Tune in to Episode 4 of the Diverge Podcast with host Seamus Allardice as he talks through the Absa Cape Epic route and the form of the UCI men’s and women’s category riders 10 days out from the 2019 race. Coming hot on the revaluation that Howard Grotts has withdrawn from his title defense bid, due to illness, and that Samuel Gaze will now partner Jaroslav Kulhavy for Investec-songo-Specialized the show details the form of all the main contenders. Focusing on the South African hopefuls Alan Hatherly and Matthew Beers who will now team up for the Specialized Foundation-NAD.
In the women’s race the form of Anna van der Breggen and Annika Langvad is ominously formidable, as the pair raced to a 1-2 finish at the Cyprus Sunshine Cup. Van der Breggen who finished second was 6 minutes and 30 seconds ahead of the third placed rider – former Junior World Champion Sina Frei.
But first we delve into the 2019 route in more detail.
If you would like to purchase a copy of the Mountain Bike Magazine 2019 Absa Cape Epic Event Guide you can do so at any good newsagents or online here.
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