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Cape Epic Accident Video Goes Viral On Twitter In 2022: An accident claimed the life of a contestant at the Cape Epic 2022. Continue reading to learn more.
The Absa Cape Epic is the world’s largest mountain bike stage race, also known as the Cape Epic. On March 22, the first round of this year’s competition began. The competition has returned to the Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West after an eight-year absence.
The physically and mentally demanding mountain bike race is also infamous for injuries, with one contestant having died in the past.
The Cape Epic 2022 organizers have once again confirmed the loss of a contestant due to an accident.
Cape Epic 2022 Death: Was It An Accident?
The organizers of the Cape Epic 2022 have confirmed the death of a contestant following an accident.
According to News 24, the rider had died while being airlifted to the hospital. Following this, a very stressful moment has arrived at the scenes.
— Bidhan Giri (@7_bidhangiri) March 24, 2022
The Cape Epic organizers have provided an official statement: “We share our greatest sympathies with the family and friends of the rider and will continue to offer them our support as they go through this very difficult time”
“We thank the medical personnel who provided the rider with continuous medical support and care,”
Who Died In Cape Epic In 2022? Contestant Name Revealed
The name and details of the contestant who recently died in Cape Epic 2022 have not been public yet.
In 2010, James Williamson was the name of the contestant who had died in the Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike race
He had died in Ceres Private Hospital after his riding partner was unable to wake him ahead of Stage 3. However, it was not an accident.
It was later confirmed that Williamson had a pre-existing heart condition that took his life.
Also, the 26-year-old had been working as an editor of the Australian Enduro mountain bike magazine.
James Williamson(1983–2010)Australian journalist and cyclist,died whilst competing in the Absa Cape Epic,722km eight-day race in SouthAfrica pic.twitter.com/maFwXJ7wot
— NoT?ForgotteN (@the_memorypage) October 9, 2017
On January 3, 2013, another South African mountain biker Burry Stander had died. He was hit by a taxi bus while finishing a training ride.
Stander was a household name following his courageous ride at the 2012 Olympic Games cross-country mountain bike race.
Cape Epic Accident Video Goes Viral On Twitter In 2022
Cape Epic 2022 accident video is not yet published on Twitter.
However, If we check out the official Twitter handle of Cape Epic ie @CapeEpic, we can find many recent videos about the tournament.
— capeepic (@CapeEpic) March 24, 2022