So for the front 2 riders, the pattern seems to be continuing of Martin normally having a slender lead each day. The tweet from Ray Sephton finished with "impressive in this weather", implying that last night's weather forecast for rain today proved correct - another cold, rainy and muddy day for riders battling through the eastern Cape High Country by the look of it.
In a 2nd tweet, Ray says...." the way its tipping down (raining) now I'd be impressed if they make Brosterley. Mud is going to kill them everywhere. Roads and portages".