Trek/VW

For the first time, American-based team Trek / VW is sending racers to the internationally reknown Cape Epic mountain bike race in South Africa from March 28 to April 5, 2008. Two men and two women, all four accomplished in various off-road racing disciplines, come together to take on some of the toughest stage racers world-wide. Chris Eatough, who dominates the American 100 mile and 24-hour endurance scene, has partnered with World Cup racer and US Olympic Team contender Jeremiah Bishop while Xterra Off-Road regular Jenny Smith teams up with Sue Haywood, the winner of El Reto Guatemala, TransRockies, and La Ruta de los Conquistadores. All four racers and their team manager will take turns contributing diary entries before and during the event.

The bigger picture

It's been six days now since the Cape Epic stage race wrapped up in Cape Town, South Africa. I've...

Darkest hour, greatest moment

Standing amid pre-race music and a predawn marine layer of clouds (before stage seven ) were just...

Exciting day

It was a very exciting day for us. Our initial plan to get a good start today and my personal goals...

Opportunity knocks

Stage five of the Absa Cape Epic was described as easy and flat by most people. Looking at the...

The hardest race?

Just when I thought we had seen it all here at the Cape Epic, the brutal race course found a new way...
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