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Bruce Campbell defies Pompe disease to beat Cape Epic 2017

Bruce Campbell was diagnosed with a rare neuromuscular disease that causes extreme fatigue, but defied the odds and conquered the Absa Cape Epic.

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Final day results for Cape Epic 2014

It was a traditional final day, all culminating at Lourensford Wine Estate where a hero’s welcome awaited the tired riders. It was a short day with a late start, but definitely not a free ride to the finish. A few final hurdles challenged riders, like the climb up Nuweberg on forestry roads, with its steep and washed out descent. Once over the Hottentots Mountain Range, riders enjoyed the vistas over False Bay, all the way […]

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Is the Cape Epic yellow jersey cursed?

German mountain biker Robert Mennen had barely pulled on the yellow Absa Cape Epic leaders’ jersey after Wednesday’s stage three and he was musing about whether it was cursed. “We’re a little bit afraid … I’m not sure if there’s a little bit of bad luck, but hopefully we can keep it on our shoulders a bit longer (than the others have),” said German Mennen, who together with Topeak-Ergon teammate Kristian Hynek took the overall […]

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Hermida, van Houts win Cape Epic prologue

    Sunday’s Absa Cape Epic 2014 prologue at Meerendal Wine Estate was only 23km and not necessarily an indication of how things will go on the marathon stages to come, but it did suggest that several teams are in excellent form – and that the pre-race favourites will not have everything their own way. Spaniard Jose Hermida and his Dutch partner Rudi van Houts (Team Multivan Merida) grabbed a thrilling 14 second win after […]

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Burry Stander killed in road accident

South African mountain biking loses its brightest star Reigning Absa Cape Epic champion Burry Stander died tragically at the age of  25 on 3 January 2013. Stander was killed in a collision with a taxi whilst training outside Port Shepstone on the KZN South Coast, South Africa.

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Former Springbok Adrian Garvey tackles Epic

Why am I doing this? Adrian’s thoughts after day two of the ABSA Cape Epic: I’m not your typical rugby player. Preferring swimming at school, I only tried my hand at rugby when I turned 16 and the school needed a tight head. Tackling guys twice my size somehow never proved enjoyable! Where I was your typical sportsman though, was in the training – I loved to keep fit, always have and always will.

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Mountain biker and mountaineer team up for charity

7 summits in 7 days Thea-Mari van der Sandt has a dream of becoming the first born and bred South African woman to climb the seven summits. To date she has stood on the top of five summits, only Vinson Massif and Mount Everest awaits……

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