Absa Cape Epic 2016

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The 8-day stage race across the plains and of South Africa draws the worlds toughest riders, and leads them through approximately 800 kilometers of untamed African wilderness with 15,000 m of climbing over some of the toughest terrain in South Africa—pushing the riders to their absolute limits. The Cape Epic is referred to as the "Tour de France" of the mountain bike sport for this very reason. The Topeak Ergon team wants to leave nothing to chance this year, and they are prepared for the fight against the forces of nature of the African wilderness.

Team Men I

Alban Lakata und Kristian Hynek

Topeak Ergon Racing (Team I) featuring the reigning Marathon World Champion Alban Lakata and teammate Kristian Hynek are willing to give it their everything after their 2015 second place finish, for these two powerhouses only the victory counts. They proceed as the top favorites in the race, but the Cape Epic makes its own rules.

Team Men II

Erik Kleinhans und Jeremiah Bishop

Topeak Ergon Racing (Team II) with Jeremiah Bishop and Erik Kleinhans play an extremely important part in the race of Mens Team I. They can help provide spare parts during the race in case of defects. This is just team tactics, but Bishop and Kleinhans may not be too far behind Lakata and Hynek.

Team Women

Sally Bigham

Sally Bigham won the Cape Epic in 2011 and 2012 and now, 4 years later, she is ready to win it again. With cross-country specialist Adelheid Morath, Sally has a strong partner by her side; Morath is currently in training for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Battle The Epic

Topeak Ergon Racing Team at the Absa Cape Epic

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