Two weeks before the ABSA CAPE EPIC, Swedish National Marathon Champion & Silverback Stratos Pilot, Jennie Stenerhag came out on top at The MTB Challenge in Stellenbosch, Cape Town on Saturday.
After a very disturbing crash at the 2019 ABSA Cape Epic, Stenerhag faced her fears and finish 1st place putting dormakaba in 2nd & Canyon Bicycles rounded up the podium.
“I have not been there since my crash last year so I was a little hesitant to go back. But it turned out good,” Stenerhag told In the Bunch.
“We were going up the road this time whereas we went down it at the Cape Epic, which was a bit better.
“It’s so much easier when you go up. I was happy that the tunnel was lit up this time as well.”
Jennie kept a good pace for the 1st 10km of the race and push her Stratos SBC to the limits on the first climb.
Stratos CF SBC
Silverback Asymmetric Stratos Frame, UD CF, Flex Stays, Oversize Pivots. BOOST
Fox Factory 32 Float SC Boost, 100mm
Surface Carbon rims on DTSwiss 240 hubs
“I pushed a little harder and got away and stayed away for the whole race. I basically did my own race.
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“It felt really good to win the race today. It’s always a test before the Cape Epic.
“The trail-builders here have done a fantastic job with all these amazing trails.
Jennie Stenerhag is amped and ready for this years 2020 ABSA Cape Epic with her German partner, Nadine Rieder.
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