Sunday, March 27, 2011
Cape Epic: Prologue - Update
Prologue | 2011
The Absa Cape Epic kicks off with a time trial prologue.
All teams will participate in a team time trial of approximately 27km in Tokai Forest, which forms part of the Table Mountain National Park. The start and finish venue is at Chrysalis Academy in Tokai Forest (Cape Town), on Sunday 27 March 2011. Teams will have a pre-allocated time slot for their time trial and teams depart at 25-second intervals from 07:00 - 11:15. All the top teams and pro-riders will start from 11:30. This will allow amateur riders and the public to watch the podium candidates racing each other for the honour of wearing the leader jerseys at the start of the first stage of the race.
Each team's time in the prologue will add to their overall time and will be used to determine the seeding for the start of the first stage on Monday morning. The prologue allows the entire field to be seeded in a transparent manner. The first night of racing is spent inSaronsberg Wine Estate / Tulbagh in the tented race village. Riders requiring a transfer from Tokai to Tulbagh must book this in their rider zone.
Live TV - The prologue will be broadcasted on SuperSport from 09:00 - 14:00, so tune in if you want to follow from the comfort of your home.
Gary and Don finished in 90 place for stage one 25 mins of the leaders.