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Cape Town - Former Springbok fly half Joel Stransky is recuperating at home after surgery to his broken collarbone and is determined to ride his 6th Epic race for team Liqui-Fruit. Stransky had a bad fall on Wednesday while training for the Absa Cape Epic mountain bike race due to take place from 15 to 22 March.     

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Stransky’s surgeon says the prognosis is positive that he will be able to compete. “Joel will be able to train on a stationary bike from next week and he will be ready to train outdoors again in about 5 weeks.  His resilience, long training hours already behind him and the fact that he has already completed five Absa Cape Epic Races, will stand him in good stead”.
His team mate, road race champion Anriëtte Schoeman in the mixed category, says Stransky’s determination is inspiring. “He always embraces challenge and I’m excited to ride with him. I wish him a speedy recovery; this man is as tough as nails! Knowing Joel, he’ll be back in the saddle soon”.


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