“I’m really looking forward to the race in Grabouw. I love this series and especially the trails in Grabouw. My choice of bike will be the Scott Scale. The hardtail suits my riding style and knowing that I’m on one of the lightest bikes in the race gives me a lot of confidence.” - Gert Heyns
Heyns will be keen to hear the sound of the podium platform underneath his feet. After a great season start, he was set to pair up with Matthys Beukes at the Cape Epic. However, illness for both riders left their 2016 Epic dreams in tatters. After some time off, the two came back with a bang at the Sani2C. With this win still echoing in his mind, Heyns is the guy to watch at Saturday’s race.
Venue: Elgin Grabouw Country CLub, Grabouw, Western Cape, South Africa
GPS: 34°07'41.5"S 19°01'24.7"E
Terrain: Farm lands | Vineyards | Arid | Savanna
Ascent: 70km (69.32) - 1413m / 40km (38.47) - 603m / 20km (20.94) - 277m / 10km (9.01) - 129m
Participant Limit: 1500 (70km - 500 / 40km - 600 / 20km - 300 / 10km - 100 ) - LATE ENTRIES AVAILABLE
Features: Hand-built trails | Bridges | Cattle track | 4x4 Trails | Dirt roads