Kristian House has won the overall classification of the 2011 Tour of South Africa, defending his lead in the race from stage one right through to its conclusion on Saturday.
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The Rapha Condor Sharp rider won the opening stage from a solo escape, giving himself a two-minute lead over his closest rivals – a margin that House and his team successfully defended throughout the seven-stage event.
Former British road race national champion (2009) House finished two minutes and nine seconds ahead of
Johann Rabie (Bonitas) in the final overall classification and a further two seconds ahead of third placed
Daryl Impey (MTN Qhubeka). House’s team-mate
Jonathan Tiernan-Locke finished eighth overall.
Italian Bernardo Riccio (d’Angelo & Antenucci) won the final stage’s sprint finale in Paarl.