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2019 Overall Results - Grand Masters

Cat Pos 72.
GC Pos 547.
Time 51:15.54,1
Distance 630km
Avg. Speed 12.29km/h
Climbing 16650m

2019 Stage Results - Grand Masters

Prologue 91. Cat, 657. GC
01:28.20,6 +35.14,4
Stage 1 82. Cat, 631. GC
08:39.12,3 +3:30.01,2
Stage 2 75. Cat, 596. GC
07:08.05,3 +2:56.47,1
Stage 3 84. Cat, 612. GC
09:03.12,3 +3:47.44,6
Stage 4 84. Cat, 596. GC
03:09.39,5 +1:16.32,7
Stage 5 70. Cat, 517. GC
08:24.05,1 +3:29.53,7
Stage 6 71. Cat, 524. GC
07:49.02,8 +3:25.39,7
Stage 7 63. Cat, 475. GC
05:34.15,8 +2:15.45,5

Andy and Stephen have completed all of the six Absa Cape Epics they entered together. 2021 will be the seventh Absa Cape Epic they ride together.
They have achieved the following results together:

2021 Team World Famous Salty Balls (Grand Masters), Riding

2019 Team World Famous Salty Balls (Grand Masters), Cat Pos: 72., GC Pos: 547., Time: 51:15.54,1

2017 Team World Famous Salty Balls (Grand Masters), Cat Pos: 40., GC Pos: 467., Time: 50:48.20,6

2015 Team World Famous Salty Balls (Grand Masters), Cat Pos: 36., GC Pos: 493., Time: 58:58.10,9

2013 Team World Famous Salty Balls (Grand Masters), Cat Pos: 31., GC Pos: 454., Time: 56:29.14,1

2011 Team World Famous Team Salty Balls (Masters), Cat Pos: 126., GC Pos: 433., Time: 53:45.01,3

2008 Team SALTY BALLS (Masters), Cat Pos: 89., GC Pos: 387., Time: 69:03.23,4

118-1 Andy Hodgson

England England

Epics Completed: 6

Nickname: Andy

Age: 60

 

Profession: Coal miner

I entered the Absa Cape Epic...
To help Steve in his efforts to lose weight.

Best Results:
Completed the 2003, 2009 Transrockies, 2006 Transalps, 2007 Trans-Scotland and 2008, 2011,2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 Cape Epic.

Absa Cape Epic History:

2019 - Finisher (Grand Masters)
            Cat Pos: 72. GC Pos: 547. Time: 51:15.54,1

2017 - Finisher (Grand Masters)
            Cat Pos: 40. GC Pos: 467. Time: 50:48.20,6

2015 - Finisher (Grand Masters)
            Cat Pos: 36. GC Pos: 493. Time: 58:58.10,9

2013 - Finisher (Grand Masters)
            Cat Pos: 31. GC Pos: 454. Time: 56:29.14,1

2011 - Finisher (Masters)
            Cat Pos: 126. GC Pos: 433. Time: 53:45.01,3

2008 - Finisher (Masters)
            Cat Pos: 89. GC Pos: 387. Time: 69:03.23,4

118-2 Stephen Salt

Wales Wales

Epics Completed: 6

Nickname: steve

Age: 66

 

Profession: Retired

I entered the Absa Cape Epic...
Because Andrew asked me...& because I can (just about) & lot's of people who are dear to me cannot....and I am a Grandad determined to stay young! and I want to compete again in the hardest MB race in the world

Best Results:
As above but also Trans Wales & Trans Cycling MTB events with my present partner Andrew
Finishing my third epic was about the best as i entered the famous club

Absa Cape Epic History:

2019 - Finisher (Grand Masters)
            Cat Pos: 72. GC Pos: 547. Time: 51:15.54,1

2017 - Finisher (Grand Masters)
            Cat Pos: 40. GC Pos: 467. Time: 50:48.20,6

2015 - Finisher (Grand Masters)
            Cat Pos: 36. GC Pos: 493. Time: 58:58.10,9

2013 - Finisher (Grand Masters)
            Cat Pos: 31. GC Pos: 454. Time: 56:29.14,1

2011 - Finisher (Masters)
            Cat Pos: 126. GC Pos: 433. Time: 53:45.01,3

2008 - Finisher (Masters)
            Cat Pos: 89. GC Pos: 387. Time: 69:03.23,4