Cape Epic: Win streak ends for Van der Breggen and Langvad

Schurter and Forster regain elite men's overall lead

Annika Langvad and Anna van der Breggen (Investec-songo-Specialized), winners over the first five days of racing at the Absa Cape Epic, suffered their first defeat on Friday when they finished four minutes behind Candice Lill and Adelheid Morath (Summit Fin).

The win for Lill and Morath, who are second overall, closes the general classification gap to 21 minutes but leaves the Investec-songo-Specialized pair still firmly in control in the race for overall honours that await at Val de Vie Estate on Sunday.

In the men's race, Nino Schurter and Lars Foster of Scott-SRAM MTB-Racing grabbed back the yellow leaders’ jersey by claiming second place behind local boys Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes of PYGA Euro Steel on Friday's Queen Stage, which finished at the century-old Stellenbosch University.

These two teams broke away early and rode a six-minute lead into overnight leaders Manuel Fumic and Henrique Avancini (Cannondale Factory Racing), who ended fourth on the stage behind Damiano Ferraro and Samuele Porro (Trek Selle San Marco).

Schurter and Forster now take a 5:13 lead over Cannondale into the final two days of racing.

Brief Results

Women's stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Candice Lill (RSA) / Adelheid Morath (Ger) Summit Fin5:20:42 
2Annika Langvad (Den) / Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Investec-songo-Specialized0:04:00 
3Jennie Stenerhag (Swe) / Mariske Strauss (RSA) Silverback - Fairtree0:12:00 
4Sabine Spitz (Ger) / Nadine Rieder (Ger) Meerendal WIAWIS Rotwild0:16:00 
5Ariane Lüthi (Swi) / Maja Wloszczowska (Pol) Kross-Spur Racing0:22:00 
6Theresa Ralph (RSA) / Sarah Hill (RSA) Galileo Risk0:31:00 
7Sonya Looney (USA) / Catherine Williamson (GBr) FreakShow SCOTT0:36:00 
8Hannele Steyn (RSA) / Katja Steenkamp (RSA) Land Rover Jaguars1:30:00 
9Hildegarde Cronje (RSA) / Auralia Edwards (RSA) Hils&Rails2:18:00 
10Jeanette Treherne (RSA) / Vivienne Turvey (RSA) T and T2:23:00 
General Classification after stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annika Langvad (Den) / Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Investec-songo-Specialized23:09:42 
2Candice Lill (RSA) / Adelheid Morath (Ger) Summit Fin0:22:00 
3Ariane Lüthi (Swi) / Maja Wloszczowska (Pol) Kross-Spur Racing0:52:00 
4Jennie Stenerhag (Swe) / Mariske Strauss (RSA) Silverback - Fairtree1:00:00 
5Sabine Spitz (Ger) / Nadine Rieder (Ger) Meerendal WIAWIS Rotwild1:20:00 
6Theresa Ralph (RSA) / Sarah Hill (RSA) Galileo Risk2:32:00 
7Sonya Looney (USA) / Catherine Williamson (GBr) FreakShow SCOTT3:13:00 
8Hannele Steyn (RSA) / Katja Steenkamp (RSA) Land Rover Jaguars6:37:00 
9Jeanette Treherne (RSA) / Vivienne Turvey (RSA) T and T10:05:00 
10Hildegarde Cronje (RSA) / Auralia Edwards (RSA) Hils&Rails10:23:00 
Men's stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Philip Buys (RSA) / Matthys Beukes (RSA) PYGA Euro Steel4:19:29 
2Nino Schurter (Swi) / Lars Forster (Swi) Scott-SRAM MTB-Racing  
3Damiano Ferraro (Ita) / Samuele Porro (Ita) Trek Selle San Marco0:06:00 
4Manuel Fumic (Ger) / Henrique Avancini (Bra) Cannondale Factory Racing  
5Roberto Bou Martin (Spa) / Alberto Losada (Spa) Tbelles - ProtourBCN0:09:00 
6Tony Longo (Ita) / Gregory Brenes (CRc) 7C CBZ WILIER 2  
7Michele Casagrande (Ita) / Fabian Rabensteiner (Ita) Trek-Selle San Marco 20:10:00 
8Sebastian Fini (Den) / Martins Blums (Lat) CST Sandd  
9Francesc Guerra Carretero (Spa) / Enrique Morcillo Vergara (Spa) BUFF SCOTT MTB  
10Urs Huber (Swi) / Simon Stiebjahn (Ger) BULLS Heroes0:13:00 
General Classification after stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nino Schurter (Swi) / Lars Forster (Swi) Scott-SRAM MTB-Racing19:20:25 
2Manuel Fumic (Ger) / Henrique Avancini (Bra) Cannondale Factory Racing0:05:00 
3Damiano Ferraro (Ita) / Samuele Porro (Ita) Trek Selle San Marco0:15:00 
4Urs Huber (Swi) / Simon Stiebjahn (Ger) BULLS Heroes0:21:00 
5Alan Hatherly (RSA) / Matthew Beers (RSA) SpecializedFoundationNAD0:34:00 
6Francesc Guerra Carretero (Spa) / Enrique Morcillo Vergara (Spa) BUFF SCOTT MTB0:37:00 
7Kristian Hynek (Cze) / Petter Fagerhaug (Nor) Canyon0:44:00 
8Karl Platt (Ger) / Alban Lakata (Aut) BULLS Legends0:45:00 
9Louis Meija (Col) / Johnny Cattaneo (Ita) 7C CBZ WILIER  
10Tony Longo (Ita) / Gregory Brenes (CRc) 7C CBZ WILIER 20:47:00 

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