The sixth stage, the fifth victory and 87km from the overall triumph at the Absa Cape Epic! This is how it looks after today´s stage to Wellington, which Jara and Christoph won in the final sprint against the Topeak Ergon team.
“I must admit that for me it was much better today than yesterday, when I felt sick and maybe I felt the worst about riding. Today it was fine again. We were in the front only with the Topeak, we were riding our pace and checking the position, we wanted to be among them, especially in the often single-tracks. And then we decided to leave it for the finish. I even didn´t believe that it would have been possible to win today. Susi was always riding the fourth, but in the technical finish he managed to go ahead of the Topeak and it worked. Another victory counts…..,” said Jara after the stage, which started today in the rain and uncomfortable wind.
“This morning I was a little bit worried when I heard how it was raining. I thought that we would solve the tires but Susi was fully calm and told me that we would take the Renegade as we had been using so far. And he was right, it was ok. Only sometimes, it sprayed in the face, I had eyes full of sand and sometimes I couldn´t see anything, it was annoying.”
Tomorrow the bikers expect the last stage to Meerendal, relatively easy 87km with the elevation of 1500m.
“The most important for tomorrow is not to spoil anything. We have a comfortable lead of 11 minutes but there is one hill in the middle, but nothing horrible. We´ll take the tools and we have to finish it tomorrow,” added Jara.