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2016 Stage 2

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
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Stage 2
Saronsberg, Tulbagh – Saronsberg, Tulbagh
93km, 2 200m climbing 


The 100th stage in the 13-year existence of the Absa Cape Epic will be a memorable one for more than just its place in history. Directly east of Tulbagh lies the old wagon trail over the Witzenberg mountain range which veterans of the 2010 and 2013 Absa Cape Epics will remember well. On Stage 2 riders will traverse it twice – going up the steep side with portage sections on the way into the Witzenberg Valley and then on the way back the thrilling Land Rover Technical Terrain descent into Tulbagh towards the finish. In-between those testing bits of trail they will experience the unique geology of the Witzenberg Valley as they loop through its distinctive sandstone formations on trails carved out by local farmers and mountain bikers. There’s a couple of testing climbs in there too.