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The Absa Cape Epic is held in a place where anything can happen: Africa.

Wild and open, sometimes inhospitable and other times staggeringly beautiful, this land both tests and surprises all who tackle its ungroomed trails. When the sounds of the cicadas are harsher than the heat they proclaim, when icy mornings lead to driving rain, you can be certain that both equipment and spirit will be pushed to the limit. In this place, where roads hardened year-round by the sun can turn to quicksand overnight, you and your partner will be challenged mentally, physically and emotionally. 

Yet still, Africa’s Untamed majesty beckons. 

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700km | 16 000m Climbing

Event Overview

Pinnacle of the Epic Series

Preparation

Properly preparing for your arrival will ensure that you make the most of your experience

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Rider Experience

You will be faced with different challenges each day

What to expect

The Absa Cape Epic is held in a place where anything can happen: Africa

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Absa Cape Epic introduces new age group racing categories

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2023 Absa Cape Epic will see the introduction of two new age group race categories, Amateurs and Great Grand Masters, in addition to extending leader jerseys to all women’s age group categories.

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Speed Company Racing to tackle the 2022 Andorra MTB Classic-Pyreness

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Green and Gold

By Absa Cape Epic 04/29/2022, 2:00am HST

The 2022 Absa Cape Epic Exxaro Special Jersey

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Legends add another title to their list

By Absa Cape Epic 04/07/2022, 2:15am HST

Karl Platt and Christoph Sauser win NTT Masters category at 2022 Absa Cape Epic

The Race for Red

By Absa Cape Epic 04/04/2022, 2:30am HST

How the race for the Absa African Men's and Women's jerseys unfolded at the 2022 Absa Cape Epic

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