Tag Archives: ABSA Cape Epic

Joel Stransky eager to ride again

A group of riders head out on 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

Oak Valley, Elgin – Joel Stransky was forced to drop out of this year’s Absa Cape Epic after sustaining several injuries on the event’s Prologue event at Meerendal. Today he visited the Cape Epic as a spectator for the first time since his tumble. The 49-year-old crashed his bike last Sunday, resulting in a punctured lung, two broken ribs and ...

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Combrinck, Bell close red jersey gap at Absa Cape Epic

After a day of mixed riding conditions on Stage 4 of the Absa Cape Epic, PYGA Euro Steel riders Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes still hold onto the Absa African special jersey, while NAD Pro MTB (Nico Bell and Gawie Combrinck) made a dash to claim a top 10 spot on the stage. Diepsloot MTB Academy (William Mokgopo and Phillimon ...

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Evans and Hincapie having a ball at the Absa Cape Epic

Photo by Ewald Sadie/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

“This is an absolutely fantastic event. I have raced for some 20 years on the road and mountain bike and I have never ever experience anything like the Absa Cape Epic.” Those are the words of Cadel Evans, a man who has seen nearly all there has to be seen in cycling. Besides his heralded Tour de France win he ...

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Women extend lead, men’s race opens up

Esther Süss and Jenny Stenerhag on their way to 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

Jennie Stenerhag and Esther Suss (Meerendal CBC) extended their lead in the Hansgrohe Women’s category after Stage 4 of the Absa Cape Epic, while Nino Schurter and Matthias Stirnemann (SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing) took a decent bite out of Manuel Fumic and Henrique Avancini’s (Cannondale Factory Racing XC) lead in the men’s race. Debutants Andri Frischknecht and Michiel Van der Heijden ...

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“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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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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