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Around 35 000 cyclists gathered in the streets of Cape Town in the early hours of Sunday morning to take part in the world's biggest individually timed cycle race, the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour.
The Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, held in and around Cape Town in March every year, is the biggest individually timed cycling event in the world – and the most scenic – with a history going back over more than three decades.
South Africa's Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, the world's largest individually timed cycle race, sees over 35 000 cyclists tackling a 109km route around Cape Town that is as spectacular as it is gruelling. Winds reaching 140km/h made the 2009 event one of the most challenging in the history of the race.
Strong winds, with some gusts reported to have reached 140 km/h, made the 2009 Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour one of the most challenging events in the history of the race.
Robert Hunter put the exclamation mark on a successful week's racing for Team Barloworld when he took line honours in the Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour on Sunday to help his team repeat the Cycle Tour and Giro del Capo double.