C2R Sunday Race

The Riders – Both Riders are National Campions in various cycling disciplines.  As a team they attained a top 10 finish in the ABSA Cape Epic Former Tour de France rider and SA National Champion, Jaco Venter, is a homegrown hero who has raced and excelled at the pinnacle of International Road Racing. Jaco is a coach […]

ABSA Cape Epic – The Grand Finale

The Grand Finale Achievement! In the CAPE EPIC, teams are often challenged to adjust their strategy and planning, due to unforeseen circumstances. Inherently, their definition of success and achievement changes as well. Upon Jaco Venter’s crossing of the finishline the EduInnov8 and C2R teams celebrated his achievement of completing a difficult 8 days in the […]

ABSA Cape Epic – Stage 6

The Reward It was a cool and misty morning when Jaco Venter set out on the second last stage of the ABSA CAPE EPIC. Without the pressure of riding for position, Jaco could enjoy the magnificent trail network over 87 kilometers with 2300 meters of elevation gain. A just reward for the hard days he […]

ABSA Cape Epic – Stage 5

Enjoying the journey Jaco is riding in the Lonely Leopard jersey because teammate Sascha had to withdraw after a crash yesterday. Since his results will not be considered, Jaco’s focus has changed to enjoying the wonderful trails, people and scenery. Cycle2Ride promotes cycling as a mechanism to promote family cohesion through family cycling events and […]

ABSA Cape Epic – Stage 4

A Finishing Mentality Sascha and Jaco had a wonderful start to the day, entering the first waterpoint in 13th position. Jaco started feeling himself and prospects to improve in the general classifications seemed evident. In a moment all this changed when Sascha went down as a group of riders, riding at high speed, negotiated a […]

ABSA Cape Epic – Stage 3

The Fruit of Positivity Today, our team finished 9 places better than the previous 2 days! They reached the finish line in 32nd place, after another difficult stage from Tulbagh to Wellington. They are slowly improving in form and their highly developed mental strength is currently pulling them through.  It seems having a positive mindset […]

ABSA Cape Epic – Stage 2

Determination Our Team faced another long stage today 93 kilometers with an elevation gain of 2200m. All of this, in the Witzenberg Valley, where trails are rocky, powdery and loose. No easy rolling on the single track or jeep tracks. After a traditional brutal stage 1, you need the determination to overcome the mountains you […]

ABSA Cape Epic – Stage 1

Resilience Amongst other definitions, resilience is defined as “the quality of being able to return quickly to a previous good condition after problems or difficulties”. In Stage 1, our team faced a fanatic start by the “Elite Men” on a day when they had to climb more than 2400 meters. The team lost 19 positions […]

ABSA Cape Epic – Prologue

Absa Cape Epic – 17 March 2024 (Prologue)​ The EduInnov8 Trek team (Jaco Venter (RSA) and Sascha Weber (Germany)) started in 24th place and gained two spots to finish 22nd at the end of the day. Back

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