MTB: Cape Epic 2017 – Olympic, World and Tour de France champions claim overall titles

By Cape Epic

The Absa Cape Epic 2017 took riders through 691 km of South Africa’s Western Cape countryside and up a lot of hills: the accumulated vertical gain was 15,400 m. 1,300 mountain bikers, amateurs and pros alike, started in 2-man teams. The Cape Epic is the only 8-day mountain bike stage race classed as hors catégorie by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

The overall title in the men category was claimed by reigning Olympic and World Champion Nino Schurter (SUI) and Matthias Stirnemann (SUI)Esther Süss (SUI) and Jennie Stenerhag (SWE) secured the overall women title. Former Tour de France champion Cadel Evans (AUS) and his partner George Hincapie (USA) took the overall win in the master’s category.

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