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2019 will be the first Absa Cape Epic John and Michelle ride together.
They have achieved the following results together:

2019 Team Gurit / AMT Composites (Mixed), Riding

John Soper

England England

Epics Completed: 3

Nickname: Sopie

Age: 63


Profession: Advanced Composites

I entered the Absa Cape Epic...
After completing my last Epic in 2011 I knew there was one more to be completed. So, here I am again and looking forward to the 2015 Epic..

Best Results:
Completing the 2005 Trans Baviaans, Finishing the 2009 Cape Epic.

Absa Cape Epics History:

2015 - Finisher (Grand Masters)
            Cat Pos: 25. GC Pos: 355. Time: 52:16.48,7

2011 - Finisher (Masters)
            Cat Pos: 81. GC Pos: 269. Time: 46:23.51,9

2009 - Finisher (Masters)
            Cat Pos: 74. GC Pos: 316. Time: 47:52.03,6

2007 - Did not finish (Men)

Michelle Van Aswegen

South Africa South Africa

Epics Completed: 2

Nickname: Kippy or Missy

Age: 38


Profession: Property Investment/ Management

I entered the Absa Cape Epic...
To face my biggest weakness... endurance!

Best Results:
MTB XCO World Champs as a Junior in 1998, Mont Sainte-Anne. It was an awesome experience! I love how mtb has evolved since then and the introduction of multi-stage racing... I was hooked after completing my first Wines to Whales in 2013!

Absa Cape Epics History:

2018 - Finisher (Women)
            Cat Pos: 15. GC Pos: 458. Time: 44:54.08,6

2017 - Finisher (Mixed)
            Cat Pos: 31. GC Pos: 387. Time: 46:51.03,0