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2021 Stage 6

Saturday, March 27, 2021
Distance
95km
Climbing
2300m
Start Location
CPUT
Finish Location
CPUT
 

 

 

Into The Wild

A sawtooth profile is exactly what riders do not want to see come the penultimate day of the Absa Cape Epic. Riding through a private nature reserve the presence of zebra, eland, springbok and particularly giraffe will serve as welcome distraction from aching legs. Steep but mercifully short vineyard climbs start the day before the Wild Boar Rollercoaster provides singletrack thrills. District roads and farm dual tracks, through iconic wine farms, manage to avoid any serious climbs on the way to Arc en Ciel Game. Once in the private reserve, the trail surface deteriorates sharply, demanding concentration. Upon exiting the reserve, the climbing begins in earnest. The Python singletrack ascent adds another telling point of reference. Then the Wild Boar Trails are all about challenging thrills. Before the closing kilometres, riders will encounter True Grit, the stage’s fast but rocky Land Rover Technical Terrain. The Golden Mile then deposits riders into the farmlands surrounding Wellington and allows winding dual tracks to lead them home.

Land Rover Technical Terrain: True Grit

Located 73km into Stage 6, True Grit is a trail that any who have ventured into the deep Wellington valley will be familiar with. At 1.5km long, this Land Rover Technical Terrain begins with a kick of 9% before dropping into descents that stare down the barrel of -15%. Fast, flowing, and littered with rocky sections, this section of trail requires True Grit from all who seek safe passage.