Bulls team riders Karl Platt and Urs Huber won the second stage of the 2013 Cape Epic in South Africa on Tuesday to claim the overall lead of the race.
Stage one winners Jose Hermida and Rudi van Houts of the Multivan Merida team proudly wore the overall leaders' yellow jerseys on the startline for the second stage of the 2013 Cape Epic but their hopes of a second successive stage win were effectively dashed halfway through the stage when Hermida suffered a puncture - the duo losing ground and time to their rivals.
Misfortune also struck two-time defending champion Christoph Sauser and new team-mate Jaroslav Kulhavy, who snapped his chain and struggled to fix it with a broken tool.
That left the Bulls and Bulls 2 teams battling for the stage honours.
Three-time Cape Epic winner Karl Platt and Urs Huber of Bulls would come out on top in that contest, completing the stage win in five hours, 35 minutes and 32.1 seconds.
Platt and Hubr win second stage of the 2013 Cape EpicWednesday, March 20 2013