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CAPE EPIC OVERALL RESULTS AND FINAL STAGE VIDEO

Stage 7 wraps up with a few surprises.

With some tired bodies and minds amongst the elite riders - leader Matt Beers admitting to lack of sleep and stomach issues on the finish line - the early pace on the 67km, Stellenbosch Stage 7 loop was sedate by the past week’s standards.…
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CAPE EPIC STAGE 3 RESULTS AND FULL STAGE VIDEO

Things are heating up in South Africa!

In the Aramex Women’s Category on Stage 3, GHOST Factory Racing, Cannondale Factory Racing (Candice Lill and Mona Mitterwallner), Toyota-Specialized-NinetyOne (Sofia Gomez Villafane and Samara Sheppard), as they have done all week so far,…
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DOG MEDICINE CAUSED KATERINA NASH TO FAIL HER DOPING TEST

The pro XC cyclist and Vice President of the UCI almost lost her racing license after failing a drug test last year

Katerina Nash, who is scheduled to race in the Cape Epic this weekend, was on the verge of being banned from professional cycling for the next four years after having tested positive for a banned substance last October. She blamed her dog…
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SPECIALIZED REVEALS ITS FIVE TEAMS FOR THE CAPE EPIC

Blevins, Villafane, and Sauser are returning; Katerina Nash will make her debut

The Cape Epic could well be the toughest endurance race in mountain biking. Riders compete in two-person teams, and both riders have to cross the finish line to determine the finishing time for each lap. Specialized is all-in for this…
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HENRIQUE AVANCINI IS LEAVING CANNONDALE FACTORY RACING

Check out the great tribute to him that Cannodale's race photographer has shared with us

Cannondale Factory Racing has announced that Henrique Avancini is leaving the team. Henrique Avancini. Photos by Michele Mondini "At the age of 8, Henrique got his first bike and began honing his XC mountain skills in the Brazilian…
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MEN’S TEAM SCORES HISTORIC UPSET IN CAPE EPIC

America's Haley Batten and Sofia Gomez Villafane lose the final stage but take the women's overall title

The Absa Cape Epic has drawn to a close and the final stage of the event delivered a day that saw the event’s history books rewritten as Speed Company Racing overcame a two-minute and 45-second deficit to claim the Men’s yellow leader…
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AMERICA SCORES TWO MORE PODIUM FINISHES IN THURSDAY’S CAPE EPIC

South Africa's Matt Beers and America's Christopher Blevins (Toyota-NinetyOne-Specialized) win Stage 4 with an unintentionally brilliant finish in the 82-kilometer stage. America's Haley Batten and Sofia Gomez Villafane may have come another day closer to winning the women's title this weekend

Robyn de Groot and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (BMC MTB Racing) rode a blemish-free ride on Stage 4 in the Women's category at the Absa Cape Epic to score their third stage win of the event.
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FREI AND STIGGER MARCH ON TO TAKE STAGE 4 OF CAPE EPIC

The two have won all five races held so far: The Prologue and Stages 1 through 4

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,…
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