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Blevins and Beers; Ferrand-Prévot and de Groot leap to the entrance in opening stage of Cape Epic

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Cape Epic beginner Christopher Blevins had a great first day on the race.

U.S star Blevins and his South African associate Matt Beers, who’re using as Toyota-NinetyOne-Specialised on the marquee MTB stage race, received the prologue stage on the Cape Epic as we speak. The stage was 24 kilometers with 700 meters of climbing, and the duo accomplished it in 58:06.

Within the ladies’s elite area, one other rookie Cape Epic rider had a great day with a South African race veteran — Pauline Ferrand-Prévot and Robyn de Groot received the ladies’s race in 1:09.


The Cape Epic’s course modifications yearly, and this 12 months’s prologue stage started and ended at Lourensford Wine Property.

Within the males’s race, favorites Nino Schurter and Lars Forster completed 4:39 again from Blevins and Beers after a puncture after which a rear wheel change for Schurter price them time.

Within the ladies’s race, the South African due of Candice Lill and Mariske Strauss had been 42 seconds off the leaders. All the American riders — Haley Batten, Sofia Gomez Villafañe, Serena Gordon, Crystal Anthony, and Kaysee Armstrong, completed within the high ten on day one.

Click on right here for a full checklist of males’s and ladies’s elite outcomes.



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