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Schurter and Forster retake yellow jersey in Cape Epic mountain bike race

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Schurter and Forster retake yellow jersey in Cape Epic mountain bike race

Schurter and Forster retake yellow jersey in Cape Epic mountain bike race

Nino Schurter and Lars Forster of Switzerland reclaim the yellow leader's jersey in the fifth leg of the Cape Epic Mountain Bike race.

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Schurter and Forster retake yellow jersey in Cape Epic mountain bike race

RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SHOTLIST AND SCRIPT SHOWS: OAK VALLEY - STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA (MARCH 22, 2019) (QUATTRO MEDIA - ACCESS ALL) MEN'S RACE 1.

START OF MEN'S QUEEN STAGE OF THE CAPE EPIC MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE WITH TEAM MATES MANUEL FUMIC (GERMANY) AND HENRIQUE AVANCINI (BRAZIL) IN YELLOW JERSEYS 2.

RIDERS ON TRAIL 3.

RIDERS WINDING DOWN A DECLINE 4.

GROUP CLIMBING TRAIL 5.

AERIAL OF RIDERS TAKING A SHARP BEND THROUGH WOODED AREA 6.

RIDERS GOING THROUGH WOODED AREA (HELMET CAM) 7.

TEAM SCOTT MTB'S NINO SCHURTER (SWITZERLAND, RIGHT, 4-1) AND LARS FORSTER (LEFT, 4-2) RIDING IN THE LEAD 8.

RIDERS GOING THROUGH MOUNTAINOUS AREA 9.

RIDERS ON DESCENT THROUGH RUGGED TERRAIN, RIDER FALLS 10.

TEAM PYGA EURO STEEL'S PHILIP BUYS (SOUTH AFRICA) TAKING A SPILL ON A CURVE 11.

LEADERS GOING THROUGH WOODED AREA 12.

BUYS AND BEUKES CROSSING THE FINISH LINE FIRST AT 4 HOURS, 19 MINUTES AND 29 SECONDS, JUST ONE SECOND AHEAD OF SCHURTER AND FORSTER 13.

WINNERS OF THE QUEEN STAGE ON THE PODIUM 14.

TEAM SCOTT MTB'S NINO SCHURTER (SWITZERLAND) AND LARS FORSTER (SWITZERLAND) ON PODIUM WITH YELLOW LEADER'S JERSEYS WOMEN'S RACE 15.

START OF WOMEN'S QUEEN STAGE OF THE CAPE EPIC MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE, WITH ANNIKA LANGVAD (DENMARK, 50-1, ORANGE) AND ANNA VAN DER BREGGEN (NETHERLANDS, 50-2, ORANGE) IN THE ORANGE LEADER'S JERSEYS 16.

MARISKE STRAUSS (SOUTH AFRICA, YELLOW) AND JENNIE STENERHAG (SWEDEN, YELLOW) TAKING EARLY LEAD 17.

STRAUSS CRASHES AND FALLS 18.

ADELHEID MORATH (GERMANY, GREEN) LEADS THE PACK WITH TEAM MATE CANDICE LILL (SOUTH AFRICA, GREEN) AND LANGVAD AND VAN DER BREGGEN TRAILING CLOSE BEHIND 19.

VARIOUS OF VAN DER BREGGEN SWAPPING WHEEL 20.

STAGE WINNERS LILL AND MORATH COMING DOWN DESCENT IN THE LEAD 21.

LILL AND MORATH CROSSING THE FINISH LINE IN FIRST IN 5 HOURS, 20 MINUTES AND 42 SECONDS 22.

WINNERS ON THE PODIUM 23.

ANNIKA LANGVAD (DENMARK, 50-1, ORANGE) AND ANNA VAN DER BREGGEN (NETHERLANDS, 50-2, ORANGE) ON THE PODIUM STILL DEFENDING THE ORANGE LEADER'S JERSEYS WITH TWO STAGES TO GO STORY: Nino Schurter and Lars Forster of Switzerland reclaimed the yellow leader's jersey in the fifth leg of the Cape Epic Mountain Bike race on Friday (March 22) despite losing the stage to Philp Buys and Matthys Beukes of South Africa.

The fifth stage, also called the Queen Stage, is considered the most gruelling stage as it stretches 100 kilometers (62 miles) through rugged terrain with a 2,859-meter (9,380 foot) climb.

Crossing the finish line at 4 hours, 19 minutes and 29 seconds, Buys and Beukes bested Schurter and Forster by just one second.

The Swiss duo still lead overall and are more than 5 minutes ahead of second-placed Manuel Fumic of Germany and Henrique Avancini of Brazil after five stages.

Fumic and Avancini finished fourth in Friday's heat.

In the women's event, Candice Lill of South Africa and Germany's Adelheid Morath crossed the finish line first, claiming their first stage win at 5 hours 20 minutes and 42 seconds.

Mariske Strauss of South Africa and Sweden's Jennie Stenerhag started the stage with an early lead before falling back after Strauss took a spill.

Annika Langvad of Denmark and Anna van der Breggen of the Netherlands placed second on Friday, 4 minutes behind Lill and Morath, but still good enough to retain the orange leader's jersey ahead of stage six.

Langvad and van der Breggen are 21 minutes ahead of Lill and Morath overall with Ariane Lüthi of Switzerland and Maja Wloszczowska of Poland in third, 51 minutes behind the leaders.

The sixth stage on Saturday (March 23) is an 89-km (55-mile) ride.

The seventh and final stage will be a 70-kilometer (43-mile) race on Sunday (March 24).

(Production: Kurt Michael Hall)




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