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Replay & Results: Stage 2 of the Cape Epic

Mar 21, 2022
by Sarah Moore  


Stage 2 of the 2022 Absa Cape Epic heads due east, taking the teams on an African Odyssey from the luxury of Lourensford Wine Estate into the heart of the hinterland. The route crosses the Helderberg basin, sweeping through Vergelegen, and ascends the Gantouw Link and the Gantouw Pass portage. Once on the Elgin plateau, the forge east continues, but takes in the Waterfall, Witklippies and Pofadder trails. Kat Pas and the new JK’s Switchbacks singletrack leads into the Overberg and onto Van der Stel Pas. From here the route rolls onwards towards a climb that will carve its way into Absa Cape Epic lore in one single encounter. But from the summit, spectacular views await before undulating dual tracks sap the final reserves from the legs on the way to Elandskloof.


Stage 2 Results



Men

1st. Nino SCHURTER & Lars FORSTER 5:17:04.8
2nd. Matthew BEERS & Christopher BLEVINS +00:00:00.5
3rd. Hans BECKING & José DIAS +00:00:01.9


Women

1st. Pauline FERRAND PRÉVOT & Robyn DE GROOT 06:20:52.2
2nd. Haley BATTEN & Sofia GOMEZ VILLAFANE +00:02:47.7
3rd. Ariane LÜTHI & Amy WAKEFIELD +00:07:50.1






Stage 2 livestream:






OVERALL Standings after Stage 2



Men

1. Andreas Seewald & Martin Stošek 10:14:51.8
2. Hans Becking & José Dias +00:04:55.9
3. Matthew Beers & Christopher Blevins +00:08:04.9
4. Georg Egger& Lukas Baum +00:08:10.1
5. Nino Schurter & Lars Forster +00:08:35.1



Women

1. Haley Batten & Sofia Gomez Villafane 12:24:19.5
2. Pauline Ferrand Prévot & Robyn De Groot +00:06:26.6
3. Ariane Lüthi & Amy Wakefield +00:06:47.6
3. Candice Lill & Mariske Strauss +00:02:53.4
5. Mari Rabie & Hayley Preen +00:42:02.6



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11 Comments
  • 5 0
 Annika Langvad commentating is superb. Her knowledge is so detailed, from her real experience.
  • 3 0
 Yes it is, but I wish she was still racing.
  • 5 0
 Having an e-bike sit right behind you the whole time must suck
  • 4 0
 There are full on motos out there as well. And the chopper seems fairly close at times on top of that.
  • 2 0
 makes for excellent coverage though.
  • 4 0
 I am Robyn De Groot
  • 2 0
 Pretty limited vocabulistics. Smile
  • 1 0
 At 04:15 commentary says «There is no sign of Paulines team mate Robyn De Groot»
It thought they had to race the race together? Where was Robyn De Groot?
  • 1 0
 They don't have to, but the timer stops when the last person crosses the line
  • 1 0
 @laupe: From the race rules:
Teams must consist of exactly two riders, who must race together (subject to the Rider Separation Limit) for the entire distance of the Race.
“Rider Separation Limit” means the maximum allowable time separation between team members at any time during the Race, namely two (2) minutes.
  • 1 0
 @magnusc: Yea, something like that. Maybe she rode ahead to up the pace or exhaust the other riders, idk







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