Twelve members of Team Land Rover have completed a gruelling eight-day 2019 Absa Cape Epic cycling race in South Africa.
Each of the six two-man teams persevered through the leg-torturing
conditions to cross the finish line, with duo Sithembiso Masango and Mboneni
Mgcobo finishing as the first Land Rover team and 56th overall out of 597 teams.
Facing 630km of mud, sands, rocks and dirt through Cape
Town’s mountainous region, the competitors were put through their paces on one
of the world’s toughest mountain bike races, as they endured more than 16,600m
Speaking at the finish line, Tina Pienaar-Smith, Sponsorship
Manager for Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa, said she was
thrilled with the way the team perform, adding:
“Seeing the anguish on our riders’ faces as they tackled
this notoriously tough race over the past week, and then the look of sheer
elation as each of them crossed the finish line makes me, and Land Rover,
“This race is a test of capability, and just like our cars,
our riders performed admirably.”
As an official sponsor of the endurance race, Land Rover
South Africa had a technical stage in each day’s ride which tested the rider’s
ability and determination.