【UK ZA】 Tour de France of Mountain Biking 2014 Cape Epic

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First stage of Cape Epic, TAYA partners had a brilliant start!

Orange Monkey ( UK )                       - Elite Women 8th
Definite bike       ( South Africa )       - Master NO.1


Cape Epic -
718km in eight days and includes 14,850m of climbing.

http://www.cape-epic.com/








=== Orange Monkey anticipates for Cape Epic ===
             Tour de France of Mountain Biking

The Cape Epic awaits for Orange Monkey Pro Team...

Cape Epic - Orange Monkey Pro Team In under one weeks time Orange Monkey Pro Team will be making their debut in the Absa Cape Epic with team riders represented in both the women and men UCI races.

African Champion Mariske Strauss will take to the start line along side Hanlie Boonyens for Pragma Orange Monkey. Strauss is in incredible form having taken a series of podium finishes recently, including convincing victories in two UCI Olympic Cross Country races this month, at the Western Cape Open and the Cascades Classic in Pietermaritzburg. Boonyens was victorious in the 2009 Cape Epic and has been a podium finisher in on numerous occasions. Such experience will be a valuable for Strauss in her first epic and this pairing could make an impact on the overall, although Strauss is aiming purely to use her first outing to gain experience.





Cape Epic - Orange Monkey Pro Team In the UCI Mens race Ben Roff is paired with Rab Wardell to make up the Paarl Media Orange Monkey Pro team. These riders have had mixed fortunes in South Africa. Ben has had solid results in the previous two races with a 10th place finish in the Western Cape Open and 15th in the Cascades Classic. Rab has looked good in training and in the lead up to both races, however illness in the Western Cape Open and a severe crash resulting in concussion in the Cascades Classic have meant he is still to finish a race. Rab has made a good recovery since his accident on Saturday and is feeling good ahead of this early season test.