Langvad/Van Der Breggen and Schurter/Forster win Cape Epic prologue

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Published on March 17, 2019 - Duration: 01:24s

Langvad/Van Der Breggen and Schurter/Forster win Cape Epic prologue

The Cape Epic African mountain bike race kicks off in South Africa as Langvad and Van Der Breggen take lead in women's race with Schurter and Forster leading the men.

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Langvad/Van Der Breggen and Schurter/Forster win Cape Epic prologue

SHOWS: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (MARCH 17, 2019) (QUATTRO MEDIA - NO ARCHIVE / NO RESALES) 1.

TIMELAPSE OF SUN RISING OVER OCEAN HORIZON 2.

TIMELAPSE OF CLOUDS PASSING OVER CAPE TOWN 3.

AERIAL OF CAPE TOWN 4.

AERIAL OF MOUNTAINOUS REGION 5.

VARIOUS OF COMPETITORS RIDING DURING COURSE 6.

SIGN READING: "ABSA CAPE EPIC - PROLOGUE: CAPE TOWN" 7.

VARIOUS OF DENMARK'S ANNIKA LANGVAD AND NETHERLANDS' ANNA VAN DER BREGGEN IN ACTION 8.

LANGVAD AND VAN DER BREGGEN ON PODIUM AS WINNERS / WEARING ORANGE/BLACK STRIPED OVERALL LEADERS JERSEYS 9.

CLOSE OF LANGVAD AND VAN DER BREGGEN ON PODIUM 10.

VARIOUS OF TEAM SCOTT SRAM MTB RACING'S SWISS DUO NINO SCHURTER AND LARS FORSTER IN ACTION 11.

SCHURTER AND FORSTER CROSSING FINISH LINE 12.

SCHURTER AND FORSTER STANDING ON PODIUM AS WINNERS / CANNONDALE FACTORY RACING'S MANUEL FUMIC (GERMANY) AND HENRIQUE AVANCINI (BRAZIL) IN SECOND SPOT (LEFT) AND TEAM KROSS - SPUR'S SERGIO MANTECON GUTIERREZ (SPAIN) AND ONDREJ CINK (CZECH REPUBLIC) IN THIRD STORY: The Absa Cape Epic African Mountain bike race had its prologue day on Sunday (March 17) as riders cycled around Cape Town to set their overall positions in time for the first stage on Monday (March 18).

The women's prologue was won by Denmark's 4-time Cape Epic winner Annika Langvad and her Dutch rookie partner Anna Van Der Breggen.

The duo finished around two and a half minutes ahead of Kross-Spur racing's duo of Ariane Luthi and Maja Wloszczowska with team Summit Fin's Candice Lill and Adelheid Morath finishing third.

The men's prologue was a little closer with Scott Sram MTB Racing's Swiss duo Nino Schurter and Lars Forster finishing first, 41 seconds ahead of German-Brazilian duo Manuel Fumic and Henrique Avancini.

Kross-Spur's Sergio Mantecon Gutierrez and Ondrej Cink were a further nine seconds behind in third.

The first stage on Monday sees the riders travel 111 kilometres with an overall climb of 2,700 metres.

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