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2021 Overall Results - Mixed

Cat Pos 4.
GC Pos 89.
Time 34:57.47,4
Distance 611km
Avg. Speed 17.48km/h
Climbing 14900m

2021 Stage Results - Mixed

Prologue 5. Cat, 117. GC
01:04.42,3 +10.21,9
Stage 1 4. Cat, 111. GC
05:14.24,8 +31.19,9
Stage 2 4. Cat, 91. GC
05:20.11,4 +32.34,5
Stage 3 4. Cat, 87. GC
05:09.15,1 +33.31,7
Stage 4 4. Cat, 88. GC
03:37.39,0 +16.33,0
Stage 5 4. Cat, 93. GC
05:39.57,7 +43.10,1
Stage 6 5. Cat, 105. GC
04:57.17,3 +39.28,8
Stage 7 5. Cat, 79. GC
03:54.19,5 +21.38,9

Ben Melt and Yolandi have completed the Absa Cape Epic they entered together.
They have achieved the following results together:

2021 Team Garmin (Mixed), Cat Pos: 4., GC Pos: 89., Time: 34:57.47,4

73-1 Ben Melt Swanepoel

South Africa South Africa

Epics Completed: 11

Nickname: Melt

Age: 45

 

Profession: Professional Cyclist

I entered the Absa Cape Epic...
ABSA invited us to ride the Epic with Team ABSA and provided us with an entry

Best Results:
SA Elite Cross Country Champion 2005
SA Elite XC Cup Champion 2005
African Continental Elite XC Champion 2007

Absa Cape Epic History:

2021 - Finisher (Mixed)
            Cat Pos: 4. GC Pos: 89. Time: 34:57.47,4

2018 - Finisher (Masters)
            Cat Pos: 7. GC Pos: 44. Time: 30:12.10,4

2017 - Finisher (Masters)
            Cat Pos: 10. GC Pos: 56. Time: 33:08.16,6

2016 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 36. GC Pos: 44. Time: 33:40.03,0

2015 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 23. GC Pos: 27. Time: 36:22.42,5

2011 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 28. GC Pos: 34. Time: 34:22.31,4

2008 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 10. GC Pos: 10. Time: 39:14.01,3

2007 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 8. GC Pos: 8. Time: 35:09.30,9

2006 - Individual Finisher (Men) Time:

73-2 Yolandi Swanepoel

South Africa South Africa

Epics Completed: 7

Nickname: None

Age: 36

 

Profession: Professional Cyclist

I entered the Absa Cape Epic...
The Absa Cape Epic is one of the biggest mountain bike stage races in the world and therefore it’s always exciting to be part of it. Last year I partnered with Theresa Ralph for our first Epic together as a team. We had a successful run in 2016 and enjoyed the dynamic in team a lot. Obviously this left us hungry for more. We are both very fortunate to have the backing of our sponsors (Garmin, Galileo Risk and Gear Group) allowing us to be back in 2017.

Best Results:
1st African Ladies Team at the Absa Cape Epic and 5th overall( 2016). 1st Ladies Overall Isuzu Pe2Plett (2015 & 2016)
1st Mixed Team overall Sani2C ( 2015)
Podium spot at Craft Bike TransAlps (2013), 2nd overall at Breck Epic, Colorado USA (2012), 1st MTN Crater Cruise (2010), Silver medal at SA Champs (2010)

Absa Cape Epic History:

2021 - Finisher (Mixed)
            Cat Pos: 4. GC Pos: 89. Time: 34:57.47,4

2018 - Finisher (Mixed)
            Cat Pos: 3. GC Pos: 122. Time: 33:58.30,8

2017 - Finisher (Women)
            Cat Pos: 11. GC Pos: 128. Time: 36:36.17,1

2016 - Finisher (Women)
            Cat Pos: 5. GC Pos: 84. Time: 36:38.01,9

2015 - Finisher (Women)
            Cat Pos: 7. GC Pos: 124. Time: 42:50.10,6

2014 - Finisher (Women)
            Cat Pos: 7. GC Pos: 141. Time: 42:02.29,6

2012 - Finisher (Women)
            Cat Pos: 5. GC Pos: 91. Time: 43:14.29,0

2009 - Did not finish (Women)

2008 - Did not finish (Women)