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Jennie Stenerhag, Swedish National Marathon champion will compete in the Meerendal/CBC women's race at 2017 Cape Epic (photograph supplied by Oakpics.com

With the likes of Swiss cross-country MTB rider, 2012 Olympic MTB rider and former Cape Epic (2011) winner, Esther Süss and Swedish National Marathon champion, Jennie Stenerhag, taking part in the women’s race, spectators can positively anticipate announcements of more pinnacle riders.

“Meerendal and CBCs co-sponsorship enables us to be part of the riders’ extraordinary adventure while supporting them from start to finish”, says CBC operation manager, Andy Kung. “The riders’ passion for and endurance during the memorable journey reiterate the love we have for our brands.”

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Esther Süss, 2012 Olympic MTB rider and former Cape Epic 2011 winner will compete in the Meerendal/CBC women's race at 2017 Cape Epic (photograph supplied by Andreas Dobslaff/EGO-Promotion)

Almost 650 teams will start the Epic’s Western Cape region MTB route in Durbanville (Meerendal), Cape Town on 19 March and speed ahead to the grand finale at Val de Vie in Franschhoek on 26 March 2017.