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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...
Epic Bike Check: Karl Platt's Bulls Wild Edge Prototype
27 March 2018 - 06:00 |
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Karl Platt and the BULLS team are legends of the Absa Cape Epic. Karl having won the race on five occasions (in 15 attempts) with a number of other podium positions. In 2018, Ka...
Team BULLS Ready to Rock and Roll
19 February 2018 - 01:05 |
Karl Platt may have broken his hip just a few months ago but he’s back to his best and is feeling confident ahead of this year’s Absa Cape Epic and what could be a record sixth...
Bikes of the Epic: Karl Platt's BULLS Wild Edge Team
04 April 2017 - 02:00 |
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The 2017 Absa Cape Epic is one that Team Bulls will want to forget quickly. The defending champions Karl Platt and Urs Huber had their share of bad luck and the Epic legends fin...
Who to Watch: 2017 Absa Cape Epic
06 March 2017 - 12:00 |
The 2017 Absa Cape Epic sports the strongest men’s field in the 14-year history of the race, with up to six teams aiming for the top step of the podium. Several years of a speci...
Huber, Platt win three in a row to retain Tankwa Trek title
13 February 2017 - 07:05 |
Switzerland’s Urs Huber and Germany’s Karl Platt completed a clean sweep of stage wins on Sunday to retain the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen mountain bike sta...
Dominant Huber, Platt extend Tankwa Trek lead
11 February 2017 - 08:10 |
Urs Huber and Karl Platt turned the screws a little tighter on Saturday’s Queen Stage when they increased their grip on the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, win...
Platt, Huber charge to early Tankwa Trek lead
10 February 2017 - 09:15 |
Team Bulls riders, Karl Platt and Urs Huber, charged to a dominant victory on Stage 1 of the 2017 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen on Friday, getting their title...
Platt, Huber motivated to defend Tankwa Trek Title
03 February 2017 - 02:05 |
Germany’s Karl Platt and his Swiss teammate, Urs Huber, are motivated to defend their title at next week’s Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, but will be up again...
Team Bulls ready to give it horns
24 January 2017 - 10:25 |
Winning the 2016 Absa Cape Epic was the “biggest feeling” ever on mountain bike for Urs Huber, and now he and Team Bulls partner Karl Platt are determined to defend their title.
International injection for Tour of Good Hope
23 January 2017 - 09:45 |
The Bestmed Tour of Good Hope’s international reputation was further enhanced this week after confirmation that five-time Cape Epic champion Karl Platt will be on the start line...
Sauser delivers incredible comeback to win Attakwas
21 January 2017 - 05:25 |
Swiss mountain bike racing legend, Christoph Sauser didn’t only mark his return from retirement at the Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge in South Africa on Saturday, he wo...
Sauser and Platt set to revive fierce rivalry at Attakwas
19 January 2017 - 05:25 |
After a short hiatus, two of global mountain biking’s most successful competitors will revive their rivalry at the Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge in South Africa on Sat...
Bikes of the Epic: Karl Platt's BULLS Wild Edge Team 29
08 December 2016 - 11:30 |
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If you followed our 2016 Bikes of the Epic series in March, you might have noticed that there was one glaring omission, the bike that won the race. It may be many months later b...
Karl Platt claims fifth Absa Cape Epic crown
20 March 2016 - 04:40 |
Twelve years after claiming his first Absa Cape Epic title Karl Platt today became only the second person to win the event five times when he and Urs Huber (Team Bulls) calmly s...
Local knowledge sees Team Bulls home on Stage 3
16 March 2016 - 03:50 |
Coming into the 2016 Absa Cape Epic, Karl Platt and Urs Huber (Team Bulls) had already enjoyed a string of excellent results on South African soil.
Birthday boy Karl Platt celebrates with a stage win
14 March 2016 - 03:45 |
The Team Bulls pair of Karl Platt and Urs Huber, along with Cape Epic first-timers Periklis Ilias and Tiago Ferreira (Dolomiti Superbike), went out hard from the start, with the...
Team Bulls breeze to victory at the windy Absa Cape Epic Prologue
13 March 2016 - 04:10 |
Wind was the word of the day at the 2016 Absa Cape Epic Prologue on Meerendal Wine Estate, which turned out to be rather fitting as eventual stage winner Karl Platt likes to tal...
Bulls charge to stage and overall Tankwa Trek victory
14 February 2016 - 07:00 |
Germany’s Karl Platt and Switzerland’s Urs Huber closed out the DUTOIT Tankwa Trek three-day international mountain bike stage race in South Africa on Sunday with a storming per...
Bulls stampede on Tankwa Trek opening stage
12 February 2016 - 07:15 |
Germany’s Karl Platt and Switzerland’s Urs Huber showed their impressive form one month ahead of the 2016 Absa Cape Epic when they charged to the stage win and overall lead on D...
Huber, Platt eye team title at Tankwa Trek
09 February 2016 - 02:30 |
In 2014, the last time Switzerland’s Urs Huber and Germany’s Karl Platt tackled the DUTOIT Tankwa Trek three-day mountain bike stage race, they finished first and second respect...
Platt eyes Absa Cape Epic win number five
02 February 2016 - 12:50 |
German Karl Platt’s name is synonymous with the Absa Cape Epic: he has taken part in all 12 events since it was launched in 2004 and only missed out on finishing once – in 2014...
Change of guard at Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge
17 January 2016 - 03:30 |
There was a changing of the guard at the 10th edition of the Fairview Attakwas Extreme Mountain Bike Challenge in South Africa’s Western Cape province on Saturday.
International stars boost Attakwas Extreme Challenge field
12 January 2016 - 07:50 |
The 10th Fairview Attakwas Extreme Mountain Bike Challenge kicks off the South African mountain bike racing year on Saturday and it has once again attracted a strong field of co...
A taste of paradise at the Pennypinchers Origin of Trails
28 November 2015 - 04:35 |
Stage Two of the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails two-day mountain bike stage event closed off on a high note at the picturesque Blaauwklippen Wine Estate on Saturday, 28 November...