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2019 COURSE LAUNCH

2 May 2019

2019 COURSE LAUNCH

Organisers today confirmed course details for the 2019 Pioneer fuelled by Nutri-Grain, with the six-day mountain bike stage race set to take riders on a 441km journey with 13,000m of climbing through the stunning Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago region.

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NUTRI-GRAIN PARTNERS WITH THE PIONEER

The 2019 Pioneer has a new name, with today’s announcement of Nutri-Grain as naming rights partner to the event, from now on to be known as The Pioneer fueled by Nutri-Grain.

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Early Entry Benefits Ending Soon

A friendly reminder that if you enter soon, you can take advantage of two great early entry benefits we have available this year. *Deferral:* Enter by 15 April 2019 and you are eligible to defer your entry to the 2020 Pioneer for any reason.

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The Pioneer 2019 Roadshow

Wondering what The Pioneer is all about, or want to convince a mate to enter, or just have a few questions you'd like answered? *Come along to one of our Rider Info Evenings for a good chat, cold beers and learn everything you need to know about this epic race.

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KIWIS LOOK BACK ON THE TOUGHEST MOUNTAIN BIKE STAGE RACE IN THE WORLD

The Absa Cape Epic is without question the pinnacle in mountain bike stage racing, the event that sits at the top of the Cape Epic Series and is aspired to by riders all over the world.

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EPIC LEGENDS AND QUALIFYING RIDERS REFLECT ON AMAZING WEEK

Epic Legends old and new reflected on an incredible eight days of riding but also eight days that will forever be etched in their memories as moments that will define their lives.

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KIWIS COME THROUGH QUEEN STAGE UNSCATHED AT ABSA CAPE EPIC

Clearly the toughest day so far on the Absa Cape Epic, the aptly named Queen Stage Five took a toll on riders in the 2019 event, with 100km spiked with 2,850m of vertical climbing, testing already weary legs and tired heads on day six of the Untamed African Mountain Bike Race.

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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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