The Lion King of South African Mountain Biking. After playing on skinny tires since his last years at school, Erik experienced mountain biking at the Cape Epic in 2007 and since then fell in love with playing in the dirt. Now he forms part of the Topeak Ergon Racing team managed from Germany and while team duties require him to look after team leaders, Alban Lakata and Kristian Hynek in some big stages races around the world, a major focus will still be to compete in the healthy racing calendar in his home country.