Slowly that race graphs are filling up. Batch G goes off today. As at last night's rider progress update there was still no sign of support station "skipping". Gerda Milford's bar is marked in red, as her day's details had not been updated as at last night. It seems as if she made the mistake of relying too heavily on David Waddilove's narrative directions, and ended up at a farmhouse where she shouldn't have been. Fortunately, the legendary "SuperJack" Black heard of her plight, and rode half way across the Drakensberg in the freezing cold, risking life and limb to rescue her, and according to recent tweets she's at Masakala, which should mean she'll be back on schedule today.
So Batch F's riders had the fastest average speeds as at last night, having only completed one stage to Allendale and not yet having had sleep time slow their average speeds. None of them, however could match Chris Morris' average 1st day speed of above 10km/hour. On his 2nd day, Chris once again looked strong, having arrived at Ntsikeni at 15h33.
Hennie de Clerq and Gerrit Pretorius of Batch A remain furthest down the road to Cape Town, having "led the tour" into Rhodes yesterday.
And so we still wait for the big action to start, and surely it will over the weekend as the "madmen" start to leave Maritzburg.