Cape Epic 2017

De Groot and Spitz, after their bad luck the previous day which saw them lose second position overall following a broken handlebar.

“Yeah, we did not allow the troubles to get us down this week,” said a disappointed De Groot after the finish. “We did not give up and focused on the stage win today, and it worked out.”

“Our riding has been good all week but we just had bad luck, but that is sport and you have to pick yourselves up from those moments and to experience these things. I think Sabine and I will never forget this week.

“We have ended up being very good friends and get on very well. We looked at each other last night and said shall we come back next year. I think we need a few days and then we will probably commit to it.”