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BEERS AND SARROU WIN 2021 CAPE EPIC

Sarrou was at a loss for words after his eight days of mountain biking. “This is just incredible,” he said. “I have no words. It’s been such an amazing week riding with Matt. We had the yellow jersey right from the start and we never let it go. It feels amazing to win the Absa Cape Epic. Thank you to the entire team – the staff, the mechanics, everyone involved has made this possible.”

SINA FREI AND LAURA STIGGER GO 7-FOR-7 WITH ONE DAY LEFT IN CAPE EPIC

With wet and muddy conditions and a consistently up and down race profile, the 81km Stage 6 was another challenge for elite and amateur riders alike. Frei and Stigger have an insurmountable overall lead, so the drama was always most likely to come from another team deciding to attack the stage. That attack came from Faces CST, who started pushing the pace from the halfway mark. 

BEERS AND SARROU MOVE INTO STRIKING DISTANCE IN CAPE EPIC

For nearly half the day’s racing, the leading teams remained close together. The shake-up came, as it has on every stage this year when the climbing for the day started. Hans Becking and José Dias (Buff Scott MTB) made the early dash uphill, showing no fatigue from their tremendous efforts yesterday and the day before. BULLS 2 responded well, though, as did Beers and Sarrou.

BACK-TO-BACK STAGE WINS FOR BECKING AND DIAS

“That was rough,” said Becking. “The pace was really fast from the start. We just wanted to stay in the lead group at that stage, which we managed to do. We both felt good all day, so on the final climb, we said ‘let’s go’ and we went. It’s a great feeling when your legs do what you want them to. I’m also so proud of José, he is riding so well this week.”

FREI AND STIGGER MARCH ON TO TAKE STAGE 4 OF CAPE EPIC

Early on the stage, it looked like their 2021 Cape Epic domination might be broken. The Computer Mania MTB duo of Cherie Redecker and Adelheid Morath burst into life right from the start. Seemingly startled by the early pace-setters, Salusmed responded, as did the overall leaders NinetyOne-songo-Specialized. The three teams formed the lead bunch, with Luthi and De Groot looking in great form. 

HANS BECKING AND JOSE DIAS WIN STAGE 4 OF ABSA CAPE EPIC

Overall leaders Matt Beers and Jordan Sarrou (NinetyOne-songo-Specialized) claimed second on the day, extending their overall lead through skill and circumstance – their nearest rivals, Canyon Northwave MTB, abandoned the stage before the start due to stomach complaints for Martin Stošek. Andreas Seewald continued as a solo rider but is out of the racing.

BEST OF THE BEST SOON TO BE CROWNED AT FINAL STOP OF 2021 CRANKWORX WORLD TOUR

November 1-7, Crankworx Rotorua 2021 will not only play host to some of the world’s best, bringing the Crankworx Family together one last time, but it will also celebrate the best of the best. As the last stop of the 2021 World Tour, it will see the King and Queen of Crankworx crowned, the Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship awarded, and, if the stars align, history’s second Triple Crown of Slopestyle trophy handed out.

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WORLD CHAMP SEEWALD IGNITES STAGE 3 OF CAPE EPIC

Absa Cape Epic Press Release:   Seewald has been threatening to show his World Champion credentials all week, and today that finally proved the case as he and Stošek powered to an important stage win. The Canyon Northwave MTB pair remain in second overall, but they have cut the lead of NinetyOne-songo-Specialized’s Matt Beers and Jordan […]

FREI AND STIGGER ARE LOOKING UNSTOPPABLE AT CAPE EPIC

Absa Cape Epic Press Release:   Sina Frei and Laura Stigger (NinetyOne-songo-Specialized) won Stage 3 of the Absa Cape Epic in Tulbagh today, continuing their commanding march towards overall glory.   They won everything Stage 3 could throw at them – the Dimension Data Hotspot Sprint on Tulbagh’s 300-year-old Church Street, the race to the top […]

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NEW BIKE HELMET: SCOTT ARGO PLUS

Argo Plus is designed to be a lightweight trail helmet that has modern features that help a rider climb and descend with confidence. This latest update in a mountain bike helmet from Scott has extended coverage and an integrated MIPS® Brain Protection System for rotational impacts. Its newly optimized ventilation is also said to keep you cool even especially on those steep climbs! Notably, there is also a “sunglasses garage” at the back of the helmet that will store your sunglasses securely and comfortably. We will also note that this lightweight, feature-packed helmet has some style!

SARROU, BEERS ROMP TO ABSA CAPE EPIC STAGE 2 WIN

The pair comfortably won the 98km stage that took riders from Ceres to Saronsberg, Tulbagh in a time of 3:56:02. The stage victory means they remain in the overall yellow leader jerseys going into tomorrow’s 91km stage that features many of Tulbagh’s most famed trails, including the notorious Bone Trail. 

TOM VAN STEENBERGEN WINS BEST TRICK AWARD AT 2021 RED BULL RAMPAGE

Unfortunately, disaster struck soon after when the freeride icon hit the next step-down jump on the desert track. A mistaken landing on a backflip sent Van Steenbergen crashing over the handlebars. After on-site medical staff provided immediate assistance, doctors at a local hospital diagnosed several fractures.