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2017 Absa Cape Epic

Absa Cape Epic

October 15 - October 23 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
Status: The date for the event has not yet been confirmed.

The 14th edition of the Absa Cape Epic will take place from 19 to 26 March 2017 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 and 1300 entrants allowed to ride the race. The route changes every year, leading aspiring amateur and professional mountain bikers from around the world through roughly 700km of unspoilt scenery and 15 000m of accumulated climbing, over some of the most magnificent mountain passes in South Africa.

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 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.

2017 Absa Cape Epic

Routes: 7 stages
Difficulty of Greatest Route: F - Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles
What's Included?

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 at first Race Village 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
Goodie bag with sponsored participant merchandise
Woolworths picnic lunch to enjoy with your supporters at the Grand Finale
Absa Cape Epic Columbia® finisher t-shirt (only given to official finishers)
Ride Review

Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Results Within 24 Hours
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
Pre Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
Start Address: Meerenda, Durbanville
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