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.
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.
House defends lead in Tour of South Africa queen stage
House maintains Tour of South Africa lead
House wins stage one in South Africa
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