Reaching the half way mark in the 2014 Absa Cape Epic has been an emotional journey for the three first timers on TeamAbsa: Stefan Terblanche, Tsepo
“Tougher than a rugby match,” Terblanche, one South Africa’s most loved sporting champions, pointed out that the eight day Epic was pushing him both physically and mentally and that his bruised body was no reflection of his spirit – which was still going strong. Riding with fellow rugby champion, Joel Stransky, Terblanche aims to push for an epic finish in the race that many said he would never complete.
He is joined by actress and female superhero, Hlubi Mboya who has summited Mt. Kilimanjaro and now takes part in the Epic as the only female on Team Absa. Riding with Gugu Zulu, Mboya has one goal in mind – to show young South African’s that dreams are possible to achieve. She is a firm supporter of the Diepsloot Mountain Bike Academy and mentors young riders.
Riding with Clayton Duckworth the third and final new comer on Team Absa, Tsepo Nyirenda who comes from the Diepsloot MTB Academy and is already a champion in the making, taking part in the South African championship in January 2014. Tsepo and William Mokgopo are beacons of hope for those young spirits needing a lift and a push to dream bigger and change their destiny.
If not already evident, the Absa Cape Epic is about strong spirits, incredible people and partnerships and #prosperity.
The three Team Absa novice members will continue to dig deep into the second half of the race, with the help and guidance of their experienced and supportive partners at the Absa Cape Epic.
Source: Max Cluer Sports Marketing