2017 ABSA Cape Epic
Former Epics: 1 – 2014
3 x Sani2C;
2 x W2W;
2 x Transbaviaans;
3 x Double Century
4 x Cape Town Cycle Tour (PB: 2:54)
Shaun is a former professional rugby player. He played 94 games for the Natal Sharks in the 1990’s
and over 100 games for European Champions Munster in the 2000’s.
Shaun is now MD of Core Interiors and based in Cape Town. He is married to Michelle. They have two children, Dylan (15) and Amy (12).
Former Epics: 3 – 2013-15
2 x Sani2C;
5 x W2W;
3 x Transbaviaans;
7 x Double Century
12 x Cape Town Cycle Tour (PB: 2:53)
Rens was a Naval Officer up to the rank of Commander until 2002. After a successful career as a management consultant, Rens joined Douglas Jones in 2013 and is currently the Operations Director of Douglas Jones.
Rens is married to Natalie and they have one Son, Ethan (14).
Rens and Shaun have ridden various races together over a number of years. Being of similar strength (and size!) Team Douglas Jones aims to finish in the Top 40 of the highly competitive Masters Category. This will be the first Absa Cape Epic that they ride paired up. Both being fathers, husbands, and working men mean that training happens outside of traditional working hours. For the past 5 months both have been waking at the crack of dawn and sticking to a strenuous training regime. Averaging around 1000km per month on a mix between road and mountain biking, Rens and Shaun aim to fly the colourful flag of Team Douglas Jones high at the 2017 edition of the Absa Cape Epic.
Stage 4 and 5 Race Report – 1 min 20 sec
Stage 4 race video – 15 sec
Interview with Robbie Powel our mehanic – 1 min 45 sec
Stage 2 Race Report – 1 min 38 sec
Stage 1 Race Report – 1 min 42 sec
“Hardest Epic day I’ve ever experienced – Rens Rezelman”
Epic Prologue – interview with Robyn de Groot – 35 sec
Epic Prologue – interview with Cherise Willeit – 1 min
Amabubesi breakfast – interview with Jose Hermida – 2 min 08 sec
The route – 2 min 51 sec
Pre-Epic Check in – 51 sec
In preparation for the Epic, Team Douglas Jones swelled its ranks and entered a team into the 24 hours of Oak Valley event in January 2017.
Along with Dylan Victor and Garin Walker, the team won the sub-veterans category and came 2nd overall.