Stage 5

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Elite Men

Elite Women

Last Rider

Start

07:00

07:10

08:05

Spectator A

08:05

08:40

10:10

Spectator B

09:00

09:45

12:10

Spectator C

11:00

11:50

16:10

Finish

11:30

12:05

17:15

*Predicted times only

Spectator Point A: Grabouw Country Club

The Grabouw Country Club is just a short drive from Oak Valley, but it will take the leaders just over an hour to navigate the 24 kilometres they have to cover to get there. That means fans can watch a few of the later start groups set out before driving across Grabouw to the Country Club on the shores of the Eikenhof Dam and at the foot of the famous A to Z Trails. 

Website: www.countryclub.co.za
Kilometres into the stage: 24km
Distance from race village: 5km 

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FROM RACE VILLAGE (10min)

Grabouw Country Club from Oak Valley Estate Drive
Exit Oak Valley Estate 2km
Turn LEFT onto Main Road (R321) 700m
Turn RIGHT onto Main Road - Direction Grabouw Town  1.2km
Turn RIGHT onto Worcester Road  1km
Turn RIGHT onto gravel road - Direction Grabouw Country Club  1.4km
Turn RIGHT into Grabouw Country Club  150m
Arrive at Spectator Point A  
TOTAL DISTANCE: 6.9km  
*Please follow marshal instructions   
 

Spectator Point B: Journey’s End

The race’s old spectator point in the Helderberg Basin Journey’s End is definitely worth a visit. As famous for their trebuchet, which flings old wine barrels across an open field, as they are for their wines Journey’s End will no doubt have some excitement in store for the mountain biking fans. 

Website: www.journeysend.co.za  
Kilometres into the stage: 44km
Distance from race village: 23km 

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FROM RACE VILLAGE (30min)

FROM SPEC A-B (30min)

Journey's End from Oak Valley Estate Drive
Exit Oak Valley Estate 2km
Turn LEFT onto Main Road (R321) 700m
Turn LEFT onto Main Road - Direction N2 1.2km
Turn RIGHT onto N2 - Direction Sir Lowry's Pass Village  17km
Turn RIGHT onto Sir Lowry's Pass Road - Direction Sir Lowry's Village  1.5km
Turn LEFT onto Old Sir Lowry's Pass Road  200m
Turn RIGHT - Direction Mount Rozier (Follow signage to Journey's End) 1km
Arrive at Spectator Point B on your RIGHT   
TOTAL DISTANCE: 23.6km  
 

Spectator Point C: Dornier Wines

For the riders, Dornier Wines is the last water point of the gruelling Queen Stage of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic. For the fans it is one of the most beautiful spots to watch the race roll by. In addition to being able to taste their award winning wines while waiting for the team you support to arrive Dornier’s restaurant will also be open to satiate any hunger pains. 

Website: www.dornier.co.za
Kilometres into the stage: 88.5km
Distance from race village: 48km

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FROM RACE VILLAGE (40min)

FROM SPEC B-C (15min)

Dornier Wines from Oak Valley Estate Drive
Exit Oak Valley Estate 2km
Turn LEFT onto Main Road (R321) 700m
Turn LEFT onto Main Road - Direction N2 1.2km
Turn RIGHT onto N2 - Direction Somerset West  30km
Take Exit 43 and turn RIGHT onto the R44 - Direction Stellenbosch  14km
Turn RIGHT onto Blaauwklippen Road  3.9km
Turn LEFT into Dornier Wine Estate and keep LEFT at fork - Caution Route Crossing 1km
Arrive at Spectator Point C  
TOTAL DISTANCE: 52.8km