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Video & Results: Cape Epic 2021 - Stage 1

Oct 19, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  

bigquotesToday marked the first time since 2013 that the opening stage of the Absa Cape Epic has dipped below the 100km mark.

Mountain bikers from across the world took to the trails of Ceres and here's a look at what went down!
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In a tight finish on Stage 1, the Bulls (Urs Huber & Simon Schneller) and Bulls 2 (Martin Frey & Simon Stiebjahn) teams claimed first and second respectively, with Canyon Northwave MTB (Andreas Seewald & Martin Stošek) racing home in third. Prologue winners NinetyOne-songo-Specialized (Matt Beers & Jordan Sarrou) finished in fourth, but retained their overall lead with a healthy gap of just under two minutes over second-placed team Canyon Northwave MTB.

Absa Cape Epic newbies, Sina Frei and Laura Stigger (NinetyOne-songo-Specialized), blitzed Stage 1 in the Elite women’s race, today. Riding comfortably, with great control and composure throughout, the first-timers cruised home in 4:34:52 - nearly five minutes ahead of second-placed finishers Ariane Luthi and Robyn De Groot (Salusmed).


1st. Urs Huber & Simon Schneller: 3:57:35.2
2nd. Martin Frey & Simon Stiebjahn: +0:0:02.2
3rd. Andreas Seewald & Martin Stosek: +00:00:03.1


1st. Sina Frei & Laura Stigger: 4:34:52.66
2nd. Ariane Luthi & Robyn De Groot: +00:04:51.1
3rd. Candice lill & Mariske Strauss: +00:12:02.7

You can watch the full broadcast of the Stage 1 below.

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flag Lokirides FL (Oct 19, 2021 at 7:24) (Below Threshold)
 The trolling wasn't even very witty, tbh.
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 @Lokirides: must have been an “Inside” joke.
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 @Lokirides: wasnt it? The account lasted 1 day before the outside mag scumlords deleted the account. Ive never seen them get their panties in a bunch as quickly as with this one. Pretty weak @brianpark @mikelevy
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 @Randy-Verified: I see what you did there my man. I love puns!

Be safe be well,
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 Has anyone taken @notoutsideCFO?
There could be gold in that name.
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 @vandall: Ajay..? He has no sense of humor! Plus I've been mad at him as he would not let me expense my new eBike...jerk!

Be safe be well,
Incognito Robin
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 Imagine turning up for an event and Stigger and Frei rock up. "Oh, well let's forget about winning then"
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 I imagine seeing Schurter and Forster (2019 winners) pairing up would evoke a similar reaction
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 They where all thinking it was great that Annika retired and then a couple of her young gun protégés turn up.
The race I really would have liked to see is Annika & Jenny against Sina & Laura.
It would be cool if more of the WC riders took the challenge. Maybe in March and hopefully they won't have the field restricted to 50%.

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 I'm back boys...really appreciate the support and openness of this community. Be safe be well, Incognito Robin
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 @jeroenk: Some individual created a PB account with the user name of "OutsideCEO". Their account was promptly shut, for reasons I can understand.

Having said that, once we're all in on the joke can we please restore this individual's account, once everyone knows its not the actual CEO it will just be funny.

Can some other jokers please create profiles for the other "C-Suite" titles, CFO, COO...etc?
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 @notoutsideceo: Let’s go Brandon!
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