ABSA Cape Epic

  • South Africa (ZAF)
  • Off-Road Cycling

ABSA Cape Epic - Day 7 Video Recap

25.10.2021See All Event Posts Follow Event

The Absa Cape Epic 2021 took amateurs and professional mountain bikers over some of the most magnificent mountain passes in the Western Cape, South Africa. The 2021 route started off at the iconic slopes of Table Mountain National Park and finished today with the Grand Finale at the Val de Vie Estate. The Cape Epic is classed as hors catégorie by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), known as the “Tour de France” in mountain biking.

The bare statistics of the toughest mountain bike stage race in the world: eight days, 620 kilometers and 15.350 meters of climbing. Today’s route led riders from Wellington to Val de Vie. The Grand Finale was one last test of 68 kilometres of untamed mountain biking. In the men’s race, it was team Buff Scott MTB of Hans Becking & José Dias, who were able to claim the prestigious last stage win. NinetyOne-songo-Specialized played it safe and followed only four seconds behind them. Jordan Sarrou & Matthew Beers are crowned the well-deserved 2021 Cape Epic champions! They are the first ever men team to wear the yellow leader jersey at the start of every stage.

The women’s race was not up for any surprises either. Team 91-Songo-Specialized made it the perfect race by winning all eight stages. Sina Frei & Laura Stigger (SUI/AUT) are the youngest Cape Epic winners in the women’s race ever with a phenomenal performance from start to finish in their also first ever Cape Epic appearance.

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