Second home was South Africa’s “Lion King” Erik Kleinhans with David Jones completing the podium.
According to Sauser, who rode with Kleinhans again, they pushed harder during stage two.
“We were flying through the trails today. For me the best part of the route was coming down Bartinney’s Skyfall and flowing through the Banhoek Valley,” said Sauser.
“I love the Origin Of Trails. It’s a home ride for me. I basically roll out of bed onto the start line and get to ride the trails that I love.”
In the women’s race Robyn de Groot took the honours in 2:40:43 ahead of Marianne Bergli and Marianne Vos.
Stage two of the 32km race saw Daniel van der Walt claiming the victory in 1:23:17 in front of Jamie Penfold and Kevin Long.
“The track was awesome. I really enjoyed it. It’s clear that a lot of effort went into the routes,” said van der Walt.
Wendy Scott won the 32km women’s race in 1:42:18. She was followed by SA triathlete Vicky van der Merwe and Allison Morton.
“Stage two was much easier than stage one. It really is incredible to ride in Stellenbosch,” said Van der Merwe.
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