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Absa Cape Epic 2008: Photo highlights

Following the conclusion of the 2008 Absa Cape Epic, a thousand-kilometre oddyssey across South Africa’s Western Cape, we had to share these fantastic photos with you.

Geddan Ruddock and Gerard Dirks of Absa G Power during stage five


More than enough dust being kicked up on the last stage


Equally impressive as the terrain facing the riders, is the setup they enjoy once the riding is over


Shane Thomson in the singletrack in Grabouw forest during stage eight


Riding through Vergeleegen Wine Estate during stage eight


Despite such impressive scenery, the riders had little time to take it all in


The riders faced many challenges on the route, including a good few river crossings to dampen the dust


Sometimes there’s no option other than dismounting and pushing or carrying the bike over rough obstacles


Karl Platt of Bulls checks his computer statistics after stage four


Dam crossing during stage four from Riversdale to Swellend


Jose Silva enjoying a slice of singletrack



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