Jaroslav Kulhavy and Christoph Sauser have won the most famous mountain bike stage race Cape Epic! After eight days, 698 kilometres and elevation of over 15,000 metres they came to finish in Lourensford as the overall winners of the 10th anniversary race. They devoted the winning to their friend and team colleague Burry Stander, who tragically died at the beginning of this year.
“It´s a very important winning for us, and it was a very tough week. Even now, I don´t know what to say. I am really happy that we have won for the team, for Burry and his family, as we had promised. And I am happy that it´s over. The last five kilometres were difficult, because I wound up the wire on the wheel, which pushed me from the bike. I am scratched off, I have something wrong with my instep and shoulder, so the end was not so perfect. But we are at the finish and I am absolutely satisfied,” said Jaroslav immediately after the race.
“For me, it´s one of the greatest victories. It’s nearly like to win world championship…,”said Jara, adding that the entire race was determined by his and Christoph´s performance, which helped them to overcome two serious technical problems and getting lost in the first three stages. Than managed to take over the race.