• Karl Platts of Bulls Team being interviewed during the pre race events held at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town prior to the start of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held in the Western Cape. (Damien Schumann/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Riaan Manser & Vasti Geldenhuys during the pre race events held at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town prior to the start of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held in the Western Cape. (Dominic Barnardt/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Riders and spectators during the pre race events held at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town prior to the start of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held in the Western Cape. (Dominic Barnardt/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Dagmar Muhlbauer and leg amputee Reuben van Niekerk pass Jameson Hall at the start of the prologueduring the Prologue of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held at Cape Town University in Cape Town. (Shaun Roy/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Riders during stage 1 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin, South Africa. (Ewald Sadie/Cape Epic)
  • Kenny Belaey doing trials biking during the pre race events held at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town prior to the start of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held in the Western Cape. (Dominic Barnardt/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Christiaan Marais and Charl-Pierre Esterhuyse of ADRS start during the Prologue of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town. (Shaun Roy/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • View from the Groot Langeberg during stage 1 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin. (Dominic Barnardt/Cape Epic/SPORTZPIC)
  • Alvin Hirner & Grant Quixley during stage 1 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin. (Dominic Barnardt/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Riders pass a dam during stage 1 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin. (Dominic Barnardt/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Lawrence Mogano & Gugu Zulu during stage 1 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin. (Dominic Barnardt/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Riders head towards Nuweberg during stage 1 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin. (Gary Perkin/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Riders during stage 1 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin. (Ewald Sadie/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Riders head towards Nuweberg during stage 1 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin. (Gary Perkin/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Jeff Doss and Randall Toltzman during stage 1 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin. (Ewald Sadie/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • General view of riders during stage 1 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin. (Damien Schumann/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Andre Pinto (L) and Pedro Lourenco (r) during stage 2 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin. (Sam Clark/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Bart Brentjens leads a bunch into heavy wind during stage 2 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin. (Sam Clark/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Riders head out for stage 2 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin. (Sam Clark/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Riders during stage 2 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin. (Ewald Sadie/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Ariane Kleinhans and Annika Langvad during stage 2 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin. (Ewald Sadie/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Annika Langvad and Ariane Kleinhans leading the women's race during stage 2 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin. (Sophie Smith/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Riders during stage 2 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin. (Ewald Sadie/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Riders during stage 2 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin. (Perkin/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Ariane Kleinhans breaks down in tears as Bobby Behan tells her that they may have made up the time they lost in the stage 2 penalty during stage 3 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin to HTS Drostdy in Worcester. (Sophie Smith/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Riders during stage 2 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin, South Africa. (Gary Perkin/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Leaders Jersey holders Jaroslav Kulhavy of Investec-Songo-Specialized and Christoph Sauser of Investec-Songo-Specialized celebrate as they win stage 2 during stage 2 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin. (Shaun Roy/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Ariane Kleinhans(L) and Annika Langvad(R) during stage 2 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin. (Sam Clark/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Riders during stage 3 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin to HTS Drostdy in Worcester. (Ewald Sadie/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Alban Lakata of Topeak Ergon leads the front bunch during stage 3 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin to HTS Drostdy in Worcester. (Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Kristian Hynek of Topeak Ergon leads the bunch during stage 3 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin to HTS Drostdy in Worcester. (Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Robert Mennen and Jeremiah Bishop fight to keep their second place approaching the second waterpoint during stage 3 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin to HTS Drostdy in Worcester. (Sophie Smith/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Riders cross a river during stage 4 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from HTS Drostdy in Worcester. (Dominic Barnardt/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Riders head out from Oak Valley during stage 3 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin to HTS Drostdy in Worcester.(Sam Clark/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Riders pass by the Brandvlei dam during stage 3 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin to HTS Drostdy in Worcester. (Gary Perkin/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Riders work their way along the route during stage 3 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin to HTS Drostdy in Worcester. (Gary Perkin/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Riaan Manser cools down during stage 3 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin to HTS Drostdy in Worcester. (Dominic Barnardt/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Colin Jarvis & Marius Hurter ride through Eagle Creek Wine cellar during stage 3 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin to HTS Drostdy in Worcester. (Dominic Barnardt/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Ariane Kleinhans (R) and Annika Langvad (L) during stage 3 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin to HTS Drostdy in Worcester. (Sam Clark/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Christoph Sauser and Jaroslav Kulhavy of Investec Songo Specialized win stage 3 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin to HTS Drostdy in Worcester. (Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Marleen Lourens (L) and Ann Harrison (R) during stage 4 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from HTS Drostdy in Worcester. (Sam Clark/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Erik Kleinhans of RECM during the final stage (stage 7) of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Wellington to Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville. (Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Matthys Beukes and Philip Buys of Scott Factory Racing in a break away during stage 4 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from HTS Drostdy in Worcester. (Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Riders during the final stage (stage 7) of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Wellington to Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville. (Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • ChristophSauser and Jaroslav Kulhavy posing at the finish and during the final stage (stage 7) of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Wellington to Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville. (Emma Hill/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Christoph Sauser of Investec-Songo-Specialized and Jaroslav Kulhavy of Investec-Songo-Specialized celebrate as the win the 2015 Absa Cape Epic during the final stage (stage 7) of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Wellington to Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville. (Shaun Roy/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Ariane Kleinhans and Annika Langvad celebrate winning the Ladies Overall division during the final stage (stage 7) of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Wellington to Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville. (Emma Hill/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)
  • Christoph Sauser of Investec-Songo-Specialized celebrates after winning his 5th Absa Cape Epic during the final stage (stage 7) of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Wellington to Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville. (Shaun Roy/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS)