Riding for a cause: The Absa Cape Epic Stage 6

Everyone who enters the Absa Cape Epic does so in the hope of finishing the world’s greatest stage race. Although finishing the race is an enormous achievement in its own right, each year teams participate in an effort to raise funds for charities they either belong to or identify with. 2016 has been no exception, with more than 30 teams riding the Epic in support of causes.

Today saw one such team make a remarkable win. In yet another nail-biting finish in the Sasol Women’s category, Team Sport For Good took the top spot, officially pushing them up to second place overall. Riders Sabine Spitz and Yana Belomoina had not expected to win any stages in this year’s competition and have been delighted by their performance thus far. 

The team are riding for Sport for Good, which forms part of the Laureus Foundation, an organisation that aims to bring about social change by promoting sporting excellence. Through connecting children and young adults with world-class athletes, the foundation and its ambassadors work to show that the skill, dedication and determination needed to excel in sport are the same attributes required to succeed in all aspects of life.  

Another team riding for a cause is mother-daughter duo, Nicky and Mikayla Webb. Riding as Team CANSA Mother and Daughter, this courageous pair are hoping to raise R100 000 towards cervical and breast cancer research. If you would like to donate to their cause, or would like to know more about these fantastic teams, visit the Absa Cape Epic Fundraising Barometre. You don't need to don a pair of cycling shorts to make a difference.

Can’t make it out to the beautiful Winelands? Check out our website for daily updates, and join the ride on Twitter using #SasolEpicWomen.

For an in-depth look into how Stage 6 played out for #SasolEpicWomen, click here.

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