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2017 Overall Results - Men

Cat Pos 14.
GC Pos 14.
Time 28:21.55,9
Distance 651km
Avg. Speed 22.95km/h
Climbing 14550m

2017 Stage Results - Men

Prologue 15. Cat, 15. GC
1:06.54,3 +5.01,9
Stage 1 20. Cat, 20. GC
4:44.41,9 +19.06,9
Stage 2 18. Cat, 18. GC
2:44.53,7 +11.37,2
Stage 3 15. Cat, 15. GC
3:15.21,9 +11.35,9
Stage 4 14. Cat, 14. GC
4:22.11,6 +12.11,3
Stage 5 18. Cat, 19. GC
4:14.07,9 +23.29,4
Stage 6 12. Cat, 12. GC
4:48.03,6 +21.24,7
Stage 7 16. Cat, 16. GC
3:05.41,0 +8.26,1

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

2017 Team Topeak Ergon Racing 2 (Men), Cat Pos: 14., GC Pos: 14., Time: 28:21.55,9

2016 Team Topeak Ergon Racing 2 (Men), Cat Pos: 10., GC Pos: 10., Time: 29:20.44,8

15-1 Erik Kleinhans

South Africa South Africa

Epics Completed: 10

Nickname: Lion king

Age: 35

Weight: 75kg

Height: 184cm

Heart Rate: 38bpm (rest) 38bpm (max)

 

Profession: Professional Athlete

I entered the Absa Cape Epic...
It is the biggest Marathon MTB stage race in the world and its on our back yard! I just love to be part of this race.

Best Results:
2009 SA XCO Champion
1st Absa Cape Epic mixed 2012/2013
1st Cape Pioneer Trek men 2009/2013
1st JoBerg2C mixed 2011/2012/2013




Absa Cape Epics History:

2017 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 14. GC Pos: 14. Time: 28:21.55,9

2016 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 10. GC Pos: 10. Time: 29:20.44,8

2015 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 19. GC Pos: 22. Time: 35:23.31,1

2014 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 8. GC Pos: 8. Time: 32:05.11,5

2013 - Winner (Mixed)
            Cat Pos: 1. GC Pos: 25. Time: 34:59.54,4
            Stage Wins: Prlg. Stg 1. Stg 2. Stg 3. Stg 4. Stg 6. Stg 7. (7)

2012 - Winner (Mixed)
            Cat Pos: 1. GC Pos: 26. Time: 37:33.23,7
            Stage Wins: Stg 1. Stg 2. Stg 3. Stg 4. Stg 5. Stg 6. Stg 7. (7)

2011 - Finisher (Mixed)
            Cat Pos: 2. GC Pos: 41. Time: 34:52.27,7
            Stage Wins: Stg 7. (1)

2010 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 28. GC Pos: 31. Time: 35:51.10,0

2008 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 12. GC Pos: 12. Time: 39:34.07,4

2007 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 16. GC Pos: 18. Time: 39:01.21,4

15-2 Jeremiah Bishop

United States of America USA

Epics Completed: 4

Nickname: JB

Age: 41

 

Profession: Full-time athlete

I entered the Absa Cape Epic...
The Cape Epic represents the pinnacle of endurance racing, with the toughest competition and course in the world. I'm ready for the challenge!

Best Results:
In 2003, I won the gold medal at the Pan American Games. It was a breakthrough for me. Winning my first National Mountain Bike Series race, in 2004, was incredible. I was the first American in many years to win a cross country event in the series. In 2004, another special moment was winning my first European race, the Voroklini International.

Some of my other top results include:
Eighth Place at the 2006 UCI World Championships - Roturua, New Zealand;
Winning the 2007 NMBS - Sugar Mt, North Carolina;
Winning the 2006 NMBS National - Aspen, Colorado;
I was the highest ranked Cross Country Racer in the 2006 USA Cycling Rankings;
Winning the Marathon Cross Country 2005 NMBS - Brian Head, Utah
Winning the Marathon Cross Country 2005 NMBS - Snowshoe, West Virginia;
Winning the Marathon Cross Country 2005 NMBS - Tapatio Springs, Texas;
Winning the 2004 Maxxis Cup International - Pontevedro, Spain;
and finishing sixth overall, with a win in the final stage, in the 2002 TransAlp Challenge.

Absa Cape Epics History:

2017 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 14. GC Pos: 14. Time: 28:21.55,9

2016 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 10. GC Pos: 10. Time: 29:20.44,8

2015 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 13. GC Pos: 13. Time: 33:45.14,1

2008 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 11. GC Pos: 11. Time: 39:17.23,2