Stage 6: University of Stellenbosch Sports Fields - University of Stellenbosch Sports Fields

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Predictions

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Women
African Men
African Women
Exxaro
Mixed
Masters
Grand Masters

Death, Taxes, Singletracks & Vineyard Climbs

The old saying goes that there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. When mountain biking in Stellenbosch another two can be added: singletracks and vineyard climbs. Play day, or earn the right to play day; Stage 6 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic starts with Heart Break Hill inside the first kilometre. Then it is onwards and upwards, because Botmaskop needs to be conquered in order to earn the right to swoop down Skyfall. No circumnavigation of the Banhoek Valley is complete without Nik Naks, a technical climb and descent. The climb to Tokara on the Simonsberg follows, before descending into Rustenberg Wines. An inexorable grind with a name stolen from the singletrack at its summit – Never-Say-Neverender – traverses Rustenberg, Quoin Rock, Delvera, and Uitkyk where after the Simonsberg Trails reward with singletrack descents. Across the valley Klapmuts Kop and the stage’s Land Rover Technical Terrain awaits, on a rocky but flowing switchback descent. The route back to Stellenbosch takes a lower line but still requires climbing all the way back to Botmaskop, where the final thrill of the day is provided by the revitalised World Cup Downhill track from the late nineties.

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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. 25 - 7C CBZ WILIER
  • 2. 4 - Scott-SRAM MTB-Racing
  • 3. 10 - Trek Selle San Marco
  • 4. 3 - Cannondale Factory Racing
  • 5. 13 - SpecializedFoundationNAD
Women
  • 1. 50 - Investec-Songo-Specialized
  • 2. 54 - Summit Fin
  • 3. 53 - Kross-Spur Racing
  • 4. 51 - Meerendal WIAWIS Rotwild
  • 5. 52 - Silverback - Fairtree
African Men
  • 1. 13 - SpecializedFoundationNAD
  • 2. 28 - DSV Pro Cycling
  • 3. 35 - IMBUKO GIANT
African Women
  • 1. 56 - Galileo Risk
  • 2. 46 - Land Rover Jaguars
  • 3. 351 - T and T
Exxaro
  • 1. 275 - THESELE Velokhaya
  • 2. 82 - EXXARO/PWC 1
  • 3. 446 - BMT Fairtree
Mixed
  • 1. 72 - TBR-Werner
  • 2. 70 - MMR MIXED
  • 3. 166 - Ken & Katja
Masters
  • 1. 63 - MITAS HEAD NEW RACE
  • 2. 59 - Merida Factory Racing
  • 3. 64 - IBS Capital Allies
Grand Masters
  • 1. 66 - CST Sandd Bafang
  • 2. 65 - CBC- Meerendal
  • 3. 292 - Zboys Racing

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