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Cape Epic photographer wins award

This photograph of two riders at the Cape Epic won an award at the Verlium mountain bike festival.

This photograph of two riders at the Cape Epic won an award at the Verlium mountain bike festival. (Image credit: Gary Perkin)

One of the leading photographers at the annual Cape Epic, Gary Perkin, walked away with top honours in the second Velo Arto competition at the prestigious Vélirium mountain bike festival held in conjunction with the UCI World Cup at Mont-Sainte-Anne.

"I'm absolutely delighted. This is my first major international award for my images," said Perkin. "I can now officially call myself an award winning photographer."

"We're extremely proud of Gary's achievement. He has always taken exceptional images at our event which is why we invite him year after year," said Tanya Odendaal, Marketing Manager of the Cape Epic. "The award could not have been given to a more deserving recipient. He is the consummate professional and only a pleasure to have as part of our team. We wish only the best for his career."

The next edition of the Cape Epic mountain bike stage race will be held in South Africa from March 21 to 28, 2010. The route will be announced on Wednesday, October 28.

For more information on the race, visit www.cape-epic.com.

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.