Jaroslav Kulhavy and Christoph Sauser have won the second stage in a row of the Cape Epic today and increased their lead in the overall ranking. In the fifth stage in the hills around Wellington they wanted to go tactically, but finally, like in all the previous stages, they left behind their rivals, including the second Bulls.
“On the first climb we rode ahead with Schurter and Vogel and we built up a little gap, so we decided to go. Then they somehow managed to organize and didn´t stop in one of the fed-zones and almost got us. Maybe this backfired on them, because we left them again and that broke them. Then we were keeping the pace and the lead. We could have ridden faster, but we have two tough days ahead…..,”said Jara in he finish.
Nearly one third of today´s 75km long stage with the elevation of 1800m were single-tracks.
“They were really great, the man is flying all the time. At one moment we again nearly got lost,” added to the shortest stage the Olympic winner.
If there is such a chance tomorrow we´ll take an advantage of it, like today, but we are not going to risk. The overall winning is the most important for us and we don´t want to lose it,” said Jaroslav.