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WORLD CHAMP CHRISTOPHER BLEVINS IS CHANGING TEAMS

Christopher Blevins has shared on Instagram that his time in a Trinity Racing jersey has come to a close. Blevins hasn’t said yet where he’s going. He had been racing Specialized bikes on the Trinity team, but the brand of bikes he’ll be using in 2022 is yet to be announced. Comments on the Christopherblevs […]

ABSA EXTENDS LONG-STANDING SPONSORSHIP OF CAPE EPIC

In Absa’s deep history of involvement with sports and sporting events in Africa, the 16-year-long sponsorship of the Absa Cape Epic has been one of the Absa Group’s longest-standing relationships. It has been, without doubt, one of Absa’s most beneficial due to the event’s global attraction and reach, and the dedication to bettering the South African economy through boosting tourism and creating employment in local markets and sectors.

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.

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.

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 […]

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. 

BULLS STAMPEDE TO ABSA CAPE EPIC STAGE VICTORY

Absa Cape Epic Press Release In a tight finish on Stage 1, the BULLS (Urs Huber & Simon Schneller) and BULLS 2 (Martin Frey & Simon Stiebjahn) teams claimed first and second respectively, with Canyon Northwave MTB (Andreas Seewald & Martin Stošek) racing home in third. Prologue winners NinetyOne-Songo-Specialized (Matt Beers & Jordan Sarrou) finished […]