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2015 ABSA Cape Epic: Stage 3 Video Highlights.

A transition stage on the Absa Cape Epic – from one race village host town to another – is sometimes regarded as being easier, but Wednesday's 128km Stage 3 from Elgin Valley to Worcester was "very rough and really sandy", according to race leader Christoph Sauser. Riders further back in the field also spent several hours battling in baking heat as the temperature steadily ticked up towards the 30ºC mark.

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Mar 21, 2015

In a day of drama, Christoph Sauser Monday laid down a significant marker in his bid to become the first person to win the Absa Cape Epic five times. The Swiss master and his Czech teammate Jaroslav Kulhavy (Investec-Songo-Specialized) showed great form on the 113km Stage 1 as they overcame a puncture to finish the day almost a minute ahead of Sauser's great rival, Karl Platt of Germany, who is riding with Swiss strongman Urs Huber.

Swiss riders Fabian Giger and Martin Gujan (Novus OMX Pro) sprung something of a surprise as they swept into the yellow zebra jersey in Sunday's Absa Cape Epic Prologue. Most of the big guns kept their powder dry on a day that favoured cross country specialists, but four-times winners Karl Platt and Christoph Sauser were second and third with their teammates. Defending Sasol Women's category champions Ariane Kleinhans of Switzerland and Annika Langvad of Denmark (RECM Specialized) took a...

Good news for Northwave from Andalucia Bike Race, in Spain, one of the most prestigious and spectacular stage races in Mountain Bike (February 22nd – 27th). Slovenian Tanja Zakelj (Polar Trek) clinched two stage wins and claimed the overall second place together with teammate Claudia Galicia, behind Wheeler Pro Team's pair, Ester Suss – Milena Landtwing.  

In a team 1-2 that saw Trek World Racing's George Brannigan and Brook MacDonald claim the gold and silver at the New Zealand National Downhill Championships today in Rotorua, the team also saw the continuation of the title staying 'in house'. Since Justin Leov won the title in 2012, Trek World Racing riders have taken their Sessions to the winner's circle 4 years running.

Szymon Godziek rules victorious at the 9th edition of White Style. Swiftly followed by two Brits, Matt Jones in second and Daryl Brown in third. Next to the massive slopestyle course built from snow, spectators let it rip on the ski slope during The Big (Shr)ED – Fat Bike Battle. An amazing firework show rounded off the winter's evening in Leogang with a bang!  

Michael Vanthourenhout won the gold medal at Cyclocross World Championships, in Tabor (Czech Republic). A week after the overall success in the Cyclocross Under23 World Cup, the Belgian prospect dominated the Worlds' Under 23 race claiming an impressive "double" on Sunday February 1st.  

In just two months the Enduro World Series will head down under to New Zealand for its first race of 2015 – and anyone who wants to be part of this historic event should make sure they have Thursday in their diary.Entries for the first ever Giant Toa Rotorua Enduro, part of the inaugural Crankworx Rotorua, open this Thursday, January 22nd at 9am NZDT. The event is expected to sell out in minutes – and with the race offering amateurs the chance to ride alongside names like Jared Graves, Jerome...

Usually the last press release of the season or that of the new year are put out to announce the Superenduro schedule of the opening season, but not this time. For the very first time in the last eight years, during 2015 no races of the National Superenduro Series will take place. It has been a very tough and painful decision, but it is vital for the existence of the Superenduro itself.  

Northwave closed with a bang the weekend of the Cyclocross National Championships, conquering two prestigious titles in Italy and Belgium, on Sunday January 11th. In Pezze di Greco (Southern Italy), Cannondale Factory's Marco Aurelio Fontana raised his arms on the finishing line after a spectacular solo action, whilst Sunweb – Napoleon Games' Klaas Vantornout earned the Belgian-flag jersey success in Erpe-Mere (Belgium) with an attack in the last lap, beating the fierce competition in the...

Northwave and Sunweb-Napoleon Games' athlete leads the Under 23 overall standings with 83 pointsNorthwave's Belgian youngster Michael Vanthourenhout (Sunweb-Napoleon Games) grabbed the fifth seasonal success in U23 Superprestige's round 6, in Diegem (Belgium), on Sunday December 28th.  

It doesn't seem long since Jared Graves and Tracy Moseley were crowned this year's Enduro World Champions – but in just a month's time entries will open for the 2015 Enduro World Series. With eight rounds next year and demand for places expected to be high, this year there will be a phased entry system to try and help as many people as possible secure a spot.

Anton Cooper and Rosara Joseph prove too good at the Urge 3 Peaks Enduro staged in Dunedin, New Zealand, at the weekend. Threatening weather dampened the tops of Signal Hill for the final two stages today, but beneath the trees the steep tracks remained in optimum condition for racing.Commonwealth Games gold medalist Anton Cooper was unable to snag a stage win today, but his consistent times were enough to give him the overall lead by just 11 seconds after five stages. Jimmy Pollard, of...

The Urge 3 Peaks Enduro endurance downhill mountain biking race has attracted an international field for this weekend's racing in Dunedin, New Zealand. (December 6 and 7, 2014). Organisers expect about 200 riders to line up at the race start on the summit of Flagstaff on Saturday morning and among them are 10 Australians, two riders from Switzerland and one rider from France.  

Great day for Northwave's athletes at Isola d'Elba (Italy). Second place for Sunweb's rider at Zonhoven (Belgium)Northwave's athletes dominated once again in Giro d'Italia Ciclocross' stage 2, on the Isola d'Elba (Livorno), on Sunday November 2nd, repeating the great performances of the opening round in Fiuggi (Frosinone). Gioele Bertolini, equipped with Extreme Tech MTB Plus shoes, proved to be among the leaders of the whole Italian movement, delivering a strong performance in the Men's Open...