Stage 3: Oak Valley Estate - Oak Valley Estate

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

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The Emerald Princess

No Absa Cape Epic sojourn in Elgin would be complete without an assault on Groenlandberg. But in 2019 the famed emerald mountain, though the highest point of the route, does not earn the honour of being titled the Queen Stage. Overshadowed, slightly, by Stage 5 it still provides a stern test. The day kicks off with the ascent of the Nuweberg, followed by the Groenlandberg herself. For the elite riders crossing the highest point in the race, at 1 100 meters above sea level, first will yield a cash prize for the Dimension Data Hotspot award. A white knuckle descent follows, then it’s upwards again on the stage’s Land Rover Technical Terrain climb to Die Nek. In the Egin Valley, far below, a mix of rocky singletrack, concentration demanding dual track and two more infamous climbs await. There are riding rewards on offer too, following the last significant climb of the day, on the initially rocky but always thrilling Lebanon trails. Then the trail home follows the easiest possible route and includes flowing singletrack through cattle filled pastures, not a bad way to end the day with the second largest accumulated altitude gain in the 2019 Absa Cape Epic.

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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.

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Stage Results

Men
  • 1. 3 - Cannondale Factory Racing
  • 2. 6 - BULLS Heroes
  • 3. 10 - Trek Selle San Marco
  • 4. 4 - Scott-SRAM MTB-Racing
  • 5. 9 - Centurion Vaude
Women
  • 1. 50 - Investec-Songo-Specialized
  • 2. 54 - Summit Fin
  • 3. 52 - Silverback - Fairtree
  • 4. 53 - Kross-Spur Racing
  • 5. 51 - Meerendal WIAWIS Rotwild
African Men
  • 1. 13 - SpecializedFoundationNAD
  • 2. 35 - IMBUKO GIANT
  • 3. 15 - NAD MTB
African Women
  • 1. 56 - Galileo Risk
  • 2. 46 - Land Rover Jaguars
  • 3. 351 - T and T
Exxaro
  • 1. 82 - EXXARO/PWC 1
  • 2. 81 - Exxaro Pepto Sport
  • 3. 275 - THESELE Velokhaya
Mixed
  • 1. 72 - TBR-Werner
  • 2. 70 - MMR MIXED
  • 3. 226 - Miller Paneling
Masters
  • 1. 59 - Merida Factory Racing
  • 2. 63 - MITAS HEAD NEW RACE
  • 3. 593 - Dani Schnider Radsport
Grand Masters
  • 1. 66 - CST Sandd Bafang
  • 2. 65 - CBC- Meerendal
  • 3. 292 - Zboys Racing
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