ABSA Cape Epic is tomorrow!

The time is upon us once more – tomorrow is the start of the 8 day, 743km event known as the ABSA Cape Epic! If you’re not in Cape Town yet, you better hurry up and get your toosh there!

gregminaarAs you all may sadly know, fires ravaged the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town on late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning. So far, the impact on the race has been minimal, minus the cancelling of a few practice sessions through the regions where the fire spread. However, I do suggest that you visit the official website (http://www.cape-epic.com) for up-to-date reports and general information about the race!

I really hope they catch the idiot who caused this fire, because even though the race is still happening, he/she still destroyed the beautiful environment and endangered the life of thousands of people! I hope he/she doesn’t sleep at night knowing that they may get caught at any given moment! But I think we should all applaud the emergency and disaster management team that worked extremely hard to contain the fire. Many of these individuals will also be involved in this year’s race. Thank you for all your hard work!

Regardless, let’s not let some idiot ruin the fun! Get on that bike and endure one of the premier races in not only South Africa, but the world. Starting in Lourensford Wine Estate and ending in Somerset West, the ABSA Cape Epic will be just that – epic!

ABSA Cape Epic: 21 – 28 March, Cape Town

Ricky in Spandex

Swiss Army

The Swiss are coming! The Swiss are coming! Well, at least to the ABSA Cape Epic, running from the 21- 28 March…

Swiss cyclists Urs Huber and Thomas Zahnd will be participating as Team Stoeckli-Craft at this year’s cycling bonanza. Zahnd has already competed in three previous editions of the Cape Epic, whilst Huber will be competing in his first this year.

Much like Batman and Robin (minus the obvious romantic relationship between the masked crusaders), Zahnd and Huber are going to have to work as a team and be on the same wave length if they are to overcome the mountain (say it slowly and you’ll sound Capetonian) and make it all the way to the finish line at the Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West.

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again – South Africa is the place to be if you’re a serious cyclist. The evidence is in all the cool people visiting our shores, like the Huber and Zahnd :D

P.S. I still rock with my broken toe from this weekend’s debauchery, which actually didn’t involve cycling, but rather vodka and closed sliding doors.

Bandaged Jack