Faces Rola sprint to victory on Stage 3

Candice Lill and Mariske Strauss (Faces Rola) rode a brilliant tactical race at the Absa Cape Epic today in the CM.com Women’s category to claim the 101km Stage 3. After a few up and down days at the event, Lill and Strauss were finally able to put together the complete performance for their first-ever Absa […]

Speed Company Racing fastest on Stage 3

Defending champion Matt Beers (Toyota-NinetyOne-Specialized) started Stage 3 of the Absa Cape Epic with an explosion of high-octane mountain biking. With riders still getting into their pedal stroke in the start chute, Beers revved away from the pack, dragging a few startled teams along for the ride. It was a short-lived display of power, but […]

World Marathon Champ returns to the Absa Cape Epic

When the news broke that the men’s Mountain Bike Marathon World Champion was set to race the 2021 Absa Cape Epic, the men’s category contenders all sat up and listened. Even more so when it was announced that his partner was the number 2 ranked XCM rider in the world.   And they are back […]

East African Assault on Absa African Jersey Competition

Team AMANI’s Suleiman Kangangi and Kenneth Karaya have rejuvenated the Kenyan challenge at the Absa Cape Epic. Taking up the baton which David Kinjah Njau and Davidson Kamau Kihagi carried through the first five editions of the race.     In the early editions of the Absa Cape Epic two Kenyans flew not only their nation’s […]

#SeriousGEES is back at FNB Wines2Whales

After the successful running of the inaugural FNB Wines2Whales Switchback, the Race with Gees returns to its origins and will take teams from the wines of Lourensford Wine Estate to the whales of Hermanus. Entries open on 14 February at 09:00 GMT+2. In 2021, the FNB Wines2Whales turned things on their head by switching back […]

3 Specialized Teams to Race 2022 Absa Cape Epic

With thirteen victories, across the elite men’s and women’s categories, Specialized Factory Racing is the most successful outfit in Absa Cape Epic history. The American bicycle behemoth returns for the 2022 edition with three teams, including one of the men’s defending champions.   Specialized Factory Racing’s love affair with the Absa Cape Epic began in 2006 […]