Prologue: University of Cape Town

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Predictions

These are most picked teams per category for the stage. Click on the team name to show detail.

Men
Women
African Men
African Women
Exxaro
Mixed
Masters
Grand Masters

The Grand Depart

In 2019 Cape Town’s most iconic landmark plays host, for the fifth time, to the inaugural stage of the Absa Cape Epic. The Prologue is more than just a scene setter though; it will provide the first shake-up of the general classification and hints of who has prepared best for the herculean task at hand. 21 kilometres long, with 600 meters of climbing, it takes in the now infamous “climb which cannot be named in print” the grind up to the cauldron of spectators gathered around Dead Man’s Tree and the scenic vistas of Table Mountain Road, all forming part of Table Mountain National park. The first section of Land Rover Technical Terrain of the race is located on the Plum Pudding Singletrack which tests bravery and skill in equal measures. Expect the UCI men’s and women’s teams to blitz the course and the time gaps to be calculated in seconds. But know that further down the field, surviving the Prologue unscathed should be the aim for the day – the Absa Cape Epic really begins on Monday in Hermanus.

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Grand Prize

Signed Leaders Jerseys from ASSOS

The overall leader of the Absa Cape Epic Fantasy League will win a set of leaders jerseys signed by the 2019 champions.

Plus: A hamper of products from our prize partners.

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Stage Results

Men
  • 1. 4 - Scott-SRAM MTB-Racing
  • 2. 3 - Cannondale Factory Racing
  • 3. 14 - KROSS-SPUR
  • 4. 25 - 7C CBZ WILIER
  • 5. 13 - SpecializedFoundationNAD
Women
  • 1. 50 - Investec-Songo-Specialized
  • 2. 53 - Kross-Spur Racing
  • 3. 54 - Summit Fin
  • 4. 51 - Meerendal WIAWIS Rotwild
  • 5. 52 - Silverback - Fairtree
African Men
  • 1. 13 - SpecializedFoundationNAD
  • 2. 7 - PYGA Euro Steel
  • 3. 28 - DSV Pro Cycling
African Women
  • 1. 56 - Galileo Risk
  • 2. 55 - dormakaba Ladies
  • 3. 46 - Land Rover Jaguars
Exxaro
  • 1. 82 - EXXARO/PWC 1
  • 2. 446 - BMT Fairtree
  • 3. 88 - Exxaro/RMB 1
Mixed
  • 1. 72 - TBR-Werner
  • 2. 70 - MMR MIXED
  • 3. 293 - Nardinature
Masters
  • 1. 59 - Merida Factory Racing
  • 2. 64 - IBS Capital Allies
  • 3. 60 - 7C WILIER
Grand Masters
  • 1. 66 - CST Sandd Bafang
  • 2. 65 - CBC- Meerendal
  • 3. 292 - Zboys Racing
Next stage
Stage 1: Hermanus High School
Monday, 18 March 2019

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