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Almost 1 month since the Absa Cape Epic

01 May 2012


1 month in and there has been just a little rest and recovery as things start to gain a little more routine for

Back in Kayamandi there was great excitement welcoming home Sipho and Azukile with their win of the Exxaro Development Jersey for the best development team at the 2012 Absa Cape Epic. Their friends, family, peers and songo family could not be more proud of how well these guys rode in one of the toughest Epic's so far. We're equally proud of Sivuyile and Thando who had a great race, with Sivuyile supporting Thando through his 1st ever Cape Epic. They had a brutal time on Day 5 in the wet and rainy weather as the guys grappled with bike issues. But the mental strength, toughness and tenacity of all the songo riders was just incredible. 

Songo Fipaza played a different role at this years 2012 Absa Cape Epic where instead of riding he was alongside the boys supporting them all through the 7 days. On several of the days he brought a number of the songo kids through to watch their peers and heroes racing. It was just fantastic having so much support for songo at the Epic. We can be sure that there many Absa Cape Epic dreams growing amoungst the younger guys who were no doubt inspired by all that they experienced.

We are really grateful to Exxaro and RMB for supporting the young guys as part of the Exxaro Academy.

It seems there is an awesome prize in store for Sipho and Azu for winning the Development Jersey. We look forward to sharing that news with you very soon. For now the boys are focusing on local races and the upcoming Western Province duathlon events where they will show they are just as good off the bike as they are on the bike!

Thank you to Songo and everyone for your amazing support of our riders! We look forward to the next challenges and adventures!