Arno Viljoen of Team Namibia excelled to come ninth overall at Stage Four of the Giro del Capo in Cape Town on March 11.
The 20-year-old student at Stellenbosch University completed the 5,5km hill time trial in 12 minutes 49 seconds, just 35 seconds behind the winner David George of the Nedbank Invitation team. Dan Craven of Team Namibia finished 27th, 1:17 behind George, while Mannie Heymans finished 67th, 2:11 behind George.
Namibiaâ??s German-based cyclist Erik Hoffmann, riding for Team Lamonta, came 57th, 1:58 behind George.
Team Namibia came 9th in the team classification, 3:03 behind the winning team, Konica Minolta.
Velits is overall leader
After Stage 4, Peter Velits of the Konica Minolta team was the overall leader in a total time of 12:21:12. David George was lying 6 seconds behind, and Ryan Cox of Team Barloworld, 19 seconds behind.
Viljoen was Team Namibiaâ??s leading cyclist in the overall individual classification after Stage Four. He was lying 17th overall, 8:36 behind Velits. Dan Craven was lying 22nd overall, 9:18 behind Velits, and Heymans was 56th overall, 37:21 behind Velits.
Hoffmann was lying 14th overall, 6:07 behind Velits.
Team Barloworld was leading the overall team classification in a combined time of 37:06:51, followed by the Nedbank Invitation team, 3 minutes behind and Team Konica Minolta, 7:49 behind. Team Namibia was in 11th position, 52:00 behind.