”WE STOPPED AT THE MEDICS ON ROUTE AND THEY DID NOT SUGGEST ME CARRYING ON…”
Eight days, five venues, 630 kilometers, three big crashes and one-fifth overall. The 2019 ABSA Cape Epic is done.
Silverback Fairtree fought through every stage and with reason to give up their fighting spirit did not allow them too.
Disappointed to have not been able to race the way they wanted to in the final days and to show what they were fully capable of.
“Finishing this ABSA Cape Epic event hand in hand is already a massive achievement. This year this event has taken us through all emotions imaginable. Thank you Jennie Stenerhag for pushing on and crossing that line with me. I am happy to report that I am made of steel and everything seems to be in one piece,” says Mariske.
“We finished the ABSA Cape Epic but it was close that I would not get my 5th Cape Epic finishers t-shirt. I crashed badly in a long tunnel 42km into the stage and my arm swells up and looked terrible,” says Jennie
Jennie adds,” We stopped at the medics on the route and they did not suggest me carrying on, but I so badly wanted to finish. I had the arm bandaged and we rode to the finish. Once again an emotional finish at Val de Vie… But instead of celebrating the finish I went to the hospital for x-rays of my arm and shoulder. Luckily it was good news and nothing broken.”
But having such a strong start to the race and establishing such an impressive time buffer is something that they are proud of. Once again they have proved that a great partnership is worth so much in this extraordinary race.
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