Cape Epic crowns winning riders and boosts WC economy

Team Cannondale Factory Racing (German Manuel Fumic and Brazilian Henrique Avancini) took the first place at the final stretch of the week long Absa Cape Epic at Meerendal Wine Estate.

Cannondale Factory Racing first to cross the finish line:

The winners @FactoryRacing crossing the finish line of the #2016AbsaCapeEpic

Posted by CapeTalk on Sunday, March 20, 2016

However, it was Team Bulls who claimed the overall win at the Grand Finale on Sunday.

Germany's Karl Platt and Swedish team-mate Urs Huber rode victoriously to take first place in the #8DaysOfCourage event.

This is the fifth year that Platt holds the Absa Cape Epic title which rallied 1 200 participants from over 55 counties.

The world's premier mountain bike race event brings an estimated R300 million to the Western Cape economy, according to Economic Opportunities MEC Alan Winde.

Congratulations to all the Cape Epic riders! #8DaysOfCourage done and dusted! The CapeTalk team had a blast at the finish line of the #2016AbsaCapeEpic

Posted by CapeTalk on Sunday, March 20, 2016

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