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Highlights & Results: Cape Epic 2023 - Stage 5

Mar 24, 2023
by Ed Spratt  

bigquotesThe defending Champions of the Absa Cape Epic, Georg Egger and Lukas Baum (ORBEA x Leatt x Speed Company), raced to victory on Stage 5 at Lourensford Wine Estate, moving into the yellow leader jerseys at the same time on Friday, 24 March.

ORBEA x Leatt x Speed Company go into Stage 6 with a minute-and-a-half lead over Nino Schurter and Andri Frischknecht (SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing) in the Men’s race at the 2023 Absa Cape Epic.

In the CM.com Women’s category, Vera Looser and Kim le Court (Efficient Infiniti Insure) claimed back-to-back stage victories, winning Stage 5 two-and-a-half minutes ahead of Amy Wakefield and Candice Lill (e-FORT. net | SeattleCoffeeCo). Le Court and Looser also jumped into second place overall in the CM.comwomen’s race.

Wakefield and Lill remain in the orange leader jerseys after Stage 5. They hold a lead of 14 minutes over Looser and Le Court. Sofia Gomez Villafane and Katerina Nash (NinetyOne-Songo-Specialized) dropped to third overall and are almost 30 minutes off the lead.
Cape Epic

Stage Results


1st. Georg Egger & Lukas Baum: 4:13:46.5
2nd. Simon Stiebjahn & Martin Frey: +2:32.2
3rd. Nino Schurter & Andri Frischknecht: +2:40.7

UCI Women

1st. Kim Le Court & Vera Looser: 5:23:46.5
2nd. Amy Wakefield & Candice Lill: +2:36.5
3rd. Greete Steinburg & Monica Yuliana Calderon Martinez: +19:00.7

Overall After Stage 5


1st. Georg Egger & Lukas Baum: 19:35:29.3
2nd. Nino Schurter & Andri Frischknecht: +1:29.2
3rd. Matthew Beers & Christopher Blevins: +7:08.9

UCI Women

1st. Amy Wakefield & Candice Lill: 24:24:32.4
2nd. Kim Le Court & Vera Looser: +13:53.3
3rd. Sofia Gomez Villafane & Katerina Nash: +28:15.5

You can view the full results here.

Check out the full broadcast of stage 5 below.

Author Info:
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 pathetic Pbike coverage of the Epic. Stage 6 is done - and you are still pondering in stage 5. Wake up boys
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 Awesome stage in tough conditions. Some issues for a few AXS riders in the super wet conditions...

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