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Thrilling stage decided by sprint finishes

The leading two UCI womens category teams battie it out 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 Ewald Sadie/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

For the second day in a row both the Men’s and Women’s categories of the Absa Cape Epic were won by a tense sprint finish. In Wednesday’s 78km Stage 3, Christoph Sauser and Jaroslav Kulhavy (Investec-Songo-Specialized) claimed a second consecutive stage win. More importantly for them they managed to eat into the time gap of the overall race leaders, Manuel ...

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Suss/Stenerhag lose sprint but hold on to commanding lead

The leading two UCI womens category teams battie it out 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 Ewald Sadie/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

As the leading riders moved into the second half of the Absa Cape Epic on Stage 3 around Greyton on Wednesday, the race for the Hansgrohe Women’s category title between teams Meerendal CBC and Ascendis Health is looking more and more likely to come down to good – or bad – fortune. For the second day in a row there ...

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Sauser and Kulhavy lay down the law

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

Christoph Sauser and Jaroslav Kulhavy (Investec-Songo-Specialized) claimed a second consecutive stage win at the 2017 Absa Cape Epic, and at the same time managed to eat into the time gap of the overall leaders, Manuel Fumic and Henrique Avancini (Cannondale Factory Racing XC). Second on Stage 3, which ended in a sprint finish, were Nino Schurter and Matthias Stirnemann (SCOTT-SRAM ...

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Fast & furious

Sauser pulls the lead bunch into Water Point 3 at 52km's into the race.

The pace was always going to be on, on a relatively short stage of the Epic, but the main contenders left the chute like it was a XC race with a world title on the line – such is the importance of the Epic title to those who are trying to win it. With district roads, and favoured single track, ...

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Stage 3 Sprint Victory for Sauser & Kulhavý

Jaroslav Kulhavý and Nino Schurter look on as Christoph Sauser pips Matthias Stimemann to the line to claim the stage victory for Investec-songo-Specialized. Photo by Shaun Roy/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

Despite Stage 3 being pencilled in as one for the XCO specialists Christoph Sauser and Jaroslav Kulhavý, a man who defies mountain bike categorisation, emerged victorious in the second sprint finish in a row at the 2017 Absa Cape Epic, on Wednesday the 22nd of March. In the surge for the line Sauser and Kulhavý saw off Nino Schurter and ...

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Blood, sweat and tears on a tough Stage 2

Esther Suss and Jennie Stenerhag of team Meerendal CBC keep a close eye on their competitors as Sabine Spitz and Robyn de Groot of team Ascendis Health lead the ladies race during stage 2 of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Hermanus High School in Hermanus to Elandskloof in Greyton, South Africa on the 21st March 2017

Photo by Greg Beadle/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

PLEASE ENSURE THE APPROPRIATE CREDIT IS GIVEN TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND SPORTZPICS ALONG WITH THE ABSA CAPE EPIC

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It was literally blood, sweat and tears in the battle for the Hansgrohe Women’s category at the Absa Cape Epic on Monday’s Stage 1. At the end of the stage that started and finished in Hermanus, Jennie Stenerhag and Esther Suss of the Meerendal CBC team had sweated their way to a healthy overall lead in the category and now ...

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Avancini and Fumic turn up Absa Cape Epic heat

Jenny Rissveds (L) and Thomas Frischknecht (R) during stage 2 of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Hermanus High School in Hermanus to Elandskloof in Greyton, South Africa on the 21st March 2017

Photo by Sam Clark/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

PLEASE ENSURE THE APPROPRIATE CREDIT IS GIVEN TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND SPORTZPICS ALONG WITH THE ABSA CAPE EPIC

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Cross-country specialists Manuel Fumic and Henrique Avancini (Cannondale Factory Racing XC) continued their blazing assault on the 2017 Absa Cape Epic with another stage win. The pair has now scored a hattrick of stage wins if you include their victory in the final stage of the 2016 Cape Epic. On the 101km route that started and finished at Hermanus High ...

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Investec-songo-Specialized Absa Cape Epic Stage 1

Christoph Sauser and Jaroslav Kulhavý sprint across the finish line to limit their time losses to Manuel Fumic & Henrique Avancini. Photo by Shaun Roy/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

Second for Sauser as Kulhavý Crashes The 101 kilometre long Stage 1, of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic which started and finished in Hermanus on Monday the 20th of March, was going according to plan for Christoph Sauser and his Investec-songo-Specialized teammate Jaroslav Kulhavý. But while leading inside the final 10km, alongside Cannondale Factory Racing XC, Kulhavý suffered a crash ...

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Stage 2 to be shortened by 40km

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Stage 2 of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic has been shortened to 62km and will finish in Caledon after leaving Hermanus. The stage had been scheduled to be 102km and finish in Greyton but race medics warned that a combination of heat and humidity on Tuesday could endanger the health of riders. “This is a big decision for us and ...

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