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2017 Overall Results - Men

Cat Pos 49.
GC Pos 78.
Time 34:17.36,8
Distance 651km
Avg. Speed 18.98km/h
Climbing 14550m

2017 Stage Results - Men

Prologue 75. Cat, 118. GC
1:24.04,3 +22.11,9
Stage 1 53. Cat, 85. GC
5:52.13,7 +1:26.38,7
Stage 2 64. Cat, 97. GC
3:21.17,3 +48.00,8
Stage 3 52. Cat, 80. GC
3:57.28,6 +53.42,6
Stage 4 56. Cat, 89. GC
5:23.02,1 +1:13.01,8
Stage 5 58. Cat, 91. GC
4:58.09,5 +1:07.31,0
Stage 6 50. Cat, 76. GC
5:45.30,0 +1:18.51,1
Stage 7 40. Cat, 60. GC
3:35.51,3 +38.36,4

Thys and Wynand have completed the Absa Cape Epic they entered together.
They have achieved the following results together:

2017 Team Bestmed a[s]g Lambano (Men), Cat Pos: 49., GC Pos: 78., Time: 34:17.36,8

590-1 Thys Blom

South Africa South Africa

Epics Completed: 1

Nickname: Thys

Age: 33

 

I entered the Absa Cape Epic...
I've done the full Ironman and really experienced a true appreciation for the body&mind's resilience, persistence and patience. Now to do that and get up and do it again the next day - that is a challenge and rare opportunity. The Absa Cape Epic provides such a chance, that and doing it in a team, with supporters in the scenic Cape, having a platform to raise awareness and funding for the charity Lambano. I entered for the privilege to experience that.

Best Results:
Breaking both hands in a cycling fall Jan 2016, slowly getting better and entering the Epic before I went out on a mtb again. MTBing to me is a fun, competitive, supporting sport where physical&mental levels are challenged and friendships flourish.

Absa Cape Epics History:

2017 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 49. GC Pos: 78. Time: 34:17.36,8

590-2 Wynand Van Der Berg

South Africa South Africa

Epics Completed: 6

Nickname: Wynand

Age: 37

Weight: 84

Height: 1,80m

Heart Rate: 51 (rest) 51 (max)

 

Profession: Property Developer

I entered the Absa Cape Epic...
The spectators will never know!

Best Results:
5 Cape epic finishes
2 Joburg2C finishes
1st place at 2016 Sani2C Adventure (3day stage race)

Absa Cape Epics History:

2017 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 49. GC Pos: 78. Time: 34:17.36,8

2016 - Finisher (Mixed)
            Cat Pos: 29. GC Pos: 362. Time: 49:06.51,6

2014 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 171. GC Pos: 336. Time: 49:47.46,6

2013 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 196. GC Pos: 375. Time: 52:27.12,5

2012 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 131. GC Pos: 214. Time: 49:56.50,2

2009 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 202. GC Pos: 322. Time: 48:07.27,6

Charity Details

55%

ZAR 55 420

ZAR 99 240

 

Lambano Sanctuary Homes and Hospice

Website: www.lambano.org.za/

Why Riding: In 2001 Lambano identified a great need for a family-based home for HIV/AIDS babies in South Africa. I became involved as a student, was inspired and continued supporting this fruitful sanctuary. Today Lambano is a permanent home to 28 orphaned or abandoned children who are HIV+ and are also a pediatric Medical Step Down Facility/Hospice consisting of 16 beds which takes in children from government hospitals in Gauteng.