SA's Clint Hendricks wins #CycleTour2016

South African Clint Hendricks has won the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour.

South Africa's Clint Hendricks won the 2016 CT Cycle Tour in a time of 2:35:35. Picture: Carl Lewis/EWN

CAPE TOWN - South African Clint Hendricks came out as the winner in a thrilling sprint finish as he claimed his first ever Cape Town Cycle Tour win in a time of 02:35:35.

#CycleTour2016 Just In: Clint Hendricks is the winner of the 39th annual Cape Town Cycle Tour. pic.twitter.com/ByLaIZqqzL

He was closely followed by Julius Jade and second time and defending champion Nolan Hoffman was placed third.

It was a superb day for South African cyclists as all three podium finishers were from the host country.

In the women's elite race An-Li Kachelhoffer was the winner as she capped off her fine season with her first ever Cycle tour win with a time of 02:51:26.

#CycleTour2016 Just In: An-Li Kacheloffer is the winner of the Elite Women's race. pic.twitter.com/h6Vmmf9sgb

Lynette Burger finished second and third placed went to Adrian Vera as they completed the race in a congested field littered with both men's cyclists and tandem bikers.

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