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Absa Cape Epic

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Location:
South Africa - Western Cape
Event type:
MTB Stage
Entries open:
Entries open: 23 Mar 2015
Event dates:
17 Mar 2019 - 8 day event
± 13 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Grandstand Managment
Race Director:
Kati Csak
Email:
registration@cape-epic.com

cape epic

The Absa Cape Epic is the most televised mountain bike stage race in the world and the only eight-day mountain bike stage race classed as hors catégorie by the Union Cycliste Interacionale (UCI). This official UCI status makes it a highlight on the professional racer’s calendar. The Absa Cape Epic also attracts aspiring amateur riders wanting to test themselves against the best. It is a full-service race, meaning that everything is taken care of from the start – all riders need to think about is riding.

The Absa Cape Epic takes place in the Western Cape in South Africa but the route changes every year and planning starts well before a year in advance, with a team of route designers constantly scouting out new trails across the Western Cape.

In August – seven months ahead of the event – a trial ride of all complete stages is carried out by staff and key crew members, including the route designers. The course is then signed off for the 1200 athletes who will take part in the event..[read more]

Weather conditions

Various

Season: Summer

Route Information

Distance:
750km
Ascent:
16000m

Terrain

Various

Technical Rating:

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route
1:
km
2:
km
3:
km
4:
km
5:
km
6:
km
7:
km
8:
km

Entry Fee details

Entry pp from R29800

Each standard entry includes: Tented accommodation in the Absa Cape Epic Race Village (seven nights, starting on Sunday night after the first day of riding to Saturday night after Stage 6) Dinner, recovery meal and breakfast in the Absa Cape Epic Race Village (from Sunday dinner to Sunday breakfast before Stage 7) Water point nutrition throughout the race route Transport of Absa Cape Epic rider bag to each stage starting from Stage 1 Race medical services on the race route and free on-site basic treatment in the Race Villages Bike wash and security in each Race Village Absa Cape Epic Columbia® participant t-shirt Absa Cape Epic Columbia® rider cap Absa Cape Epic Columbia® jacket Absa Cape Epic EVOC® rider bag Absa Cape Epic Buff® Absa Poc Pac Woolworths socks Woolworths picnic lunch to enjoy the full Grand Finale day Absa Cape Epic Columbia® finisher t-shirt (only given to official finishers) ENS Annual Event Book (posted after the race) The entry fee for the 2015 Absa Cape Epic is R53 700 per team.

Race reviews

http://www.teamhansgrohe.co.za/
So, we finally made it! Stage seven or the grand finale of the Absa Cape Epic 2015. I felt like a mother of seven when my little chickens came in over the finish line one by one.......
https://nictwohands.wordpress.com/
When I’m in my element I ride fast, and I was loving the serpentine trails of Oak Valley, Paul Cluver and Grabouw. After our admin with blown tyres on Stage 1 we rode.......

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