|The Grand Finale of the 2023 Absa Cape Epic, once again, delivered drama as the GC in the Men's Category saw yet another shake up - In the CM.com Women's Category the overall was secured by Kim le Court and Vera Looser..— Cape Epic|Overall After Stage 7
1st. Georg Egger & Lukas Baum: 3:07:26.4
2nd. Matthew Beers & Christopher Blevins:: +10.3
3rd. Simon Stiebjahn & Martin Frey: +56.2
1st. Greete Steinburg & Monica Yuliana Calderon Martinez: 4:02:50.5
2nd. Kim Le Court & Vera Looser: +18.4
3rd. Amy Wakefield & Candice Lill: +7:30.3
1st. Matthew Beers & Christopher Blevins: 26:17:04.0
2nd. Georg Egger & Lukas Baum: +3:49.5
3rd. Nino Schurter & Andri Frischknecht: +4:11.5
1st. Kim Le Court & Vera Looser: 33:11:37.7
2nd. Amy Wakefield & Candice Lill: +32:24.6
3rd. Sofia Gomez Villafane & Katerina Nash: +43:17.7
You can view the full results here
Check out the full broadcast of stage 7 below.
So sorry for Wakefield/Lill - they really owned the race.
To do well, it needs to be the kind of race that both athletes of a team, not just one, are built for.
I also enjoyed watching one of the Wheel Suckers from Singer Racing go OTB right before the finish.
I have no sympathy for racers that spend the entire stage being a parasite then dash to front at the finish.
Other take-aways. Amy Wakefield is one tough cookie. Glad she was able to finish.