TdA Race Update – Cairo to Aswan
Tori Fahey is the Women's Race Leader
After 8 stages of the 2011 Tour d'Afrique Race, Canadian Paul Wolfe is in front of the field of 25 men and women. He has averaged just over 30 km/h so far and currently holds a 47 minute lead, 30 minutes of which was his bonus for winning mando Stage #2, over Germany's Horst Schlenker. Another German, Dennis Kipphardt is in 3rd, 10 minutes behind Horst. Among the ladies fellow Canadian Tori Fahey is proving to be the class of the field at this early juncture. She sits in 10th place overall after 997 km. However the race has really just begun and anything can happen in the desert and mountains ahead.
With the Pharaoh's Delight section now half complete, the riders will be sailing down Lake Nasser tomorrow and into Sudan, where the next stage will start in Wadi Halfa on Wednesday morning. Readers can expect the results to be updated on average twice a week, more often depending on if the tour staff are able to transmit the data to the office from some of the remote locales they are at.
If you're interested in following the race on a regular basis, check out the official results and overall standings