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2018 Overall Results - Men

Cat Pos 21.
GC Pos 21.
Time 27:39.47,3
Distance 653km
Avg. Speed 23.61km/h
Climbing 13530m

2018 Stage Results - Men

Prologue 28. Cat, 28. GC
0:49.45,1 +4.21,8
Stage 1 20. Cat, 20. GC
4:23.10,3 +14.47,7
Stage 2 13. Cat, 13. GC
4:10.56,2 +5.03,9
Stage 3 11. Cat, 11. GC
4:31.40,1 +14.26,0
Stage 4 14. Cat, 14. GC
4:39.34,6 +13.11,10
Stage 5 10. Cat, 10. GC
1:51.52,0 +7.02,4
Stage 6 15. Cat, 15. GC
3:21.42,9 +12.34,4
Stage 7 95. Cat, 147. GC
3:51.06,0 +1:03.28,5

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

2018 Team Canyon Topeak 2 (Men), Cat Pos: 21., GC Pos: 21., Time: 27:39.47,3

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

13-1 Erik Kleinhans

South Africa South Africa

Epics Completed: 12

Nickname: Lion king

Age: 37

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:

2019 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 31. GC Pos: 33. Time: 30:15.43,0

13-2 Jeremiah Bishop

United States of America USA

Epics Completed: 5

Nickname: JB

Age: 43


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: