Stage 6: Elgin - Elgin

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Overview

103km, 2750m climbing

When veterans of the Absa Cape Epic were asked about the toughest climb ever in the event their response was unanimous: Groenlandberg. In 2017 the route returns to the rugged track which rises more than 600m along nine kilometres of rocky, sandy climbing – the average gradient is seven percent but one or two sections tilt up more than 20%.

That confrontation with the race’s most notorious climb comes 20km into the route’s Queen Stage. Then it is more rocky trail across the back of the Groenlandberg, another tough climb, a bump or two and then under the N2. Now it is time to explore the south side of the Grabouw district. Riders will loop through the Kogelberg Nature Reserve – one of 400 unique biosphere reserves in the world – and private farmland before heading back under the N2 via Lebanon’s flowing singletrack.

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Stage Results

Men
  1. SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing
  2. Kansai Plascon
  3. Centurion Vaude 2
  4. Investec-Songo-Specialized
  5. Trek-Selle San Marco 2
Women
  1. Hansgrohe Cadence OMX Pro
  2. Meerendal CBC
  3. Hollard-Velocity SportLab
  4. DormaKaba SA
  5. Spur
African
  1. PYGA Euro Steel
  2. NAD Pro MTB
  3. The Gear Change
Exxaro
  1. Diepsloot MTB Academy 1
  2. BMT Academy Fairtree 1
  3. Songo-Investec 1
Mixed
  1. Scott-Sram Nextlevel
  2. New World St Martins
  3. RBI Tech - Mitas
Masters
  1. BMC Absa Racing Team
  2. CST Sandd American Eagle
  3. Orbea Factory
Grand Masters
  1. Meerendal CBC 3
  2. ABSA Bus Boys
  3. ALAIN - KAPPIUS

Fantasy League: Top Scorers

  1. Last Chance Saloon - 190
  2. Wolfpack Howling - 190
  3. Splashsticks - 190
  4. Investec Songo Specialized - 190
  5. Bobs Team - 190
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Stage 5: Elgin - Elgin
Friday, 24 March 2017
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Stage 7: Elgin - Val de Vie
Sunday, 26 March 2017

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