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Absa Cape Epic 2024 (RSA) – Stage 3: New stage winners in the men's race, overall leaders extend gap

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Stage 3 is the only transition stage of the Absa Cape Epic 2024 and takes riders from Tulbagh to Wellington.

It is another hot day with intense 94km of riding through untamed landscapes as the rugged remoteness of the Waterval Nature Reserve.

In the men’s race category Andreas Seewald (GER) and Marc Stutzmann (SUI) of Canyon SIDI claimed their first 2024 stage win with a time of 03h 40min 24sec. Team Toyota-Specialized-NinetyOne’s Matthew Beers (RSA) and Howard Grotts (USA) managed to get back on the podium, finishing in second place with 49 seconds behind the stage winners. All German-duo of Georg Egger (GER) and Lukas Baum (GER) of team ORBEA Leatt Speed Company finished in third, their second consecutive podium finish. Overall leaders Hans Becking (NED) and Wout Alleman (BEL) of Team Buff Megamo extended the lead to 1min 47sec in the General Classification despite missing the podium in fourth place.

In the women’s it was GHOST Factory Racing’s Anne Terpstra (NED) and Nicole Koller (SUI) who dominated the race again with their fourth victory in a row. Cannondale Factory Racing’s Mona Mitterwallner (AUT) and Candice Lill (RSA) stay in the runner-up position ahead of Toyota-Specialized-NinetyOne’s Sofia Gomez Villafane (ARG) and Samara Sheppard (NZL) in third.

 

STAGE 3 - MEN

  1. Canyon SIDI - 4-1 Andreas SEEWALD (GER) & 4-2 Marc STUTZMANN (SUI) 3:40:24
  2. oyota-Specialized-NinetyOne - 1-1 Matthew BEERS (RSA) & 1-2 Howard GROTTS (USA) 3:41:13 / +00:49
  3. ORBEA Leatt Speed Company - 10-1 Georg EGGER (GER) & 10-2 Lukas BAUM (GER) 3:41:14 / +00:50

 

STAGE 3 - WOMEN

  1. GHOST Factory Racing - 63-1 Anne TERPSTRA (NED) & 63-2 Nicole KOLLER (SUI) 4:31:27
  2. Cannondale Factory Racing - 62-1 Mona MITTERWALLNER (AUT) & 62-2 Candice LILL (RSA) 4:32:43 / +1:16
  3. Toyota-Specialized-NinetyOne - 69-1 Sofia GOMEZ VILLAFANE (ARG) & 69-2 Samara SHEPPARD (NZL) 4:32:44 / +1:17