Sun, Sand And Rough Conditions For Absa Cape Epic Riders

A transition stage on the Absa Cape Epic – from one race village host town to another – is sometimes regarded as being easier, but Wednesday’s 128km Stage 3 from Elgin Valley to Worcester was “very rough and really sandy”, according to race leader Christoph Sauser.

Riders further back in the field also spent several hours battling in baking heat as the temperature steadily ticked up towards the 30ºC mark.