Hermanus Stage 1 Sublime Single Trails

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Riders work their way along the route during stage 1 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Hermanus High School in Hermanus, South Africa on the 18th March 2019. Photo by Shaun Roy/Cape Epic PLEASE ENSURE THE APPROPRIATE CREDIT IS GIVEN TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND ABSA CAPE EPIC

Hermanus Stage 1 Sublime Single Trails

Heaven and Back to Earth Cape Epic

As the sun rose over Harmanus te Cape Epic headed into the network of single trails and relentless climbs that make this one of the best mountain biking areas in South Africa. Relentless. Attritional. A return to the Absa Cape Epic Stage 1’s of old and the Hemel en Aarde Valley. A sublime day of tough single trails with vista of mountains and vineyards.

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Anna van der Breggen and Annika Langvad during stage 1 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Hermanus High School in Hermanus, South Africa on the 18th March 2019.
Photo by Sam Clark/Cape Epic

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Lucky Mlangeni during stage 1 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Hermanus High School in Hermanus, South Africa on the 18th March 2019.
Photo by Sam Clark/Cape Epic

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Ibon Zugasti of ORBEA FACTORY leads a small group down the track during stage 1 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Hermanus High School in Hermanus, South Africa on the 18th March 2019.
Photo by Shaun Roy/Cape Epic

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Lucky Mlangeni during stage 1 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Hermanus High School in Hermanus, South Africa on the 18th March 2019.
Photo by Sam Clark/Cape Epic

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Alban Lakata of Bull Legends during stage 1 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Hermanus High School in Hermanus, South Africa on the 18th March 2019.
Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic

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Lead bunch during stage 1 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Hermanus High School in Hermanus, South Africa on the 18th March 2019.
Photo by Greg Beadle/Cape Epic
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Nino Schurter and Lars Forster of SCOTT SRAM break away during stage 1 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Hermanus High School in Hermanus, South Africa on the 18th March 2019.
Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic

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Matt Beers and Alan Hatherly of SpecializedFoundationNAD during stage 1 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Hermanus High School in Hermanus, South Africa on the 18th March 2019.
Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic

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Samantha Sanders and Amy Mcdougall during stage 1 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Hermanus High School in Hermanus, South Africa on the 18th March 2019.
Photo by Sam Clark/Cape Epic

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Annika LANGVAD (DNK) and Anna VAN DER BREGGEN (NLD) of team Investec-songo-Specialized during stage 1 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Hermanus High School in Hermanus, South Africa on the 18th March 2019.
Photo by Greg Beadle/Cape Epic

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