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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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Rider Experience

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

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Recent Videos

Kim le Court and Vera Looser secured a second stage win during the FNB Wines2Whales Play Day

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Hermanus: Whales, Trails, and the forming of new tales.

By Absa Cape Epic 10/17/2022, 9:15pm HST

The Absa Cape Epic returns to Hermanus in 2023 and takes in more of the region's trails than ever before!

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Historic Homecoming to Meerendal

By Absa Cape Epic 10/06/2022, 9:15pm HST

For the first time since 2017, the Absa Cape Epic returns to Meerendal

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.

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