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Mar 15 2020

Absa Cape Epic

  • South Africa (ZAF)
  • Off-Road Cycling
  • Team
  • Multi Day Event
Length: 8 days
Location: Western Cape
Website: www.cape-epic.com

The 17th edition of the Absa Cape Epic will take place from 15 to 22 March 2020 and will be as challenging as ever. Local and international mountain bikers will tackle the demanding eight-day adventure through the Western Cape region in South Africa. 

The Absa Cape Epic must be completed by both members of a two-person team with only 650 teams allowed to ride the race. The route changes every year, leading aspiring amateur and professional mountain bikers from around the world through roughly 700 untamed kilometres of unspoilt scenery and 16 000m of accumulated climbing.

The Absa Cape Epic is the most televised mountain bike race in the world and the only eight-day mountain bike stage race classed as hors catégorie by the Union Cycliste Internationale (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.

Latest Race Report

Swiss Addition to a Spanish Team
The BUFF Scott MTB team are the perennial dark horses of the Absa Cape Epic. Since their fourth place in 2018, when Francesc Guerra Read More

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2020 Absa Cape Epic Cancelled
Out of concern for the health and safety of our riders and other stakeholders, following recent advice received from the Western Cape Read More

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