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The South African road racing Olympian, with his Cape Epic specification Santa Cruz Blur. (Photo: Simon Pocock)
The South African road racing Olympian, with his Cape Epic specification Santa Cruz Blur. (Photo: Simon Pocock)

The Cape Epic humbles all. Even hardened professional cyclists respect the world’s most testing mountain bike stage race.

Several road pros have participated in the Cape Epic and the latest roadie to embrace endurance mountain biking, is Nic Dlamini.

Dlamini is better known as a road rider, having gained European elite racing experience as a member of Team Qhubeka. But he couldn’t resist testing his riding ability at the Cape Epic, when an entry was in the offering.

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