Craig McKune looks back on eight days on a bike riding alongside race partner Rory van Zyl - the good, the bad and the ultimate satisfaction.
Not only does he probe the dark corridors of corruption, amaBhunganeâ€™s Craig McKune can also be found at the mud face of the Absa Cape Epic.
German Robert Mennen and his Czech team-mate, Kristian Hynek, are the winners of the 2014 ABSA Cape Epic.
The penultimate stage six of the Absa Cape Epic was an 85km loop around the Elgin valley.
While the most difficult stage is done, two trail days are still left for Craig McKune and Rory van Zyl.
On day five of the Cape Absa Epic, Craig Mckune and Rory van Zyl climb almost 100 places in the general classification.
The transition from Robertson to Greyton saw a difficult 1 800m of climbing but at least with beautiful scenery along the way.
After a night of heavy rains, Craig McKune figures out why cyclists shave their legs.
After completing the trial stage of the Absa Cape Epic, nerves are beginning to kick in for AmaBhungane reporter Craig McKune.
AmaBhungane reporter Craig McKune gives some insight into how difficult it is to train for the Absa Cape Epic.
Burry Stander and Christoph Sauser have won the final stage of the Absa Cape Epic, winning their second successive title in the mountainbike race.
Cycling duo Burry Stander and Christoph Sauser have continued their good run of form after putting in a good performance in the Absa Cape Epic.
On his fourth attempt, Burry Stander became the first South African to win the Absa Cape Epic at Lourensford Wine Estate near Cape Town on Sunday.