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Kaess, Kaufmann Due Some Good Karma

Stage winners Jochen Kaess & Markus Kaufmann of Centurion-Vaudeduring stage 1 of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wines in Robertson, South Africa on the 24 March 2014 - Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

Before the 2014 Absa Cape Epic four times winner Karl Platt of Germany told journalists that they should keep an eye on his countrymen Markus Kaufmann and Jochen Kaess as potential race winners.  If they did not take him seriously at the time they were certainly doing so after Stage 1, when the Team Centurion Vaude pair won convincingly to ...

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‘Iron Sally’ Back With A New Partner

Sally Bigham of Team Meerendal leaves the boys behind doen a descent during stage 3 of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wines in Robertson to The Oaks Estate in Greyton, South Africa on the 26 March 2014 - Photo by Greg Beadle/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

At first glance Sally Bigham might be taken for the university researcher that she was when the mountain biking bug bit in 2006.  But the 1.65m and 52kg Englishwoman has since earned herself the nickname of “Iron Sally” for her extraordinary feats on a mountain bike.  These include two wins in the Women’s category at the rugged Absa Cape Epic ...

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An Epic Adventure For A Cycling Legend

She might be the world’s most-decorated women’s mountain biker, but Norway’s Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå is playing down her chances of a win in her debut Absa Cape Epic. - Multivan Merida Website

She might be the world’s most-decorated women’s mountain biker, but Norway’s Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå is playing down her chances of a win in her debut Absa Cape Epic.  “‘Survive and enjoy’ is the motto for Kathrin (Stirnemann, her partner in Team World Bicycle Relief) and I,” said Dahle Flesjå.  “We are approaching it as a great adventure … and, of ...

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We’re in support, but …

during stage 3 of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wines in Robertson to The Oaks Estate in Greyton, South Africa on the 26 March 2014
- Photo by Sam Clark/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

A video clip from the 2014 Absa Cape Epic shows Team RECM’s Erik Kleinhans and Nico Bell swooping down a hill, stopping alongside a stricken Frantisek Rabon and immediately setting about repairing a problem on the Specialized rider’s bike.  Rabon was, of course, Christoph Sauser’s partner in 2014 and the South African pairing of Kleinhans and Bell were riding as ...

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Esther Suss Aims For The Top

ROBERTSON  during stage 4 of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from The Oaks Estate in Greyton, South Africa on the 27 March 2014 - Photo by Gary Perkin/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

The formidable women’s field for the 2015 Absa Cape Epic includes several of the biggest names in mountain biking, and few have graced the sport quite like Esther Suss.  The Swiss legend and former Marathon World Champion is 40 now but still at the top of her game.  She has twice notched up wins at the Absa Cape Epic: in ...

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A Glimpse Into The Future

Rourke Croeser and Travis Walker

Absa Cape Epic fans will get a glimpse of the future when two of South Africa’s rising stars take on the rugged eight-day stage race in 2015.  Rourke Croeser and Travis Walker are both 23-years-old – an age when mountain bikers tend to be better at the shorter disciplines.  They have though shown good form recently in longer races and ...

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South Africa’s Podium Hope

ROBERTSON  during stage 4 of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from The Oaks Estate in Greyton, South Africa on the 27 March 2014 - 
Photo by Gary Perkin/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

The sharp improvement in the strength of the women’s field for the 2015 Absa Cape Epic will inevitably give rise to an intense battle for the podium positions.  Can a South African woman get on to one of those steps when the race finishes at Meerendal on 22 March? The best bet might be an Epic newbie, Robyn de Groot.  ...

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Multiple world champ Stoltz to debut at Dual-Cross series

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The increasingly popular trail synergy race that blends mountain biking and trail running, the 2015 Momentum Health OatWell Dual-Cross Series powered by PeptoPro, will commence this weekend at Hakahana Trails, near Hartebeespoortdam, west of Pretoria. Brand du Plessis and Lise Olivier won the men and women’s series titles respectively in 2014 and will be back in 2015 for more exciting ...

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Online Entries for 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour Juniors now open

Image credit: Karin Schermbrucker/Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust

(Cape Town, 04 February 2015) Online entries for the 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour Juniors event are now open, with approximately two thirds of the available entries still on offer for budding cyclists eager to develop or show off their riding skills.  The 2015 Juniors event takes place on Saturday, 07 March at the Youngsfield Military Base in Wynberg, offering young ...

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FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN entries now open

Excitement builds as Cape Town prepares to host what is sure to become one of the largest and most celebrated sporting events in South Africa, the much anticipated FNB CAPE TOWN 12 ONERUN.  Seen here (from left to right) at the event launch that was held on Monday, 26 January 2015:  Brett Bellinger (Marketing Director PUMA South Africa) with Michael Meyer (Managing Director of Stillwater Sports) and Stephan Claassen (FNB Business Provincial Head).  PHOTO CREDIT:  Ewald Sadie

Entries are now open for the much anticipated FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN. Taking place on Sunday, 17 May 2015, the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN celebrates everything Cape Town related – the vibe, the city and the people. This fast paced, flat 12km run brings together runners from all walks of life – from local and international running champions, wheelchair ...

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