Cycling

“It just got real”…

Scott SRAM Young Guns take the stage win - youth clearly has an abundance of energy

112km over rocks, roots, stumps, bushes, gravel, stone and any other obstacle possible, the riders of Cape Epic just got a taste of what it means to earn this medal. Finishing is a victory. Winning is something very few can only dream of. It took an Olympian effort to control the race, which Nino Shurter managed to do, in order ...

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Advantage Suss and Stenerhag

Esther Süss and Jenny Stenerhag win stage 4 of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Elandskloof in Greyton to Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin, South Africa on the 23rd March 2017

Photo by Dominic Barnardt/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

The pendulum in the Hansgrohe Women’s category at the Absa Cape Epic swung a little more toward a victory for Esther Suss and Jennie Stenerhag (Meerendal CBC) on Thursday with the duo adding another three minutes 40 seconds to their lead after the 112km Stage 4 from Greyton to Elgin. The Meerendal CBC pair were able to take advantage of ...

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Absa Cape Epic newbies score Stage 4 win

Michiel Van der Heijden and Andri Frischknecht of team Scott-SRAM Young Guns win stage 4 and Matthias Stirnemann and Nino Schurter of team SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing come second during the 2017 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Elandskloof in Greyton to Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin, South Africa on the 23rd March 2017

Photo by Greg Beadle/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

Race debutants Andri Frischknecht and Michiel Van der Heijden (SCOTT-SRAM Young Guns), with a whole lot of help from 2016 Olympic champion Nino Schurter and partner Matthias Stirnemann (SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing), ruled the day on Stage 4 of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic. The SCOTT-SRAM Young Guns crossed the line first in a time of 4:10.00,3 with Schurter and Stirnemann ...

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Lucrative prize-money for Winelands Encounter

Participants in the Liberty Winelands Encounter, in partnership with STANLIB, will be racing for an attractive overall purse of R100 000. Last year’s winners were Chris Wolhuter (left) and Craig Boyes. Photo: Full Stop Communications

A high-quality field will again be racing for a lucrative prize purse when the Liberty Winelands Encounter takes place in the Western Cape next month. Presented in partnership with STANLIB, race organisers have put together an attractive purse of R100 000 for the three-stage mountain bike race, which starts in Stellenbosch on April 21 before moving to boutique race villages ...

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Bruised Stransky and Mclean set for Zuurberg race

Last year’s third place finishers Joel Stransky and Andrew Mclean will be fit for the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek despite both suffering injuries in the build-up. Photo: Warren Elsom

Despite suffering broken bones in two separate incidents, Springbok legend Joel Stransky and former professional cyclist Andrew Mclean are still set to take part in the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race outside Port Elizabeth in May. Mclean is currently nursing a broken collarbone after a nasty fall that forced him to withdraw from this year’s Cape Epic, while ...

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Puncture Scuppers Sauser & Kulhavý’s Stage 4 Hopes

Jaroslav Kulhavý and Henrique Avancini (Cannondale Factory Racing XC) lead the UCI men’s field through the vineyards of Gabriëlskloof during Stage 4 of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic. Photo by Ewald Sadie/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS.

A puncture 20 kilometres from the Stage 4 finish in Oak Valley, on Thursday the 23rd of March, cost Christoph Sauser and Jaroslav Kulhavý the chance of contesting for stage victory. The sidewall cut, to the front tyre of Kulhavý’s bike, ended up costing them 3 minutes and 16 seconds; setting the Investec-songo-Specialized pairing back to third on the general ...

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Project Zebra: a 360-project for the Absa Cape Epic

Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

After the success of the Project Zebra in 2016, Bulls Bikes decided to go ahead with the project at this year’s Absa Cape Epic. The project originated for last year’s Cape Epic when the Bulls celebrated their 10th participation in this eight-day mountain bike stage race in a special way. The Bulls teams currently consist of professional riders Karl Platt ...

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PYGA Euro Steel top locals at Absa Cape Epic

Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes of team PYGA Euro Steel during stage 3 of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Elandskloof in Greyton, South Africa on the 22nd March 2017

Photo by Greg Beadle/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

PYGA Euro Steel’s Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes enjoyed yet another strong Absa Cape Epic stage on Wednesday and in doing so tightened their grip on the Absa African special jersey. They finished Stage 3 well ahead of BCX (Hendrik Kruger and Waylon Woolcock) and NAD Pro MTB (Nico Bell and Gawie Combrink). In the chase for the Exxaro special ...

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Thrilling stage decided by sprint finishes

The leading two UCI womens category teams battie it out during stage 3 of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Elandskloof in Greyton, South Africa on the 22nd March 2017

Photo by Ewald Sadie/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

For the second day in a row both the Men’s and Women’s categories of the Absa Cape Epic were won by a tense sprint finish. In Wednesday’s 78km Stage 3, Christoph Sauser and Jaroslav Kulhavy (Investec-Songo-Specialized) claimed a second consecutive stage win. More importantly for them they managed to eat into the time gap of the overall race leaders, Manuel ...

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Suss/Stenerhag lose sprint but hold on to commanding lead

The leading two UCI womens category teams battie it out during stage 3 of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Elandskloof in Greyton, South Africa on the 22nd March 2017

Photo by Ewald Sadie/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

As the leading riders moved into the second half of the Absa Cape Epic on Stage 3 around Greyton on Wednesday, the race for the Hansgrohe Women’s category title between teams Meerendal CBC and Ascendis Health is looking more and more likely to come down to good – or bad – fortune. For the second day in a row there ...

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