As the UK shivers, Vic Barnett was having to endure 32 degrees celsius in South Africa.
Contesting the 60km Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge at Uitspan Farm
In a mega field of 735 riders, Vic finished 314th, second over 70 years old, recording a time of 3 hours 35 minutes.
Racing over very dry dusty rolling tracks the Euro cross champion he made sure he stopped frequently to stay hydrated in scorching temperatures.
Sam Gaze (Specialized) out-sprinted defending champion Howard Grotts (Specialized) and Mathieu van der Poel(Corendon–Circus) to win the Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge in a time of 02:11:50.
A muddy marvel