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KIWI RIDER HAS BLESSING OF INJURED TEAM MATE TO GO SOLO

UK based New Zealander Alexander Donaldson has a long and lonely road ahead of him if he is to complete the 2019 Absa Cape Epic, with news that his South African riding partner Gavin Ryan is expected to undergo surgery on multiple breaks to his collar bone.

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MIXED BAG FOR KIWIS AT ABSA CAPE EPIC AS EVENT GOES BEYOND HALFWAY

Five days down, three to go on the world’s toughest mountain bike stage race as the Absa Cape Epic rolls steadily back towards Cape Town, in the race they called The Untamed African Mountain Bike Race.

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BURROWS SHOWS HER FIGHTING COURAGE AS SHE EYES UP LEGEND MEDAL

Kylie Burrows (NZL) and Sarah Kaehler (AUS) are amongst the more animated teams at the Absa Cape Epic.

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MINTER BARNARD AIMING TO 'HANG ON' FOR REST OF CAPE EPIC

Remember the very first Pioneer in 2016? Minter Barnard and Ian Chitterer out of Australia enjoyed a wonderful week, taking out the Masters category by just 13 minutes from Andrew Young (NZL) and Yuri Hauswald (USA) in the race over the Southern Alps.

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UK BASED KIWI PAIRS UP WITH SOUTH AFRICAN AS HE CHASES ELUSIVE EPIC LEGEND MEDAL

UK Based Kiwi Alexander Donaldson has done a lot in his first year on the mountain bike.

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PIONEER GRAND MASTERS CHAMPIONS START STRONG AT ABSA CAPE EPIC

Shaun Portegys and Tim O’Leary are familiar names and faces to the mountain bike community in New Zealand, the pair were runaway winners of the Grand Masters (50+) category at the Pioneer in November last year, finishing the event in 9th overall.

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One to go to become Epic Legends

Two New Zealanders look to complete the set – all three week-long Epic Series races – at the 2019 Absa Cape Epic. Having finished the Swiss Epic and The Pioneer, Kylie Burrows and Alexander Donaldson have only the Absa Cape Epic to conquer to be awarded the coveted Epic Legend medals.

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GAZE HINTS AT PIONEER AS HE PREPARES FOR CAPE EPIC

*GAZE HINTS AT PIONEER CAMPAIGN AS HE PREPARES FOR ASSAULT ON PRESTIGIOUS CAPE EPIC MOUNTAIN BIKE STAGE RACE* Sam Gaze is used to the limelight, already a Commonwealth Games silver and gold medalist and twice U23 World Cross Country Champion, the 23 year old further put his name in lights when spectacularly winning a UCI...

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PIONEER CONFIRMED AS PART OF SHIMANO EPIC PARTNERSHIP

Shimano Australia has joined IRONMAN Oceania in a three year, multi-event partnership of the region’s premier MTB Stage Race portfolio - the Epic Series Oceania, with the Pioneer included as the final of four events each calendar year.

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PIONEER MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE CONTINUES TO INNOVATE

Entries for the 2019 Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race go live on the event website www. thepioneer. co. nz[http://www. thepioneer. co. nz] on February 14, Valentines Day, with organisers expecting high demand for the six-day endurance event after a stunning race played out late in 2018.

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