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MOUNTAIN BIKERS SHOCKED AT POPULAR TRAIL-BUILDER’S FREAK ACCIDENT

MOUNTAIN BIKERS SHOCKED AT POPULAR TRAIL-BUILDER’S FREAK ACCIDENT

The South African mountain bike community is in shock after learning of the serious injury sustained in a freak accident by Erik Schipper, the owner and trailbuilder at Van Gaalen Cheese Farm, a popular mountain biking trails venue at Skeerpoort, nea ...

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JOEL STRANSKY: FITTER AND FASTER AT FIFTY

JOEL STRANSKY: FITTER AND FASTER AT FIFTY

Most would consider scoring all your team’s points, including the vital winning drop-goal in extra time against the favourites to win your sport’s biggest competition, as the pinnacle of one’s sporting career. But not 1995 Rugby World Cup winner, Joe ...

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WELL-KNOWN MOUNTAIN BIKER KILLED WHILE TRAINING

WELL-KNOWN MOUNTAIN BIKER KILLED WHILE TRAINING

Well-known South African mountain biker, Greg Anderson, was killed in a hit and run on Sunday, 16 July, while training in Mpumalanga. Anderson (57) finished second with teammate Deon Kruger in the Grand Masters category at the 2017 Absa Cape Epic and ...

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10 BURNING QUESTIONS WITH SCOTT’S JOGGIE PRINSLOO

10 BURNING QUESTIONS WITH SCOTT’S JOGGIE PRINSLOO

The 2017 Absa Cape Epic was dominated by one brand: SCOTT. The Swiss-based bike brand won four stages and the overall title in the Men’s race, claimed seven stage wins and the overall title the Women’s race and secured all eight stages and the overal ...

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2017 CAPE EPIC: FAST AND FURIOUS – A ONE-OFF OR THE FUTURE?

2017 CAPE EPIC: FAST AND FURIOUS – A ONE-OFF OR THE FUTURE?

    There’s been much discussion about the increased pace of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic. A race that’s traditionally been an endurance test became somewhat of a speed test this year – and it caught many off guard. Their training wasn’t for spe ...

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2017 CAPE EPIC: ALL THE RIDER STATS

2017 CAPE EPIC: ALL THE RIDER STATS

      The Absa Cape Epic isn’t a young man’s event. That’s according to the 2017 rider statistics that show that only 12% of the male entrants this year were younger than the age of 30. Also notable is that 27% of the entrants spent more th ...

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MUMS at the EPIC 2017

MUMS at the EPIC 2017

We celebrate Mother's Day one Sunday a year. But we all know that for Moms, every day is Son's or Daughter's Day. Joanne Badenhorst (Mrs TREAD), a mother, will be featuring three Epic moms each day during the 2017 Absa Cape Epic on www.treadmtb.co.za ...

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10 BURNING QUESTIONS WITH MAX KNOX

10 BURNING QUESTIONS WITH MAX KNOX

Max Knox, the current South African marathon and national marathon series champion, was able to compete in his ninth Absa Cape Epic this year, thanks to a new venture into mountain biking by paint and coatings giant, Kansai Plascon. Although only 29 ...

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10 BURNING QUESTIONS WITH MARISKE STRAUSS

10 BURNING QUESTIONS WITH MARISKE STRAUSS

The top South African female finisher at the 2017 Absa Cape Epic was Mariske Strauss of the Hansgrohe Cadence OMX Pro team. She and teammate, Annie Last of England, spent the entire race in third place overall, but fortune favoured them on Stage 6 wh ...

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MUMS AT THE EPIC – STAGE 7 – AND THAT’S A WRAP

MUMS AT THE EPIC – STAGE 7 – AND THAT’S A WRAP

How so much can happen in eight days is difficult to comprehend. There were so many extremes, from weather conditions (4 deg C to over 40 dec C), emotional highs and lows (seeing riders you know succeed one day then struggle the next); and this year ...

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