Cape Epic: Sauser celebrates as Investec Songo Specialized teams triumph

2018 Cape Epic stage 3

Team Songo Investec Specialized’s top men’s and women’s teams will both start Thursday’s crucial Stage 4 of the Absa Cape Epic in the respective category leader’s jerseys. Former five-time winner Christoph Sauser has become something of a super mentor to the Investec Songo Specialized riders and was delighted to seen Jaroslav Kulhavy and Howard Grotts snatch the yellow men’s jerseys and the Annika Langvad/Kate Courtney combination stay in orange. But he did inject a note of caution: “It is good we have both teams in (the leaders’ jerseys) with quite a bit of time, but everything can be put upside down very quickly – you only borrow the jersey on this race.” Stage 3’s transition from Robertson to Worcester on Wednesday might have been the longest stage of this year’s race, but with just 1800m of ascent spread over 122km it was also the flattest. Ideal conditions then for the ...

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