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Schurter and Langvad Guide Their Newbies Home

Schurter and Langvad Guide Their Newbies Home
Former winners Nino Schurter and Annika Langvad on Sunday completed their objectives of guiding two Absa Cape Epic newbies to victories in Read More

High Fives for Annika and Anna

High Fives for Annika and Anna
Annika Langvad and Anna van der Breggen (Investec-songo-Specialized) collected their seventh stage win at the 2019 Absa Cape Epic to give Read More

Scott-SRAM MTB-Racing Cruise to Overall Honours

Scott-SRAM MTB-Racing Cruise to Overall Honours
With 70km and 1800m of vertical gain standing between Scott-SRAM MTB-Racing and overall victory on the Champs-Élysées of mountain biking Read More

Langvad and Van der Breggen back on top at Absa Cape Epic

Langvad and Van der Breggen back on top at Absa Cape Epic
The leaders in both the Men's and Women's categories at the Absa Cape Epic extended their leads and both look virtually certain of victory Read More

Loitering within Tents

Loitering within Tents
It is the most iconic image of all: the rider village at the Absa Cape Epic. 700 identical red tents, laid out to OCD perfection. For the Read More

Locals Woo the Queen

Locals Woo the Queen
Renaissance men Matthys Beukes and Philip Buys shrugged off a disastrous first five days to win The Queen Stage of the Absa Cape Epic from Read More

SA rider is Queen of Queen Stage

SA rider is Queen of Queen Stage
South African Candice Lill and her German partner Adelheid Morath became the Queens of the Queen Stage when they won the 100km Stage 5 from Read More

Even a Crash Cannot Stop Investec-songo-Specialized

Even a Crash Cannot Stop Investec-songo-Specialized
The Investec-songo-Specialized train continues to rush toward Absa Cape Epic victory and such is their control of the Women's category that Read More

Scott-SRAM MTB-Racing Storm Back Through the Time Trial

Scott-SRAM MTB-Racing Storm Back Through the Time Trial
The scene is set for a spectacular Queen Stage into Stellenbosch on Friday, as Scott-SRAM MTB-Racing dominated the 43-kilometre Time Trial Read More

Drama on Stage 3 Sees Yellow Jerseys Change Hands

Drama on Stage 3 Sees Yellow Jerseys Change Hands
It's not over until it's over. A disastrous rear-wheel puncture saw Scott-SRAM MTB-Racing concede the Yellow Jerseys to Cannondale Factory Read More

Anna and Annika Keep Their Perfect Record Intact

Anna and Annika Keep Their Perfect Record Intact
The Investec-songo-Specialized duo of Annika Langvad and Anna van der Breggen extended their lead during Stage 2 of the Absa Cape Epic Read More

Hat trick for Schurter and Forster

Hat trick for Schurter and Forster
Oak Valley Estate in Elgin is an icon of the Absa Cape Epic and today's racing will once again be immortalised in the annals of the race's Read More

Langvad / Van der Breggen Increase Their Absa Cape Epic Lead

Langvad / Van der Breggen Increase Their Absa Cape Epic Lead
There was a tacit admission from their nearest rivals that the mountain biking-road riding combination of Annika Langvad and Anna van der Read More

Swiss Pair Consolidate Overnight Lead

Swiss Pair Consolidate Overnight Lead
The all-Swiss pairing of Scott-SRAM MTB-Racing won the 111km Stage 1 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic in emphatic fashion on Monday 18 March. Read More

Langvad and Van der Breggen Quickly Take Control

Langvad and Van der Breggen Quickly Take Control
Mountain biking World Champion Annika Langvad and her road riding World and Olympic Champion partner Anna van der Breggen put down a marker Read More

Cross Country Specialists Make Intentions Clear At Prologue

Cross Country Specialists Make Intentions Clear At Prologue
Team Scott-SRAM MTB-Racing won the Prologue of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic on the slopes of Table Mountain ahead of Cannondale Factory Racing Read More

Untold Stories of the Absa Cape Epic

Untold Stories of the Absa Cape Epic
With 650 teams set to start the 2019 Absa Cape Epic on the 17th of March, there are 1 300 individual stories of dedication, perseverance Read More

Last Lions Roar On in 2019

Last Lions Roar On in 2019
The Amabubesi Finisher Club celebrates all riders who have finished three or more Absa Cape Epics. That pride of lions grows year on year, Read More

Battle Lines Drawn for 2019 Absa Cape Epic

Battle Lines Drawn for 2019 Absa Cape Epic
The pre-race press conference, held just three days before the start of the Absa Cape Epic, set the assembled mountain biking media abuzz Read More

Iron Cowboy Prepares To Tackle The Untamed African Mountain Bike Race

Iron Cowboy Prepares To Tackle The Untamed African Mountain Bike Race
James Lawrence is no stranger to feats of ultra-endurance. Known as the Iron Cowboy, Lawrence hails from Calgary, Canada, and holds the Read More

Mixed Aspirations for Triple World Champ, Óscar Freire

Mixed Aspirations for Triple World Champ, Óscar Freire
As a former three-time World Champion whenever Óscar Freire pins a number to his kit he attracts a great deal of attention. Even if those Read More

War Veterans to Battle Preconceptions By Taking On The Absa Cape Epic

War Veterans to Battle Preconceptions By Taking On The Absa Cape Epic
Jaco van Gass, British Armed Forces Parachute Regiment, and Stu Croxford, Duke of Lancaster's Infantry Regiment, are set to take on the Read More

Icon of South African Cycling to Ride his First Absa Cape Epic

Icon of South African Cycling to Ride his First Absa Cape Epic
From 2001 until he retired in 2013 there was no better known South African cyclist than Robbie Hunter. The former Rabobank, Phonak and Read More

Effervescent Hermida and Rodriguez Return to Master the Absa Cape Epic

Effervescent Hermida and Rodriguez Return to Master the Absa Cape Epic
Effervescent, quick with a joke or a laugh, Jose Antonio Hermida and Joaquim ‘Purito’ Rodriguez are two of the Absa Cape Epic’s best Read More

Espargaró Swaps Leathers for Lycra at the Absa Cape Epic

Espargaró Swaps Leathers for Lycra at the Absa Cape Epic
Though best known for his exploits around a race track, on two petrol powered wheels, the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini MotoGP rider, Aleix Read More

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