Nolan Hoffman won the 25-mile race at the 119th Paarl Boxing day sports event held at the Faure street stadium in Paarl South Africa.
The event took place on the 26th of December 2016. Hoffman had ups and downs in recent years after being disqualified in the final sprint in 2014 and then taking an emotional win in 2015. The 2016 race looked to be a tough one after Hoffman crashed earlier in the elimination race, but he stepped up to the plate in the 25-mile with courageous and clever riding. He read the race perfectly and made the right move to take the 25-mile title for a unprecedented 7th time.