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2016 Stage 7

Sunday, March 20, 2016
Start Location
Finish Location
Meerendal Wine Estate



Stage 7
Boschendal, Stellenbosch - Meerendal, Durbanville
84km, 1 200m climbing 

A grand Grand Finale

The numbers speak for themselves: not too much climbing for the weary as they make their way to the finish at Meerendal Wine Estate. There is some early ascending in the first 25km as the route hugs the Simonsberg mountain before some district roads take riders on a tour of the local farms and some vineyards. Then it’s into the Tygerberg network’s legendary Hoogekraal and Meerendal trails, which includes a great Land Rover Technical Terrain section. In Meerendal riders will get a striking view of Table Mountain to remind them of the beginning of their journey a week earlier. As they get to hear the strains of the PA and cheering crowds from the Grand Finale finish they will be introduced to Meerendal’s Stairway to Heaven climb for one last test of the legs before turning on to its fun bermed sections on the way down to the well-deserved status of Absa Cape Epic finisher.