Tag Archives: ABSA Cape Epic

Karl Platt claims fifth Absa Cape Epic crown

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  Twelve years after claiming his first Absa Cape Epic title Karl Platt today became only the second person to win the event five times when he and Urs Huber (Team Bulls) calmly sealed a dominant victory. German Manuel Fumic and Brazilian Henrique Avancini (Cannondale Factory Racing) claimed Stage 7 – the prestigious Grand Finale win – but it was ...

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Nearly All Systems Go for Madolo and Sauser on Stage 4

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  Stage 4 of the 2016 Absa Cape Epic was a good day for Sipho Madolo and Christoph Sauser. Madolo despite not being completely over his stomach bug put the hammer down making up for lost time on trails which suited his riding style. After two days of riding well within himself, as he nursed Madolo through his darkest hours ...

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Mentor and Protégé Off to a Solid Start

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The Investec songo Specialized duo of Sipho Madolo and Christoph Sauser got their 2016 Absa Cape Epic campaign off to a solid start with a 1 hour 14 minute and 12 second blitz around the 26km Prologue route. Their time was good enough for 29th position in the open men’s category and sets them up well for the week ahead. ...

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Anriette Schoeman withdraws from 2016 Absa Cape Epic

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Cape Town – Eight times national road cycling champion Anriette Schoeman has withdrawn from this year’s Absa Cape Epic, due to illness. Schoeman was admitted to hospital on Friday, suffering from severe dehydration due to gastro-enteritis. Set to cycle alongside team mate, rugby legend Joel Stransky in the Mixed Category, this would have been their second Absa Cape Epic challenge ...

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Thumbs Up For New Absa Cape Epic Rules

'It is great news that the Absa Cape Epic is always open to feedback from the riders." - Arian Kleinhans

Leading international mountain bikers have welcomed new Absa Cape Epic rules for the Women’s category as a “massive step” and “great news”. “Having a separate start for the UCI-registered women is a massive step forwards in promoting professional women’s mountain bike racing,” said two-time Absa Cape Epic winner Sally Bigham. “A separate start will ensure fair racing amongst the women ...

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Amabubesi Club To Get It’s 1000th Member

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The requirements for gaining entry to this club are among the most demanding of any in the world. It is called the Amabubesi Finishers’ Club and to join you need to finish the eight days of the Absa Cape Epic three times. That is, you have to finish one of the most demanding sporting challenges on the planet three times. ...

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Charity Begins On The Trail

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The Absa Cape Epic has added a new member to its charity family – the J9 Foundation. The organisation seeks to raise awareness about Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and raise funds to support people with the neurological disorder. South Africa’s most famous MND sufferer is former Springbok great Joost van der Westhuizen, whose struggle to combat it has been widely ...

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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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