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The top five finalists included Guy McKechnie, Denzyl O’Donoghue, Deon Kretschnar, Juan Pearson and Katie Lennard. After introductions at breakfast, they shared their #TestedTough stories and told us a little bit about themselves. Each rider brought something unique and epic to the table and all of them showed their commitment to the sport as they garnered support on social media from their communities in the days leading up to the final selection!

But only one of them could be chosen to partner with Riaan and take on the untamed Absa Cape Epic this weekend. After a full fitness test by a biokineticist, a one-on-one chat with Vasti and Riaan and of course - a group ride together, the final winner was decided on. Congratulations to Denzyl O’Donoghue! Your spirit and your story prove you are certainly #TestedTough to join Riaan on this adventure!

Thank you so much to our finalists and everyone who entered for joining us on this experience! Look out for the full stories of all 5 finalists coming to your news feeds soon!