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Absa Cape Epic: Villafane-Nash and Beers-Blevins duos win prologue divisions

Sofia Gomez Villafane and Katerina Nash (NinetyOne-Songo-Specialized) won the prologue for the women while Matt Beers and Chris Blevins (Toyota-Specialized-NinetyOne) claimed the opening day victory for men at the 2023 Absa Cape Epic.

Each duo pulled on the first yellow leader jerseys of the eight-day mountain stage race set in and around the South African hills of Durbanville, Cape Town.

The 27km prologue was held at the Meerendal Wine Estate on Sunday morning with women’s defending champion Villafane and her partner Nash stopping the clock in 1 hour, 18 minutes, 57 seconds. They were seven seconds faster than second-placed Efficient Infiniti Insure, a team consisting of Namibia’s Vera Looser and Mauritius’s Kim le Court. In third, 30 seconds off the best time, was Amy Wakefield and Candice Lill of

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