Stage 2 was a memorable one for more than just its place in history as it was the 100th stage in the 13 year existence of the Cape Epic. Directly east of Tulbagh lies an old wagon trail over the Witzenberg mountain range. On Stage 2 riders had to traverse it twice – going up the steep side with portage sections on the way into the Witzenberg Valley and then on the way back as they had to descend into Tulbagh towards the finish. In-between those testing bits of trail they experienced the unique geology of the Witzenberg Valley as they looped through its distinctive sandstone formations on trails carved out by local farmers and mountain bikers.
Results Stage 2 – Men:
1| Place: Centurion Vaude by Meerendal 2 – Rohrbach Nicola (SUI) and Pfrommer Matthias (GER)
2| Place: Bulls – Platt Karl (GER) and Huber Urs (SUI)
3| Place: Trek-Selle San – Marco A Porro Samuele (ITA) and Ferraro Damiano (ITA)
Results Stage 2 – Women:
1 | Place: Spur-Specialized – Langvad Annika (DEN) and Kleinhans Ariane (SUI)
Recap on Cape Epic 2016 stage 1 highlights