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Extreme challenges test more than the physical

Epic 2017

Stage 1 taps into deep reserves While everyone knows that the first stage is always a challenge, what few realised is how challenging it would be with arguably the best field of mountain bikers competing in the same event, ever. The nett result was relentless and brutal pace changes, attacks, surges and accelerations which were played out by each team ...

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Stenerhag & Süss Second in the Heat at Meerendal

Meerendal CBCs Jennie Stenerhag and Esther Süss were second fastest in the Cape Epic’s 26km long Prologue course, which kicked off at Meerendal Wine Estate on Sunday 19 March. Ahead of Stenerhag and Süss in the women’s category, were Stenerhag’s ex-teammate Robyn de Groot and Sapine Spitz. Hot and dusty conditions greeted the 1 200 riders as they prepared to ...

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Exxaro jersey winners to get trip to elite sports academy

Belgium’s world-class Bakala Academy joins hands with Absa Cape Epic The contest for the Absa Cape Epic’s prestigious Exxaro Special Jersey just got a whole lot more intense with news that the winners will get to spend eight days at an elite sports performance academy in Belgium. The Bakala Academy in Leuven, Belgium, has joined hands with the Cape Epic ...

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IRONMAN Continues Major Investment into Mountain Bike Events

CAPE TOWN, South Africa/TAMPA, Fla. (August 18, 2016) – IRONMAN announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire the highly regarded Cape Epic® mountain bike race in South Africa. In addition to operating The Motatapu and The Pioneer multiple stage mountain bike races in New Zealand, the purchase of Cape Epic marks IRONMAN’s biggest step into the mountain biking market, as they ...

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Get ready for the 2015 Absa Cape Epic new route

The annual highlight on the Absa Cape Epic calendar (besides the race of course) is just around the corner! The much-anticipated launch of the 2015 route will take place in the mother city for the very first time on 22 October. The Westin Cape Town, on the foreshore, will host this prestigious event, and promises to be a spectacular night ...

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