Cape Town - The mountain
biker from the Czech Republic who was seriously injured during the Absa Cape
Epic has been transferred to his home country.
Markuci was admitted to the ICU at Worcester Mediclinicon
March 20 after being involved in a crash on Stage 5 of the 2015 race.
media queries, race doctor and chief clinical officer for Mediclinic Special
Events, Dr Jann Killops, said: “The patient was transferred to the Czech
Republic at the weekend at the request of his wife for ongoing care and
On March 20 he had an accident and was resuscitated and
stabilised on the scene before being transported to the Mediclinic Worcester,” said
"He underwent emergency surgery, performed by Dr Neels
du Plessis, a general surgeon. At the time of leaving South Africa he was in a
Absa Cape Epic
founder Kevin Vermaak said: “This has been a difficult few weeks but
we have been reassured by the outstanding work of the medical staff involved.
Our thoughts are with the rider, his friends and family”.
happened within 2km of the start of the stage from Worcester to
Wellington and medical personnel were on the scene within minutes.The 13th edition of the Absa Cape Epic which will
take place from March 13-20, 2016 will be as challenging as ever. Local and
international mountain bikers will tackle the demanding eight-day adventure
through the Western Cape region in South Africa.