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2017 Overall Results - Masters

Cat Pos 88.
GC Pos 276.
Time 41:52.12,1
Distance 651km
Avg. Speed 15.55km/h
Climbing 14550m

2017 Stage Results - Masters

Prologue 124. Cat, 368. GC
1:37.45,8 +27.17,1
Stage 1 105. Cat, 316. GC
7:21.28,6 +2:31.03,7
Stage 2 110. Cat, 341. GC
4:17.02,8 +1:20.01,1
Stage 3 81. Cat, 263. GC
4:45.19,1 +1:21.47,10
Stage 4 96. Cat, 296. GC
6:36.12,1 +1:57.43,4
Stage 5 86. Cat, 271. GC
5:52.45,9 +1:40.52,9
Stage 6 86. Cat, 263. GC
6:56.37,6 +2:08.25,7
Stage 7 93. Cat, 292. GC
4:25.00,2 +1:14.48,0

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

2017 Team Ascendis Amateurs (Masters), Cat Pos: 88., GC Pos: 276., Time: 41:52.12,1

2016 Team Castle Lite (Masters), Cat Pos: 90., GC Pos: 267., Time: 44:39.09,5

315-1 Mark Bowman

South Africa South Africa

Epics Completed: 3

Age: 51

 

Absa Cape Epics History:

2017 - Finisher (Masters)
            Cat Pos: 88. GC Pos: 276. Time: 41:52.12,1

2016 - Finisher (Masters)
            Cat Pos: 90. GC Pos: 267. Time: 44:39.09,5

2015 - Finisher (Masters)
            Cat Pos: 90. GC Pos: 304. Time: 50:32.20,1

315-2 John Kettlewell

South Africa South Africa

Epics Completed: 3

Nickname: Kettle

Age: 40

 

Profession: Head of PRGM for SAB Ltd

I entered the Absa Cape Epic...
After crossing the finish line at Meerendal on 22 March I felt a great sense of accomplishment. The Absa Cape Epic is certainly the highlight of my mountain biking career and when I was asked if I would do it again in 2016 I did not hesitate to team up with Mark and get training again. It is the ultimate achievement and really does test ones mental and physical toughness. Doing this race can get into a person's blood!

Best Results:
Sani2C got me into mountain biking 8 years ago and along the way I have completed numerous stage races including Wines2Whales, Berg and Bush, Garden Route 300 to mention a few. I can also put the Absa Cape Epic 2015 on this list which is certainly my greatest achievement yet.

Absa Cape Epics History:

2017 - Finisher (Masters)
            Cat Pos: 88. GC Pos: 276. Time: 41:52.12,1

2016 - Finisher (Masters)
            Cat Pos: 90. GC Pos: 267. Time: 44:39.09,5

2015 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 117. GC Pos: 212. Time: 47:25.13,3