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2022 Absa Cape Epic Stage 1 – LIVE

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1st Stage: Lourensford Wine Estate – Lourensford Wine Estate. Distance: 92 km. Climbing: 2850m

The first marathon stage of the 2022 Absa Cape Epic leaves nowhere to hide. Scaling King’s Climb is the first order of the day. A brutally long and steep ascent from Lourensford Wine Estate to the heights of the Helderberg Mountains, it will stretch the field for the long Red Route descent of the Helderberg Trails. Following soon after are the virgin trails through Ernie Els and Alto wines which traverse the foothills of the Helderberg towards Dornier. Once inside Dornier’s boundaries playful singletracks provide an adrenaline boost ahead of the day’s most challenging climb, Die Nek. Crossing Die Nek takes the teams back into Lourensford, where a final brutal climb and scintillating singletrack challenge and reward await on the way to the stage’s finish line.

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Race Schedule

Tune in tomorrow for live coverage of Stage 2

Date StageLive Broadcast Window (local time (GMT+2))
20-Mar-22Prologue11:00 – 15:30Lourensford Wine Estate
21-Mar-22Stage 108:30 – 12:00Lourensford Wine Estate
22-Mar-22Stage 208:30 – 12:40Lourensford Wine Estate
23-Mar-22Stage 308:30 – 11:45Greyton
24-Mar-22Stage 408:30 – 11:00Greyton
25-Mar-22Stage 508:30 – 12:20Greyton
26-Mar-22Stage 608:30 – 12:00Stellenbosch
27-Mar-22Grand Finale08:30 – 12:00Val de Vie

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