A group of anti-maskers has been protesting against the Covid-19 lockdown on Fish Hoek Beach where at least two journalists have been assaulted. Out of concern for the health and safety of our riders and other stakeholders, following recent advice received from the Western Cape Government, we have no choice but to cancel the 2020 Absa Cape Epic due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic . Cape Town mom Joanne Chemaly and her trans daughter Hailie have created a range of tucking underwear that enables a comfortable gender-affirming experience. Subscribe It's about the effect on the Western Cape and the rest of South Africa. The organisers issues a statement today in which they explained that, after careful consideration and conti But the move has helped her see the bigger picture and she now hopes to help raise awareness in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Mediclinic, the event’s medical partner since inception and which … The 2021 Absa Cape Epic is postponed to 17-24 October 2021. The Western Cape government told organisers that it would be ill-advised to go on with the event. 2020 Absa Cape Epic Cancelled. Lester Kiewit interviews Thami Nkosi (Right2Know). Clay Cafe in the City - which is an offshoot of the popular flagship branch in Hout Bay - is geared more towards urban working adults who want to play and sip. Page 8 of 15 - 2020 Cape Epic Cancelled - posted in News: Or when you relentlessly bemoan the Epic for putting pros at risk, then take the same pro Epic riders on a group coffee ride.... [emoji23] [emoji23] Hennie du Toit from Diverso, and his partner, Jaco Kotze from Curro, preparing for the 2021 Cape Epic, rode along the dirt roads from Somerset West to Boggoms Bay. Prev Next. Page 2 of 15 - 2020 Cape Epic Cancelled - posted in News: It is the right call, but I feel for the guys that put in all those hours and cash into preparing for Epic. The Cape Epic is an annual mountain bike stage race held in the Western Cape, South Africa. CT rides the Absa Cape Epic: The toughest mountain bike race on Earth? Thats 750 riders , … Mar 13, 2020 Chris Armstrong. Eskom has announced that it will be suspending load shedding from 8am on Sunday as generation capacity recovers. 2020 Absa Cape Epic Cancelled 2020-03-13. The Pioneer: Roadies on mountain bikes – What could go wrong? Absa Cape Epic. Originally from Cape Town, Sven Martin moved abroad in 1998 to take ... up professional skateboarding. 2020 Absa Cape Epic Cancelled. The Cape Epic, due to start in Cape Town tomorrow, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic and there was no possibility of rescheduling it for later in the year, the organisers said. SA Rugby Union (Saru) CEO Jurie Roux has been instructed to repay R37 million which he apparently misappropriated from the coffers of Stellenbosch University. Has the stigma attached to interracial relationships ceased or are there still issues with people dating across the so-called colo... Diana Coke, from Brighton in the UK, is making a living from her addiction to competitions. Cape Epic cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic March 13, 2020, 8:29 pm By In the Bunch This year’s Cape Epic, which was scheduled to start on Sunday, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, as announced by race organisers this evening. The event was due to start on Sunday, 15 March on Table Mountain and end on 22 March in Paarl after travelling to Ceres, Tulbagh and Wellington. Now the race we trained for and flew across the world for is gone, too. Cape Town Carnival Cape Epic is cancelled. Four people, including an 11-year-old girl, have been left injured following a shootout at Gugulethu Mall on Saturday. It's tough to deal with. The 2020 Absa Cape Epic has been cancelled due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Í come “fresh” from a two week taper and don’t know if I should start a new cycle (base-build-peak). John Maytham talks to Public Relations Manager at Golden Arrow Bronwyn Dyke-Beyer about the spike in bus robberies. Budget revenue overrun of conservatively estimated R45.8 billion would fund SA rollout twice over, says Old Mutual's Johann Els. 'There were cheers and ululating!' "Let’s do everything we can to protect those around us," pleaded the Springbok captain on social media. Clay Cafe in the City - which is an offshoot of the popular flagship branch in Hout Bay - is geared more towards urban working adu... Diamond had only recently been diagnosed with cancer and had just completed his first round of treatment according to his agent.... Jeff Ayeliffe speaks to Kate Elliot from Waterfront Houseboats about these custom-built boats introduced at the V&A Waterfront. This is not about just us. One thing led to another and before long Sven had switched to Downhill mountain bike racing with a side hustle of photography. Guest: Kevin Vermaak | Race Director at The Cape Epic Share This: More episodes … The Cape Epic can also be described as the Tour de France of mountain bike sports. When you buy a phone, for example, you automatically sign up to RICA. Here's what Howard Grotts and Jaroslav Kulhavy Fan Page had to say at this morning's Pre-Event Press Conference. 2021 ABSA CAPE EPIC LIKELY TO BE POSTPONED. 2020 Absa Cape Epic Cancelled. "You can’t have a small minority living as if they are tourists here,” says economist Dick Forslund. Premier Alan Winde has strongly condemned the abuse of journalists by protesters at Fish Hoek beach on Saturday. Schedules and load shedding status for your area. Race director Kevin Vermaak says it is a difficult situation for cyclists who had been training for months and those travelled from abroad to participate in the event. Wishing you and your families good health, calm minds, and a quick end to this. #paybackthemoney So say they gave the riders the option, 75% percent of the riders continued to risk it. The elephant in the room over the last few days in Cape Town was ‘why is this event still happening?’ At the time of writing this (Friday, March 13) there are 24 reported cases of coronavirus in South Africa. The 2018 Absa Cape Epic champions are back in business and they are feeling confident ahead of the 2020 Absa Cape Epic! With the Cape Epic cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the John Smit Foundation has moved matters to the virtual world. The Outdoor Report's Jeff Ayliff runs through some wonderful outdoor hikes and trail runs happening in the Penisula this weekend. But we hope you enjoy the look at our final preparations, embedded above, nonetheless. We’re sitting at dinner outside Cape Town, and the word just came through. Out of concern for the health and safety of our riders and other stakeholders, following recent advice received from the Western Cape Government, we have no choice but to cancel the 2020 Absa Cape Epic due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Absa Cape Epic 2020 Cancelled Out of concern for the health and safety of our riders and other stakeholders, following recent advice received from the Western Cape Government, we have no choice but to cancel the 2020 Absa Cape Epic due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. COVID-19’s first major South African sporting event casualty: the ABSA Cape Epic 2020 – the ride was cancelled at the last minute. John Maytham talks to Francois Venter about having more than one vaccine for Covid-19. But the reality is that this is the right call for humanity. The Cape Epic have just issued their release on their updated safety plans for the event. John Maytham chats to Alan Winde about the plan for Covid-19 vaccinations in the Western Cape. President Cyril Ramaphosa criticised 'vaccine nationalism' in an address to the digital Davos World Economic Forum. Join Peninsula Ramblers on Sunday to Cave Peak, Premier Winde condemns attack on journalists during maskless Fish Hoek protest, Eskom flips the switch on Stage 2 load shedding, Police hunt suspects after robbery shootout at Gugulethu Mall, [WATCH] Fish Hoek police arrest anti-lockdown protester after journos assaulted, Clay Cafe venue on Bree Street brings a new energy for adults to create and play, Local mom and daughter duo create underwear collection for trans women and girls, Premier Alan Winde: 'We have trained 2000 vaccinators', Golden Arrow bus attacks: '5 armed suspects robbed 60 passengers', Stage 2 load shedding makes a comeback - just in time for the weekend, Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town. This event has passed. The issue in SA, and the rest of Africa for that matter, is governments have made countless empty … He is hoping to raise R400 000 together with the South African Bone Marrow Registry. Absa Cape Epic [CANCELLED] The 17th edition of the Absa Cape Epic will take place from 15 to 22 March 2020 and will be as challenging as ever. Cape Epic is cancelled. Those won’t happen now. Cape Epic cancelled due to Corona virus Ariane Luthi remains positive Swiss mountain biker Ariane Luthi was incredibly disappointed when she first heard the Cape Epic had been cancelled. Organisers confirmed the news in a press release issued on Friday evening. Nino Schurter’s SCOTT Spark Cape Epic Bike for 2020, the custom SCOTT Spark RC900 that may never get raced. Russian athletes can still compete with certain restrictions such as the words 'neutral athlete' appearing on their kit. It’s been a year since we set off on our Road to Cape Epic journey, and it was almost complete. Page 3 of 15 - 2020 Cape Epic Cancelled - posted in News: Overreacting IMO. https://cyclingtips.com/2020/03/the-road-to-cape-epic-has-reached-a-dead-end Daniel Timm Beira was in Beira when the cyclone hit and I was able to experience the desperate situation of the population. Kolisi was shocked by the carnage says Pastor John Thomas, but lifted the mood of the people. Local and international mountain bikers will tackle the demanding eight-day race through South Africa’s Western Cape. Fortunately, entries were carried over to 2021. Cape Epic cancelled Cape Epic cancelled. The races villages were fully erected and set to go for the race week, and over 1 300 riders were already in Cape Town. Image courtesy of Absa Cape Epic / Nick Muzik. We’re sitting at dinner outside Cape Town, and the word just came through. Eskom has announced that Stage 2 load shedding will be in place over the weekend but City-supplied customers will be on Stage 1. Unfortunately we just got the news that the traditional race has to be canceled due to the widening corona pandemic. Page 13 of 15 - 2020 Cape Epic Cancelled - posted in News: Discuss: Just remember, the sooner everyone gets this, the sooner we can go back to business as usual! This year, 36 hours before the start, the 2020 Absa Cape Epic was cancelled due to the rapidly increasing spread of Covid-19. The riders should have been asked if they want to ride or not - not make a decision for them. Listen to the update on Weekend Breakfast with Africa Melane: For those of you who just don't want to bend down to put your sneakers on, Nike has come up with just the ticket. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch 60 Starlink satellites into orbit Thursday (Feb. 4) from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape … It's really up to the political branches of government to decide says constitutional law expert Pierre de Vos. It's momentous! the credit note is to the value of the actual amount paid for the 2021 team entry), that will be off-set against the 2022 Absa Cape Epic entry fee, should the 2021 event be cancelled due to Covid-19, or should travel restrictions related to Covid-19 prevent riders from … Former rugby player, Ron Rutland spoke to # eNCA # eNCA CAPE TOWN – One of the most anticipated cycling events on the South African sporting calendar, the Cape Epic, was cancelled on Friday night. Chances are, the 2021 edition will be postponed. Corona virus causes 2020 Cape Epic to … We were planning daily videos, and a bit feature after the week. Liftoff is set for 1:19 a.m. EST (0619 GMT). What would you do? 14 March 2020 8:22 AM. Event organizers issued the following statement: “Out of concern for the health and safety of our riders and other stakeholders, following recent advice received from the Western Cape Government, we have no choice but to cancel the 2020 Absa Cape Epic due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The Official Statement regarding the cancellation of the 2020 Absa Cape Epic [VIDEO] Sneakers you can slip into without using your hands, Here's when to start exercising again after you've had Covid, Cape Town rugby fans bid farewell to Newlands, WP's last game at the old stadium, The Outdoor Report: How and why trail running has exploded during lockdown, Rachel Kolisi has Covid-19. It is taking a toll on the kids, says Siya, Jurie Roux ordered to pay back R37m ‘misappropriated’ from Stellenbosch Uni, 'What a moment of joy!' News. 2020-03-13. Out of concern for the health and safety of our riders and other stakeholders, following recent advice received from the Western Cape Government, we have no choice but to cancel the 2020 Absa Cape Epic due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The 2020 edition of one of South Africa’s most popular mass sports events has been scratched, with organisers confirming they have cancelled the Absa Cape Epic … As you may already know, Cape Epic 2020 got cancelled and don’t know what to do with this fitness peak since there are no races in the next few months and in Spain we’re through a general lockdown that will last for (at least) 2 weeks more. We arrived here knowing that we couldn’t be doing this in more uncertain times. Fixing “the Eskom problem” is going to take much more than just throwing good money at it – Eskom needs to be restructured. Phase it in, says Dr Khulise Singata, start slow and don't rush it. With news today of the Trek-Pirelli mountain bike team and all staff staying at home, along with the Wilier Team, it’s clear that the impact of the Coronavirus and COVID-19 on the Cape Epic is being felt. The thought of hundreds of competitors from affected European nations coming down to the event and congregating in the event village tent/motorhomes was clearly too much for the local authorities. They feel strong, dont have symptoms and no one came from Italy. on Youtube. - AmaBhungane's Cherese Thakur on the ruling that declares parts of SA’s Rica law are unconstitutional. By the time we got off our first flight the coronavirus had been declared a pandemic, the next flight the Australian Grand Prix cancelled, and earlier today, the Giro d’Italia cancelled, all in about 24hrs. Typically held from March to April, this year the race was cancelled on registration day due to the world Coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately lots of people will die in the process. It’s incredibly disappointing with all the work we’ve done to get to this point, but I can’t say that we were nearly as excited as we should have been with the overshadowing situation the world is facing. Some of them may even be known to you. Prev Next. It should have started in South Africa on Sunday, but after the cancellation of some top teams and the current situation on the neighboring European … Jeff Ayliffe chats to Sara-Jayne King about the rise of trail running during lockdown and why it is the ideal time to improve your levels. It's going to be affecting races in our fold and on our company worldwide. Vermaak describes to CapeTalk both the human and logistical impact of the cancellation. Kick-off at DHL Newlands for Carling Currie Cup semifinal between DHL WP and the Cell C Sharks but the stands must remain empty. The Road to Cape Epic - Episode 2: Getting an ass-kicking at the Pioneer, The Road to Cape Epic - Episode 1: Amnesia. It’s been a year since we set off on our Road to Cape Epic journey, and it was almost complete. The 2021 Cape Epic has been postponed due to the upsurge in Covid-19 cases across the globe and the ever-changing restrictions relating to mass participation events in South Africa. Out of concern for the health and safety of their riders and stakeholders and following advice received from the Western Cape government, the 2020 Absa Cape Epic was cancelled. The biggest challenge was yet to come: Eight ridiculously challenging days of racing. Siya pays surprise visit to fire-ravaged Masiphumelele, Russia's doping ban reduced, but still banned from next Olympics and World Cup, Former cricket star JP Duminy helps kids find life-saving bone marrow matches, Fancy a hike this weekend? The 2020 edition of the famous Cape Epic was cancelled today, which is a shame for numerous reasons and watching Nino and Lars not being able to defend their title is one of them.. Visit SCOTT Sports for more details and to find your local dealer. The Cape Epic is one of the most anticipated cycling events on the South African sporting calendar. It was a devastating blow to many who’d trained for months and flown across the country – and the world – to be in Cape Town for the start. Despite the measures taken by our team, based on the assurances and guidelines from health officials and authorities, the 2020 Absa Cape Epic was cancelled on Friday 13 March 2020. – The 2020 Cape Epic has been cancelled. Teams that entered the 2021 Absa Cape Epic after 18 May 2020 will receive a 100% credit for the 2021 entry fee paid (i.e. The biggest challenge was yet to come: Eight ridiculously challenging days of racing. Example, you automatically sign up to the virtual world tucking underwear that enables a comfortable gender-affirming.. Automatically sign up to Rica rapidly increasing spread of Covid-19 ct rides the Absa Cape Epic journey, a... 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