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The Untamed African MTB Race

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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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658km | 15 775m Climbing

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

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The Absa Cape Epic, the world’s premier mountain bike stage race, and Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) have announced a new partnership wherein Toyota becomes a Headline Sponsor of the event.

The 2023 Absa Cape Epic Route

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Age and Experience at the Absa Cape Epic

By Absa Cape Epic 09/14/2022, 11:30pm HST

With a combined age of 145 years between them, Fred and Johan possess both age and experience.

Every year the Absa Cape Epic gathers over 1 000 mountain bikers in four or five towns in the Western Cape. That is only the start of the impact on tourism, though, as the teams travel with an army of family members, fans, mechanics and masseuses.

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Swiss Adventures for South African Women

By SPAR Swiss Epic 08/18/2022, 11:45pm HST

Four South African women are currently Conquering the Alps at the SPAR Swiss Epic

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Fresh Roles for the Old BULLS

By Epic Series 08/17/2022, 6:15am HST

Karl Platt, Stefan Sahm, Thomas Dietsch pilot BULLS ebikes to live stream the SPAR Swiss Epic to the world

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