin Evans  (RSA)Flag of South Africa.svg  Burry Stander  (RSA)

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References

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  2. "No Giro del Capo in 2011". Crank Cycling News. 23 November 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2012.