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Welcome to the 2018 Ride Review: memories of a special race

The 2018 Absa Cape Epic marked the 15th edition of the Untamed African MTB Race and it was full of surprises. Despite a severe drought crippling the Western Cape, the weather gods were kind enough to deliver a superb mix of conditions which even included a dollop or two of light rain.

The battle between the cross-country riders and marathon racers was incredible but only the most consistent partnership would win. As such it was a case of something old and something new on the top step of the Men’s and Women’s category podiums when experienced campaigners triumphed with new partners.

In the men’s race Czech Jaroslav Kulhavy notched up his third win, this time with young American Howard Grotts (Investec Songo Specialized). The powerful Kulhavy and accomplished climber Grotts made for a formidable combination and eventually dominated the category. In the women’s race Dane Annika Langvad and American newcomer Kate Courtney (Investec Songo Specialized) were in total control from the Prologue, eventually securing the former’s fourth win out of four starts by a whopping 46 minutes.

But the Absa Cape Epic is as much about the amateurs as it is the professionals. The 2018 Ride Review is a tribute to everybody who participated this year – we salute you.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we did putting it together. We hope to see you again next year.



Personalised Ride Review

Personalise your Ride Review with your own 2018 memories, taken by you or your partner, or even the Sportograf images taken of you out on route. The template is very easy to use and lets you add images of yourself or team in the first seven pages of the book.

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