A cyclist got sick during the opening stage of the Cape Epic on Monday and was flown to the hospital. The cyclist died afterward, according to the Cape Epic organization.
A cyclist has decreased, according to the officials of the Cape Epic mountain biking stage competition in the Western Cape. A cyclist received emergency care during Monday’s opening day of the competition, at Lourensford, and was treated by the healthcare staff before even being evacuated to a neighboring health facility for continued treatment. Eventually, the cyclist passed away in the hospital. Out of respect for the rider’s relatives, official staff has opted not to share any more information at this time.
What is Cape Epic?
The Cape Epic frequently referred to as the Absa Cape Epic, is the biggest mountain biking competitive race in the world. The game’s first-round began on March 22nd for this season. The tournament returns to the Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West after about eight years. The psychologically and physically demanding mountain biking event is also infamous for injuries, with one competitor losing his life to date. Athletes had to contend with temperatures that reached 40 degrees Celsius on Stage 1. At Lourensford, many competitors tried to complete the stage but had to face failure.
What did people at Cape Epic say about this incident?
Cape Epic’s organizers have given an official statement saying, “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.”
Considering the vastness of the course in some parts, the Cape Epic has a long-standing collaboration with Mediclinic and claims itself on providing world-class healthcare facilities and employees in each race camp. Participation pre-event testing was successfully established by Mediclinic only recently at Cape Epic. The purpose is to assist in decreasing the number of unanticipated health conditions that occur during large-scale participation and endurance events like the Cape Epic. The Mediclinic personnel can use events like these to get thorough health information and checkup of each candidate so the events can go on smoothly and people do not suffer any life-threatening consequences from events of such a big scale. The organizers are constantly improving on their efforts to make sure the participants remain more comfortable and excited for future events.