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Most Common Injuries...

According to Doctor Basil Bonner, the chief medical officer of the Medi Clinic private hospital division of the Absa Cape Epic, the most common injuries or conditions that needed medical care during this year’s Magical and Untamed African MTB Race included dehydration (62 patients), saddle sores (300 patients) and strappings (145 patients).

Twelve riders incurred fractures during the event. Dr Bonner and his team saw 1030 patients during this year’s Absa Cape Epic, with an average of 171 per day (excluding minor injuries).