The race started on Sunday the 17th March with the Prologue on the slopes of Table Mountain. The 21-kilometer long course features 600 meters of climbing and starts and finishes on the University of Cape Town’s sports fields. It was fast and furious.

Our UCI Women, SILVERBACK-FAIRTREE - Mariske Strauss & Jennie Stenerhag finished 5th and our UCI Men's team, SILVERBACK-SBC Nicola Rohrbach & Konny Looser completed the short race in the Top 15.

Silverback Fairtree finished the opening stage in 55:45 about 4 minutes behind the winners. This will motivate the pair to work harder in Hermanus on Monday the 16th March.

The Silverback STRATOS.

Team SILVERBACK FAIRTREE at the 2019 ABSA Cape Epic Prologue.

 

Overall results: UCI Women

1. Investec-songo-Specialized 50-1 Annika Langvad (Denmark) 50-2 Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands) 00:51,44,7

2. Kross-Spur Racing 53-1 Ariane Lüthi (Switzerland) 53-2 Maja Wloszczowska (Poland) 00:54,19,9 +2.35,2

3. Summit Fin 54-1 Candice Lill (South Africa) 54-2 Adelheid Morath (Germany) 00:54,33,8 +2.49,1

4. Meerendal WIAWIS Rotwild 51-1 Sabine Spitz (Germany) 51-2 Nadine Rieder (Germany) 00:55,11,4 +3.26,7

5. Silverback - Fairtree 52-1 Jennie Stenerhag (Sweden) 52-2 Mariske Strauss (South Africa) 00:55,45,4 +4.00,7

 

The 2019 Silverback Race Kit.

UCI Elite Men - SILVERBACK SBC, Nicola Rohrbach & Konny Looser.

 

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