Liv Trail Squad 2018 Cape Epic | Episode 3
After the Trail Squad conquered two 100km+ days in a row in Episode Two, they are faced with more daunting days ahead.
Stage 3 is the longest day of the Absa Cape Epic weighing in at 122km in length with 1800 meters of climbing, though race organizers and veterans claimed that it would not be the hardest. Still, with tired legs, the challenge seemed overwhelming when stretched out before the Trail Squad at the 8 o’clock start line. Stage 3 would be the first transfer day of the race. The riders would leave the Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson where they had spent the past three nights, and arrive at the end of a long day at HTS Drostdy School in Worcester. It was a test that proved too great for Sandra and leads to a nail-biter of a finish for two of our other Trail Squad racers.
Stage 4 – another transfer, this time the stage was touted as the most challenging of the entire Cape Epic. The Queen Stage. 113km and 1800 meters of climbing on mostly singletrack meant this day would be technical, much to the Liv Pro’s excitement. Some would excel in this, the fifth day on the bike… while others would not. It was all to play as the riders made the trek from Worcester to Wellington over the infamous Bain's Kloof Pass.
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