We had discussed the race and come up with a plan, but in the end it all worked out as planned.
I was not feeling at my best at the start and decided to conserve and sit in the bunch, saving my energy for a big burst in the leadout for Arran.
The bunch stayed together for most of the race with the exclusion of Louise Mientjies who slipped away up the road on his own with about 40km to go. The bunch however regrouped with about 15km to go and it was up to the fast men to sprint for victory. We had a few scares with Arran having a few technical problems during the 115km route, but he was motivated and ready for the sprint. Jacques Janse van Rensburg, Dylan Girdelstone and Petrus Loto did a great job following attacks and making sure the leadout train saved as much energy as possible.
With a few kilometers to go we organised ourselves near the front of the bunch waiting to jump to the front with 600m to go as planned. At 600m to go Martin Wesemann took us to the front and past Tasol/GT who were controlling the bunch with their leadout train for their sprinter Nolan Hoffman. Then Dennis van Niekerk took over from Martin and then it was my turn for a kick up to 200m to go, launching Arran. He then kicked through to the line with Nolan just behind in 2nd and Dusty Day(Team Matlosana) in 3rd.
We are a very happy team taking the win! Hard work pays off!
Full race report: http://www.procycling.co.za/races/182-victory-for-brown-at-lost-city