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2017 Overall Results - Men

Cat Pos 125.
GC Pos 253.
Time 40:49.13,8
Distance 651km
Avg. Speed 15.95km/h
Climbing 14550m

2017 Stage Results - Men

Prologue 122. Cat, 237. GC
1:31.29,2 +29.36,8
Stage 1 115. Cat, 235. GC
6:53.49,0 +2:28.14,0
Stage 2 123. Cat, 243. GC
3:55.28,0 +1:22.11,5
Stage 3 145. Cat, 286. GC
4:52.25,6 +1:48.39,6
Stage 4 133. Cat, 267. GC
6:26.12,9 +2:16.12,6
Stage 5 142. Cat, 284. GC
5:54.29,9 +2:03.51,4
Stage 6 127. Cat, 251. GC
6:52.44,4 +2:26.05,5
Stage 7 140. Cat, 277. GC
4:22.34,8 +1:25.19,9

Braam and Jacques have completed both the Absa Cape Epics they entered together.
They have achieved the following results together:

2017 Team Wildekrans / BE Vintners (Men), Cat Pos: 125., GC Pos: 253., Time: 40:49.13,8

2016 Team Wildekrans/BEVintners (Men), Cat Pos: 196., GC Pos: 433., Time: 52:13.25,7

636-1 Braam Gericke

South Africa South Africa

Epics Completed: 3

Nickname: Braam

Age: 39

 

Profession: Estate Manager

I entered the Absa Cape Epic...
I love a challenge. I push myself to the limit and then set myself other goals. It keeps me on my toes and feeds this desire to always better myself in ways I would never thought possible.

Best Results:
Rediscovering a bicycle. This with no reference to the rediscovering of a wheel which is round. I soon realised this when coming down the farm road and discovered that the breaks did not work to good and a Hollywood stunt was the end of the story. Just that rush. This Journey will certainly be the Highlight.

Absa Cape Epics History:

2017 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 125. GC Pos: 253. Time: 40:49.13,8

2016 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 196. GC Pos: 433. Time: 52:13.25,7

2015 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 191. GC Pos: 367. Time: 52:36.59,9

636-2 Jacques Wentzel

South Africa South Africa

Epics Completed: 2

Nickname: Jakkalas

Age: 39

 

Profession: Winemaker

I entered the Absa Cape Epic...
My best friend for the last 34years, Braam Gericke, asked me to do it with him. He also completed the 2015 race and wants to join the Amabubesi. So i said yes if he would do the Ironman with me, i havent received and answer yet but i will be riding with him for at least the next 3 years

Best Results:
Getting on a MTB for the first time. I am totally hooked!

Absa Cape Epics History:

2017 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 125. GC Pos: 253. Time: 40:49.13,8

2016 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 196. GC Pos: 433. Time: 52:13.25,7