Even more Epic news

Just the other day I reported on the Swiss team of Urs Huber and Thomas Zahn that will be competing at the ABSA Cape Epic, and now another two big names have been confirmed as well :D

Erica Green and Willie Engelbrecht have combined forces, cycling not as part of Team Absa but also for South Africa’s sports and education charity, the JAG Foundation. Green is already one of South Africa’s most prominent cycling athletes and is riding the Epic for the third year in a row – this woman’s a machine I’m telling you!

So watch out for these two riders as they go about conquering the dangerous trails of the Cape.

It sucks that I’ve been in bed the whole week with a broken toe and the flu from hell. All I’ve done is play Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 on my Playstation 3. It’s actually quite a decent game. I’ve created a wrestler known as The Cyclist – complete with all the gear :) he’s almost in line for a title shot, so hold thumbs that I’ll be kicking Triple H’s ass at Wrestlemania in a submission match.

Bandaged Jack

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