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Karl Platt and Alban Lakata team up for Cape Epic
03 January 2019 - 07:20 |
Germany’s Karl Platt has started every Absa Cape Epic since its inception in 2004 and won five times – a record of victories he shares with Swiss legend Christoph Sauser. Austri...
Alban Lakata back for his ninth Cape Epic search of the elusive win
01 February 2018 - 02:25 |
Hope springs eternal for Alban Lakata as he heads into his ninth Absa Cape Epic, desperately seeking the win that has proved elusive for one of mountain biking’s true stars.
Bad luck again thrwarts Lakata’s hunt for elusive Absa Cape Epic
17 March 2016 - 03:35 |
Alban “The Albanator” Lakata cut a lonely figure as he completed Stage 4 of the Absa Cape Epic on Thursday – yet another quest to win a coveted Epic title doomed. His Topeak Erg...
Bike Check: Alban Lakata's Canyon Lux CF
22 April 2015 - 11:55 |
Team Topeak Ergon's top team featured Alban Lakata, who has completed the Cape Epic an impressive 7 times (finishing as an individual rider on one occasion), and last year's win...
Sun, sand and rough conditions for Absa Cape Epic riders
18 March 2015 - 06:35 |
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...
Czech strongman sails through the wind
17 March 2015 - 07:00 |
Strong and cold winds turned Tuesday’s Stage 2 of the Absa Cape Epic into an exceptionally tough one and all the talk afterwards was of how Czech strongman Jaroslav Kulhavy powe...
Thrilling Absa Cape Epic on the cards
12 March 2015 - 02:00 |
The 2015 Absa Cape Epic will mark the end of his professional career in the race of a man who has inked his name indelibly into its folklore: four times winner Christoph Sauser.
Big names line up for Aramex songo.info Champions Race
10 March 2015 - 01:45 |
Current World Champions, former World Champions, Olympic medalists and national champions will line up for the 2015 Aramex songo.info Champions Race on Wednesday in Kayamandi.
Hynek back with The Albanator
19 February 2015 - 12:10 |
Much-decorated Austrian mountain biker Alban Lakata has finished 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 10th in his six Absa Cape Epics. In 2013 he finished, but as an Outcast after his partner...
Mennen’s epic Epic journey
11 February 2015 - 12:20 |
Germany’s Robert Mennen seems destined to have an interesting relationship with the Absa Cape Epic. In 2013 he was forced out of the race when he hit what he described as “a pee...
Lakata, Suss claim hard-fought Ashburton Investments series opener titles
01 February 2015 - 07:50 |
Former world champions Alban Lakata of Austria and Esther Suss of Switzerland had to fight hard right up to the finish line to claim the men and women’s crowns respectively at t...
Lakata aims to go one better at 2014 MTB Marathon Worlds
30 May 2014 - 10:20 |
Current world number three Alban Lakata is a vastly experienced campaigner on South African soil and the Austrian star is firmly focused on making the coveted rainbow striped wo...