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The 20th Edition of The Untamed African MTB Race

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  • 17 - 24 March
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  • 17 - 24 March

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2024 Event Guide | Chapter 2

2024 Event Guide | Chapter 1

2024 Route Video

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. 

Event Overview

What to expect

Rider Experience

Take on the Untamed

Past Winners

Legends of the sport

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

Learn More

Follow the UNTAMED

 

Absa, a proudly Pan-African bank, hosted its annual Team Absa Training Camp at Karkloof Country Club in KwaZulu-Natal from 25 to 28 January in preparation for the 2024 Absa Cape Epic.

Global leaders in comprehensive logistics and transport solutions, Aramex, have partnered with the Absa Cape Epic, at the headline sponsorship level, as official logistics partners and the UCI Women’s category partner. During the 2024 the race Aramex seeks to showcase their innovative warehousing and logistics resources, as well as to empower the world’s best women’s mountain bikers to race unlimited. 

USWE Sports Partner with Epic Series

By Epic Series 11/29/2023, 10:00pm HST

The brand will provide riders with their technical know-how and industry leading products

USWE Hydration Packs Partners with the Epic Series, across European and African mountain bike stage races, to provide riders with their technical know-how and industry leading products. They will be the official hydration pack and luggage partners of the Epic Series for 2024 and beyond. 

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Taming Africa

By Absa Cape Epic 03/29/2023, 1:45am HST

Absa’s She Untamed programme brings mountain biking to women across the country, and mountain biking women to The Untamed African Mountain Bike race in numbers the event has never seen.

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The Final Category Wrap

By Absa Cape Epic 03/29/2023, 1:45am HST

Who won the Absa Cape Epic Age Group Categories

The KTM 300s that herald the arrival of the Absa Cape Epic are piloted by some of the most skilful riders on the planet.

 

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ABSA Cape Epic is waiting

Epic Finale Moments

App

Follow the Absa Cape Epic

Live Broadcast, Rider tracking, Race updates, Spectator information, Results and Key Event information 

Stay up to date! With the official Epic Series App, you won’t miss any news. Get helpful race information, have a look at the event schedule whenever you need and enjoy the live rider tracking and the best spectator hotspots for friends & family.

Leader Jerseys

UCI Men

TOYOTA-SPECIALIZED-NINETYONE

UCI Women

EFFICIENT INFINITI INSURE

Amateur

Amateur

MEN: Digger and the Doughboy
WOMEN: Exxaro Academy Ladies

Mixed

Orbea Factory

Masters

MEN: Legends BULLS:MONDRAKER
WOMEN: CM.com ladies

Grand Masters

Grand Masters

MEN: KMC Mtb Racing

Great Grand Masters

Great Grand Masters

MEN: Forestiere Rosti 2

Special Jerseys

ABSA Africa Men

Absa Africa Men

PYGA Euro Steel

ABSA Africa Women

Absa Africa Women

Efficient Infiniti Insure

Exxaro

Exxaro

MEN: Toyota-Specialized-NinetyOne 3
WOMEN: Exxaro Academy Ladies

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Keep up to speed on the latest Epic Series event updates.

If the idea of racing your mountain bike all around the world appeals to you, sign up for our newsletter for the latest on Epic Series events, captivating trails and rider updates.

By clicking subscribe, you are agreeing to the Epic Series privacy policy and agree to receive emails from Epic Series.

Title and Headline Sponsors

Epic Series Technical Partners

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