24 March 2014
Yesterday the 11th edition of the CAPE EPIC kicked off with a 27km prologue. Meerendal Wine Estate on the Durbanville Wine Route once again played host for 1.200 mountainbikers from all over the world to kick off the most recognized mountainbike stage race in the world! Results after the prologue:
1st place: Team Multivan Merida Biking - Jose Hermida (ESP) and Rudi van Houts (NED)
2nd place: Team BMC Mountainbike Racing - Lukas Fluckiger (SUI) and Martin Fanger (SUI)
3rd place: Team Top...
Absa Cape Epic 2014 – Prologue – Winners Clip
28 March 2014
It was another dramatic day at the Absa Cape Epic. Stage 4 was marred with the withdrawals of four-times champion Karl Platt and second-place mixed racer Cherise Stander. Team Bulls’ Platt from Germany has finished all 10 previous editions of the Cape Epic, but was left with no choice but to withdraw from the race because of a knee injury suffered during Stage 2. Stander, who partnered with Theo Blignaut for Team RECM in the mixed race and won Stage 3, had to stop because of breathing diffic...
Absa Cape Epic 2014 – Stage 4 – Highlights Clip
29 March 2014
The day again proved that the Absa Cape Epic is not for the faint-hearted. For the third consecutive day a top rider in the Men’s category withdrew. This time it was Rudi van Houts, partner of José Hermida (Multivan Merida Biking). Van Houts crashed on Thursday and even though he started the stage, could not go on. This follows the withdrawals of Hannes Genze and Karl Platt on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.