ABSA Cape Epic

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ABSA Cape Epic - Day 6 Video Recap

24.10.2021See All Event Posts Follow Event

Stage 6 marked the penultimate day of the 2021 Absa Cape Epic. Steep but mercifully short vineyard climbs started the day before the Wild Boar Rollercoaster provided singletrack thrills. District roads and farm dual tracks, through iconic wine farms demanded complete concentration. Upon exiting the reserve, the climbing began in earnest. On the Golden Mile then deposited riders into the farmlands surrounding Wellington and allows winding dual tracks to led them home. In the men’s race it was Martin Frey and Simon Stiebjahn who won the penultimate stop of the Cape Epic 2021 in Wellington today.

It was the first stage win for the BULLS 2 pair at the 2021 event and for Stiebjahn his first in eight Cape Epic appearances. Overall leader NinetyOne-songo-Specialized also showed strong racing today and crossed the finish line just 1.5sec after team BULL 2. Hans Becking and José Dias (Buff Scott MTB) who won the last two stages finished third.

The women’s race saw a nail biting battle between Faces CST and NinetyOne-songo-Specialized. Both teams were approaching the finish line together which led into a nail biting sprint finish. Mariske Strauss was over the line first, but Sina Frei and Laura Stigger crossed together ahead of Candice Lill and took their seventh stage win. The Swiss - Austrian duo has now a comfortable overall lead of 30 minutes and 12 seconds.

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