Epic Photo Competition: The Finalists

On each day of the Absa Cape Epic, the team of skilled photographers create spectacular images for us to enjoy. The Epic Photo Competition seeks to recognise their hard work. It is also an opportunity for you to win a signed print of your favourite photograph. Simply vote for one of the photos below.

In the fairness of voting, the photographers will remain anonymous until the voting period has closed.


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Stage 1

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I had found a good spot to wait for the ladies. I didn't know about Sabine's crash but as they passed I noticed the blood. Jumping up I had to run and manages to capture this the second time. Only through sheer determination did she make it to the end #RESPECT


Stage 2

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The Cape Epic: a race so tough even the pros need to get off and push at times.


Stage 3

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Group A heads off into the sunrise under the watchful eye of the aerial photographer.


Stage 4

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What a day of racing. Punctures and other technical issues littered the leading pack throughout the stage. Scott came through with 1st and 2nd team in men's with the ‘senior’ team allowing the ‘junior’ team the honour of the day. Scott won the mixed category yet again.


Stage 5

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Stage 6


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Stage 7

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First time Cape Epic partners Mariske Strauss and Annie Last racing along the gravel roads outside Franschhoek en route to Val de Vie to go on and take 2nd position overall in the UCI women's category.


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For more information on the Cape Epic Photo Competition and to meet the Absa Cape Epic photographers click here.


AdamA, Mar 30 2017 02:41

This is so hard!! how do you Pic a Winning photo... there all good!

Tankman, Mar 30 2017 05:17

Darn Hard choice, awesome photos ... I would not mind hanging any of those on my wall!

Which one will look best printed?

Serious Panda, Mar 30 2017 05:22

Darn Hard choice, awesome photos ... I would not mind hanging any of those on my wall!

Which one will look best printed?

Stage 7 mmmm...

Tankman, Mar 30 2017 05:29

Stage 7 mmmm...


Great photo ... but there are 3 others with more of a story to tell that I prefer more.  


And printed it will look a bit different 

@BAZA, Mar 31 2017 09:17

Awesome how do you pick they are all winners

JoeyK, Mar 31 2017 02:54

Stage 1 pic is awesome. If I was Sabine it is surely one that would go on the wall. Pure determination.

Christofison, Apr 05 2017 09:45

It looks like a couple hundred people disagree, but the Stage 6 photo really isn't that great. The dark & out of focus rock dominates the whole picture.

Nick, Apr 05 2017 10:02

Voting is now closed.


We'll be running an audit on the votes before finalising.

Meentb, Apr 05 2017 09:46

So who won?

Nick, Apr 11 2017 05:05

Apologies for the delay.


The winner of the 2017 Epic Photo Competition is Sam Clark. His photo from Stage 3 received 31% of the votes.




The winner of the print copy will be contacted via email shortly.


Thank you all for voting.