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Highlights & Results: Cape Epic 2023 - Stage 2 & 3

Mar 23, 2023
by Ed Spratt  
Stage 2


bigquotesMatt Beers and Christopher Blevins (Toyota-Specialized-NinetyOne) won Stage 2 of the Men’s race at the 2023 Absa Cape Epic, while in the CM.com Women’s Category, Vera Looser and Kim le Court (Efficient Infiniti Insure) took the honours on the 116km stage.

Orange leader jersey wearers Candice Lill and Amy Wakefield (e-FORT.net | SeattleCoffeeCo) finished third and retained their five-minute gap overall at the top of the Women’s Category.

Nino Schurter and Andri Frischknecht (SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing) remain in yellow in the general classification, now with a handy three-minute lead over second-placed Georg Egger and Lukas Baum (ORBEA x Leatt x Speed Company). Thanks to their excellent ride, Beers and Blevins jumped up from eighth to fifth in the overall standings.
Cape Epic

Stage Results


UCI Men

1st. Matthew Beers & Christopher Blevins: 4:20:31.3
2nd. Nino Schurter & Andri Frischknecht: +15.5
3rd. Georg Egger & Lukas Baum: +2:33.6


UCI Women

1st. Kim Le Court & Vera Looser: 5:28:42.6
2nd. Sofia Gomez Villafane & Katerina Nash: +4.4
3rd. Amy Wakefield & Candice Lill: +5.2


Overall After Stage 2


UCI Men

1st. Nino Schurter & Andri Frischknecht: 9:25:42.4
2nd. Georg Egger & Lukas Baum: +3:15.5
3rd. Fabian Rabensteiner & Wout Alleman: +4:59.2


UCI Women

1st. Amy Wakefield & Candice Lill: 11:46:02.0
2nd. Sofia Gomez Villafane & Katerina Nash: +5:24.0
3rd. Kim Le Court & Vera Looser: +10:40.4



You can view the full results here.


Check out the full broadcast of stage 2 below.




Stage 3


bigquotesA stage that had it all, wind, rain , thrills and spills - Stage 1 of the Absa Cape Epic took rider through the trails of Hermanus and Stanford and the region called the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley (Heaven and Earth).

For many riders, this name couldn't have been more apt as the conditions turned this 98km stage into one for the history books.
Cape Epic

Stage Results


UCI Men

1st. Matthew Beers & Christopher Blevins: 4:07:11.1
2nd. Georg Egger & Lukas Baum: +1.4
3rd. Fabian Rabensteiner & Wout Alleman: +2.1


UCI Women

1st. Amy Wakefield & Candice Lill: 4:59:42.6
2nd. Sofia Gomez Villafane & Katerina Nash: +2:57.4
3rd. Kim Le Court & Vera Looser: +8:42.1


Overall After Stage 3


UCI Men

1st. Nino Schurter & Andri Frischknecht: 13:32:57.7
2nd. Georg Egger & Lukas Baum: +3:12.9
3rd. Fabian Rabensteiner & Wout Alleman: +4:57.3


UCI Women

1st. Amy Wakefield & Candice Lill: 16:45:44.6
2nd. Sofia Gomez Villafane & Katerina Nash: +8:21.4
3rd. Kim Le Court & Vera Looser: +19:22.5



You can view the full results here.


Check out the full broadcast of stage 3 below.





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5 Comments
  • 11 0
 Bummer about Blevins getting sick on the first stage. They're kicking ass out there otherwise, but I doubt they'll make up that time on GC unless the other leading teams have major issues. These camera guys on the ebikes are freaking crushing it. Even with battery swaps those have to be some hard days in the saddle chasing the leaders, getting footage, and staying out of the way of the race. I read that they're all former XCM pros.
  • 7 0
 For a moment, i thought Matt Beer is reviewing DH bikes and winning XC races on the side.
  • 6 0
 He also flew to South Africa on his own plane.
  • 7 0
 @Muckal: Exactly like a World Champ should!
  • 1 0
 So awesome to be able to watch this! I hope we'll see similar streaming quality from the XCM World Cups and World Championships - last year Denmark was a disaster. Cape Epic is showing what's possible!







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