Absa Cape Epic 2022 – Stage 6 - Untamed Action
Fabian Rabensteiner (ITA) and Wout Alleman (BEL) of Wilier-Pirelli rode an absolutely flawless race to win Stage 6 of the Absa Cape Epic. Speed Company Racing’s Lukas Baum (GER) and Georg Egger (GER) finished second on the day, but more importantly, they did some damage to the overall lead of Canyon Northwave MTB and Andreas Seewald (GER) and . The all German team will start the Grand Finale on Sunday just 2:45 behind the yellow jersey leaders. The race for the Absa Cape Epic is wide open going into the final day. In the women’s team NinetyOne-songo-Specialized of Sofia Gomez Villafane (ARG) and Haley Batten (USA) won their third stage at the Absa Cape Epic 2022. They now lead Faces Rola’s Candice Lill (RSA) and Mariske Strauss (RSA) by over 16 minutes going into Sunday’s Grand Finale. It was another two-team battle with NinetyOne-songo-Specialized and Faces Rola riding away from the other women’s teams early into the day’s racing. The two leading teams swapped places throughout the 76km stage, with NinetyOne-songo-Specialized finally managing to shake off Faces Rola with around 10km to go. Attacking the twisting singletrack descents as a unit, NinetyOne-songo-Specialized was composed and comfortable on the final few kilometres.