Participants in the 9th Cape Epic mountainbike race are pictured in the light of the rising sun near Capetown, South Africa, 25 March 2012. Athletes from 46 countiries will travel 754 km through the mountains of the Western Cape in eight days. Photo: Ralf Hirschberger | usage worldwide

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