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Scott Sports Extends Partnership


Scott Sports, the world-leading bike and gear manufacturer and driving force behind the tech zones for the past few years, will remain the Absa Cape Epic’s Amateur Tech Zone Partner for 2019. The Scott Tech Zones will provide full technical support to all riders at each of the three water points repairing all mechanical issues regardless of whether or not a bike uses Sram or Shimano components. 

“Having a world-renowned company such as Scott looking after the mechanical needs of the amateur riders is a vital part of the race,” said Absa Cape Epic Managing Director, Michael Flinn. “The Absa Cape Epic route is a demanding one and both riders and bicycles are pushed to the absolute limit. For the rider, knowing that there is the experience and expertise of Scott to call upon in an emergency, can be the difference between finishing and having to withdraw.”

Each of the Scott Tech Zones at the water points have mechanics and a stock of parts to assist with just about every repair. These are the only places where riders are allowed to get outside assistance during the race.

For Scott Brand Manager Joggie Prinsloo, the partnership with the Absa Cape Epic is an extension of their involvement in the race and the sport. Scott-Sram riders Nino Schurter and Matthias Stirnemann won their first Absa Cape Epic last year and are hoping to repeat the feat again this year and defend their crown.

“We are proud to have extended our relationship with the Absa Cape Epic with the Amateur Tech Zones, helping all riders finish the race,” said Prinsloo. As well as the tech zones, Scott also offers a complimentary basic support service zone at the race villages for riders on Scott bicycles.

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