4Islands: The Contenders

Having joined the Epic Series in 2021, the 2022 edition of 4Islands MTB Croatia is the first edition as a, Epic Series race. As such it has attracted the most competitive field yet to the islands of the Adriatic, including the Absa Cape Epic’s runners up. Less than a month on from the 2022 Absa […]

Speed Company Racing win Absa Cape Epic in thrilling style.

The Grand Finale of the 2022 Absa Cape Epic, The Race That Measures All, which finished at the Val de Vie Estate outside Paarl on Sunday, was the scene of an upset for the ages. Speed Company Racing’s Georg Egger and Lukas Baum made history at the Absa Cape Epic by becoming the first team […]

NinetyOne-songo-Specialized Absa Cape Epic Champions.

The America-Argentina team of Haley Batten and Sofia Gómez Villafane (NinetyOne-songo-Specialized) are the winners of the 2022 Absa Cape Epic CM.com Women’s category. The first-time Absa Cape Epic entrants moved into first place in the CM.com Women’s category on Stage 1 last Monday and never looked back. With perfect stage race tactics throughout the event, […]

Wilier-Pirelli Flawless on Stage 6

Fabian Rabensteiner and Wout Alleman (Wilier-Pirelli) rode an absolutely flawless race to win Stage 6 of the Absa Cape Epic. Speed Company Racing (Lukas Baum and Georg Egger) finished second on the day, but more importantly, they did some damage to the overall lead of Canyon Northwave MTB. Baum and Egger will start the Grand […]

NinetyOne-songo-Specialized one step closer to victory.

The NinetyOne-songo-Specialized team of Sofia Gómez Villafane and Haley Batten won their third stage in the CM.com Women’s category at the Absa Cape Epic, tightening their grip on the overall lead in the process. They now lead Faces Rola (Candice Lill and Mariske Strauss) by over 16 minutes in the general classification going into Sunday’s […]

NinetyOne-songo-Specialized win another stage

Sofia Gómez Villafane and Haley Batten (NinetyOne-songo-Specialized) won Stage 5 in the CM.com Women’s category at the 2022 Absa Cape Epic, tightening their grip on the overall leader orange jerseys at the same time. They now lead the event by more than 15 minutes ahead of Faces Rola (Candice Lill and Mariske Strauss), the second-place […]

South Africans storm Stage 5 in Stellenbosch.

South Africa’s Marco Joubert and Pieter du Toit (Imbuko {Type} DEV) won the 115km Stage 5 of the Absa Cape Epic after a thrilling break 70km into the stage from Greyton to Stellenbosch. The South African riders, already wearing the Absa African Men’s jerseys as the leading African men’s team at the event, rode the […]

BMC MTB Racing Hang On For Stage 4 Win

Robyn de Groot and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (BMC MTB Racing) rode a blemish-free ride on Stage 4 in the CM.com Women’s category at the Absa Cape Epic to win their third stage of the event. De Groot admitted after the 82km stage that the plan was to have a self-imposed rest day, but Ferrand-Prévot’s winning mentality […]

Beers and Blevins Win Stage 4 in Unique Sprint Finish

Matt Beers and Christopher Blevins (Toyota-NinetyOne-Specialized) won Stage 4 of the Absa Cape Epic with an unintentionally brilliant tactical finish to the 82km stage. With 5km to go Beers raced away from his partner Blevins, Speed Company Racing’s Lukas Baum and Georg Egger, and Canyon Northwave MTB’s Martin Stošek. Canyon Northwave MTB’s Andreas Seewald went […]

Nino Schurter and Lars Forster win Stage 2 of Absa Cape Epic

XCO Mountain Bike World Champion Nino Schurter and partner Lars Forster (SCOTT-SRAM) finally came to the party at the 2022 Absa Cape Epic.  The Swiss riders endured a third day of punctures, but this time the deflation couldn’t defeat them as they raced home in a sprint finish to claim the 123km Stage 2, from […]

NinetyOne-songo-Specialized race into Orange.

The CM.com Women’s category racing on Stage 1 of the Absa Cape Epic was like a ding-dong football match where both teams forget to defend, so frequently did the lead change hands on the day. After a thrilling day on the trails, NinetyOne-songo-Specialized (Sofía Gómez Villafane and Haley Batten) claimed the stage and moved into […]

Seewald and Stošek sublime on Stage 1 of 2022 Absa Cape Epic.

Andreas Seewald and Martin Stošek (Canyon Northwave MTB) won the 92km Stage 1 of the Absa Cape Epic with a controlled, well-paced ride from start to finish and claimed the Men’s category leader jerseys in the process. Riding smoothly and serenely throughout the stage, Seewald and Stošek were comfortable winners on a day when all […]

Winning Absa Cape Epic debut for Pauline Ferrand-Prévot

Debutant Pauline Ferrand Prévot of France and South African partner Robyn de Groot (BMC MTB Racing) served notice to the rest of the CM.com Women’s category at the 2022 Absa Cape Epic with a commanding performance in the Prologue on Sunday, 20 March. Ferrand Prévot, a multi-discipline World Champion in road racing, cyclo-cross, and XCO […]

Beers and Blevins Scorch Absa Cape Epic Prologue

Defending Absa Cape Epic champion Matt Beers did not come to the 2022 edition to play.   Racing this edition of The Race That Measures All with American debutant Christopher Blevins for team Toyota-NinetyOne-Specialized, Beers blitzed out of the start chute at the 2022 Prologue and tore into the hot, dry trails of Lourensford Wine Estate on the […]

The 2022 Absa Cape Epic is here!

The 2022 Absa Cape Epic begins on Sunday, 20 March. This is your essential pre-race guide… The eighteenth Absa Cape Epic kicks off at Lourensford Wine Estate on Sunday, 20 March. For the first time, ever, the race’s first three days will start at the same location. This not only makes life easier for the […]

Andorra to Africa, Bulls looking to secure additional Epic Series win

At the 2021 Andorra MTB Classic, Team BULLS’ Simon Schneller and Martin Frey secured the overall victory; while Frey is no longer racing for BULLS, Schneller is eagerly awaiting the Absa Cape Epic. Set high in the Andorran Pyrenees is the Andorra MTB Classic-Pyrenees, a mountain bike stage race presenting two-person teams with the challenge […]

11 Teams to compete for Exxaro Special Jersey

The 2022 Absa Cape Epic features numerous battles within the overall general classification tussle. While the NTT Masters, Grand Masters and Mixed category fights are sure to be tough, the Exxaro Jersey competition is arguably the most important. This is because the teams are racing for far more than prize money and bragging rights. They […]

Croatia – The Star of April

Croatia is known for its tourism, which is no surprise thanks to its spectacular coastline, eight national parks, tall mountain peaks, quaint coastline villages, incredible ancient architecture, and the welcoming nature of the locals. While these all make for a seemingly picture-perfect summer holiday destination, Croatia attracts a different kind of tourist in April. From […]

Ferrand-Prévot Sets Her Sights on the Absa Cape Epic

Pauline Ferrand-Prévot is, arguably, the world’s greatest cyclist. She has won Road, CX, XCO and XCM World Titles. Now she has set her sights on the Absa Cape Epic and will be taking on the race with the multiple South African Marathon Champion, Robyn de Groot.    Cycling’s multidisciplinary men – Mathieu van der Poel and […]

Northwave becomes Official Mountain Bike Shoe of The Epic Series

Northwave and the Epic Series share many things in common, most notably the fact that mountains are the key reason for being for both. In 2022, Northwave enters a three-year deal with the Epic Series as the Official Mountain Bike Shoe of the Epic Series. As in all sports, having the right equipment for the […]

5-Time winners Pair Up for Absa Cape Epic

Karl Platt and Christoph Sauser today announced that they will line up at Lourensford together on 20 March. Sauser and Platt have been fierce rivals since 2006 and are – with five victories each – to date the two most successful riders in the men’s pro category.  The pair will race as team songo.info NinetyOne Epic Legends and will race for the blue  NTT […]

Squirt Cycling Products becomes Official Bicycle Care Products partner to the Epic Series

Internationally renowned bike care brand Squirt Cycling Products becomes Official Bicycle Care Products partner to the Epic Series and its global portfolio of best-in-class mountain bike stage races. The Epic Series and Squirt Cycling Products today announced a multi-year deal wherein Squirt Cycling Products increases its involvement with the Epic Series and becomes the Official […]

BULLS Charge Towards Absa Cape Epic

Germany’s Team BULLS will make their 15th appearance in the Absa Cape Epic in 2022. Having won four editions – with Karl Platt, Stefan Sahm and Urs Huber – they are among the race’s most successful outfits. This year they will be represented by Urs Huber and Simon Schneller, as well as by Alban Lakata […]

Lüthi and Wakefield Pair Up for Absa Cape Epic Campaign

Ariane Lüthi and Amy Wakefield (née McDougall) pair up for the first time in their combined 12 Absa Cape Epic experiences. They do however have a successful history of racing together to fall back upon.  When Ariane Lüthi and Amy Wakefield (née McDougall) roll off the Absa Cape Epic start line, at Lourensford Wine Estate […]