Bad luck (amongst other things) has hit the Topeak/Ergon Racing team at the 2013 Absa Cape Epic. After some great prologue finishes on Sunday (Alban Lakata & Robert Mennen finished 4th and Sally Bigham & Milena Landtwing finished 2nd) both teams have been forced to pull out of the event.
Stomach infections have taken down the team of Bigham and Landtwing and Robert Mennen was involved in a crash with and antelope (video below) and hurt his shoulder, forcing him to abandon the race! Sad news for the team indeed. XXC wishes them all best of luck in their recoveries.