Absa Cape Epic 2024, photos by Nick Muzik


Absa Cape Epic 2024 (RSA) – Stage 6


Stage 6 is the penultimate day of the Absa Cape Epic 2024. With 87km and 2300m of climbing it was a hard stage with a lot of up and downs.

The dust has settled as it rained overnight on the Simonsberg. A lot of singletracks awaited the riders after a transfer to Stellenbosch.

In the men’s race Toyota-Specialized-NinetyOne - Matthew Beers (RSA) and Howard Grotts (USA) took their second stage win with a time of 3h 46min 48sec and extend their lead in the overall to 9min 22sec. The all Italian duo of Wilier Vittoria Factory – Fabian Rabensteiner (ITA) and Samuele Porro (ITA) finished with their best result of the week and take second place with only 41sec behind. Buff Megamo – Hans Becking (NED) and Wout Alleman (BEL) take their fourth podium and finish in third 1min 50sec behind.

In the women’s category GHOST Factory Racing – Anne Terpstra (NED) and Nicole Koller (SUI) showed once more flawless riding as they take their seventh consecutive win with 04h 30min 39sec. Cannondale Factory Racing – Mona Mitterwallner (AUT) and Candice Lill (RSA) finish second and Toyota-Specialized-NinetyOne - Sofia Gomez Villafane (ARG) and Samara SHEPPARD (NZL) in third.



  1. Toyota-Specialized-NinetyOne - 1-1 Matthew BEERS (RSA) & 1-2 Howard GROTTS (USA) 3:46:48        
  2. Wilier Vittoria Factory - 3-1 Fabian RABENSTEINER (ITA) & 3-2 Samuele PORRO (ITA) 3:47:29 / +41 
  3. Buff Megamo - 7-1 Hans BECKING (NED) & 7-2 Wout ALLEMAN (BEL) 3:48:38 / +1:50



  1. GHOST Factory Racing - 63-1 Anne TERPSTRA (NED) & 63-2 Nicole KOLLER (SUI) 4:30:39
  2. Cannondale Factory Racing - 62-1 Mona MITTERWALLNER (AUT) & 62-2 Candice LILL (RSA) 4:31:39 / +1:00
  3. Toyota-Specialized-NinetyOne - 69-1 Sofia GOMEZ VILLAFANE (ARG) & 69-2 Samara SHEPPARD (NZL) 4:40:55 / +10:16