Anriette Schoeman showed terrific form at the weekend by winning the Makro Bestmed Cycle Tour over 90km on Saturday – and then also claiming victory in the MTB Tour leg of the event on Sunday over 50km.
The route was shortened from 60km due to heavy rain at Crossways over the past fortnight.
Cyclists said the route and muddy conditions were extremely tough.
Jason Meaton won the men’s race.
Meaton and Schoeman broke away from the rest of the riders early in the race and stayed ahead.
Andrea Shirley came back from a bad flu infection to finish second while Kelsey van Schoor (U16) claimed third place.
The women started the 90km road race in the open licensed category with the elite men and vets 30 plus.
Teams NMMU, Wayne Pheiffer Cycles, Giant, Panda and Thule tried to get their riders away, but each break was countered by rival teams.
Schoeman (Africa Silks Bestmed), Maroesjka Matthee (Bestmed ASG, Cape Town) and Lauren Coleman (Powerbar) hung on.
Tim Jenkinson and Chris Cronje (Team Giant) broke clear of the breakaway group before the Maitland climb and took the King of the Mountains prime on Maitland.
Schoeman took the Queen of the Mountains on Maitland.
Jenkinson and Cronje took the second KOM prime 7km from the finish.
Schoeman took the second QOM and opened a time gap on Matthee.
Jenkinson was the first Elite rider to finish, followed by Cronje.