2022 ABSA Cape Epic Stage 5 – Watch LIVE

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5th Stage: Greyton – Stellenbosch. Distance: 115 km. Climbing: 2400 m


Rusty Gate is, unquestionably, among The Race That Measures All’s most revered climbs. Usually, the
assault on it features a pre-amble, a warm-up; but not so in 2022. Leaving Elandskloof, it’s Rusty Gate
from the starting blocks, followed by undulating kilometres along the banks of the Theewaterskloof
Dam. The eastern ascent of Franschhoek Pass provides the race’s longest section of asphalt, before a
trail new to mountain bikers leads the race into the picturesque Huguenot village. More singletracks
await on the banks of the Berg River Dam before the route crosses the river; from there it is uphill once
more, first gradually and then steeply, over Botmaskop. The day’s final descent to Stellenbosch hints
at the rewarding riding still to come in the Absa Cape Epic.

Race Schedule

Tune in tomorrow for live coverage of Stage 6

DateStageLive Broadcast Window (local time (GMT+2))
20-Mar-22Prologue11:00 – 15:30Lourensford Wine Estate
21-Mar-22Stage 108:30 – 12:00Lourensford Wine Estate
22-Mar-22Stage 208:30 – 12:40Lourensford Wine Estate
23-Mar-22Stage 308:30 – 11:45Greyton
24-Mar-22Stage 408:30 – 11:00Greyton
25-Mar-22Stage 508:30 – 12:20Greyton
26-Mar-22Stage 608:30 – 12:00Stellenbosch
27-Mar-22Grand Finale08:30 – 12:00Val de Vie
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