Tag Archives: 2015 Absa Cape Epic

Stage 2 shortened …

Jaroslav Kulhavy was able to get to the front in the tricky single track (bridge crossing) leading into the "temporary" finish line and claim the stage win.

The call to shorten Stage 2 of the Absa Cape Epic was made on the morning of the stage, based on the forecast heat and the concerns of the Medics around the safety of the riders in these conditions. Stage 1 had 76 teams not make the cut off time. Harden Epic riders took to social media to suggest that ...

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Buys, Beukes Go Home In Red

Matthys Beukes and Philip Buys of Scott Factory Racing win the African Leaders Jersey during the final stage (stage 7) of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Wellington to Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville, South Africa on the 22 March 2015 - Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

The thrilling contest for the Absa African special jersey ended with Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes of Scott Factory Racing taking the red shirt and Burry Stander memorial trophy home on Sunday after a tough Grand Finale stage. They finished ninth on the day and a commendable fifth overall in the general classification, the top team from the continent. The red jersey ...

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Unbeatable Kleinhans and Langvad Cruise To Victory

Ariane Kleinhans and Annika Langvad celebrate winning the Ladies Overall division during the final stage (stage 7) of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Wellington to Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville, South Africa on the 22 March 2015 - Photo by Emma Hill/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

The Absa Cape Epic’s most impressive ever pairing in the Sasol Women’s category started high-fiving spectators 3km from the finish line at Meerandal Wine Estate on the Grand Finale of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic. From the Prologue to Stage 7, Ariane Kleinhans and Annika Langvad dominated the 2015 Absa Cape Epic with their intensity and world class mountain biking ...

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‘Susi’ Gets Win Number Five

Christoph Sauser of Investec-Songo-Specialized and Jaroslav Kulhavy of Investec-Songo-Specialized celebrate winning the 2015 Absa Cape Epic during the final stage (stage 7) of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Wellington to Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville, South Africa on the 22 March 2015 - Photo by Shaun Roy/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

Swiss mountain biking legend Christoph Sauser’s last Absa Cape Epic as a professional rider ended in triumph on Sunday as he inked his name into history by becoming the first person to win it five times. The 31-year-old and Czech partner Jaroslav Kulhavy (Investec-Songo-Specialized) rode conservatively to finish fifth on a sun-drenched 92km final stage from Wellington to Meerendal Wine ...

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South African Teams Finish 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th

Darren Lill during stage 6 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Wellington, South Africa on the 21 March 2015 - Photo by Damien Schumann/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

The thrilling race for the Absa African special jersey took another turn as South Africans excelled on Friday’s 71km Stage 6. For the fourth day in a row the jersey changed hands and now Scott Factory Racing’s Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes will wear it on the final stage into Meerendal Wine Estate tomorrow (Sunday). The South Africans had tried ...

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Safety First For Sasol Women’s Category Leaders

Absa Cape Epic 2015 Stage 5 Worcester to Wellington

After a week of sand, rocks and long, brutal stretches of rough riding, riders at the Absa Cape Epic enjoyed something of a “fun” day out on Stage 6. Of course, fun is relative at the Cape Epic and the second last day of the race, while only 71km long, still featured 2000m of climbing and technical riding on the ...

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Drama On The Finish Line

Christoph Sauser of Investec-Songo-Specialized celebrates as he and partner Jaroslav Kulhavy of Investec-Songo-Specialized win the 121km stage 5 during stage 5 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from HTS Drostdy in Worcester to the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Wellington, South Africa on the 20 March 2015 - Photo by Shaun Roy/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

Switzerland’s Christoph Sauser is 87km away from becoming the first person to win the Absa Cape Epic five times after he and partner Jaroslav Kulhavy of the Czech Republic won Stage 6 in a sprint finish into Wellington on Saturday. For the first time in the seven days of the event Mother Nature chose to smile on the weary competitors: ...

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The Tough Get Going As Going Gets Tough

Womens stage winners Ariane Kleinhans & Annika Langvad of Specialized during stage 4 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from HTS Drostdy in Worcester, South Africa on the 19 March 2015

Photo by Gary Perkin/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

Stage 4 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic, a 111km loop of the Worcester countryside, finished much like the previous stage – with riders covered in sand, cursing the heat and rocky conditions of the route. And, of course, with Ariane Kleinhans and Annika Langvad of Team RECM Specialized crossing the line first, well ahead of the chasing pack in ...

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Buys, Beukes Fly The South African Flag

Matthys Beukes of Scott Factory Racing celebrates with school learners after winning the 111km Stage 4 with Partner Philip Buys. during stage 4 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from HTS Drostdy in Worcester, South Africa on the 19 March 2015 - Photo by Shaun Roy/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

South Africans Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes notched up the first South African win in the 2015 Absa Cape Epic after an audacious early break on Wednesday’s rugged 111km Stage 4. The looped route – starting and finishing in Worcester – included some back-breaking  climbs and rocky surfaces, giving rise to many tyre problems throughout the field. The sun also made conditions ...

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