Stage 7: University of Stellenbosch Sports Fields - Val de Vie Estate

Sunday, 24 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 Finale

No procession through the Winelands the final stage of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic still provides opportunities for general classification shake-ups. From Stellenbosch to Jonkershoek the asphalt road surface provides a deceptive lull, but do not be fooled once in the reserve the typical Absa Cape Epic terrain resumes with vengeance. A dual track climb thins the field for Bosluis. Then it is across the valley to climb Never Ending Story. The best of Jonkers is showcased by Bennet’s Red and the Land Rover Technical Terrain: Armageddon. From the valley floor the only way is up, on Fiona’s Beast, beyond a fairy tale castle to Botmaskop and through the culvert to the slopes of the Simonsberg. Vuurberg’s dirt jumps, which the route weaves between, lead to Boschendal’s Inferno and Sugar Bowl trails. One final climb and a brand new section of singletrack ensures riders will enter Val de Vie Estate, the Champs-Elysées of the Absa Cape Epic, with a smile, but in need of those last few – mercifully flat – kilometres to gain their composure. Emotions are sure to spill over still; rolling across the finish line – as a 2019 Absa Cape Epic finisher.

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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. 14 - KROSS-SPUR
  • 2. 7 - PYGA Euro Steel
  • 3. 19 - CST Sandd
  • 4. 11 - BUFF SCOTT MTB
  • 5. 31 - MMR FACTORY RACING
Women
  • 1. 50 - Investec-Songo-Specialized
  • 2. 54 - Summit Fin
  • 3. 53 - Kross-Spur Racing
  • 4. 51 - Meerendal WIAWIS Rotwild
  • 5. 56 - Galileo Risk
African Men
  • 1. 7 - PYGA Euro Steel
  • 2. 13 - SpecializedFoundationNAD
  • 3. 35 - IMBUKO GIANT
African Women
  • 1. 56 - Galileo Risk
  • 2. 46 - Land Rover Jaguars
  • 3. 351 - T and T
Exxaro
  • 1. 82 - EXXARO/PWC 1
  • 2. 446 - BMT Fairtree
  • 3. 88 - Exxaro/RMB 1
Mixed
  • 1. 70 - MMR MIXED
  • 2. 293 - Nardinature
  • 3. 226 - Miller Paneling
Masters
  • 1. 59 - Merida Factory Racing
  • 2. 63 - MITAS HEAD NEW RACE
  • 3. 64 - IBS Capital Allies
Grand Masters
  • 1. 66 - CST Sandd Bafang
  • 2. 65 - CBC- Meerendal
  • 3. 292 - Zboys Racing

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