Cycling

Swiss training pays off for Beyers

Bernette Beyers from Team Bestmed-ASG won the sprint and points titles at the African Continental Track Championships in Durban last week. Photo: Supplied

South African track star Bernette Beyers credits lessons learnt during a Swiss training camp for her two titles at the African Continental Track Championships in Durban last week. Beyers – who won the sprint and points races – admitted to spending an enlightening few months training at the World Cycle Centre in Aigle, Switzerland, after breaking her collarbone at the ...

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The sani2c legacy continues to evolve

The KAP sani2c has always given riders the best experience possible and 2017 will be no different as 'Farmer' Glen Haw plans to offer riders new and exciting opportunities when the three races get underway during the second week of May. Anthony Grote/
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Glencairn – As the weeks continue to tick by before the twelfth edition of the KAP sani2c, the world’s largest mountain bike stage race remains intent on creating a unique, first-class experience for riders who take on the three day adventure from Himeville to Scottburgh during the second week of May. The sani2c has always been at the forefront of ...

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Cape Epic champ sets sights on Winelands Encounter

Jennie Stenerhag in action during the Prologue of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic. Photo by Mark Sampson/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

Newly crowned Cape Epic champion Jennie Stenerhag is gearing up for what she believes will be another world-class experience at the Liberty Winelands Encounter. The 41-year-old Swedish ace partnered Swiss rider Esther Süss to victory in the Epic at the weekend and will now switch her focus to the three-day Winelands race, presented by STANLIB, from April 21. “I wanted ...

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Second Overall at Grand Finale for Investec-songo-Specialized

Jaroslav Kulhavý and Christoph Sauser Photo accept the applause as they stand on the second step of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic podium. Photo by Dominic Barnardt/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS.

When the 2017 Absa Cape Epic concluded at Val de Vie Estate on Sunday the 26th of March the Investec-songo-Specialized team of Christoph Sauser and Jaroslav Kulhavý stood on the second step of the general classification podium. As they had done throughout the event Sauser and Kulhavý competed at the sharp end of the field on the final stage, but ...

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Early Bird entries gone in seconds

Riders during the final stage (stage 7) of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin to Val de Vie in Paarl, South Africa on the 26th March 2017

Photo by Sam Clark/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

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The 100 Early Bird entries for the 2018 Absa Cape Epic sold out instantaneously on Monday – one day after this year’s highly successful event. “It took just seconds for them all to be snapped up this year,” said Absa Cape Epic chief executive Lynn Naudé. “I didn’t think it was possible for people to fill in the forms and ...

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Epic is no honeymoon for the back markers

The dusty conditions on the gravel roads made for ideal early morning photographic opportunities on Stage 4. Photo by Greg Beadle/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS.

Nino Schurter and Matthias Stirnemann blitzed through the eight days of the Absa Cape Epic in 26 hours and 35 minutes, arriving at the finish each day tired but ready to head to their luxury camper vans to rest and recover before the next stage. At the other end of the field, in last place was former Springbok rugby player ...

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It was Epic, says Evans and Hincapie

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2011 Tour de France winner Cadel Evans picked up the Dimension Data Masters category with a storming final day that saw him and his fellow Tour de France stage winner George Hincapie grab victory on the last stage of the Absa Cape Epic from Grabouw to Val de Vie near Paarl. Evans and Hincapie (BMC Absa Racing) started the 85km ...

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Buys and Beukes claim Absa Cape Epic red jersey

Matthys Beukes of PYGA Euro Steel during the final stage (stage 7) of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin to Val de Vie in Paarl, South Africa on the 26th March 2017

Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

The PYGA Euro Steel team of Matthys Beukes and Philip Buys rode with good pace on the Grand Finale of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic to finish nearly four minutes ahead of NAD Pro MTB (Nico Bell and Gawie Combrinck) on the stage. By doing so they also claimed the Absa African special jersey – for the first team in ...

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Success for Schurter, Stirnemann, Suss and Stenerhag at Absa Cape Epic

The Jersey Winners during the final stage (stage 7) of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin to Val de Vie in Paarl, South Africa on the 26th March 2017

Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

It was sweet success for Nino Schurter, Matthias Stirnemann, Esther Süss and Jennie Stenerhag at the 2017 Absa Cape Epic. Swiss duo Schurter and Stirnemann (SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing) were first time winners of the men’s race, while Süss and Stenerhag (Meerendal CBC) claimed the Hansgrohe Women’s category. It was Stenerhag’s first win in her fourth attempt, while for Süss it ...

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