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New Faces In Red Jersey

Darren Lill of RED-E Blend at the end of stage 3 during stage 3 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin to HTS Drostdy in Worcester, South Africa on the 18 March 2015 - Photo by Shaun Roy/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

The red Absa African special jerseys changed shoulders for the first time in the 2015 Absa Cape Epic on Wednesday when Darren Lill and Waylon Woolcock (RED-E Blend) put in their second compelling performance in two days. They finished 10 minutes ahead of former leaders Rourke Croeser and Travis Walker (USN), who dropped back to third place. Lying second after ...

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Meet The Man Who Is Taming The Bulls

Vincent Durand - Team Bulls’ soigneur, their helper, and one of six people working behind the scenes to give the Bulls’ Karl Platt and teammate Urs Huber every opportunity to get their feet on the podium - FaceBook

Vincent Durand is a matador of sorts – but he doesn’t quite tame the Bulls; he looks after them. Durand is Team Bulls’ soigneur, their helper, and one of six people working behind the scenes to give the Bulls’ Karl Platt and teammate Urs Huber every opportunity to get their feet on the podium. When the riders power over the ...

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Extraordinary Ride Illuminates Tough Day

An exhaustd Karl Platt of the Bulls after finishing stage 3 during stage 3 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin to HTS Drostdy in Worcester, South Africa on the 18 March 2015 - Photo by Shaun Roy/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

It was the longest stage of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic and one of the toughest, but the 128km slog on Wednesday through alternating sections of thick sand and rocks was illuminated by one extraordinary performance. Arianke Kleinhans and Annika Langvad (RECM Specialized) had gone to bed on Tuesday night in the knowledge that their lead of more than half ...

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Meet the FNB Wines2Whales rider coach

Stellenbosch based mountain biking coach Joanna Dobinson has been appointed as the official 2015 FNB Rider Coach for all three FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events.

Stellenbosch based mountain biking coach Joanna Dobinson has been appointed as the official 2015 FNB Rider Coach for all three FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events. “The FNB Wines2Whales is a highly competitive race so we believe that the participating riders will benefit immensely from Joanna’s tips. This coaching programme contributes to the exciting build-up ahead of this year’s ...

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Kingsley Holgate Riders On A Mission To Save Lives

Mike Nixon and Jasper van Dijk from team Kingsley Holgate pose with Kingsley Holgate and race founder Kevin Vermaak during the Prologue of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa on the 15 March 2015

Photo by Sophie Smith/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

Mike Nixon met his Absa Cape Epic partner 5000 metres above sea level. Jasper van Dijk stumbled into Nixon’s tent at the base camp at K2. He had five cups of tea and when Van Dijk, who is from the Netherlands, eventually thawed out the two men started talking about their passions. “Jasper told me he loved mountain biking. ‘Have ...

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Rain Doesn’t Dampen Absa Cape Epic Spirit

Urs Huber and Karl Platt of the Bulls finish second during stage 1 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin, South Africa on the 16 March 2015

Photo by Shaun Roy/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

In a day of drama, Christoph Sauser Monday laid down a significant marker in his bid to become the first person to win the Absa Cape Epic five times. The Swiss master and his Czech teammate Jaroslav Kulhavy (Investec-Songo-Specialized) showed great form on the 113km Stage 1 as they overcame a puncture to finish the day almost a minute ahead ...

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Croeser, Walker stay in the red

Rourke Croeser (front) and Travis Walker (rear) during stage 1 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin, South Africa on the 16 March 2015

Photo by Sam Clark/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

Youngsters Rourke Croeser and Travis Walker (USN) continued their fine form from Sunday’s prologue to retain the red Absa African special jersey after Monday’s Stage 1. But it was not easy: “I have been riding for some 11 years and this is by far the hardest day ever on the bike for me,” said Croeser. “On the start line we ...

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Leading Women Surge Ahead

Annika Langvad during stage 1 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin, South Africa on the 16 March 2015

Photo by Damien Schumann/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

On a day when race conditions changed at the Absa Cape Epic – but the number one spot didn’t – it was business as usual for the dominant pair in the Sasol Women’s category. Team RECM’s Ariane Kleinhans and Annika Langvad survived a crash scare to charge home and into the orange leader’s jersey once again, in the process opening ...

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Day Of Drama At Absa Cape Epic

Christoph Sauser fixes apuncture during stage 1 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin, South Africa on the 16 March 2015

Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

  In a day of drama, Christoph Sauser Monday laid down a significant marker in his bid to become the first person to win the Absa Cape Epic five times. The Swiss master and his Czech teammate Jaroslav Kulhavy (Investec-Songo-Specialized) showed great form on the 113km Stage 1 as they overcame a puncture to finish the day almost a minute ...

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Kulhavy won the 2015 Aramex songo.info Champions Race

Christoph Sauser surrounded by his biggest fans.
Photo credit: Ewald Sadie

After 30mins & 3laps of intense racing, Olympic Gold Medalist & World Champion Jaroslav Kulhavy won the 2015 Aramex songo.info Champions Race to the boisterous and excited cheers of the local kids and adults. It was the first time in four years that co-founder of songo.info Christoph Sauser did not win the race in Kayamandi but the result had little sway on the crowds affection ...

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