Mariske Strauss returns in 2020 for shot at Absa African-Womens Jersey with Candice Lill. Photo by Sportograf
Candice Lill and Adelheid Morath of Summit Fin during stage 4 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Oak Valley Estate in Elgin, South Africa on the 21st March 2019. Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic
Lill was one of the inaugural Absa African Women’s jersey champions, alongside Amy McDougall, in 2018. The South African cross-country champion opted not to defend her title in 2019 however, as she raced with Germany’s Adelheid Morath. She pointed out then that she aimed to win the race outright, rather than targeting the Absa African Women’s jersey competition within the Absa Cape Epic.