Gina Frei, the overall leader, ahead of African rider jersey leader Candice Thrill in Stage 1 of the 2021 Absacape Epic Mountain Bike Stage Race on Monday. (Photo: Simon Pocock / Absa Cape Epic)
After a pandemic pause, the Absa Cape Epic, widely recognized as the world’s best mountain bike stage race, is back.
Sunday’s prologue got off to a relatively gentle start to the 2021 event on a seven-day tough mountain bike, and all finishers were happy to check out the stages where they could offer a curve ball.
BULLS (Urs Huber and Simon Schneller) and BULLS 2 (Martin Frey and Simon Stiebjahn) teams took first and second place respectively in a tight finish on stage 1 on Monday, and Canyon Northwave MTB (Andreas Seewald and Martin Stošek) raced at home. The we. The third.
Prologue winner Ninety One-songo-Specialized (MattBeers and Jordan Sarrou) finished fourth, but maintained their overall lead with a healthy gap of just under two minutes with second-placed team Canyon Northwave MTB.
Stage 2 on Tuesday is the transition day, with riders leaving Ceres and racing to Thalberg’s Salonsburg. There are 96km and 2100m climbs depending on the request of the day, and if there is a mistake, it will be attacked immediately.
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